Age: 1 Yr. Old
Adoption Fee: $700
Special Needs: no
I may look a little scared in my photos… that’s because I am. I’m only 11 months old and this might be the first time I’ve taken in a ride in a rescue wagon.
My brother is Johnny Cash and he promised me we would ride in a crate together, but guess what? Johnny picked the smallest crate, closest to the treat bag, and there was no room left for me. He has always been my “go-to dude” when things get scary, but not today. Johnny forgot about me and I was shaking.
I’m sure glad the music was loud because everyone would have heard my soft sobs. When you don’t go out much, you’re only familiar with your own home. You know? It can be a little unnerving to be outside your comfort zone.
Dr. Larsen was so sweet to me. She told me that big girls can still cry and crying is alright. Dr. Larsen and I are going to be best friends. She says I can cry until I feel better. She said she’ll make Johnny Cash stay with me and if he won’t, she will!
9/8/22 Update: Patsy Cline joined our foster home last week. She was so shy and scared, we almost couldn’t get her in the door. It’s almost impossible to get her outside to go on a walk, but once she makes it past the front door, she’s the happiest puppy ever.
Slowly but surely, Patsy is learning what it’s like to be a spoiled Bulldog puppy. She loves playing in the mud and uses the doggy door to get outside – she uses it anytime she needs to potty or if she gets spooked. Our family is under a strict “inside voice” restriction until she gets a little more used to our hustle and bustle.
Fun fact: Patsy is our lucky #13 foster dog. She joined us almost a year to the day since we got our first foster dog!
9/12/22 Update: Patsy Cline has been at our home for a little over a week. She is still super shy. More shy than we expected, really.
Anytime there’s a change in her environment (the kids come home from school after a quiet day, the family comes home after a dinner out or someone new visits), she pulls back and becomes quite shy and reclusive. She prefers some distance at first, but eventually, she comes back to us asking for cuddles and love.
This week, she learned how to get on the couch and our bed. We welcome her snuggles and hope she becomes even more comfortable over time.
9/19/22 Update: Patsy Cline spent the weekend resting and relaxing. We are still learning about her and helping her get used to our home. We learned the hard way that she’s a chewer and she likes to bring the things she finds outside. One night I found 10 shoes hidden outside! The good news is that she listens well when you tell her to “drop it.”
Patsy is still very scared around people, especially new people. She has a big bark and will let you know when she wants some space. We’ve tried going on walks, but haven’t made it past the front yard. Patsy eats and sleeps in her crate like a champ. She spends most of every day happily lounging around on the couch or a bed.
9/26/22 Update: Patsy Cline has become known around our house as “the shoe bandit.” She loves to take shoes outside. Thankfully, that’s all she does with them. She also likes to bring toys and water bowls outside, too.
Patsy is still shy around new people and she hates loud noises. She’ll hide in a corner or under a desk when she gets scared. Every once in a while, Patsy will remind us she’s all Bulldog – she’s stubborn when it’s time to go in the crate and she’ll bark at anything or anyone she sees outside in the front yard.
Patsy loves hanging out on the couch and perfectly perches herself so she can still see everything happening around her.