I am a 18 month old 10 pound brown ball of love (hence the name Bruno)!! And I love my foster mom. Maybe a little too much. I am really just her shadow. I am starting to trust that she is coming back to get back in her seat so I don’t think I need to follow her EVERYWHERE as much. If she would let me I would lay in her lap all day. When I first got here I was so scared and skiddish, but my foster mom gave me lots of love and reassurance so I decided I would like to be with her most. However her real human kids are really nice to me so I am starting to love on them too. I have adapted to my foster home pretty easily and I have fallen into a great routine. That has helped with my potty issues. I love getting up in the morning, racing upstairs and pouncing on my little humans to wake them up for school and on any other humans still in bed. But my favorite part of the day is when my little humans get back home. I love to jump and greet them with kisses and a super wiggly tail. Then I want nothing more than to play with them.
My foster mom takes me with her sometimes to take the little humans to school and pick up. I am starting to like it more and more. I don’t shake anymore when I get in the car. But I still get a little nervous and I will glue myself to you for comfort.
I am potty trained! What a surprise to my fosters!! But sometimes I get carried away outside playing and forget to go. My potty cues are very subtle and quiet. I go and sit next to the back door, so if no one sees me, well, I will just have to make do! I have recently learned if I tap the blinds so my humans hear me and I get let out faster and have had fewer accidents. I would prefer that it was always dry and warm outside when it comes time to going, I do not like to go in the rain and cold, but if you carry me to my special spot I will go as fast as possible and sprint for the door!
My little humans are trying to teach me to play with them. I am learning tug of war and hide and seek. I have that one almost down! I have recently learned how to play fetch. And boy it is fun because I love to jump and fly on and off the bed fetching and bringing my duckie back. I can almost leap the entire king size bed! My foster dad will rough house with me. I love to get on the floor with him. It’s a boy thing.
When it comes to sleeping I much prefer to snuggle with my big humans. And if I can get under the covers next to you I am in HEAVEN!! I don’t love my cage, but I don’t hate it either. I will go in my cage if I have to. But I just really prefer to be with my humans. I prefer right now to be snuggled under a blanket on a nice warm lap. I will sit in any of my fosters laps and cuddle. Except when its late at night, I’m pretty settled in and then I’ll let you know that I don’t want to be moved, in a nice way, kinda.
When I get bored I like to find stuff to eat or tear apart, Christmas ornaments, leftovers on the floor, paper out of the trash, or a dirty sock, whatever. My foster mom tells me NO, so I usually drop what I have, then she gives me my little antler and I am happy to work on that. When I am kenneled up I usually have to tear up whatever is in there with me as well. I get my antler but that’s not as fun as pulling stuffing out of a little bed.
Since I have been at my new foster home I have adjusted well. I prefer to bark and growl at all new people and the neighbor dogs. I am starting to chill out on that some. I am learning just because the new humans are new to me, doesn’t mean they will take me away or anything. My fosters tell everyone to ignore me, and allow me to check out the new humans on my own terms. That is working out better. Just don’t get in my face or try to pick me up right away. I have found several little human laps to enjoy and nap in lately when they have come to visit the little foster humans. I like the new small humans, they are nice, and as long as they let me check them out first I might just like them more.
I love to go on walks! When I see the leash and harness I get so excited! If its cold I’ll still go. I’ll give you the fastest walk ever! I don’t want to stop because that reminds me that I am cold outside. I behave most of the time on the leash, but sometimes when I see other dogs I get nervous and I start barking and being honery. That’s when I get picked up and escorted away. That’s an area I need to work on.
If you think you may want to adopt me, I will need plenty of patience and reassurance in my new home. But since I’m so young and smart I think I’ll pick up whatever you telling me pretty quick! I will also need a few sweaters. I love to get dressed and I’ll even help you out with it!