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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 firstname.lastname@example.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!