Saturday, March 5, 2011

Our Foster Dog Still Looking for a Forever Home

Our cute little foster dog Sprite (a Dachshund) is still available for adoption. He just turned 14 on Dec. 23, so he's a Christmas dog. Despite being 14, he acts like an 8 year old! He's been updated on his shots, tested for everything and he's in perfect health and has another good 6-8 years in him.
STAIRS- He still climbs stairs. We have 13 steps in our home and he goes up and down several times a day, following us. He's just a little slow, but he does it. 4 steps are very easy for him.
HOUSE TRAINED - He is house trained now. He sleeps about 8 hours during the night without getting up. At night, we keep him crated. He is also crated when we go out, although he would be fine if left gated in a kitchen. He always walks to our back door when he needs to go out. Or, if he's upstairs, he just gets up and goes downstairs! Like any dog, you just have to pay attention to him when he gives you the signal! :)
WALKS - He loves walks- especially short ones, and is the only dog I've ever known not to pull!
BIG DOGS - He also gets along great with Dolly, our Weimaraner (who is 67 pounds). Our Weim even plays with him in the backyard and sometimes chases him.
FOOD - Sprite eats dry kibble and I usually put a little water in it to soften it. I also mix tuna, chicken, or turkey, a egg, or cold cuts in with every meal (for all our dogs!). He eats in the morning when we get up, and in the evening when we get home. The dry food that we feed him is Artemis Fresh mix (http://www.artemiscompany.com/).
NOTE: He also starts "singing" for his supper, when he sees me making it, and prances around the kitchen letting out little grunts. :)
**His favorite treats are pupperoni and beggin' strips. He also loves Milk bones.
CHEWS- he doesn't chew on bones or nylabones at all. *I do brush his teeth daily, though, and give him puppy dental treats, which are easier to chew with his remaining teeth.
BLANKET HIM WITH AFFECTION - He also likes being hugged (I don't think he got much of it with the elderly couple who had him since he was born). He sleeps on a round, soft bed, with a couple of felt blankets (he likes them over him when he lays down for the night).
  Sprite is such a good boy. He's got quite a number of years of life left in him, and really needs a loving home.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14