Saturday, March 8, 2008

Carrie, lovebug & kisser

We've had Carrie, our newest foster, for a week now. She's a cute little (56 lbs) black girl who loves people and other dogs. She's only a year old and is still quite a puppy. Since she loves to play with other dogs, she's kept Petey quite occupied with tug-o-war, chasing, and wrestling. It's kinda nice to see Pete playing so much with another dog. Max is Max and he's quite content just to lay down and watch.



Carrie loves people but she tends to be pretty pushy when she gets excited. She literally starts wriggling with happiness and that crazy tongue of hers starts darting all over the place trying to lick/kiss you as much as possible. Definitely still a puppy since she can get into trouble if she's not watched. She's not too bad in the house since we have lots of toys everywhere and our trashcans are out of reach (previous experiences w/Pete); however she does loves to explore outside and she's found a specific area in the backyard that just NEEDS to be dug up. For the last few days she's come back up the deck with a very brown nose and front paws, the rain has NOT helped with clean-up.

She's actually a very good girl for a puppy. While she gets excited with strangers, she tends to be pretty calm indoors. She sidles up to you and constantly wants attention. She'll lean on you, and gently put a paw on you if you stop petting. Her favorite position is definitely on her back with her belly exposed for lots of belly-rubs. The other foster homes have been working on her housebreaking so she hasn't had one accident here (one of our biggest priorities).

Surprisingly she's been in the system since November, but she just had a visit from adopters today and they'll be adopting her next week. She should be quite happy with three young (human)boys to give her lots of affection and playtime.

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