Ben and I took our little Buddy on this art walk tonight. I made him a little bandanna to wear that said "Adopt Me". Yes, my fabric choice was a bit bright, but it gets dark so early now. I wanted to make sure our boy stood out in a crowd.
|Buddy's New Bandanna|
Although there were a lot of people out tonight, they were mostly inside of the shops. Unfortunately, Buddy wasn't allowed in. Silly rules! We did, however, walk up and down the main strip a few times where people were walking around a bit.
Buddy was awesome! He didn't pull on the leash at all and had a lot of fun sniffing around. He got several "Oh how cute!" and "What a sweetie!" remarks from walkers. He got to meet a very nice lady who pet him and told us all about her two rescue shepherds at home. She thought Buddy was adorable (of course)! Buddy wasn't even the slightest bit nervous meeting her. Maybe he could tell she was a shepherd fan at heart!
Buddy only got a bit nervous once. A family of four was walking toward us and he backed up a bit. After that, Ben & I headed back to the park where our car was. Getting him out and socializing him was great, but enough was enough. We didn't want to overload Buddy on his outing.
Every time he was walking, sniffing, and happy, I gave him a pat (or treat!) and told him what a good boy he was. I couldn't help but think what a great dog he will be for his forever family, whoever they may be.
As I am typing this, he is sound asleep in the bed next to me. He is so very sweet and just wants to be loved. And don't worry, he is getting plenty of love here in his foster home!
Coop is also sleeping right next to me....Snoring like an old man of course! I do love his snoring though. If I am ever away from home, it is hard to sleep without his rhythmic, slumbering sounds. A house without a dog is not a home if you ask me!
Please consider adopting your next best friend from your local shelter or rescue group. You most certainly will not regret it!
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