We’ve taken in yet another foster dog that was left at the pound. The shelter contacted the Golden Bone Rescue, who we’ve fostered with before, to say that they had a small dog and they wanted him out of there. When I was asked to foster, it was mentioned that the ladies at the shelter were not a fan of this dog which made me a little apprehensive. Any dogs that display aggressive, fearful, or obnoxious behaviors don’t have a long life span at the pound. But imagine if you will being put in a cold, strange environment with a ton of other barking dogs, you’d likely be aggressive, fearful and/or obnoxious too. Generally once the dogs are in a safe and calm environment, they are just fine. So, I’m a sucker, and I said sure. What was the alternative really?
This skinny little dog weighs all of ten pounds and I can feel just about all of his bones. He is scrappy and scrawny but as sweet as can be. Now, I will say, I may have figured out why they didn’t like him at the pound. He makes this amazing noise that is the mixture of Chewbacca and a Velociraptor. If you forget the noise a raptor makes, watch Jurassic Park. The noise though is so impressive I can’t even fault him for it.
Did I mention that he has a mohawk? A few people have asked me about fostering, is it hard to give them back? Do you get attached? We do get attached but we know we are a means to an end and we have never felt bad about giving a dog to a home that we know will love it to pieces. When you get a orphaned dog they have the saddest most distant look in their little eyes. They are essentially lost. My favorite part of the whole process is watching those eyes change from lost to happy, comfortable and safe. There is nothing better than coming home and seeing that little dog wag his tail and jump on you, thrilled to see you. Dogs are so amazingly forgiving, they don’t hold on to their pasts, they move forward and live in the moment. We could all learn something from these little pups.
Now that you’ve met, you should know he doesn’t have a name. As the foster parents we get the privilege of naming the little guy. So help us out! Here are some of the suggestions so far, and feel free to send us some more!