Howdy! I’m Odin. I am SO excited to meet you! I have been living with my foster family for nearly two weeks. I lived on the streets before the wonderful people of GHGSDR took me in, so I am overjoyed to live in a home with a family, and curious about all things new. I bounce around the house excited to explore and take in everything. For example, I was so surprised to find that my foster family has a tree with all sorts of decorations on it …. INDOORS. When I barked at it, no squirrels or anything ran out, and the other dogs ignore it so I guess we are safe. I love people, and Mom says I'm very affectionate. I want Mom and the human boy to pet me all the time, so I follow them everywhere, just in case they want to touch my soft fur and give me a quick hug.
I want to be by my people all the time, but I will go in my crate when asked. I call out to mom and the human boy as they leave – just to let them know I love them and will miss them while they are gone. I have worked very hard to learn what my foster family expects of me. It makes Mom happy that I sit when asked. I also take treats very gently from her hand. I am proud when I please her, because I know she loves me.
There are three other big dogs here, so I always have someone to play with. There are lots of wonderful things here called toys that squeak and are soft. I love carrying them around the house and tossing them up in the air. When I do this, my canine foster brothers will try to beat me to the toy to pick it up. We play tug of war and chase. I love both these games. Playing with other dogs rocks!
I have never lived in a house before, but Mom says I'm a very smart boy, and I am adapting quickly. Tile floors were tricky at first, but I am clever and am learning how to take corners without my legs slipping out from underneath me. In my past life, I never went on a walk on a leash. I constantly had to be on alert so I could protect myself. Now I am learning that I can walk happily along right beside my foster mom. At first, when something startled me, my first instinct was to run away. My mom is so patient with me. I am learning that walks with people are lots of fun, and I can relax and feel safe. Mom is so proud that I am a quick learner, and now I am happy and confident when we go for a walk together.
Mom says that I am a good cuddler, with a soft coat. I like when it is my turn to sit in her lap each night. Mom tells me that there is a family out there looking for a sweet, happy, handsome boy like me. All I want for Christmas is my own family. Is that you?