May 15, 2007
Hi everyone! Gilligan here. I’ve been with my mom and my Aunt Neenee for over a year now and I could not be happier. My mom likes to take me and Precilla for long walks on the off-leash trails and we love it! I make friends with almost all of the dogs we meet except for this pack of Newfies that I’m terrified of; those things look like bears!! My leg is doing great although every once in a while I get a little too crazy (I’m a fun-loving guy) and it gets sore for a while and then I turn into a “hop-along”. But I’m a tough boy and my mom keeps Metacam on hand just in case! I am a 93-pound mama’s boy and one of my most favorite things to do is ‘nuggle with my mom and let her give me big hugs. I was very happy that my mom and Neenee adopted my girlfriend Precilla. It’s nice to have a friend although I think she is more attached to me than I am to her—just don’t tell her I said that. Haha.
Hey. It’s me, Precilla. My mom and Neenee adopted me in November so I’ve been part of the “zoo” for almost 6 months now. I looooove my boyfriend Gilligan. It was love at first sight. I can’t get enough of him!! When we went to school at Dogspaw everyone kept laughing at how I would maul Gilligan with kisses and paws after being away from him for just a few minutes. My mom is trying to get me to be a little more independent by walking me alone. She says it is working but one time I slipped out of my collar and there was no way I was going to let Mom get within 3 feet of me; no siree! So, Neenee had to bring Gilligan in the car to where we were so that Mom could put the collar and leash back on me. Haha that sure gave Mom a run for her money. She said it was a good thing we weren’t by cars. I am still a little shy with people—those things can be pretty scary. But I have gotten much better! I am not a “melter” anymore when I get scared. My mom and Neenee think that the reason I used to be SO scared was because I was in pain. It turned out that I had some rotten teeth that had to be removed. Right after the surgery I was already a braver, happier girl. I am so happy to be in my forever home with my mom, Neenee and the kitties.