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Annie B. ~ ADOPTED

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Hi.  I’m Annie.  Annie B.
 
I’m a purebred female Border Collie, and very beautiful if I do say so myself.  I’m about 5 years old and am writing to apply to find my Forever Home, so please let me tell you a little bit about myself.
 
First of all, let me tell you that I’m absolutely devoted to my person!  I’m never happier than when I can be with someone.  I love to lie under the desk when my foster mom’s working at the computer or snuggle on the couch in the evening when she’s watching TV.  I enjoy playing with my toys from time to time, too, and can provide lots of entertainment with my special game of lying on my back wriggling about with one of them.  Foster mom laughs every time!  I love to go for walks, and occasionally enjoy a game of fetch.  I’m really not very demanding, though.  I settle in quite well for long periods in the house and don’t ask for much at all.

Well, except for food.  I love food!  One of my favorite things is finding surprises left on the counter!  I’m not supposed to do it – I can’t imagine why – so I’m learning to control myself. I’m told I get a little grabby with it sometimes, but I’m learning to take cookies like a lady. 
 
Most of the time I do OK with other dogs, but I don’t like it when they’re around and there’s food or chewies nearby.  I want them all for myself.  And sometimes I have issues when I’m in tight spaces.  So, yeah, I guess I’d be happier being an only dog.  I guess I should live in a home with no other animals either.  Small animals over stimulate me.  I want to chase them, and that just makes me kinda antsy.  So I’d really be better off without them, too. 

I’m actually quite laid back in the right environment.  Y’see, I tend to be a little insecure and nervous.  I love people – I really do – but I’m uneasy if they make sudden movements or rush towards me.  I’ll need some kind and patient people who won’t push me too hard while I work to get over it.  I’m already making progress in my foster home.  I’m not at all shy, but I need to be handled like you would a shy dog in order to feel safe.   Y’know, not be grabby or loom over my head to pet me.  My foster mom will show you how to do it.
 
I just want a home w/ some easygoing folks who won’t put too much pressure on me.  When I’m in a place like that, I have really good people skills!  I just adore kids, but my foster mom says I have to go to a home without kids so that there won’t be any possibility for accidents.  I try so very hard, and I’ve been wonderful w/ the children who have visited here, but kids can be so unpredictable and sometimes I’m such a Nervous Nelly that we all think it would be better if I didn’t have to live with them.  Maybe a kind and responsible older teenager would be OK, though. 

And I’d love to have a nice fenced yard to play in!  I enjoy running around chasing the squirrels and birds.  .  .  . and watching the deer, too!  I’d love to run and play with them, but it’s fun watching them from my side of the fence, too.
 
My foster mom says that I’ll have to attend a positive reinforcement training class.  I’m not really sure why.  I’m completely housebroken and really well behaved.  OK, I pull on the leash when we go for walks, but I do much better when I’m on an EZ Walk™ harness.  And my recall could be a little better.  And, oh, yeah, I do tend to bark a little too much sometimes, but I’m getting much better with that.  I react to noise and movement sometimes by barking, but my foster mom will show you how to keep working with me on that, too.  So, I guess I’ll agree to go to a class w/ my adopter.  It’ll be a good bonding experience for us, too!
 
So, please, if you think you have room in your heart for a loving companion like me, I promise I’ll do everything I can to be the bestest dog ever.

Hopefully,
 
Ms. Annie B.

Annie B. is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her vaccinations.  She has Autoimmune Thyroiditis, which is controlled with daily thyroid medication (less than $10 per month).  She’s being fostered in the Southern Tier of upstate New York. Contact Barb at: BLFRIBOURG@AOL.COM

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