Samy moved to his new fosterhome a month ago. The family fell in love with him the minute they met and we hoped that this home would not be just a fosterhome but most probably his forever home.
The way he opened to the new people, cuddled and looked up at them with bright eyes told us everything and as days went by we watched him happily turn into a beloved family pet. 🙂
Here are some quotes from the long letters we received so far:
“We got to know a lovely and friendly dog when we met Samy and I believe he and my son made friends right then and there. We are glad that you gave us the chance to bring him home as we have never thought that our biggest dream would come true so easily. As we started the car, Samy sat peacefully on the seat with us and he behaved like he’s always been part of our family.
He’s now the apple of our eyes, we caress him all the time and he enjoys the attention. He learns very fast but when we look away he tries, just like a puppy, what he’s allowed to do. Stealing was one of his favourite habits, he used to hide our socks and shoes but he does it less often. When we notice him, he lies down to his place feeling ashamed.
Everyday he meets old and new friends at the dog park so he can release his boundless energies easily by playing and wrestling with them. He needs physical exercise, he moves around a lot, but he’s still young, only a year old, so this is quite normal from a healthy Dalmatian boy.
We train him to stop on the sidewalk before we cross the road and he remembers more often to step off the curb only when we say so. He will learn it with time and practice.
One of his cutest features is that he doesn’t like any mess in the flat. Whenever we leave a piece of shoe near the shoe rack, he picks it up, brings it into the room and puts it down in front of us. We looked at each other with great surprise the first time it happened. He sits there with the shoe at his paws and stares at us seriously as if asking “Hello, didn’t you forget something?”. So we take the shoe and put it back to its right place. Then he wags his tail happily.
Last weekend we travelled to the country and introduced him to the Grandparents. He discovered the new environment and behaved so kind that we couldn’t find the words to express our happiness.
We adore Samy!!!”