I climbed in the rescue wagon today… last, but not least!
Early this morning, I heard some whispering that some of my roommates were leaving home and they didn’t want to take me. Can you believe that? It’s true.
I recently had babies, but they now have teeth, and I am so over babies. For some reason, my three friends thought I should stay behind and just stare at the babies. Nope, I’m done staring at them.
I’m ready to be a couch potato and my mom was ready for me to go, too. Last night, I ate a cord on the heater, and she was one mad mother. Last week, it was the sheetrock. I just thought I would taste some different things. Neither things I tried to eat were particularly good, but I remember someone said, “Try it. You might like it.”
My mom didn’t shed one tear when I jumped in the rescue wagon, but that’s OK. I know she will miss me and every time she sees the hole in the sheetrock, she is going to say to herself, “Copper Penny, thank God you are loving life, but not with me!”
4/13/21 Update: Copper Penny has been in her foster home since Wednesday and has a few challenges to overcome, but is an absolute sweetheart. That underbite and face of hers go straight to your heart, plus just make you laugh.
At first, she wasn’t sure about about the food being served, but has decided she really loves it, especially with a little boiled chicken added!
She claimed her crate right off the bat and that’s where she likes to stay. She’ll go out with the other dogs, but likes to come right back in. She will check out the dog beds and head to her crate.
Copper Penny is still trying to get the hang of going potty outside. We go out often, but she still has accidents in her crate, especially at night. But darn, she is so cute, we’ll just keep working on it!
For the most part, she gets along with the other dogs in the house, but we are taking this slow. I have five, so it can be a little intimidating, but she does fine with them in the yard.
She is frisky in the mornings and is starting to play a little. And she absolutely loves to get pets and snuggles!
4/20/21 Update: Copper Penny is a super special Bulldog. I mean, just look at that face! The underbite is the cutest ever and those eyes have a soft gentleness about them that just makes you want to squish her!! Plus, she has the cutest little wiggle butt when she’s happy.
Copper Penny has learned laying on a bed chewing Nylabones is heaven and running outside is a good thing.
Her best friend is a foster dog from another family, but that doesn’t matter to her. You might say they fell in love at first sight – they play constantly, follow each other in and out and generally just hang together. They even went walking together around the neighborhood and Copper Penny did great on a leash!
Did I mention she thinks she might like to play ball.? Verdict is still out on that one.
We’re still working on the house/potty training, but she’s trying really hard. She actually went potty outside twice yesterday and no accident in her crate last night! Way to go! This is especially hard for her to learn because it seems she may have spent a lot of time in a crate. She’s still learning the whole concept of going outside to do her business. Lots of positive reinforcement when she does will help her turn this corner!
4/26/21 Update: Copper Penny wants to let everyone know that she has now gone five nights without any accidents in her crate. Plus, she goes right out and pees first thing in the morning with the other dogs! We’re super proud of her. She’s now been in her foster home about 2 1/2 weeks and is really making progress. Daytime is still a little bit of a challenge, but nighttime, she’s getting down pat!
CP has got to be the gentlest dog I know when taking treats… no jumping , sits nicely and gently takes what you hand her, all the time looking at you with those killer eyes of hers!
She currently is getting along with most of the dogs in the house, but we’re still having a few issues with one or two. I do believe she’ll do well in a family with another dog, but preferably not another dominant female.
Some of Copper Penny’s favorite things are…
Eye glasses (don’t ask)
Some of her least favorite things are….
Red or blue buckets
Did I mention she has the cutest underbite ever?
5/4/21 Update: Copper Penny continues to improve on her potty training. No accidents in her crate and just a few in the house. Baby steps are turning into big steps! She’s learning to stay when asked and to not jump up. She’s also learning that being outside in the yard is a fun thing and she’s really starting to enjoy it, especially if she has her bone to chew.
Cats are an interesting subject to Copper Penny. She’s not too sure about them, even though the kitty is outside the fence. Copper Penny thinks she has to run back and forth and bark. I would suggest a house without cats just to be safe.
She spends her days sleeping in her dog bed, chewing her bones, playing with her toys and spending time outside in the yard with the other dogs. Well, all except for that little white Frenchie. She doesn’t like Copper Penny, but you know how those little French dogs can be!
5/10/21 Update: She got to hang out with my grandson for the afternoon and was a very good girl. No jumping or pushing…. just wanted to be petted and loved on!
5/16/21 Update: Copper Penny loves to play ball or maybe it’s soccer. She pushes the ball around with her front paws. She’ll take a break in the middle, then goes for the end of the yard.
5/24/21 Update: Copper Penny has started to really enjoy being outside. When she first came to stay with us, she didn’t want to be outside at all. She would not even go out at night. Now, she likes to gather sticks or lounge on the raised beds in the yard.
I have arrived at a new Airbnb. Things are different here. There are no donkeys for me to chase, but I can certainly chase a rabbit like a speeding bullet.
I am trying… really trying to learn how to be a good Bulldog, but it’s extremely hard for me.
I have no clue that the potty is outside. To me, it is anywhere.
I have gotten along great with the resident Bulldogs because they are all bigger than me. I once thought someone needed correcting, but I figured out when I quickly landed upside down, the house has room for just one boss and that was not me. Ever since then, someone else does the bossing.
I need a family who understands this is all so new to me. I have learned to walk on a leash. And I love walking. I am active and I don’t understand boundaries. Yesterday, I pulled all the clothes off the hangers in the closet and made myself a bed. I chewed on a some of them, too. Oops. And I bark if you put me in a crate. I am trying a pill for anxiety. It is supposed to help me settle down. Hoping it works because I so want to be a good Bulldog… one that will make my furever family proud.
My foster mom tells me there is a family out there for everyone. They just need to find the right one for me. Maybe you’re the one?
8/11/21 Update: Hello friends, Copper Penny here checking in from the splash pad today. Yep, that’s right I have started training for the 2024 Summer Olympics any my category will be “Splash Pad Aerobics.”
I know I will be in my forever home soon and I will continue my training there. Mostly what I have been doing this summer is learning some manners. But walk not run is an epic failure for me so far. I am full throttle everywhere I go. But I am a young one and that is to be expected. I still need a family with no other fur because I love all the attention and when you least expect it, I can correct someone. If they don’t want correcting then the fight is on. But out in public when I see another dog I am on my best behavior. I don’t lung or start a fight, but in the house sometimes that is a whole other story.
I have been hearing some whispering that I have gotten a little plump. I love plump, and I love peanut butter. If you make me a peanut butter sandwich, make it plump with peanut butter. If you have kids, that is great too, kids drop food, and I am also a “clean up lady.” You can throw your broom away if I am there.
Well, everyone I am going back to my normal activities today of lounging around and thumbing thru the applications looking for me a forever family. My only requirements to leave my foster home is if you have peanut butter, no other fur in your home, a splash pad or pool and you love an active beautiful lady.
12/8/21 Update: It’s been a while folks since I checked in but I thought today would be a great day to let you know how I am doing. I am actually doing fabulous! You may or may not remember there was a time I was obsessed with eating sheetrock. Thankfully not any longer. I don’t even look at the walls twice anymore. And there was a time that the sight of another bulldog would make me feel like fighting. Today I see them all the time and I couldn’t care less. I don’t know if it is because I am older, or smarter, but the old Copper Penny has moved on.
I am telling Santa that I am ready for my forever family now. It’s been a long road for me, but a fun one. I have seen so many bulldogs come and go but it never was my turn. I called myself a diamond in the rough. I was born to be beautiful and now I have been polished and transformed into a true gem. So Santa bring me a fabulous family where I can truly shine!