Was I ready? Did I want to devote time to raising a puppy? Would I have enough energy to be chasing him around, visiting pet stores, and teaching him how to play fetch the ball?
Meet Finley! He became part of our family on August 10th.
Finley was 2 months old when we adopted him making our home his forever home. He was shy, loved to cuddle with his stuffed toys and with people.
The only harness that would fit him was really for a kitten. The first day I put him in it and took him outside, he stepped out of it, one leg and then the other; leaving me holding the leash.
Finley’s first snow day was in early December. He loved exploring the porch and wearing his new green Winter parka.
Finley loves to chew!
Training takes a long time, and Finley’s motivation to learn comes from a lot of treats. He likes rewards for all his hard work. He loves playing fetch the ball, but sometimes when he gets the ball and holds it in his mouth, he won’t give it back to me, which always makes me laugh. On rainy days we play fetch the ball inside. I toss the ball down the hallway and Finley runs after it. Finley is very smart; once he hid in the bedroom. When I found him he was sitting on a chair in the corner of the room waiting for me, with the ball in his mouth. My husband is a golfer, as you can see Finley likes golf too.
Now you know why I’ve been silent these past six months. I’ve been busy!
Yes, it’s been a lot of work. But, it has been fun! Every day Finley does something to make me laugh. He barks at animals on the television. He loves stealing shoes and socks. And he makes sure I get my exercise; every day we go for walks around the neighborhood. Finley is not aggressive. He is gentle and loves children, adults and other dogs. He is the perfect pet!