My name is Hazelnut and I’m taking over this blog. I just moved into my forever home Thursday after being in the system since September. I used to live in New Mexico until they moved me to the wet and rainy Oregon on December 3rd. After 5 days in the new digs, a lady came to visit after I had surgery. I wasn’t one bit interested in her since she didn’t have food, but she did sit with me for an hour. The next night a man with a fuzzy face came to visit. I liked him right away. Then the lady showed up again with a huge spotted dog. They had FOOD! I loved them right away! They stayed with me for a while then left. The next day the lady came back and put me in the car. I was super worried and whined the whole way to the first stop. She took me to a place filled with many yummy things and nice people. She tried different collars and harnesses on my skinny body until she was satisfied. I got to eat lots of treats! Then we went on another car ride home. That big crazy spotted dog was there! His name is Moby and he’s the boss. There’s also a cat and she really is the queen of the house, which is more important than boss according to Moby. She scares the collar off Moby! I’ve not formally met her yet, but she has hissy fits when she sees me. I don’t think we will be friends.
After being in my new home for a day, we took a trip to the V-E-T. Me and Moby went into a room together and I barked my head off at the strange ninja people who came in the room. It scared the pee out of me! They had cookies, but I didn’t trust them. My new dad showed up and I felt better. Moby was overjoyed to see him and his barking stopped. I kept going because I had to protect everyone from those evil ninjas dressed in black! They even had evil black tools to look in my eyes and ears! How rude! Then they played with my knees and it hurt! One of the ninjas took me out and weighed me. They said I’m 3lbs underweight. That’s why I’m so skinny. I also have bad sounds in my lungs and icky eye goobers. Life hasn’t been too good for me, but now I’m looking forward to eating lots of yummy food and sleeping on comfy couches.
My parents talked a bunch with the vet lady. They used words like “surgery, TPLO, therapy, upper respiratory infection, and behavior problems ” . What behavior problems? I bark to protect my family! They bought me some tasty stuff called medicine that is supposed to make me feel better and take away some of the pain. We went back home and Moby bit my ear when mom went outside to get my crate in from the car. It smarts! Mom had to clean it and try to hold on to my ear. When she would let go, I would shake it and restart the bleeding. It was fun and then she gave up. It did stop bleeding after a bit. Moby was kinda sorry, but I was pestering him bunches. He doesn’t like to share space or chew toys.
Today is pretty nice. I’ve been cuddling with mom, had breakfast and those yummy meds. We’re going outside every couple of hours and I’ve not had any accidents inside. I really thought the indoor soft carpeted pee area was too good to be true! Right now I’m drifting off to sleep on the couch with Moby. I think I’m gonna like life here!
Hazel (formerly Dove)