When Gonzo Bunny-Ears first came into our home, it seemed to us that he was very mellow, very flexible, and could fit well into any number of forever-home situations. This is still true. But, as time goes on, we are gaining some more insights into the kind of family that would make Mr. Ears happiest.
What is so clear, and yet we didn’t notice it before, is that Gonzo really thrives on companionship. Really thrives. All dogs are social animals, yes, but Gonzo seems to need companionship more than others. For example. When he is with our dear Chick, he is a totally different dog than when he is alone. He is more mellow, more affectionate, more obedient, and seemingly happier. When Chick is not around, Gonzo is always on the move, looking for an activity. Very industrious. It’s adorable, but sometimes we wonder if he is feeling stressed. Once Chick enters the picture, Gonzo’s nervous energy dissolves, and he becomes like putty.
We don’t know where his forever-home will be or what his future family will be like, but we sure hope that he gets to enjoy the company of another critter, or at least a home-a-lot human.
For more info about adopting Gonzo Bunny-Ears, contact us at DCpetographer [at] gmail [dot] com or through Partnership for Animal Welfare.
I have a dog who fits this description exactly (Jack – aka Monsieur Scooty Beags.) And he likes to nest on other dogs a la Gonzo. Hoping Gonzo finds a good home with companions – I know he will.
makes perfect sense, granted it probably helps that Chick has such good energy. I wouldn’t even say Gonzo would need to go to a home with another calm dog, just a solid dog who can help him relax, with “there really is nothing to worry about” sort of energy.. For some reason I think he would love a “surfer dude”.. lol ok I will stop I obviously need to get outta the house. Lovely photos too, as always. How long have you been shooting?
I most definitely agree with Miss Anna. Chick is a super terrific role model. And I hopes Gonzo can go to a home with another very nice doggie who can help him make his way through the big, wide world. I don’t think he’d like being home by himself all day every day. But I can’t blame him cuz that doesn’t sound like too much fun to me, either.
Wiggles & Wags,
What a sweet bunny ears. Molly certainly loves companionship as well, she is much calmer at the dog park when she finds a buddy or two to play with.
I just love seeing them like that together. We loved your kong post from yesterday so much, we also linked it to our facebook page.
Téa is the same. We try to practice leaving her home alone sometimes, but it’s kind of heartbreaking to come back and find her softly crying at the door like she thinks she’ll never see anyone again.
I’m amazed that Gonzo Bunny-Ears is still available! He is adorable! I wish my Corgi had a temperament that would allow me to adopt another dog – but Norman’s not ready to share. I’ll work with him on that!! Love your posts!
My big dorky Labrador encouraged me to apply for Gonzo. Said he would love nothing more than an all day friend to hang out and snooze in the sunbeams with. (The cat is too snobby and lays on our bed when we’re not home)
My heart has already started making room.
So glad to hear! Let me know when you hear back!
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I hope that for Gonzo Bunny-Ears too. He needs a good pal by his side.
Oh my goodness. These shots are adorable. What great dog mates!! Looks like he has found a good buddy….
Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definately be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.