Sunday, January 23, 2011

Almost Home Foundation - Episode 3: Awesome Lawson!

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H everyone! Welcome back to the feature of this blog where we interview a dog from Almost Home Foundation who is looking for a home. Yesterday our Mama had the pleasure of meeting Lawson, a big, happy retriever/lab mix. Lawson is almost two years old, and loves people! Our Mama said she was petting Lawson, and when she stopped, he grabbed her arm with his big paws and groaned, trying to say, "KEEP PETTING ME PLEASE!" Mama knew then that she wanted us to interview Lawson. So, everyone say hello to our new buddy!

TLS(us): So, Lawson, hows it going?

L(Lawson): Not so good. Its been a rough week!

TLS: Really? Why?

L: Last week some people came to the adoption show to meet me. They even brought their dog! We all got along great. The people decided they wanted me. They brought me home with them. I thought I had a family!

TLS: But then what happened, Lawson?

L: They brought me back. They didn't want me after all.

TLS: Oh, poor Lawson! How could they not want you?

L: Well, they said something about having allergies. Maybe I did something wrong? I don't know what it could have been, though! I was a good dog! I liked playing with their dog! I was happy with them!

TLS: We're so sorry that happened. We hpe you'll find another family soon.

L: Me too. I live in a foster home now. But its just not the same as having a place you can call your home forever.

TLS: Our Mama says you're a really friendly dog!

L: I am! I am! I love people! I love to be petted and cuddled. When I see people, I get so happy! I like dogs, too! I always want to play! And I really love to make people happy. I like being trained, because I get a chance to show off how smart I am!

TLS: Do you know any tricks?

L: I can sit, lay down, and give paw. You can teach me more! I would love to learn! I'm also great at going for walks. I'm a very obedient dog.

TLS: And for the awkward question we always hate to ask... are you housetrained?

L: Of course I am! I told you, I'm a very smart dog!

TLS: What would you like your new home to be like?

L: Mostly I just want some people who will pet me and play with me and love me. It would be fun to have someone who would work on training me some more. I really like pleasing people, so I can be taught a lot! I want someone who loves big dogs and won't get mad when I'm clumsy. My tail has a mind of its own, you know! I would like a yard where I can run. I think my yard should have a fence around it. Otherwise, when I'm running, I might run too far, and get lost! That would be scary. I wouldn't want to lose my new home.

TLS: Is there anything else you'd like?

L: I would like for people to scratch my rear end. Your Mama scratched my rear end today! It felt so good, I groaned and stomped my feet and wiggled my butt! Oh, I loved it!

TLS: Yeah, we know what you mean!

L: I would like someone who doesn't have allergies... or if they do, they are willing to do things to deal with the allergies, like have me groomed often and use a special vacuum cleaner. I wouldn't want someone to bring me back again because of their allergies.

TLS: We think you will be the perfect doggie for someone.

L: You really think so?

TLS: Of course! We know you'll find a great home, soon.

L: Thanks, guys!

TLS: Thanks for talking with us!

If you'd like to meet the awesome Lawson, get in touch with Almost Home Foundation! You can call 630-582-3738 or email dogs@almosthomefoundation.org to find out more about him. There are also lots more wonderful dogs and cats... including Bermuda and Sushi, who are still looking for homes!

Good luck, Lawson!

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Cat Mandu said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, Lawson. Hope you find a home soon! You're cute (for a dog).
Mandu

Winnie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So sad that your nearly-home didn't work out, Lawson.

You look and sound lovely so I'm sure it won't be long before you're settled on a comfy bed in your own forever home.

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Godspeed, Lawson!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hope Lawson finds his furever home soon!

Marg said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is so sad that Lawson had to be brought back to the shelter. You sure sound like a wonderful dog Lawson and we have our paws crossed that you find your forever home very soon. Take care.

Remington said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hope you find a forever loving home very soon Lawson!

Madi and Mom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We are so sorry Lawson was returned...but clearly that was not the right home for hime...Chin up Lawson the purrfect family is around the corner.
Hugs Madi

Bocci said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Lawson-we hope you find your furever home real soon-you're adorable and I'm sure you did nothing wrong!

We don't know what kind of a mix Bocci is, although maybe part Schnauzer...we just know that he is very sweet and cute as can be!
stop back and become an official Follower-we love to have ya!

Bocci and his Parental Unit, Joan

Bailey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hoping you find a new home soon! Woofs & hugs! ~Bailey

Cassie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We're pulling for ya! Sounds like you're gonna make somebody a great companion.
XX-
BabyRocketDog and Hootie
http://hootieandbabyrocketdog.blogspot.com

FiveSibesMom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the interview! Lawson, you are "paw"some and we sure hope somebody realizes just how lucky they are to find you and give you all the love you deserve! Great interview, Trixie, Lily & Sammy-Joe!

♥I am Holly♥ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lawson, we sure hope that you get your furever home very soon. You are beautiful! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Kirby, CGC said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there guys,
I saw your post from Bocci's blog. I too am a terrier mix, stop by my blog sometime:
http://welcometokirbysworld.blogspot.com/

My mom helps with shelter dogs too. She says it's sad when they come back to the shelter, but she says that just makes her work even harder to find them a good home. She will never understand how someone can give up on a pet. Let's hope the next home for Lawson is the furever one!

Woof!
Kirby

Pepsi Bum said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's most sad that Lawson was returned. I hope he finds a good forever home soon!

Woofs,
Pepsi

Those Elgin Pugs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lawson~
We hope so get a great home soon~
loves,
IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

pee-s
Momma was laufin' at yous Momma's comment on our bloggy today... our Momma was in 5th grade during 'da super bowl shuffle..
Momma went to Catholic School butt 'dey got to wear jeans and 'da principle played song on load speaker and grammy was teachers aid and brought Mommys teddy bear in too dressed up wits bears hat and scarf... hee hee.

georgia little pea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that's too bad lawson. wonder how that family deals with their other dog. must be a hypo-allergenic dog.

georgia little pea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

a german shepherd? that sounds mighty suspicious to me then. and it's probably just as well that lawson is no longer with them.

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