Boy Meets Dog (& Has a Blast!)

Last time I brought Frankie home for a shelter-vacation, Mark was away on a business trip. I, of course, was spamming him with photos of Frankie all weekend and kept telling him how much he would like him. Last weekend, once Mark was finally home, we went and snatched Frankie out of the shelter for another afternoon of adventuring. I couldn’t wait for Mark to meet this big hunk of goofy loving!

04Frankie’s not always the most outgoing dog when it comes to forming relationships right off the bat. He takes about 15 minutes to warm up to you – but then he recognizes you from then on, greeting you with tail wags and “please give me rubs!” body leans. I was worried that Frankie’s lack of enthusiasm for meeting Mark initially would make it tougher for him and Mark to bond. Luckily, a hike in the woods together was all these two needed!

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Mark enjoyed Frankie’s “go with the flow, up for anything” attitude. He immediately noticed Frankie’s silly demeanor (and comical lack of coordination!). The icing on the cake was when the two discovered a creek together. Both could look for fish, skip rocks and cool off in the refreshing water. Can you say match made in heaven?

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Two peas in a pod, these two! Frankie is still looking for his perfect buddy to come adopt him and give him as many adventures as his heart desires. Mark and I agree – this pup is too good for people to keep passing up!

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If you’re interested in meeting Frankie to foster or adopt, email peacelovefoster@gmail.com!


What a Weekend!

We had such an amazing weekend, with so many adventures! Mark, Johnnie and I headed out for a special get away – but only after making a pit stop (pun intended, har har) on the way there. Stay tuned to the blog all this week to hear about our trip! Here are a few hints about the two places we went. Can’t wait to show you more pictures!

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To adopt Johnnie Cash, email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.


That Time I Accidentally Went Swimming

I get to try lots of new fun things in this foster home – certainly a lot more than I was able to do in the shelter.  Foster mama takes me on long walks around the neighborhood or around fun outside places with lots of people or also sometimes around the woodies in her backyard. I like the woodies because they are calm and quiet but also have lots of sniffs of creatures I have never met before! I always look forward to our walks in the woodies.

On this one particular day it was a bit warmer and both foster mama and I were feeling adventurous. We were trotting along in the woods when all of a sudden we saw water. I’d never really gotten the chance to see water like that before (it was called a streams?) so since we were feeling adventurous, we walked right up to the edge. To foster mama’s surprise, I put my paws right in!

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Since I was being oh so brave with my paws, foster mama decided to keep going and see how far I’d venture into the streams. We came to a part that was awfully deep – unbeknownst to me! – and foster mama just kept plodding along like it was nothing, so of course I followed her! Boy was that a bad idea. I went in deeper than I have ever been! Luckily that is only about eight inches, but still! It caught my poor little doggy brain totally by surprise and I was eeyore-ing all over the place (that’s what foster mama calls my confused/sleepy/nervous face). Luckily I recovered immediately, shook it off and have now vowed to never go near water again! Okay, maybe not quite that, especially as foster mama is saying we are going swimming when it gets warmer, but I am definitely taking my time in the puppy pool first!

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To adopt Johnnie Cash the sort of fish, email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.


Girls Day Out

I have to admit, I’m really enjoying having a female foster! Out of the last six temporary or long-term fosters we’ve had, Johnnie is only the second girl. It’s like having a girlfriend around all the time! We gossip, we watch trashy tv, we workout together – she’s basically a new BFF.

We spent some girly time together this past long weekend when I hung out with a couple of my human BFFs. I was excited to introduce them to Johnnie, and she was, as usual, beyond excited to meet them! It was only seconds after meeting my college roomie Sarah that Johnnie found herself in Sarah’s lap in the back seat of my car, as seen in yesterday’s post about Why You Want Johnnie.

The four of us enjoyed a leisurely outdoor hike. We spent the morning catching up and chatting about what’s going on in our lives – ya know, girlfriend type stuff. We also didn’t pass up the opportunity to play on a playground we found or take fun pictures.

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My friends really fell in love with J, like I expected them too. I’m not kidding when I tell you that everyone who meets this dog turns to total mush.

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I want to take this post to point out that my friend Courtney walked Johnnie all the way home from the park. This is cool because Courtney is a tiny little woman and would not be inclined to walk a dog that didn’t have really awesome leash manners! I am very proud of Johnnie for earning the chance to walk with Court.

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A good time was had by all – as to be expected when you go out with your BFFs!

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To make Johnnie Cash your very own BFF, email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.


Baxter the Outdoorsman + Kibble for [FB] Comments

For every person who “Likes” Peace, Love, & Fostering’s Facebook page* and then leaves a comment (say hi! say whatever you’d like!) between now and midnight on Dec 21, Baxter & I will donate 1 lb of kibble to the Montgomery County Humane Society!! Share with your friends so we can spread the news about adoptable Baxter while helping needy shelter dogs. Thanks so much! We are only a handful away from our maximum of 200 lbs with less than four days to go!

This weekends cold, crisp, and dry weather was the perfect invitation to take a long adventure through the woods that back up to my house. Comeback Kid Baxter absolutely loves to go on walks. He loves all the sniffs and the fun new things there are to do and see. Equipped with cold weather gear for everyone, we set off on our journey Saturday morning. It was a blast! Check it out:

This is his “nanny nanny boo boo, you can’t catch me” face.

But he was just kidding… he is actually a very good boy about coming when he is supposed to.

Another reason he likes the trail is because sometimes he even gets to stretch his legs a little and get in a quick zoomie when he is being extra good.

At one point, I was impressed he hopped right up on this log when I asked him to. He is really starting to trust me when I introduce him to new situations. It’s so fun to watch him come out of his shell and be excited about things that might have once upon a time scared him. Now he is my little adventure monkey!

We had a blast. Next thing to look forward to? Snow! Or a forever home….

For more information on adopting Comeback Kid Baxter and making him your very own hiking partner, click here or email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.

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