If you didn't read my first blog about Lexie, the foster who has been living with me for the past three weeks, then this video will probably just look like another cute dog video. BUT...
If you read my giant rant about Lexie, then you are sure to be impressed by how much progress this amazing lady has made.
This beautiful and sweet Weimaraner is definitely ready to move into her forever home. She's still full of energy since she's only one year old, but she's super intelligent and has so much love to give.
Be sure to check out the Great Lakes Weimaraner Resuce page to learn more about how you can welcome Lexie (or another deserving Weim) into your family!
Rolfe has officially survived more than 24 hours in our crazy household. When I left this morning to go walk dogs, he barked in disagreement, but when I came home he was quietly napping.
Although he doesn't seem to be overly interested in playing with Gatsby yet, the two of them are definitely getting along well. I just need to teach him that Dr. Seuss is not tasty :-( Thank goodness Dr Seuss is such a chill understanding kitty; I'm sure that Rolfe will figure that out soon enough.
Since it snowed today (again), I decided to put Rolfe on the 30-foot lead and let him run "free" at the park with Gatsby. Rolfe seemed apprehensive about it all, but he did just arrive so I wouldn't expect much more from him.
On our way home from the park we met a bulldog named Lenny who was vicious to poor Gatsby but seemed to love Rolfe. Right now Gatsby is napping in my bed and Rolfe is curled up on the very edge of his bed. I caught him yawning (the picture above)...too cute!
Don't forget to visit www.GreatLakesWeimRescue.com to learn more about how to adopt Rolfe or another Weimaraner who needs a forever home.
Our first foster, Rolfe, from Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue just arrived at the Get Pet "chateau". Rolfe is a 13-month-old mouse-grey male, and I can already tell he's got a super sweet disposition. He seems to be a quick learner; Gatsby should have an easy job teaching him the ropes. I'm sure he's going to fit into the family perfectly while he's here, but the goal is to find him a forever home.
Meshach was staying with Gatsby, Dr. Seuss and me this weekend, so it's kind of Weimaraner central right now at the house, but everyone got along splendidly right out of the gate. As I type this, Gatsby and Meshach are napping and Rolfe is sitting attentively next to me.
We are dedicated to helping Rolfe prepare for his forever family, and I encourage you to keep checking in to see how he's progressing - I will do my best to provide regular updates and photos as Rolfe learns all about being a dog in Chicago.
Also, if you or someone you know, have always wished Gatsby could be your dog, Rolfe is your chance to have the next best thing :-), Be sure to check out the GLWR website at www.greatlakesweimrescue.com to learn more about how they are helping Weimaraners and for information about adopting a Weimaraner.
It's official, I finally registered for this year's Bark in the Park on May 1st, and Gatsby and I would love for you to join us! This year I also created a fundraising page to help raise money to support The Anti-Cruelty Society, and I appreciate any support you can contribute.
As you may know, I adopted both Gatsby and Dr. Seuss from The Anti-Cruelty Society, so the organization has a special place in my heart. They provide so many great services to dogs, cats and all sorts of other animals in Chicago. Please visit http://www.anticruelty.org for more information.
It's easy to register for Bark in the Park and create a fundraising page; you can start by getting details on the Get Pet Meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/GetPet/calendar/12714106
If you can't join Gatsby and me for the event, please visit my fundraising page at http://www.firstgiving.com/getpet to help us show our support for The Anti-Cruelty Society.
Growing up in the country in Pennsylvania gave me tons of experience with animals from a very early age. I later pursued a career in horseback riding and also have experience as a veterinary technician. I have a strong passion for animals and have an uncanny ability to connect with all sorts of furry friends.