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Wilson makes the Social Scene

Wilson proved a bit more hesitant when it came to meeting new people and new dog pals. At first he didn’t want to walk on a leash, but with a bit of encouragement he managed. All the new sounds in the Outside World were overwhelming. 


Strangers were initially too intimidating, but after ten minutes or so that Corgi Curiousity just got the better of him and he chose to approach cautiously. He seemed to especially like Amy and the feeling was mutual, as you’ll see from the photos.


When it came to meeting new dogs, Wilson walked right up to Eko (Anatolian Shepherd) and they were fine together.


Though he wasn’t quite as gregarious as Charlie and Kelly, Wilson’s social confidence was still much better than anticipated for a first outing. This is a really sweet little guy and his Foster Mom reports that his confidence is growing noticeably each day. Wilson learns very quickly and we’re starting to see that he’s got quite the sense of humor! Wilson, you’re a Winner!


Wilson took a real liking to Amy!

For those who say dogs don’t smile…think again!

Not only is Amy friendly, but she has the Ear Scratch down to a science. Ahhhh!


And, as an added bonus, a picnic table! Any self-respecting Corgi is always alert for a Food Opportunity! I’ll just take a little look-see up here!

These new folks are really nice, but you’re still my favorite Foster Mom!

Eko is really TALL! Good thing he’s a nice guy.

Hi Teresa! So nice of you to come down to my level! 
It’s so much nicer when people don’t tower over me. 
Charlie spoke so highly of you! Thanks for making me feel at home here.
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Wilson makes the Social Scene

Wilson proved a bit more hesitant when it came to meeting new people and new dog pals. At first he didn’t want to walk on a leash, but with a bit of encouragement he managed. All the new sounds in the Outside World were overwhelming. 


Strangers were initially too intimidating, but after ten minutes or so that Corgi Curiousity just got the better of him and he chose to approach cautiously. He seemed to especially like Amy and the feeling was mutual, as you’ll see from the photos.


When it came to meeting new dogs, Wilson walked right up to Eko (Anatolian Shepherd) and they were fine together.


Though he wasn’t quite as gregarious as Charlie and Kelly, Wilson’s social confidence was still much better than anticipated for a first outing. This is a really sweet little guy and his Foster Mom reports that his confidence is growing noticeably each day. Wilson learns very quickly and we’re starting to see that he’s got quite the sense of humor! Wilson, you’re a Winner!


Wilson took a real liking to Amy!

For those who say dogs don’t smile…think again!

Not only is Amy friendly, but she has the Ear Scratch down to a science. Ahhhh!


And, as an added bonus, a picnic table! Any self-respecting Corgi is always alert for a Food Opportunity! I’ll just take a little look-see up here!

These new folks are really nice, but you’re still my favorite Foster Mom!

Eko is really TALL! Good thing he’s a nice guy.

Hi Teresa! So nice of you to come down to my level! 
It’s so much nicer when people don’t tower over me. 
Charlie spoke so highly of you! Thanks for making me feel at home here.

Kelly’s Turn to Meet & Greet!

Today it was Kelly’s turn to meet new friends and show us just how well his social skills are honed. Up to now Kelly has a been a bit more reserved than Charlie or Wilson and we thought he might be a bit shy.


Well, surprise us…this little fellow held his own nicely with all of the other dogs and humans that he met. He seemed quite comfortable and was the typical inquisitive corgi. 


Our special thanks to Pat, Teresa, Amy, Chris, Chopper, Eko, Teah and others who’ve made themselves available to help us test and socialize these four fellows!

My goodness Chopper – you’re a big fellow!

You’re about the same size as a sheep – I bet I could herd you!

I like being the Center of Attention!

You guys are both taller than I am, and you’re laying down! 
Nice bandana Eko! Where do you shop?

Kelly’s Turn to Meet & Greet!

Today it was Kelly’s turn to meet new friends and show us just how well his social skills are honed. Up to now Kelly has a been a bit more reserved than Charlie or Wilson and we thought he might be a bit shy.


Well, surprise us…this little fellow held his own nicely with all of the other dogs and humans that he met. He seemed quite comfortable and was the typical inquisitive corgi. 


Our special thanks to Pat, Teresa, Amy, Chris, Chopper, Eko, Teah and others who’ve made themselves available to help us test and socialize these four fellows!

My goodness Chopper – you’re a big fellow!

You’re about the same size as a sheep – I bet I could herd you!

I like being the Center of Attention!

You guys are both taller than I am, and you’re laying down! 
Nice bandana Eko! Where do you shop?

A First for Charlie – Meeting New Friends!

This was a very big day for Charlie. For the first time since leaving the shelter, and arriving at his foster home, he got to go out into the World. He met some new friends, both human and canine. 

Charlie’s behavior was outstanding – far better than we could have hoped. Many times dogs coming out of puppy mills are severely under socialized. Such does not appear to be the case with Charlie. He was confident, happy and got along famously with everyone. 

Way to go Charlie!

Meeting some of his foster mom’s friends at obedience classes.

Charlie had no problem finding a nice lap and making himself comfortable!

Wow…a nice new girlfriend, Teah, (she’s gorgeous!) – look at that smile!

I’m so happy, I could just dance!

And dance…..

I just LOVE the Real World!
(Look close – you’ll see a tiny kiss!)

A First for Charlie – Meeting New Friends!

This was a very big day for Charlie. For the first time since leaving the shelter, and arriving at his foster home, he got to go out into the World. He met some new friends, both human and canine. 

Charlie’s behavior was outstanding – far better than we could have hoped. Many times dogs coming out of puppy mills are severely under socialized. Such does not appear to be the case with Charlie. He was confident, happy and got along famously with everyone. 

Way to go Charlie!

Meeting some of his foster mom’s friends at obedience classes.

Charlie had no problem finding a nice lap and making himself comfortable!

Wow…a nice new girlfriend, Teah, (she’s gorgeous!) – look at that smile!

I’m so happy, I could just dance!

And dance…..

I just LOVE the Real World!
(Look close – you’ll see a tiny kiss!)

Fun Facts – As we Learn More!

Charlie – Great table manners: He lays down with his bowl between his feet when he eats. Also does the Frog Dog – too cute!

Wilson – Is showing himself to be quite a character. The most serious of the group upon arrival in foster care, this fellow is now showing that he’s playful….and VERY smart! Each dog has his own kennel area and his own outside run area. Wilson has already figured out whos is whos!
Nolan – Asked his foster mom if “Clean Sheets” came with room service. He is kenneled next to a couple of cats and doesn’t like the way they stare at him. Quiet up to now, his first bark was at the cats. From now on he gets a “privacy sheet” hung between him and the cats!
Kelly – The diplomat: Gets along with everyone – even the cats!
And we’re told that they all like Country Music and Oldies. When I asked K.D. how she knew this, she said: “That’s what they listened to all the way home from the shelter – and they didn’t HOWL at it! “ 
OK, I’ll take that for now! But we will have to see just who likes Shania Twain and who votes for Mick Jagger, as we get to know them better!