There are several homes that are currently looking to adopt. Abby decided to set down some standards for a hew home, otherwise she won't go. Abby wrote the following to let you know what she expects in a Forever Home.
- Squirrels, lots and lots of squirrels.
- Trees, it is no fun to chase squirrels if they don't have trees.
- Treats, here there are at least two treat times a day, so that is the minimum standard.
- A good dog bed. Very thick, chasing squirrels all day long wears a person out. The bed should be beside the human bed, I don't like to commute for my good-night tummy rub.
- A dog door, this is negotiable, but what good is a squirrel in the back yard if I can't get out to chase them?
- Tummy rubs, we get two per day here, sometimes three or four. Top that and I will pack my bags.
- Ear and jaw scratches. One or two a day is the minimum.
- Food, lots and lots of dog food. Here they ration it, something about my waist line. Don't worry, I will wear any excess food off chasing squirrels and balls.
- A new collar, my old collar is getting pretty dirty. A matching leash is nice as well.
- Lots and lots of tennis balls. If I drop one, I will need to pick up another one immediately and I don't like to have to go far without one in my mouth.
- Stuffed toys, but only a couple. I like to carry them around, I don't tear them up very often.
- A good throwing arm. What good is a tennis ball if no one throws it?
- Cats are OK, but not if they try to eat my food. I just ignore cats, so it is no big deal.
- A wading pool is nice, I am not a big water dog, I can swim if I need to, but I don't need to swim.
- Regular walks and rides in the car would be nice. I need to get out and see the world from time to time. I do like to ride and I enjoy new places.
- Did I mention squirrels? For the right person, I might bring one of my own squirrels with me.
- A dog friend? I can entertain myself with squirrels and tennis balls, but it is nice to have a friend if I am left alone very much. This is negotiable if being an only dog results in more tummy rubs.
Abby G. Retriever