The Perks of Vacation

Hi friends. Johnnie Cash here to, just like my post title says, tell you why vacations are awesome. Not that it needs much splainin, it’s just that from my little doggy perspective a lot of things stuck out in the best way possible about last weekend.

First of all, foster mom forgot to share THIS gem yesterday from my canoeing escapades. Look at me Eeyore-ing all over the place.  You would think from my ashamed-like face that I feel bad about all the mud on foster dad’s clothes, but I am secretly very excited that now we share the same belly spots! At least for this photo.

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Anyway, so the number one most awesomeist thing about last weekend was the rules – or, well, lack thereof. You see, at home I have all these stupid moronic rules to follow, including but not limited to: NOT being allowed on the furniture or the bed. Can you believe it!? Every time I try to sneak my teensie weensie body onto the human bed, I realize my efforts are fruitless and I give up and retreat to my dog bed. It is just such a hard life. Well, to my absolute *DELIGHT*, foster dad gave me the “if you try it I won’t stop you” face when we were all hanging out by the couch on the first afternoon. I had just woken up from an epic nap in the deck’s sunspot, and apparently there is something about my ultra-sleepy face that is oh so irresistible because foster dad let me right up when I put my precious little paws on the couch. I knew the deal would be sealed when I curled up into a little ball beside him. Foster mom of course immediately gave foster dad the “you did something bad” eyes that I seem to get a lot every once in a while, and when his response was, “How can you expect me to say no to this?!” I knew I had played my cards right.

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Because everyone was in an extra happy mood all weekend and because I worked my cute magic on them, the same thing happened on Sunday morning, but this time with the bed! Wahoooo! I have been waiting soooo long to snuggle with foster mom and dad in their human bed, but they always grumble about dog hair and not enough space. Boo on them. But Sunday morning my dream came true! Not only was I allowed, they actually put me there. I was in doggy heaven. The dream was short lived because we had to pack up, but I savored my time in that bed and have been thinking about it ever since.

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I have actually rewarded foster mom and dad for letting me on the couch and bed during vacation by not trying to ignore the rules that still stand in my normal foster home. Luckily I have not thought that on-the-bed dog on vacation translates to on-the-bed dog at home. I am one smart pooch, training them to let me get what I want.

So the other fun things about vacation are basically just a lot of time with my foster parents. They usually have these crazy busy lives where they’re always running around and sometimes I get to get and sometimes I don’t. Not like I mind, because I absolutely LOVE spending time with my foster Gs, but it was nice to spend some quality time with these humans, just us three.

On Saturday evening, one thing we all did together was go watch the sunset. Foster mom has this weird obsession with sunsets, and it just so happens that Shenandoah National Park has some pretty impressive ones. We trekked up the mountain (okay, we drove) and posted up on this rock that had the absolute perfect view. The humans brought a blanket and since I was shivering from the cold they made me join them in the blanket. I was sort of a brat because I would say “I want to come in” and then two seconds later say “Wait, I want to get out!” and then try to come back in again (I just like to keep them guessing, duh). But it was an awesome foster family outing nonetheless.

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01What this trip made me really want was a family of my own. I love my foster family and they love me, but they just can’t keep me. I want to find people who will love me like they do and take me on fun adventures and make sure I keep learning to be the best dog I can be (especially if that learning keeps involving sting cheese). I want humans to call my FUREVER family.  I am being very patient, especially since living with these guys is so much fun, but I can’t help but wonder who is out there for me. Are you my perfect family?

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To add Johnnie Cash to your family, check out her Adopt Me page.


These Boots Are Made for Walking… to Austin!

I was sniffing around the other day like I always do and I came across these cowboy boots. What the heck are these doing here??

Fostermama usually only pulls these out when she dances around to weird mu-zic with a cold drink in her hand. So I guess it would make sense that she would pull them out to pack for a trip to a place with lots of that weird kind of mu-zic. . . a trip where she is going to Austin to visit Aleks, Ben, Chick, and Dude from Love and a Six-Foot Leash!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you tell how excited I am for her!!! I will miss her, but I’ll have fun back here with foster grandma and grandpa, and I know she is going to have a GREAT time drinking margaritas and going on fun Austin adventures with the L&ASFL crew.

Okay, I guess now that I think about it I am a little bit jealous. . .

For information on adopting Honey Bunches of Otis, go to his Adopt Me page to learn more about him and how to get in touch.


Spending Time With My Foster Grandparents

I got some great news from fostermama yesterday. She told me I get to spend a lot of quality time with my foster grandparents in the next few days! I looooove my foster grandparents. I think all of you know how this goes: mama makes the rules, grandparents break em – always working in my favor!

My foster grandma is so nice to me… she also happens to the be the treat lady (see above). She likes to play “Which hand?” and that is a game I really like. It gets me using my sniffer and I always get a treat. I also hang out with her on the couch a lot. Her and I like to relax together. Perhaps do some reading?

So I’m really excited to spend the next few days with her and foster grandpa all to myself! But I really wanna know… where is fostermama going??

For more information on adopting Honey Bunches of Otis, go to his Adopt Me page to learn more about him and how to get in touch.


Baxter at Sniffers Update

Baxter’s hero Big Bruno visited Baxter over the weekend during his stay at doggy day care. I was beyond thrilled to get an update — and a super positive one at that! Bruno said Baxter is doing great, and I’m sure this visit helped Baxter feel even more comfortable in this new, unfamiliar place.

First, he texted me this. I was happy just to see a picture of mister Bax! Look at that waggy tail : -)

Then Bruno emailed me over this video, which I can’t stop watching!

Seeing my boy so happy puts me at ease while I’m twelve hours away and unable to take care of him myself. I’m so thankful for people like Big Bruno who look out for him while I’m gone. Still, I can’t wait to go pick him up in a few days!

For more information on adopting Comeback Kid Baxter, click here or email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.