Buddy has been a forever foster with use for about 5 ½ years now. He had his annual heart scan and is doing just fine. Buddy will have his 14th birthday on April 4th. You’d never know by the way he looks (not too grey) and the way that he acts, that he’s up there in age. We continue to take him for dental cleanings, which are done while he’s awake since we don’t want to put him under anesthesia due to his heart condition. He’s a real trooper and lays there very patiently while the vet takes care of him.
We pamper him every day with lots of massages to keep him mobile and active. Buddy really enjoys all of the attention! We have a new after dinner “ride” that he seems to be enjoying. I recently made some new dog beds that Buddy lays on after dinner. Foster Dad sits on the floor with him and grabs a corner of the bed and turns it around, or slides it around on the hardwood floors. Buddy seems to think that this is a whole lot of fun. After a few “rides” he goes to the toy basket and starts pulling out all of his favorites to play with. Buddy still has great eye-mouth coordination and has fun playing keep away. He loves to collect all of the toys and then its “game over”.
Buddy had a fun summer, whether it’s hanging out on the boat or enjoying his 2 walks a day with his GRRoW pal, Reiner. He has some new lab friends down the street that he looks forward to meeting up with when we’re out. They have a fun time meeting and greeting and then Buddy’s on his way to keep taking in all the rest of the good smells on the block.
“Over-easy or scrambled” is how we start out every Saturday morning. Buddy’s new favorite weekend treat is scrambled eggs. Once the pan comes out of the cabinet, Buddy’s right behind you in the kitchen waiting for his order.
Buddy’s has a great easy-going personality and is always happy to see everyone. He’s a perfect fit for us and we look forward to continuing to care for him.