|A friendship/acceptance is starting for form between Hunter and Hannah Cat.|
Girl Child told me to stop writing about the dog....but I just can't. He's just too full of adventures and sweetness not to take his picture and rattle on like a proud Mamma. The first rule of Fostering is not to get too attached, but let me tell you. Girl Child has failed miserably on that front. She spent a good part of reading week at the house and this boy followed her everywhere and she him. Well behaved boy that he is, he refused all offers to sleep on her bed.
He no longer escapes from the laundry room when we go out. The door is firmly locked and we pick the lock to get him out. He will eat the cat food if he thinks I've gone out and left him alone, and he has forged a quasi friendship with Hannah Cat. He really is such a lovely, well trained and lovable dog. I'd keep him if we were planning another dog.
You may notice his bandage on his foot. He had a brief stint at another foster home right after he was surrendered (horrible term for it) and the alpha dog in that house didn't take to him and gave him a few sharp bites, one cutting his eyelid, which I noticed and bathed and it has healed, and the other that I failed to notice on his foot. A bite can be nasty on the skin, and this has festered and he is left with an infection and sore foot. He's twice been to the vet and is now on antibiotics. He's twice removed the dressings the vet applies. Last night I gave it a warm salty water compress, then pulled out my tool box of bandages and found an extra tough stretchy, sort of sticky, tensor bandage and have wrapped it snugly so he can't chew it and hope now he's on the mend. He may not be mine, but he's making an impact, snuggling his way into our lives and hearts. I do hope he finds a loving home soon. For more info on Fostering a Labrador or Adoption, see www.lab-rescue.com.
|Finally a bandage he can't get off.|