Happy 4th of July! We received some pics of some pooped pups we thought we'd share. Freud's foster mom is reviewing applications, so he's likely to be placed shortly. But we loved these photos and this note. Who says frogdogs are couch potatoes? They are mighty, mighty hunters!
"Well Freud has been with us for almost 2 months now, and he seems pretty happy being part of our family! But, no, we are not going to adopt him! We love him so much, but feel he deserves to be the center of someone's universe. I have spoken to a lot of families over the past week, and just did a home visit. As much as we will hate to see him go, we know he will make another family very, very happy.
Other than that, I don't have much to report! As sweet as Freud is, I can tell you he is NOT PERFECT! On Saturday we were at the dog run, and he and a Jack Russell were chasing a bird that was on the other side of a fence. All was fun and games until the Jack Russell CAUGHT the bird and ran off with it in his mouth, with Freud chasing him! Freud then got the dead bird, and I had to pry it out of his mouth!! Poor little bird! :(
Here are two pics of Freud with my guys - I call them the Three Amigos! This is basically what they do for hours everyday." Freud is the little guy in the middle.
Of course we are not happy that Freud participated in the untimely demise of a bird, and we hope he was ashamed of himself (though we rather doubt it, judging from our experience of dogs with dead things). Still, we are very happy that he is out and about and making new friends--even if they *are* a bad influence!
Enjoy the fireworks, but don't forget to keep the dogs indoors and safe when the neighbors start setting off the noisy firecrackers. If you are having company, be sure to keep dogs crated or closed in a quiet room, so they can't escape during all the comings and goings. Here's a list of suggestions in case your dog is a little nervous around the loud noises that can accompany celebrations on Independence Day.
Planning to keep the drapes closed and the fan on. We'll be getting our nervous boy's Thundershirt wrapped and the Rescue Remedy mixed up and we'll be turning the radio a little louder than usual this evening, and since we wouldn't dream of leaving him alone to freak out, we'll all be enduring the pops, booms, cracks and sweeeEEEEEeeees! together,
The Frog Princess