I’ve had Alex since she was about 3 months old, and I still can’t believe that she is on her way to be 12 years old next year. Thanks to Alex I have been able to help other dogs be more balanced and manageable, and as a result their pet parents were able to enjoy their canine companions and not find the need to rehome them.
Please, understand this, although Alex is perfect for me, she is not perfect, but then again, why would I want her that way? It’d be boring, don’t you think? Anyway, since she will be on bed rest for a while I was thinking about fostering a dog. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, about 2 years, and I think that this is the right time to do it. With that in mind, I put an application and it was approved so we’ll be going to pick up our foster dog within the next couple of days. I am really excited about it.
By the way, I’ll continue to keep Alex engaged by introducing and reenforcing commands so my girl is not bored half to death. Right now I am working on teaching her how to walk towards me slowly using voice and signal commands. Why? Because now that she is feeling better she wants to run towards me at full speed. I don’t ask her to sit anymore for I fear it may hurt or cause her pain, but she is able to do a lot of other things without discomfort.
Have a great weekend, and thanks to the many bloggers that foster and served as an example for me to follow, and I hope that others would follow suit.
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Congratulations on your new furramily member!!! Sending love and healing to Alex!!!!
Thanks a million. I’ll be featuring him/her in the my following posts:-)
I understand this. I rescued Cissy when she was a year old. She is now 13 wow. Just recently I adopted Fredrieka she was 12 months now she is 18 months and has grew 1″ 1/2 sigh the kids grow way to fast and age faster then us.
Yes they do. I do wish they could live longer, but only if their quality of life is good.