I’ve Been Adopted!
Age: 5 years
NEW!! Ummm, excuse me, hello. My name is Rocky. I have been in my foster home for a while now. I am no alpha-type personality, but I won’t let other dogs push me around, either. Well, I let some dogs push me around, but I do know how to say I’ve had enough (but honestly, if it is an option, I would rather just go chill in a crate or a bed than grump at another dog)
I am really still getting comfortable in this “foster home” thing. It’s me, some other dogs, some bigger, some smaller; some males, some females; some older, some younger. Also, there are a couple of cats and, of course, the two-leggers. I like the cats when they come around, but if they want left alone, I have no problem with that, either.
I am doing really well on my house-training, although I had to try harder to remember not to “mark” in the house when I first got here, but I seem to have that down (most of the time. I got in trouble the other night for wanting to mark, it has been a while before that, but old habits are hard to break). Now I am working on learning that I am not supposed to steal shoes. I have not chewed any so far, I just like to carry them around. The two-leggers seem to think that they should be left together – I mean what fun is that?!
Although I am crated during the day and when nobody is home, I proved myself trust-worthy the first night when everybody fell asleep early and forgot to put me to bed and I slept on a dog-bed ALL NIGHT without peeing, pooping or getting into anything I shouldn’t. But fair warning, if I wake up and am bored, I like to chew on paper things – books, magazines, bills, check-books – whatever is accessible.
I also don’t mind hanging out in my crate even when the two-leggers are there if it gets me out of the way for a while, although I may, softly, whine if I am feeling too lonely.
I am really a chilled-out guy so far. Like I mentioned above, if there is trouble or (non-food-related) excitement going on, I pretty much just avoid it. Meal times are a different story, though! I am right in there dancing with the best of them, waiting for a clear shot at my crate once the food is in there.
I LOVE playing with the other dogs. When I I first got here, I did more standing on the sidelines watching, but fun is fun, and I couldn’t resist any longer. When the two or three youngsters and I stampede through the house in pursuit of whoever has the “prize” (NylaBone, antler, ball, rock…) we sound like a herd of at least horses if not elephants!
I have another 6-yo beagle in the group and she and I play and play! We love to wrestle each other, and she and I really seem to have a wonderfully compatible play style. Maybe that’s because I sort of taught her how to play. See, some of the other fosters in my home are from another Beagle Rescue group, and they came from Bio-Medical research laboratories. My two-legger says I have been marvelous with them. Drawing them out to socialize and getting them to play and integrate into “the pack”. I dunno, I just like ‘em!
I went to an “event” for the group some of my fosters belong to, 30+ beagles all in a big play-room. Boy was it fun! I did warn off other dogs sometimes, but that was when they were getting too rough or trying to do rude things to me. Otherwise I was great, and I had lots of fun, PLUS I got to ride in the car there and back. I LIKE car rides! I don’t get car-sick or drooly or anything.
Kids are OK, but not really my “thing”. They don’t seem to play in my style, and I usually retreat if they get too active or too loud, but I could probably learn.
So, lookin’ for a new man in your life? If so, check me out at www.brewbeagles.org!
Rocky, 5yr old neutered male, fully vetted, he is friendly and quiet, gets along well with other dogs. He was a stray in Culpepper, VA so his history is unknown.
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