Polo (now Oxley)
Captain Couch Potato Polo has found his furever family and will now be formally known as Oxley. He was so excited to meet his mom and dad and claim his spot on the couch.
He may have to fight for it though with his new fur sister Gigi! She’s young and ready for a playmate. Polo will get to go on so many walks with his new family and get all the belly rubs in the world!
Two great things happened to me today. No. 1 ~ I was rescued and No. 2 ~ I had a bath!
I know a bath is something most people take for granted, but not me. It was a dream come true. The lady who picked me up said I did not exactly smell like roses. Plus, the sight of my fleas frightened her. But I am all fixed up now. It was weird when she lathered me up in Dawn dishwashing liquid, but that did the trick. I am now proud to be flea-free.
I wish I could tell you more about me, but that’s all I really know. I was dropped off at a local shelter and the people said they found me. They found me with a matching collar and leash. They never looked back.
And I am not looking back either. I am moving forward from here on out.
I was super scared in the shelter. It was small and there were a lot of dogs barking. If one dog barked, they all joined in on the noise.
Tonight, I am going to FaceTime Dr. Larsen, so she can get to know me. I do know she is going to love me to pieces. And she is going to let me sit in her lap and maybe I will tell her some secrets.
1/25/21 Update: Check me out sporting some new swag! My friend Jennifer G. went shopping for me and look at me now ~ I have a Polo beanie and a Polo scarf ~ and I could not be happier! Noone told me the scarf was not for rolling in the grass, so it got grassy pretty quick but that’s OK. A little lint roller will have it looking good as new.
I have been in isolation from the other Bulldogs in the foster home. I came from a shelter and I don’t want to make anyone sick in case I have kennel cough.
Let me tell you what I LOVE… I LOVE my foster mom. When I see her, I run full speed ahead to get to her! Jumping and twisting and turning… nothing makes me happier than her! She is teaching me how to sit and how to try containing my excitement. It is working ~ with a lot of treats. After a few bags, I have that “sit-like-a-good-boy” command down.
I’ve learned the crate is my friend and that is where I eat. I am using a “slow feeder” that looks like a puzzle. I believe in my other life I didn’t get enough to eat because I can make a bowl of food vanish, swallowing everything whole. Once I got here, I realized there was not a limit on kibble, so I am slowing down and learning to chew.
2/2/21 Update: I wanted to let everyone know how my first week in rescue went… It went fabulous!
On Monday, I traveled to Bright Star to sit with Dr. Larsen. Unfortunately, she learned I’m heartworm positive. Ugh…. that’s no fun. And pretty gross, right? She said she can help me, but the treatment will take a number of weeks. That sure puts a damper on my social calendar.
I loved everyone in my foster home, especially Harley Carley. But Harley found her forever home on Thursday and I cried when she left. I tried to befriend another resident Bulldog lady, but she had no part in wanting to be friends. In fact, she chased me through the house, and I ended up under the bed. And she was too fat to get to me under the bed.
I stayed away from her from then on. I had been warned about her and her bad attitude, but I had to see for myself. She needs to wear a warning sign around her neck that says, “Bulldog Beauty Likes No One.”
Well, that is really all I did this week. Just hung around and tried to decide what kind of family I wanted to adopt me. Or, maybe I will just stay with my foster mom. If I do, that bossy Bulldog lady would have a hissy fit. That might be worth hanging around to see…. a big ol’ fat lady having a hissy fit.
2/24/21 Update: Couch Potato Captain Polo here. This week has been SO relaxing and fun.
The furless foster fam didn’t seem so relaxed when the white stuff fell from the sky, but for some reason, they stayed home with us fur pups for a WHOLE WEEK! It was awesome!
We played in the white stuff, even though they told us to come inside, and we all took naps when it got really cold inside. My foster mom said we couldn’t nap in the cold all day, so we went to this awesome place with birds and water.
At this new place, there were what my foster mom calls “stairs” and I was not too sure of them at first. I would stand at the bottom and bark when my furless foster brothers went up the “stairs.” I eventually got enough courage to go up them, and that’s when my foster mom said I fell in love with the “stairs”….. they’re a great place to nap.
When we finally went back home and the white stuff was gone, I got to go on a walk, and let me just tell you how much I LOVE walks. My foster dad says I’m the best walker he’s ever met.
I hope next week is as fun as this week….. my foster mom says no, but we’ll see.
Hopefully, I’ll get to have this much fun with my furever family.
3/8/21 Update: Captain couch potato Polo here! This week has been so strange. My foster mom said I had bugs in my heart and the good Dr. Larsen was going to get them out for me! I don’t know how bugs get in there, but I’m glad these wormy pests are on their way OUT.
I was so excited coming back to my foster fam to chill for a few weeks before I’m officially heartworm negative.
I’m just glad this means that I get to lounge around even more.
I’ll miss my walks and wrestling time with my foster skin brothers, but that will just make my freedom day that much better.
Until next time, CCPP signing off.
3/22/21 Update: BALLS! That’s ALL I want right now, but my foster mom says nope, not until the 30th, when I’m freed from heartworm “rest.” She says I can have all the balls I want when I’m done with my treatment.
My foster skin brothers were eating apples and oranges the other day and “that looks like the best ball EVER!” just kept repeating in my head.
Foster Mom gave me an ice rubber ball to sleep with in my crate, while I wait for these icky worms to say ADIOS! Do you have the BALLS to play with me?
3/30/21 Update: Captain Couch Potato Polo here!
We had two visitors this week and I just LOVED smelling their doggie on them. I wish I could meet all of them.
My foster mom told me that my freedom day from crate rest is coming up next week, and I couldn’t be more excited! I have big plans to chase some balls and wrestle my foster skin brother.
My two fur foster brothers escaped the backyard this week, but I was content just lazing next to my foster mom…. especially since she said “no playing allowed until next week!”
I can’t wait to be free of these bugs and celebrate with my furever family, wherever they may be.
4/5/21 Update: Captain Couch Potato Polo reporting in for duty!
I’ve had a GREAT week soaking in my foster family and their extended family. I found furever friends in my foster aunt and foster grandma. They called me a snuggly torpedo and just fell in love with my snuggles.
I had my heartworm treatment freedom day on the 30th and I was treated with LOTS of BALLS to play with! Balls, balls, and more balls!