Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My First Morning

The first morning in my new Forever Home! What's THAT??! I hear some kind of alarm going off! Oh, the Nerd rises early this morning, awful hour of 4 a.m., what have I gotten into? The rest of the world is asleep and he’s up and making coffee- makes no sense to me. He pets me and heads back upstairs while the coffee perks- wonder if I get any. The Pretty Lady is still asleep- and so far she’s my favorite!! The Nerd comes back to get his coffee and goes back upstairs. I drift off to sleep- not hard to do considering the hour.

Awhile later, the Nerd comes to get me. Wonder what we will do. Am a bit nervous. After all, it is a new home for me and I want to stay- I clean up real quick- the cat’s laughing at me from the corner. The Nerd takes me upstairs- interesting two floors to this house.

I got to wake up the Pretty Lady- she wakes with a smile and begins petting me- oh, I can live like this. The Nerd pets me for awhile too- am in heaven!! And, I learn their names- the Nerd is Dad and Pretty Lady is Mom- that is so cool I could howl- but don’t want to scare them!

Dad and I are headed out for our first walk! He uses a leash he had for the previous dog- he tells me a bit about him. Let me share “ Noah , ‘’’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘’ ‘ Good Boy ’ ’’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ‘” I know I saw a tear as he spoke- must have been here a great dog and hear a long time- that’s good for me!

It was a cold and, well, freezing, walk. Why is it so cold here? Did I end up in Alaska somewhere? And Dad is a slow walker- and I mean slow, I didn’t know any human moved this slow- gotta work on that.

We get back to the house and I’m served breakfast- and it’s totally disgustingly gross- it smells bad…. Oh no….. I’ve moved into a house who has holistic food….. nasty… maybe I can get him to change this nasty tasting stuff. Much like someone trying to eat Brussel Sprouts for breakfast! I eat it though to please him. I can probably get him to get something better eventually. But, holistic, YUCK!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Night

I curl up in my crate for the first night in my new home. So far, I like it. I like what I see and how they make me feel. A bit scary in a new place, though I'm not alone, I feel lonely. Been a long journey to get home.

I am awaken by the feeling that someone is staring at me. It's the cat. Staring straight at me. Wouldn't you know it!!?!! Cats are just so annoying.

"Hey Noah" the cat says, "listen to me, I'm the one in charge here and actually run the place... I just let the humans think they do. Do as I say, do as I do, and you'll be ok."

I just stare at him wondering about it all. A month ago, I was wondering around in the woods of North Carolina wondering where my next meal might come from and now, I am in cahoots with a cat to behave and follow his orders..... life can be strange at times.

It's been a long day... I rest now.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Meeting the Cat

OH MY WORD!!!!! WHAT’S THAT BIG ANIMAL DOING INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!!! I’ve never seen one of those!! Better be careful! GOTTA BE CAREFUL!!!!!!! The pretty lady is petting it……can’t be too bad. Maybe she’s weirder than I thought. Now, she’s picking it up! What HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF into now?

I cautiously approach. Curious. Careful. Wondering. Not sure. I go back. I approach again.

Then, the pretty lady introduces me to my new brother and me to him. This is not normal. Far from it.

My brother is named “Haydn” after the great composer (here we go with that again) Franz Joseph Haydn. And also, because he tends to hide. Quite shy I understand. Because when Haydn is hidin’ he’s Haydn and when he’s not hidin’ he’s Haydn.

So, now I am related to a Maine Coon cat, named Haydn. He welcomes me to the house. Am still not sure about this.

I spend the evening getting to know my new family. They show me around the house. Then it’s to bed. I sleep in a crate – which is fine since they don’t know me that well yet.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I Am Named

My new name is debated on the way home- Handel, Bach, Corelli –names of famous composers whatever that is- and I’ve only composed a few things in my life which I don’t want to be named after. My new name is chosen - one from the Bible I hear- Noah. That’s good. Must mean I’m a saint. Got them fooled already.

We arrive at my new forever home, I hope this works out, they seem so nice. I sniff and snoop around the driveway and a small part of the front yard. What happened here? All of these houses all over the place?!? Oh well, it’s dark and they are tired- been an adventurous day for all of us. We head inside.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Possible Adoption? FOREVER HOME!!!!

I’m going?? I’m really going????? GOTTA GRAB MY STUFF!! Cartwheels ensue!! Somersaults!! I make a fast, tacky beeline to their car –dust flies everywhere! I got my moosey. I’ve got my collar. I am there!!!!! I’m ready to go people--- let’s go!!

We drive home and pass a huge shopping, entertainment area. The nerd looks through the car window at all the glitter, glamour and things to buy- doesn’t seem interested. I put my head down on his legs and my paws there too. He smiles. A tear or two. This will work. This will work. FOREVER HOME!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Possible Adoption? Part 3

Well, I was right. The female human is really pretty, nice and polite. She does seem a bit nervous probably because I am a big dog. The male human is a bit of the nerdy side- which I can work with if she likes me!!

I walk over to her, get up on the couch, and put my head on her shoulder for her to pet! She’s smiling. She calls me “adorable!” “CUTE!” "SWEET". Pretty observant and right at that!! I’ll stay here a few more minutes and let her pet me. I think I’ll stay a little longer…….. so nice and kind…. Well, better go visit the guy… nerds -why in the world… oh well, I can probably adapt.

I was right. Nerd. Maybe not completely, like on Revenge of the Nerds. No pocket protector. But, nerd. I hesitate. We walk around the room together- Nerd’s checking me out- I’m rethinking this whole thing. She’s very pretty and would probably spoil me rotten. I think I can make it work.

They discuss. It doesn’t look good. I wait. They discuss. I wait some more.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Possible Adoption? Part 2

Please excuse me while I get myself ready for the humans coming by to check me out today. I wanted to write and let you know they are coming. Supposed to be here tonight and I here they are excited!! So, I gotta finish reading this book on “how to impress humans to adopt” and get ready. I have to brush my teeth, rinse my mouth with mouth wash just before they get here, and am planning NOT to eat dinner until after they leave- I’d hate to have gas while they are here and evacuate the house- would ruin my opportunity for adoption. Gotta take a good long soaking bath so I don’t have any dirty spots and my fur will shine and blow my nose as doggie snot is not becoming. And gotta get these nails clipped- I feel like I am getting ready for a hot date with another dog…. Oh I hope it goes well… it’s really nice here and my foster mom is great, but I would like a forever home of my own.

They arrive, a nice couple, she’s apparently a little leery of big dogs and since I’m no small pup, I’ll be gentle with her and win her over. I’ll wait politely in this side room until I am called. Then, they’ll know I am obedient too. Nervous, I wait anxiously. Everything’s all in order. Here I go!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Possible Adoption?

I've gone through a few exams and am being treated for a few problems, then I got a few pictures taken so someone will want to take me home. I look so good that won't take long!!

I had a few visitors today and one family wanted me - I was so excited but then, they changed their mind. I was so confused. I liked them. But, the lady assures me she has someone else interested and we'll check them out.

"I'M SO EXCITED!!!" THE HUMAN ARE INTERESTED IN ME!! Who wouldn't be?? I mean, look at me, talented, hunter, humor, love walks, love to cuddle, I'm so great- I can hardly stand me..... gotta get slicked up....

They are supposed to be here any minute. I wait. And wait. And wait. The phone rings and the lady answers. Not a cancellation I hope... no, they got lost and confused.......oh no, what am I getting into.... he's lived here for 41 years and gets lost...??? oh. Got turned around and stuck in traffic. They are coming on Saturday.

I wait.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Animal Shelter Awareness

I heard or read in the newspaper (dad says we don't subscribe but I am always finding one) or online about "Animal Shelter Awareness." I was rescued by a lady at a shelter/rescue called "PetConnect Rescue". She saw my name on a list and thought I had potential ( whatever that is) and wanted me. I'm happy she did because no one else seemed to since I was at a shelter. My story is:

A lady at "PetConnect Rescue" in Potomac, MD., found me! She set in motion efforts to come get me. I was in North Carolina and since it would be a long ride home for us in the car, she contacted "Pilots 'n Paws" another rescue group who would bring me to them. Well, they did. Good thing, er, great thing I did my business before they came to get me or the ride would have been odorous!!

I ended up in Potomac, MD, at "PetConnect Rescue", thanks to "Pilot's 'N Paws." And this set in motion a search for a forever home.

If you are looking for a new pet, check out your local rescue or if you can donate money or items, visit their websites for info. My two favorites are: PetConnect Rescue and PilotsNPaws.