Friday, July 24, 2009

Meet Fred

So if you didnt know by now, I LOVE my dogs. Almost to an unhealthy level, and Dan sometimes wonders outloud if I love the dogs more than I love him. I am that person. Crazy dog lady. And I especially LOVE Boston Terriers. We have two of them, Penny and Walter. See, arent they cute?!

Then there is our big oaf, Max.

He was rescued as a puppy by my friend Megan, who found him and the rest of his litter abandoned with their mom in a cardboard box. Who would have thought that this little 2lb malnourished puppy, who could walk under Penny while she was standing, would turn into a big, loveable, clumsy 80lb beast?? Not me, thats for sure. He got a little bigger than we expected, but that's ok. My friend Dawn has his brother, Tucker. Which reminds me, we need to get together so the boys can romp around!

Anyway. So I love Bostons (and Max) and have been helping out a bit with the rescue group that we adopted Walter from. I've transported a few dogs, and held a few over night, but that's it. We weren't really sure about fostering, since we already have 3 dogs, and our house is a circus as it is. But then last week they had a message up on the website saying that they were in desparate need of foster homes. Well I am a total sucker for trying to help out some little Bostons, so I asked Dan, and he said we could. (of course, he was getting ready to leave on a 9 day fishing trip, so probably thought it would be hilarious to leave me at home with our three dogs PLUS a foster) So I called up the rescue agent and told her we'd like to try it out. She had a boy waiting to get into foster right away, so on Wednesday night I picked up Fred.

He was found as a stray down in Arkansas, and was turned over to MABTR. He is THE sweetest little guy ever! Just wants to sit on your lap and be loved and petted and give you kisses. The first couple days he wasnt too interested in playing with the other dogs, just wanted to stay glued to my side, but today he was out in the yard running around with them and playing chase. So I think he's getting a little more comfortable and coming out of his shell. He's such a good boy, he seems to be housebroken and he does great on a leash, but doesnt seem to know any commands. So we'll work on that.

I know he'll make an excellent pet for someone, but it already makes me a little sad to think about him leaving! Luckilly though, since we already have 3 dogs, we are NOT taking on a 4th of our own. No way. Dan has been trying to bribe me with the promise of letting met get more dogs if we move to the country, but since THAT isnt happening, 3 dogs it is.

So if anybody is looking for a new little friend, you can find Fred and lots of other Bostons that are waiting for a family at


marjaricci said...

I so love Fred and wish he could come home with me! :)

Kim said...

You are TOO GOOD Julie. That's so kind of you to foster. I'm sure Fred really appreciates it.

Can I bring my beast over so you can teach her some commands?