06 Feb Rocket
“Oh, no, no, no… I’m a rocket man!”
Thanks for the shout out, Elton John! My name is Rocket because I like to launch myself into your arms and give you lots of love! I may never land on the moon but I will certainly land a special place in your heart. Once I get to know you, I am just the sweetest, most lovable Olde English Bulldog that you will ever meet.
Unlike some of IBR’s other bullies, I came from a very loving home. My owner unfortunately had to make the tough choice to surrender me because I kept jumping her four foot fence and getting into mischief with the neighbor’s small dogs. You should know that my foster family has a six-foot privacy fence with a nice backyard and that is an absolute must for me.
When I first arrived at my foster home, I was pretty traumatized from being separated from my kind and loving owner. I was absolutely distraught and to be honest, a little scared and uneasy. My heart was broken. It has now been a few weeks since I was surrendered and even though it was hard, my foster family has made the transition fairly easy on me! I am pretty comfortable with them now! They have a one-year-old American Bulldog named Theo and he was very welcoming! He shares his toys with me and we love to play together! My foster family has had a lot of patience with me and have done their best to reassure me and with that, my personality and sweetness have definitely come out! They treat me as if I was their own and accept me for me, and I could not be happier with them now that I am all settled in!
My foster family has made so many personality discoveries about me and I am so glad I let them in, because they think I am fantastic and I think highly of them as well! I love greeting my foster parents when they come home! I rapidly shake my butt and get so excited that I start playing with Theo! They call me “Rocket the rapid butt shaker!”
I love cuddling on the couch and laying right on top of my foster dad. I literally get in his lap and plop my 70-pound butt right down and make myself comfortable. I do the same thing with my foster mom. They both love it so much! I figured out recently that I love treats from Three Dog Bakery! Theo went to the bakery the other day with my foster mom and they came back with treats and doggie cupcakes! Yum! Theo is also a great playmate! He really likes me too!
I am great in a crate and I’m house broken as well! I have a heart of gold, but I will require a slow intro. You will need to give me time to adjust and settle in. If you can do that, I promise it will be worth it!
Unfortunately, I do not get along so well with small dogs. I love my four-legged foster brother since he is a little bigger than I am; I also used to live with two Basset Hounds! However, then it comes to small dogs, my foster family has seen with their own eyes that I do not do so well. I am great with children, but I can get a little excited and start jumping so it is best I have a home without small children around.
All in all, my foster family says that I truly am a big lovable baby. They have seen me really come out of my shell and they could not be more proud of me! They say that I will make someone truly happy if they just have patience with me and give me time to adjust.
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