Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Overnight for Roscoe

The Littlefields did not know what they were in for when they picked me for an overnight.  The problem started right from the start - that is when I stole their hearts.  This is something they were not prepared for - remember they have recently taken a liking for the pit bulls and I am a miniature poodle.

How was my night out:

The car ride was great, since I laid down in the front seat and had my belly rubbed the whole way to the Littlefield home.  I love belly rubs!!!

Treats are great and I take them very gently.  I do sit and I do stay.  Off is a command that I need to be reminded of.  It's just that I get soooo excited.  I want to be held and I want you to see me.

Toys are fun.  I know how to retrieve and return - not bad for a poodle.

I love to be held like a baby.  And did I mention belly rubs???

Bed time was great especially when I was invited to share their bed!!!  I don't think they had ever shared a bed with a dog before.

In the morning they went to work and left me by myself.  That's when I had an accident.  Did I say accident?  Because that's what it was - I did not mean to do it!!!  Not only pooo, but pee too:(  When they went into that room, I went straight to my bed.  I felt bad, but it was an accident!

Well, I'm back at the Bangor Humane Society.  If you're looking for a dog like me, come on in and check me out.

Monday, December 6, 2010

More Puppies

Today was all about two very active puppies and they, along with their two brothers, are available for adoption at the Bangor Humane Society.   


The little girls name is Miss Piggy - as in the Muppets.  She is half the size of her brother, so I had a hard time with this name.  So I called her as I saw her "Little Girl".  The other puppy's name is Fozzy - as in the Muppets.  Being a big baby, I called him "Little Boy". 

Miss Piggy/Little Girl was very independent and didn't care to be held as much as her brother.  Once she was given a treat or toy, she was off and running - no way was she going to be put into a situation of sharing.

Fozzy/Little Boy enjoyed being held and would fall asleep in your arms.  He also was right there to pitch in if there was a job to be done - such as dishes.  :)  When he wanted something, he would start barking.  On the other hand if his sister wanted something, she would just go for it.  I would sit on the stairs and she made her way up.  He just sat and barked.


When it came to take a nap, she found the perfect spot on a stool in the corner.  Fozzy/Little Boy tried to take a nap on his own, but soon was looking to her for comfort - finally curling up next to the stool.


And yes they loved the Snow.  At first they were a bit timid, but once they made it off from the first step they were on a tear.   

The one thing neither puppies liked was being confined.  Since they were very curious and were not house trained, this was a must for an overnight.  After about ten minutes of crying, both settled down for a long winter's nap (I couldn't resist).

These puppies and their siblings are available for adoption at the Bangor Humane Society.  If you are looking for an adult dog, Brady is still available for adoption - read more about him in the previous two posts.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Brady Goes To Daycare

This is the second post about Brady.  To read more about Brady and his stay with the Fields, see the next post.

How do I get along with other dogs - GREAT!!!  The Fields took me to Bangor Pet Resort and Spa today and I think I actually liked it.  If you want to see me and all my new friends in action, check out the video that is attached to the Pet Resort's facebook page -  http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=1682107287914&oid=95093576969&comments.

Don't forget me if you are looking to add a dog to your family, I could be the dog for you.  I will probably be staying with the Fields, but you can call Bangor Humane Society to set up an appointment to meet me - their number is 942-8902.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Brady visits with the Fields

So what's a well mannered and sweet dog like me doing in foster care?  Well you see, I just hated being couped up in a kennel at the shelter.  All that stress and other dogs barking was making me not so happy. My lucky day was the day the Fields came in and decided I was the dog they would like to foster.  Even though I love it here, I need to get adopted, so they can go on to their next dog project.

How do I behave while at the Field's home.  Read on:

First of all I like other people and other dogs.  You see the Fields have this dog named Pepper and we really get along great.  I am quite friendly with children and I think I might actually like cats.  The Field's have a cat named Goldie and I get along with her fine.  Squirrels are another matter - they are fun to chase and could be interesting to catch:) 

I also love to go for walks.  I tend to pull if I see something of interest, so they started using a harness and that helps them keep me in control.  It also reminds me that they are in control.  I am an extremely smart dog and understand who is the master. 
Did I say smart?  One of the staff at BHS introduced me to clicker training and I picked right up on it.  I know the basic commands - sit, stay, come and down.  Of course, I also know the command out.  That's when Pepper and I race for the door.

I don't care much for toys, but treats are another story.  I do know that you take treats very gently.  In fact, somebody once said I was a gentleman when giving me a treat!  I know that's a good thing.

Furniture!!!  The Fields had a soft spot when they first brought me home - remember I was very stressed.  That's when they allowed me to get up on the couch and snuggle or curl up in the recliner.  All other

furniture is off limits and I do know that.  If you were to not want me on your furniture, that would be okay - maybe you could get me my own comfy bed!

I do love to lay in front of the woodstove.  I am short haired and could catch a chill, but I think it has more to do with the homey feeling I get.

Another thing I like doing, is riding in the car.  Always in the back seat and some of the time with Pepper.  Rides are always welcome, as long as they are not back to the shelter!

FYI - I am also crate trained.  I go into the crate willingly, especially if their is a Kong filled with peanut butter and a biscuit.  I am usually put in for the night and settle right down. 

If you are looking for a great, well mannered, sweet, smart dog; such as myself - call the Bangor Humane Society today at 942-8902 to make arrangements to meet me or check me out on PetFinder http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/17848512.