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Hi there friends! My name is Bacon. I love to eat bacon; so, when they started saying it every time they looked at me I couldn’t help but love it! I’m a happy, wiggly guy who wants to explore all the things the world has to offer.
I “sizzle” when I get really excited to see people. My whole-body wiggles and I can’t get to you fast enough. Apparently, it’s adorable and I get all sorts of “ooohs” and “awwws” from it, so I’m going to keep it up! I’m also “housetrained” so they say. I’ve only ever had accidents when I was on special medicine for my heartworm treatment. Being “housetrained” means I get more time to explore the house because I remember to go potty outside. I love exploring new things outside, but I go potty first, so I don’t forget. This makes my foster mom so happy, and when it’s crazy hot outside, it makes me really happy that we get to go back inside right away! I’m not a fan of really warm, humid weather. Time will tell what I think of the cold Midwest winters!
I am not a fan of the feline variety of companions, but I don’t seem to mind other dogs as long as there is a proper introduction. I get along well with my canine friends in my foster home! We play and play and play, then nap, then eat and play some more! I had no idea life could be so easy! I don’t always like to share my bones or high value food with other dogs. Foster mom and dad make sure we don’t have any real bones or food to argue over by picking them up. If it’s not on the floor, it doesn’t count in my book :)
I don’t mind being the only dog either though, as I can nap and play independently for hours, only coming up to get a few scritches on the head occasionally. I love to play with toys and bones. I flip and flop them around and chase them everywhere. I am told I can’t get too crazy right now, but once I’m heartworm free, I’m going to go hog-wild (get it, because I’m Bacon! - my foster dad is teaching me great “dad jokes”). I like to fetch, and then let you chase me playfully for a little bit, then I bring the ball back to fetch again. I can forget my size, so sometimes my wiggles and exuberance can be a bit much for little ones at first, but I’m learning to calm down around smaller people.
I love making people happy, so learning new tricks is right up my alley! As I’ve gotten more comfortable in my foster home, I’m told that I’m getting a little sneakier and more mischievous. Sometimes if there is food on the counter, I try to get a better look. That’s all I’m doing, I swear! We’re working on this though, and I’m a great listener. You say “no” or “ah ah” and I’m down with 4 on the floor! I’m learning my basic commands, and I’m doing great. My leash walking skills are coming along as well. I am a perfect gentle dog in my crate. I don’t try to escape or make a big scene about it. I’ve learned that it’s my own space and I crate myself to relax sometimes (but only when foster mom is nearby).
My foster family says they can’t wait to see my true character shine once I get healthy and comfy in my surroundings. I’m goofy, but trust is something that takes a while to come by for me, so for now, we’re just living every day to its best. Life is on the up and up and I can’t wait to meet my forever family. Is it you???
SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO POTATOE'S FOSTER FAMILY FOR THEIR TIME AND DONATIONS:
Lacey & Jade