Saturday, December 4, 2010
We would've called her Haven
We both wanted all of Dolly's attention like woah.
One of the other doggies that I smell on her is named Ruby. She has only been at the shelter for three weeks, including two weeks in quarantine where they stay so their Mommies can find them, but she has lost a real lot of weight, Like twenty pounds because she is so stressed at that place. My Ma calls her a couch potato and says that Ruby just likes to lay on her lap a lot. She spends alot of time with her every day.
Well, Mamma thought Ruby should be my sister so I went to her work with her and met this Ruby dog. My Ma's friend Dolly took Ruby out of her kennel, and we met each other. We did good on the leash so we went into the run to play and frolick together.
I didn't like the generic treats that the shelter has cuz I'm used to the good stuff so I politely dropped my treat in front of Ruby and let her have it. She snatched it right up cuz she's too skinny and doesn't know about organic blueberry and pumpkin treats yet. We had one scuffle (that I started) but it was over real fast and Ruby forgave me.
Mamma decided that I need help still on my manners, but I would come back the next day and every day until she was comfortable with bringing Ruby home. We went for a walk together and then Mamma brought me home and then went back to work. She loves Ruby very very much so she talked to me about her and told me that it's not my decision and she is embarrassed by my behavior sometimes which made me feel bad so I said I would behave but it might take me a little time.
Unfortunately, Mamma's boss tested Ruby with cats and she totally failed. Mamma had a dream a couple days before she met Ruby that her friend Kevin came to see her with a big, huge red pit bull and he bit Punkinhead, so Mamma made the decision that Ruby would not be my sibling. I was kinda looking forward to a playmate.
So in the meantime, Mamma tells anyone who will listen that Ruby is a wonderful dog and a lap dog/couch potato that really needs a furever home with a couch, and she still comes home smelling like her. I'll still go to work with Mamma sometimes and meet other dogs, maybe even play with Ruby again. I will continue to work on my manners, and when the right dog comes along I will (hopefully) be ready to share my toys and my Mom. I hope Ruby finds a home with a couch real soon, because even though I had an attitude with her she was really nice. I just don't like when Mamma gives other people attention. I'm working on it.