It’s Abby here. My four week trial of my new family is at an end and I wanted to let you know I’d like to keep them.
Life here is good. There are pats and tummy rubs a plenty. I get to go the dog park and play with other dogs and one of the family walks me every day. I meet new people and new dogs every morning. I’ve also been to Parkrun with Mum. Everyone there patted me and told me I was beautiful. I like running. Mum says once I’m better on the lead I can go every week. There’s even a dog bowl there.
Last week I started ‘school’ and I’m already so much better at walking on the lead. Mum is grateful because she says if I keep pulling on the lead her shoulder will pop out. (That doesn’t sound good.) Did you know, if you don’t pull on the lead, Mum says ‘yes’ and gives you a treat? Who would have thought? I’m also learning to sit and stand.
I’ve had a lovely haircut. Kirk and Hilary who bath and groom me wanted to take me home. S’pose I can’t really blame them. They’re only human…lol
My new vet is Dan. He’s been looking after my paw (the one I broke) so that it doesn’t get arthritis later on. I have injections for that which is fine because he’s really good at pats and he has so many treats in that jar! I’ve never seen so many. He also checked my ears. I was scratching them all the time. They had an infection & now I have drops twice a day (yuk). When they’re finished I have spray once a week to keep the bugs out.
I like to swim in the pool with my sisters. Mum gets cross when I run in the house all wet so she shuts the pet door until I dry. I don’t mind too much. She gives me a bone or something else to chew on while I’m waiting. Then she cuddles me and tell me I’m a good girl. She’s really good at cuddles.
In a house full of girls (except when Dad is home from Townsville) I’ve never seen so many shoes! I like to take them all over the house, usually in pairs so that everyone can share. I also deliver socks, underwear and my toys. Mum says if I touch her expensive running shoes again there will be trouble. Now she’s put them in the cupboard and shut the door. It’s a real shame because they are my favourites but it sounds like they’re her favourites too.
I just wanted to let you know that I like it here on the Sunshine Coast and if it’s ok with you I’ll stay.