Well, just as the title of the post reads, Bowser did find his forever home. He was adopted by a nice couple, who were looking for a companion dog. They were new dog owners, but seemed to have done their research and were quite knowledgable about dog care. A week ago another family was interested in Bowser, but it did not work out because their youngest child was afraid of him.
For the two weeks we had him, I did not update about him at all on my blog. Here is the bio I put up about Bowser on the Austin Dog Alliance website, just give some detail about his personality.
Hi my name is Bowser! I have been with my foster family for about a week now and I must say I am quite the charmer. After only a few days of being with my foster family, I settled into their routine and my full personality is starting to bloom. I absolutely love walks! Show me the leash and I am ready to go. Car rides are great too! I love to be out and about around people. I am very playful as well. I love kongs, tennis balls, and rope toys in particular. I love to play fetch and I am very good about bringing the toy back for another round. Playing with other dogs is another favorite of mine. I get along quite well with my foster family’s Labrador, who I love to play tag with in the backyard. After exercise I love to curl up by people’s feet (or in their laps if they let me) and take a nice nap.
My foster family also discovered I know several commands. I know “sit”, “stay”, “come”, and I know my name. My leash manners are also quite good. I have excellent house manners; I am house broken, crate trained, and I only chew on dog toys. I recently met the pet parakeets at my foster home. I am very curious about them and kept trying to figure out what these strange animals were. I am just trying to be friendly, but my foster family says I may need supervision around small pet animals.
If you are looking for a dog that loves to be out and about, play fetch, and take mid-afternoon naps with you, I might be the perfect dog for you.
I have to say I really bonded with Bowser in the short time we had him. He was such a great little dog with a wonderful personality. The experience of giving him up compared to giving Llarson up was actually harder. With Llarson I knew he was going to be recalled; I knew the day I picked him up. With Bowser, I felt the back up plan could always be we could adopt him. It was so hard to say good-bye. In fact it was quite tearful, but now a few hours after he left I feel happy that I provided someone else a loving companion. I think back to how excited I was when Llarson and Ggoody came home and I am happy to have provided that joy to someone else.
Here are a few pictures of Bowser while he was here with us.
Bowser, I hope you and your new family have a wonderful start together and enjoy many years to come.
-Addie & Ggoody