Guess what?! Today was my adoption day!!
After 3 weeks and 3 days, my trainer and Shelly at Rotten Rottie decided that Stacey and Bill were lucky enough to adopt me! And now I have 2 more brothers and 2 more sisters! Most of them are smaller than me but I had lots of practice with small dogs at my trainers house!
Oh! And I forgot to tell you!! My trainer has a real name! It’s Karen. Karen took me to my new house and we did introductions with the new dogs. I was awesome. I met my new dad for the first time and while I’m still a little shy, Karen said I’m one million times better with men than I used to be! I think a million is a lot.
Both my new mom and dad learned how to use my prong collar and e collar, learned how to manage me and most importantly, were instructed not to love on me right away. Karen said just like I had to have a foundation at her house before affection, my new owners have to do that too. That way, I will see them as strong leaders and not weak softies that need me to manage them!! By the end of my stay with Karen I was able to receive lots of affection from her and it had no negative effect on me. But that’s because I had equal amounts of structure and rules! Stacey and Bill know that if they don’t follow Karen’s instructions, I could regress back to the old me. Nobody wants that version of me so they promised they would keep up their end of the bargain.
When Karen left today, I was hanging out on Place. I knew she was going to leave me because she had some water coming out of her eyes. I watched her leave but knowing Place Command was so helpful because even in a new home, I knew what I was supposed to be doing!
I think my new life is going to be pretty awesome. I’ve been through a lot. From scary shelters, surgeries and multiples homes. With all of that, I am still the happiest and most confident that I’ve ever been in MY LIFE! I thrive with structure! Karen said all dogs do.
Thank you for following my story and please learn from me! Adopted dogs living happy, balanced and safe lives is my legacy!
Love, Flower 🌺
(read the following two blog posts to hear Flower's whole story)