I thought I’d post an update on Peanut, our current foster dog.
Peanut arrived in Canada almost three weeks ago. In that time, she’s been just a joy to have around. She’s one of the happiest little dogs I’ve ever met – when you call her name or pay her any attention, she gets so excited she hops up and down! She has her own song – the Peanut Butter Jelly! song – and when you sing it to her she spins in circles and leaps into the air.
Peanut loves everybody – she gets along with every dog in the house, she sniffs the cat but otherwise ignores her, and she even tolerates the bratty puppy chewing on her leg. She’s beautifully house broken, asking to go outside by scratching at the door. During the day, if no one is here to let her out she uses the wee wee pads which are located near the door. She eats well in her crate, and was happily sleeping in a crate, as well – although she seems to enjoy having been upgraded to the couch 🙂 She walks nicely on a leash, and enjoys investigating the creek near our house.
She’s a real lover – she adores getting her head scratched, and her tummy rubbed.
Peanut is now eating raw – in fact, she’s taken to it so well that when Sean tried to feed her some kibble the other day, she tipped the bowl over! We’re happy to see her embracing her inner Diva 🙂
Peanut came to us with a cough, which has lingered slightly in the form of an occasional dry hack. The vet thinks it will just take time for her lungs to finish healing up completely. Other than that, and a bit of an infection in her one dropped ear, she seems perfectly healthy.
I think she’d do well in almost any home, so long as any resident dogs are good natured and not too rough with her. She’s untested with children, but with her happy nature I think any gentle children who are well behaved with dogs would be fine. She’s indifferent towards cats. Peanut is looking for someone who can overlook her outer deformities (her dropped ear, and her one blind eye) and see her true inner beauty. She’s a sweet natured, happy, well adjusted dog who is going to make someone a wonderful best friend.
There are some photos of Peanut on the FBV site, and I’ll be taking some this weekend (along with a video of her dancing to her ‘theme song’).