Hi everyone! Welcome to the feature of this blog where we interview a different dog from Almost Home Foundation each week. This past Saturday, our Mama was volunteering at the adoption show, and she was told to go pick up a dog named Cabernet from the groomer! She went back there and saw a handsome young terrier sitting nicely while a groomer finished clipping around his ears. When the groomer handed Cabernet to our Mama, he jumped up on her and said, "Lets get outta here!" Mama hung out with him all day. By the end of the day, she knew he was the one we needed to interview for the week! So everyone, lets welcome Cabernet, the four year old terrier!
C(Cabernet): "Hi, thanks for having me!"
TLS(us): "Whats new, Cabernet?"
C: " I just got groomed the other day! Do you want to see my before and after pictures?"
TLS: "Sure we do!"
C: "Okay. This is me before I got groomed."
C: "And this is me after I got groomed!"
TLS: "Whoa, thats a big difference!"
C: "Yes, I feel much lighter now! And I'm a lot softer! Some of my friends say they thought I looked cuter with all my fur. But it will grow back... and hopefully it won't be as wild! I looked like a mountain man before!"
TLS: "We think you look nice either way."
C: "Oh, thanks! You're so nice!"
TLS:: "So. Cabernet. You have kind of a wild story, don't you? Do you want to tell us how you came to Almost Home Foundation?"
C: "Sure. Its kind of a disturbing story. You see, for the first four and a half years of my life, my sister and I had a home. I don't remember much about it though. It seems like years ago since I was there. But it was really only a few weeks ago that my owners put my sister and I in a dog crate together, and took us for a ride in the car. And then, you know what they did? THEY THREW US OUT THE DOOR OF THE CAR!!!! While it was still moving!"
TLS: "Oh no! Thats a terrible thing to do!"
C: "I know, right? We were so scared. The crate went BUMP BUMP BUMP and me and my sister bounced around and around. And our owners drove away and never looked back."
TLS: "Holy moly. Then what happened?"
C: "Well, some nice people saw what happened, and they stopped their car and came to see if there was anyone in the dog crate that had been chucked out of the car ahead of them. And they found me and my sister! They took us to the vet. We got checked out, and luckily, neither of us was hurt."
TLS: "Thats like a miracle!"
C: "Yup, it was a miracle alright! We could have been killed! We were safe. But not quite safe enough, yet. We were turned over to a local high-kill shelter."
TLS: "Uh-oh. Thats not good!"
C: "Not good at all. My sis and I had ten days to find new home, before it would be lights out for us! Well, it was our eighth day, and things didn't seem to be going our way. And then... some volunteers from Almost Home Foundation saw us! They rescued us! They took us from the high kill shelter, and found foster homes for us!"
TLS: "Hurray! We were getting scared, there, for a minute!"
C: "The story gets better. My sister had a happy ending. See, she was in a foster home, and the foster family took her to the vet to get her shots and everything. A worker at the vet's office fell in love with her! So right away, my sis got her forever home. She lives in a house with a bunch of cats. They changed her name to Josie. Like Josie And The Pussycats!"
TLS: "LOL! Thats awesome! But what about you?"
C: "I have a great foster home. But I'm still looking for my forever family."
TLS: "You seem like a great dog."
C: "I think I am! I love people. I love to cuddle. If you hug me, I just lean into you and get all quiet and happy and cozy. I like to cuddle on people's laps, and I love to be petted! I give kisses, too!"
TLS: "Do you get along with other dogs?"
C: "I'm undecided. I get along with some dogs really well right away. Other dogs, I get off on the wrong foot with, and I bark at them. But I think I could get along with any dog if I had some time with them... instead of just, like, passing them on a walk or something."
TLS: "How about kids? Do you get along with them?"
C: "Yeah, kids are great! They're super cuddly!"
TLS: "Now for the most awkward question: Are you house trained?"
C: "Yes I am! I'm also crate trained. So if you work during the day, or you don't want me in your room at night, I'll be fine in a crate."
TLS: "What are you looking for in a home?"
C: "Oh, I'm not picky. I just want someone who will love me. Someone who will snuggle me and pet me and really appreciate me for the loving dog I am. I am really happy that my sister got her happy ending. Now I'm really hoping that I'll get one too!"
TLS: "It'll happen for you, Cabernet!"
C: "Thanks, I really hope so!"
If you would like to meet Cabernet, all you have to do is get in touch with Almost Home Foundation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (630) 582-3738 to find out more about him.
Good luck, Cabernet!