Betty (Now Bessie)
Partner rescue and re-home organization: Golden Bond Rescue of Oregon (GBR)
Hi! I am Betty and I am new to America. I was rescued recently from China. My rescuers named me Betty, a very American name but my foster mom calls me Betty Boop sometimes. I am 3 years old and very spunky and playful. I like to chase my tennis ball, play with my toys and forage for edibles in the yard. I like taste-testing the more colorful flowers but I was told they are to look at – not to eat. The family dog has to wear a funny looking plastic cone all the time and now so do I since I was spayed, but only for one more week. I am taking pills for my itchy skin but it is getting better each day.
Pretty soon, after the cone comes off, I will be able to run and jump after my tennis ball at the school yard and roll around in the grass. I would like to go to a home that has another dog(s) that like to run and play also. My family thinks I am smart and goofy and I am learning new commands and willing to learn more as long as there are treats involved. My vet said I need to add a few pounds but not too much. I don’t like being left alone for too long but I do not bark or carry on like the neighbor’s dog does. I do not engage in fence fighting – it’s bad manners I’m told. I am learning it is bad manners to counter surf.
I have finally adjusted my “inner clock” to West Coast time. For awhile I was waking up way too early (3-5 am) but I’ve learned to sleep in until six or so when I can have my breakfast. Then I can do a daily walk around the neighborhood and in the afternoon go to the schoolyard or a park. I like meeting other people and dogs and I would like to learn how to jog. I certainly have the energy for it! I haven’t seen any cats in my neighborhood so I don’t know how I would react to one.
I like having my own bed and dog dish. I don’t like vacuum cleaners – way too noisy – I will leave the room when it gets too close. I like sitting next to my foster mom in the evening and I will put my paw on her leg sometimes for more attention if I think she’s paying more attention to the tv than me. I like sleeping indoors next to my family on my own bed. I am potty trained but do not like going outside when it’s dark so I am learning to do my business before sundown.
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