Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thanks to Diane, and ARF, and Bodie's forever home - he's adopted!

It's official, my little Bodie-monster is adopted. Man, we love that pup... soooooooooooooooo full of love. Whenever we adopt a second dog, he or she will have to have some of the characteristics of that guy!

So, thanks to Diane for rescuing Bodie and his bro Maverick from the side of the highway, and thanks to ARF for taking him into their foster system, and of course to a wonderful forever home, this little guy has a much, much, much longer and happier life - and already in his young life he's brought chuckles and joy to so many of us. J and R - we wish you all the best with that little munchkin!

Bodie's Goodbye

Is this getting harder? Maybe. I didn't cry - that might be the indicator that it would be time to stop fostering. But how do you stop fostering when there are so many pups that need a home? Bodie is a real character - we haven't had a pup quite like him - sooooooooo energetic and sooooooooo cuddly at the same time, and sooooooooo eager to please. Before he was adopted he was rolling over left right and centre (I think because he just loves the attention). So no tears, but I did have to give him a big hug and kiss cause he's so special. Poor Beadie, she also loved Bodie - but Beadie loves all the pups, and there will be more to come, although we're taking a big of a break for a few weeks, so these are the only two pups at our place for a while. I guess I can put away the mop bucket... Oh yeah, and Beadie celebrates her one-year birthday today! Happy Birthday to you... Happy.... so on that note, we're off to the park;)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Puppy Fame

Well Bodie is Mr. Popular and is definitely getting noticed. After playing with his doggy friends at the park, he met another ARF doggy, now happily settled into his Forever Home ('Baja'); and just as we were leaving someone said, 'hey, that looks like that pup from the ARF website!' :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The "One"!?!?!

Oh yes, it could be. Mr. Bodie Broadus may be saying his goodbyes (and new hellos!) by the end of the week.... lots of cuddles, lots of cuddles, lots of cuddles...We'll keep you posted!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bodie's Update

Bodie is winning his way into people's hearts (he won us over long ago!) and he is in the process of meeting with potential forever homes. It's always hard to say goodbye, but always so exciting to see a family welcome a new companion. Bodie, Beadie and I will be spending lots of quality time together this week:)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My New Trick!

Don't believe us? Check it out:) Smart puppy. He thought about it overnight, and then without treats this afternoon he did it on the first try. Then when we tried to videotape it, he pretended he didn't know what we were talking about, but we've got it on film.

Monday, April 5, 2010

We're making serious progress!

It's only been a matter of days but I think Mr. Preston "Bodie" Broadus feels right at home. Today was his first day home alone with Beadie and he did really well - enjoying the 'smart' toys that kept him busy while we were away. Today's menu included a frozen peanut butter and moistened kibble Kong, and a scrumptious chilled pumpkin Kong.

Bodie also learned to shake a paw today and now he's so proud of his little trick. It took some trying, and a few different tactics, but he's got it down. He now knows "gimme a paw", "sit" and "down." His "sit" is getting very good, and doesn't need treats every time.

I don't want to give the impression that we're teaching a trick a day - I do have a full time job! But Bodie is a clever little guy and eager to please. He also started chasing the ball today (instead of just chasing Beadie) and he sometimes brings it back:)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cute, cuddly, and bound to be adopted in no time

This is a good thing, because we're not ready for a second dog. If you follow my blog, you'll realize I've been saying this since we fostered "Kimmy" in Nov/Dec. Then Levi and Edge both worked on me, and most recently Foster made me really think about how I could persuade my husband that we should get a second dog... Sorry, Bodie - it's not time yet, but your forever home is just around the corner!


"Hey, yo!? Whatchu doin' takin' my picture!???"

Friday, April 2, 2010

Here he is!

Bodie has arrived! Bodie is about 3 months old and loves to run, run, run! This little guy must have some Border Collie in him - he crouches down and tries to herd our own dog. He has LOTS of energy and will definitely need to go to a home that has an active lifestyle and plans to give a their new pup lots of exercise. Bodie is very cuddly and wants to be right with you. He looks like he is always smiling:)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Foster's gone, but Bodie arrives tonight!

Well, seems everywhere we go we see a pup that resembles Foster and we miss him. He was 100% good dog!! I'm sure he's making D and K super happy right now - we wish you all the best.

Very shortly, we'll bring home a darn, stinking cute puppy. I can tell you right now I want to adopt Bodie already. This is a bad sign. Photos to come.