I went a whole 48 hours without a foster in my house. Okay, maybe it was a little less. The need for a new foster kicked in just moments after Mandy left. My dogs were calm and quiet. They were sleeping. Lyla wasn't wrestling with anyone. It was... weird. It was too quiet! Jessica mentioned that a shelter from North Carolina was bringing a handful of dogs to an adoption event at one of our local Petsmarts. She had her eye on Lonnie. We agreed to meet there near the end of the event. Go figure... who remained? Lonnie! Another dog, Blackie, was also left behind. For now, the rescue could only take one on, so I had the pleasure of taking Lonnie home with me.
Lonnie is a Hound mix... from what I can tell. He's quite handsome! About a year old... spent about a month-and-a-half in the shelter... probably 40lbs or less... and a total sweetheart! I brought him home yesterday to meet my crazy kids. He was nervous about my dogs at first... considering that they bombarded him. He didn't even get into the house before they "greeted" him. Jackson did his typical growling and acting dominant. Brody did his sniffing... then insisted that I play fetch with him. Lyla was thrilled to have a brand new BFF! She loves her foster siblings! I sent them out into the backyard... yelled at Jackson some... and watched as Lonnie and Lyla tore up the backyard running in circles. They had a blast! So... Jackson stood on the deck, Brody played with his ball, and Lyla and Lonnie played tag with each other.
He's settling in pretty well and figuring out where he stands with the dogs. Gloria has put him in his place, too, letting him know that cats are nothing to chase or play with or pester. She's a great teacher! I'm assuming he's never lived in a house before. He was very nervous about the ceiling fan. He'd just stare at it... and scoot a little at times. He's curious... just not so sure. He's also nervous about coming inside from being outside. It's like he thinks the door will shut on him! He's being really good, though! No accidents, no whining in the crate, being good with the dogs and the cats... and is generally doing great!
Hopefully Lonnie will settle in well and find a new home soon! He's great and cute and playful... so I think he deserves a great home.
Peace, Love, and Paw Prints... Emily