Hi Evfurry Buddy! What do you think are the most important things about the month of October?
ITS MY BIRTHDAY! On Thursday, October 4th, I will be six years old and it will be four years that I have lived with my good Mom and dopey cat! I will probably get a present from my Mom (she knows I love squeaky toys) and we will celebrate with little cupcakes that have frosteen on them. Yum! I just can hardly wait.
OK, then the second big deal is that it is National Adopt a Dog Month. I don't know if my Mom knew that October was for adopting a dog, but that is right when she did it and took me home with her. I had been waiting for her to come for 3 months long!
This is what I looked like when she took me home:
You can see I am much prettier and happier looking now than I was then. There is an article on the 'net about adopting dogs and one of the most important things is to be patient with them. I had very bad and naughty ways when I came here, but my Mom stuck with me and helped me be a good dog. Now I am a good leash walker, and I can do very basic commands, and I shake a paw when anybody wants to! I love doing that! I am still scared of thunder and booming noises though, but my Mom tries to help me with that too. She wishes I didn't shed so much as I do, but she keeps the vac busy cleaning it up and she doesn't hurt my feelings about it.
So if you are in the market for a dog like me, go visit your local shelter and talk to all the dogs and see which one suits you. I bet you won't be sorry!
My Mom says we are a family of rescues. My Mom was adopted when she was a little toddler, I was adopted at 2 years old and Ziva Zophia (Zkhat) our kitty came when she was about six years old. So adopt, adopt, babies, dogs, horses, donkeys, cats and whatever else you like that needs a home. Its a good thing!
The rest of you out there, if you are adopted, tell us your story!
Stella, almost six years old!
We forgot to write down the place where you can learn about adopting dogs. This is on Karen Pryor's blog which has lots of info for you!