Lollie/Lily sent us a letter, and her dear mom said it would be ok if we shared it on the blog — so check out how great she’s doing in her new home!
Dear Fostermom and dad,
I hope you guys had a fantastic time in Costa Rica. Someday i’d like to go there . . . do they let dogs go?
Well, I’m getting settled in my new digs, and I’ve already had my new mom and dad redecorate for me! Since they have low windows, I just can’t resist yelling at ALL the squirrels . . . and there’s a lot of them. So I helped them put up some “frosted” things on the windows. Wasn’t I suprised when I realized I couldn’t push them aside with my snout like I could do with the curtains! The nice thing is that my mom doesn’t have to clean the snout marks off the window anymore, and I’m much quieter now that I can’t see all the squirrels, but I wonder if they miss me as much as I miss them?
I’m loving my new dad . . . he picks me up, sings me songs, calls me ‘sweetie’, and lets me hang out on his lap . . . imagine a pit bull as a lap dog! And he didn’t think he even liked dogs very much! I’m still waiting for that purse I was promised, though.
Isaiah and Olivia use me as a pillow when they read, and I’m getting better at letting them know I’m ready to get up. Before I learned, their heads hit the ground hard when I decided being a pillow wasn’t working for me and I got up . . . oops!
Speaking of oops, mom made a GIANT oops when she bought me some new treats! I tried to tell her I don’t do wheat well . . . I showed my new family how I can clear a room in two minutes when not very lady-like scents came from me. Important lesson noted!
I also started doggie school . . . It’s in a big room full of dogs! I really want to sniff everyone’s butts, but my teacher says “not yet!” All the assistants told me I was the star of the class! They were impressed that I already knew so many tricks . . . they couldn’t believe that I have only been with my family for a few weeks. My mom told the teachers my story and how I was with a fantastic foster family, and then they talked a lot about the benefits of fostering bully breeds. The teachers were so impressed with how loving I was. Fostermom, we’re all so glad you got me out of the shelter, so everyone could see how loving and sweet I am. I have been working very hard on “watch me”, “touch” and loose leash walking . . . When I’m the only dog around I do just great . . . but all these little dogs in the neighborhood! I keep picturing them slathered in ketchup . . .yum! My parents say that’s not acceptable, so I have a lot of homework to do!
It’s not all work though! We’ve gone hiking a lot . . . I fell off a log into a stream once, and I realized I could swim! That night I had a nice warm bath, and rested in a nice warm blankie by the fireplace . . . I requested an irish coffee or a hot buttered rum, but I settled for a peanut buttery kong!
Anyway Fostermom, I just wanted to let you know I’m doing great . . . I’m settling in with my new people. They take care of me, and I’m doing fine . . . as long as there’s no wheat around – stinky!!
See you soon and love to all my adoring fans!