Georgie is one great dog! He was found as a stray and after an extensive search for his family, is being offered to a lucky new home. George is a big boy, approximately 3-4 years old whose tail never stops wagging! He loves to go for long walks where he is great on a leash and plays submissively with other dogs. He knows and is good at basic obedience (sit, down, stay and wait), is housetrained, doesn't counter surf, loves to give kisses and be cuddled. He's a quiet boy who doesn't bark unnecessarily, is confident without being cocky and is just an all around very well-adjusted dog that will make some family a wonderful best friend.
Update: May 1, 2011
Update: May 1, 2011
We just wanted to give you an update on our boy George. Both Ashleigh and I took time off work this week to spend with him and slowly left him alone at the house for longer and longer periods of time. As far as we can tell, he does great at the house alone! We usually find him snoozing away in the garage on his dog bed. He hasn't even looked in the direction of the planter wall, nor tried to get up on the walls. I put some trellis up that extend over the top of the fence and put some pots on the walls also to prevent him from getting up there in the first place.
He has been an absolute love bug the whole week. He is doing better on the stairs, but still isn't too sure about them. He sleeps through the night and is excited for breakfast in the morning. He has been eating well, but still doesn't pay much attention to his toys. He licked some peanut butter inside his Kong, but that's about the extent of playing with his toys. He went to the vet on Monday and got a few more vaccines and other meds. I took him to a work picnic on Friday and he was the hit of the picnic!
We start our first day of obedience training today at 1:00pm at PetsMart. George's friend, Spud (a rat Terrier), is also in the class, so we are going to have a barbeque afterwards so they can study together. We bought a Dyson for the dog hair and have loved it!! Also, George must have been the perfect dog for us because I haven't seen the slightest symptom of an allergy! Perhaps I outgrew my childhood allergies... at least for George.
I attached a couple of pictures from this week. I'll post a few on the Sunny Saints Facebook page too. Hope you all had a great time at the parade... sorry we couldn't make it! We'll keep up on your upcoming events and definitely make it out for the next one. Hope all is well!
Update: May 30, 2011
I just wanted to say thank you again for bringing George into our lives! He has been the light in our lives and we have been having so much fun with him! He has been doing great alone during the day and then when we get home it’s all about George. Ashleigh and I have been able to figure out our work schedules so she goes in a little later and I get home a little earlier. When I’m at work, I can’t wait to get home to my George!
Next week is graduation from his obedience class. He has been doing great in class and has made several friends. We have introduced him to several of our friends’ dogs and they all get along great! We pretty much take him everywhere with us and have been compiling a list of restaurants that allow dogs on their patio. He just lies down next to us and waits patiently while we eat or read the paper at Starbucks. He’s been a hit around Temecula! Tonight we went to the “Lazy Dog Café” at the Temecula mall. There were several other dogs on the patio, and George did great!
I finally got him to play tug-of-war with a rope (the first toy he has successfully played with) and have been running around in the backyard during his 5 minute bursts of energy. He goes on a walk pretty much 5-6 nights a week and we’ve explored all over the surrounding area. He especially likes watching the kids play soccer at the sports park down the road.
We found several treats that he likes and he is starting to warm up to his Kong as long as there is peanut butter inside! We took him back to the vet for a second Coronavirus vaccination and he weighed in at 133 lbs. The vet said that we should maintain this weight and that he looked very healthy. George has been doing great using his ramp to get in and out of the back seat of my truck and I made a cushion to fill the space between the back seat and the center console, so he can lie between the seats with his head near us while we drive. Ok... maybe a little spoiled (but he deserves it!)