10 Feb Pearl
My name is Pearl and, man, my life has changed a lot recently! And it’s all good! My previous family took me to a pretty scary place called a ‘shelter’ because they said I was coughing and they couldn’t afford to take me to the vet. The people at the shelter were really nice to me but it was loud and scary. I thought I might be there forever! But then this really nice lady came to pick me up and told me that she is my foster mom. She took me to really nice house where it’s quiet, has dog beds, toys, and even another dog!
Even with all of the nice stuff in my new foster home, I really prefer the people the most. My foster mom says that I’m a ‘Stage 5 Clinger’. I’m not exactly sure what they means but I can tell you that I like to be *really* close to my humans at all times. So much that I sometimes run into their feet when they’re walking. I just don’t want them to forget that I’m there!
My foster mom is working with me on this thing called “house breaking”. No, I’m not breaking out of the house! I like the house, but apparently I’m supposed to go outside when I have ’to go potty’. My previous family never told me that but I guess that’s what I’m supposed to do. Since I really like my people, I’m trying very hard to learn but I do forget sometimes. I’m going to need to be let out frequently to go potty for the foreseeable future and I’m going to need someone who is patient with me when I have accidents.
My foster mom takes me to this really nice man called the vet. When I first came here, he told my mom that I had worms in my heart (how in the world did *those* get there?) and my teethers needed some serious help. So, I had to take medicine for awhile to kill the worms and then had surgery on my teethers once I was strong enough. After I recovered, I had more surgery to correct the entropion and distichiasis in my eyes. It wasn’t fun and I didn’t always feel well, but my foster mom gave me lots of extra love and treats to make up for it (isn’t she the best?!?). Now that it’s almost all over, I feel like a brand new woman.
While we’re talking about my medical history, it’s only fair that I mention a few things. I’ll need medicated eye drops for the rest of my life and just before my eye surgery, it was discovered that I have a high grade heart murmur. This is important for forever family to know in the event I ever needed any surgery again in the future.
My foster mom says I am very loving, the best cuddler ever, and the best companion you could ever ask for! My ideal home would be that with no small children, only low energy dogs, and with someone that’s home with me most of the day, so I’m not crated. I just want you to stay home with me, pet me, and cuddle me all day.
Well, I’ve been typing too long and now I think my people might have moved so I have to go find them.
Things I must have in order to be adopted.
1. A family that has someone home all day with me, or only leaves for a couple of hours at a time.
2. A family that understands I may never be fully housebroken
3. A family that understand with my heart murmur, I cannot get overly excited or be exercised vigorously. I prefer to cuddle.
4. A family that will look past 1-3 and love me forever. I sure had a rough start.