Spanky, Spanky, Spanky. Our household members are either: A - oblivious (this would be the furry or feathered members) or B - very excited!! Spanky is a 6 month old puppy that will be our very first foster animal. His background is sad - tied to a 3 foot leash and barely fed his whole life. Have you ever seen a puppy without that cute, round pink puppy belly? That was Spanky. Thank goodness - after several weeks of feeding and TLC from the PAWS wonder team, he is round-bellied and tail-wagging. He came to the shelter with Hope - her story is heart-wrenching, and she too is looking for her forever home. Both dogs (and all of Hope's puppies) are now up for adoption. I could use several choice words to describe their former owner - but I might get kicked out of BlogWorld.
What have I been doing to prepare for Spanky's arrival? First - a big backyard clean up. It's mostly done, but will be finished off tomorrow. Second - reading up on proper dog introductions, and fostering. Spanky looks like a Boston Terrier mix - a breed I have no experience with. However - I do have 4 rescue dogs, and have lots of experience with rescue introductions. Bought a new crate, washed old dog bedding for him, prepared my family as best as I could, and cleared my calendar for this weekend. I think I'm ready!! I sure hope so!