When I joined rescue a few short weeks ago, I was afraid of EVERYTHING, and I mean everything. I ran from Foster Dad, I flinched when they tried to pet me, and I’d hide in the corner if strangers came near. But you know what? With a little love and positive attention, I started to come around, little by little. Last week, I had a meet-and-greet, and although I did make a few mad dashes for the door, I did OK. And then, a few days later, that family returned. And you know what? This time, I knew they were my people and I was so excited! No mad dashes for the door. No flinching. My tail even wagged a little. It was like I knew they were going to give me the life I deserved. So, after posing for a few pictures (I’m a model, you know), I hopped in the car (well, I was carried) and off we went! I’m so excited to have an awesome new mom, dad, four 2-legged siblings, and a fur brother (Kona) to call my own! That’s all from me! I’m off to my happily ever after!
I joined rescue with my best friend Danni Dee on Thursday. Funny story: when I saw Danni packing her bathing suit in her backpack, I knew something was up. She finally told me she was leaving and joining rescue. Well, there was NO way she was going without me. In fact, I beat her to the truck and I hopped in first. My family was not really sure that they wanted me to leave, but my feet were firmly planted and they realized how sad I would be if I got left behind. So, I got to leave with Danni Dee!
I am only 18 months old and I am really kinda shy. But once I get to know you, I’ll never leave your side. I tried walking on a leash yesterday, and well, that was weird. Let’s just say I am lacking in leash skills, but I’m sure I can be trained.
Dr. Larsen told me I was “dreamy” and my skin was so soft, it felt like silk. Glad she appreciates a fine lady! Soon, I’ll be spayed, so no babies for me and I will be ready to find a furever family.
5/8/20 Update: Riley made it to her foster home on Thursday. The first thing we noticed about her was that she is GORGEOUS! Immediately after that, we noticed she is afraid of just about everything. The first time she went out in the backyard off leash, it was a 20-minute process to catch her to get her back in the house. The best analogy I can give for her receiving attention is that it’s similar to riding a rollercoaster: she loves it, but is a little scared at the same time. Every day, we have seen progress in her, though. She is slowly starting to trust us and seems to be learning and gaining confidence through the other dogs in the house. She now is rarely more than a few feet from foster dad and alumna, Matilda. They don’t really interact often, but they always seem to be around each other. We are looking forward to seeing more and more of her personality come out in the next week or so.