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Hi everyone! Welcome to the feature of this blog where we interview a dog from Almost Home Foundation every week! This week we would like to interview a fox.
Norway: "Hold it! I'm not a fox!"
TLS: "What? You're not?"
N: "No, of course not! I'm a dog!"
TLS: "Are you sure? Because you look like a fox to us!"
N: "I'm a Shiba Inu mix, actually. We are known for looking like foxes! But I am very sure I'm a dog!"
TLS: "Oh! Sorry! We thought you were a fox, for a minute! Anyway, let us introduce Norway, the two-year-old Shiba Inu mix dog who needs a home."
TLS: "So, why is a cute little fox... I mean, dog... like you looking for a home?"
N: "I was a stray dog not long ago. The Animal Control people thought I was a lost dog, and they were trying to catch me so they could help me go home. But it took them two weeks to catch me! You know why? I am a fast runner! And all of my thick fur helped me to be right at home living outside in the snow."
TLS: "But they finally caught you?"
N: "Yes. And they looked for my owners. But I didn't have a tag. And nobody had reported me missing. Nobody came looking for me. I guess my old owners didn't want me anymore!"
TLS: "They must be crazy!"
N: "I don't know. Maybe. I've been told I'm a very good dog. I love people, including kids. I love other dogs, too! Sometimes I get nervous when bigger dogs bark at me or hit me with their paws when I first meet them. But I love to play! I live with three other dogs, and we play all the time! I am also very gentle with smaller dogs. I think little dogs are so cute! I just sniff them and lick them!"
TLS: "Do you like cats?"
N: "I don't know. I've never met a cat. But they're kinda like small dogs, right?"
TLS: "Are you okay with kids?"
N: "Sure! I like to lick them and play with them, and I like it when they pet me and cuddle with me!"
TLS: "Now for the embarrassing question..."
N: "Yes, I am housetrained."
TLS: "Sorry, we always have to ask. How about crate trained?"
N: "Yeah, I stay in my crate while my foster parents are at work. I don't mind it. I'd rather be with my family, though!"
TLS: "What do you like to do in your spare time?"
N: "I love to run and play! I think the snow is awesome! I am happy to play with anyone... dogs or humans. I bet I would like water, too! I love to take walks. I love to get my belly rubbed. I am a very happy dog!"
TLS: "Do you know any tricks?"
N: "I can sit, lay down, and shake hands. I would like to learn more tricks, if my new family wants to teach me!"
TLS: "Everyone wants to know... do you shed?"
N: "A little. Not a ton. Don't hold it against me! Most dogs shed at least a little!"
TLS: "We understand. We all shed, too. What would your ideal family be like?"
N: "I think I'd like a house with a fenced-in yard where I could run... or regular trips to a dog park. I'd like an active family who would do a lot with me. They would play with me and spend time with me. I would be interested in trying out agility training... my foster mom says I'd be great at that! I especially want a family who will love me forever!"
TLS: "We want that for you, too! We know you'll find a great home soon, Norway!"
If you're interested in meeting Norway, you can email his foster mom at email@example.com or call (847) 212-6701. He'll be waiting!