Long...........this is from my mom. Kodie is the black & white pup.
So Peanut & I took Kodie for his first badger run tonight. I’d like to say it went amazing & he had no issues.
Never judge a book by its cover. Sure the pictures look like he had a great time.
The reality, he was stressed out & on full alert the whole time. He growled, lunged, barked at about half the people we encountered. Not in an aggressive I’m gonna tear you up way but a terrified & I’m making sure you know I’m scared way. Towards the end there was a guy with walking poles. I had to actually sit on the ground & hold Kodie, talk to him, while I tried to convince the guy to just keep walking, that Kodie was only scared, terrified of humans.
This “dog aggressive” dog curiously, happily said hello to a pup we passed & couldn’t have cared less about the other three we met at the top.
When it was over Kodie couldn’t get in the car fast enough. Almost as if to make sure I wasn’t going to get a chance to leave him if that was what I was planning.
My point of this post is you never know what you might get when you agree to take on a foster puppy. I’ve been really lucky up until Kodie & Sophie. I’ve burned a few rescue bridges with these two. When I take a pup in I take that pup in like they are my own. I will fight for them. I will speak my mind. I’m not in this to flip a dog. In & out. If a pup needs extra care, time, love, training I will do every thing in my power to make sure that happens. Most of these pups end up in rescues & fosters from bad situations. It’s my job to make sure they are ready when they go & that they will have a happy, safe, loving home & life.
It makes me sick, angry, sad, frustrated that sick people can do such horrible things to these innocent animals that can destroy them for the rest of their lives, in some cases. 💪