My name is Marigold and I’m new around here. I lived with my Mom my whole life – from puppy-dom until I was 10 years old. But she had some personal issues and ended up having to move very suddenly. She cried so much when she said goodbye to me but she took me to a place where I’d be safe – Great Plains SPCA. I was confused at the shelter because I haven’t been in a place like that before but after a week I was doing alright. I got to go on walks with volunteers and the people who brought my food were always very nice to me. I was sad though. I missed hanging out with my Mom and living in a home.
But then one Sunday afternoon this nice lady came to the shelter and told me that I was going to stay with her until someone new adopts me. She said that she is my Foster Mom and I love her so much already. She calls me Goldie Gal when I snuggle with her and give her my slobberiest kisses. She takes me to work with her almost every day and is teaching me about how she helps save other dogs like me. I work very hard alongside her practicing my manners – she said they were a bit rusty so in between her real job, we work on my sits, stays, waits, shakes, lay downs, and she even is working on teaching me how to catch food she tosses to me!
We’re still learning about each other and I’m teaching Foster Mom something new every day – like how good I am at defending her against that awful vacuum! We were just hanging out minding our own business and it tried to hurt her so I grabbed it and picked it up and told it to stop hurting my Foster Mom. Then it turned off! I showed that vacuum who was boss! I’m also showing Foster Mom how nice it is to have a dog who always wants to keep her company. The Turkey Man prefers his alone time but I want to be with Foster Mom at ALL times… like when she’s doing her chef thing in the kitchen, I’m Sous Chef-ing.
She says that I am such a good girl that she doesn’t see me needing to spend that much time in Foster House. She says that if I keep my hopes up and keep practicing my manners, the best family ever will scoop me up in no time. So in between naps, I keep checking to see if my Furrever family has arrived. They still haven’t shown up but I’m hoping maybe tomorrow….