I was ill and needed some rest; Koli needed some more socialization so
she stayed with the other fosterer for the past week and a half.
He just sent me some more updates.
"Koli headed for Lansing on May 26. We were intending to introduce
her to lots of people at the pet food stores. Koli is such a dandy
little girl, everyone liked her and she was so gentle with everyone.
The part she liked so much was meeting everyone else's dogs. She is
so used to meeting dogs now that she asks them if they want to play.
A few months ago Koli would just expect that other dogs wanted to
wrestle with her and go at them with lots of energy. Some dogs would
tell her that she was rude. All she needed was time with a patient
dog to learn better etiquette.
We didn't get to as many stores as we had intended on Saturday. While
passing East Lansing we saw lots of people with kids and some with
dogs too. It was Odyssey of the Mind day. Koli met so many people
and little kids. Some of the kids ran up to Koli excitedly asking if
she is a "snow dog". Koli was glad to be so famous even if she wasn't
an actor. It sure was nice seeing how grandly she handled the public
relations. She did as well as the most skilled professionals.
Koli would have liked to run and play with the dogs she met but she
settled for that bit of folly that a dog on leash may have. Koli did
her best begging but she only got little bits of the treats some of
the people were eating. Everyone who gave her treats was impressed at
how exceedingly gently she accepted the tidbit. This little girl
walked the MSU campus for more than 2 hours. From start to finish,
Koli made us proud.
Koli has been in foster care a long time. If any of you have walked
through an animal shelter you know that their are lots of pets that
need help. Animal shelters can not keep animals forever. Rescues can
only help those pets for whom there is space. Koli needs a home of
her own so some other dog can be helped.
Koli is a very nice companion and play mate. (Of course, when
children are around her, an adult ought to be supervising. Even as
children sometimes play too roughly, so too may Koli get caught up in
the excitement. That said, she would feel genuinely bad if she hurt a
person). She is a settled little girl and on walks only pulls
moderately once in a while. Koli is a very good looking kid and is
usually quiet. She has many endearing ways about her. She is a
worthwhile dog to get to know."