20
Feb
2012

Foster dog Brindi is looking for a forever home

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Brindi
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March 1, 2012 update: Brindi has found her fur-ever home and is no longer available for adoption.

Happy family day! After never previously winning a play-off game, the football team I play on was in the league finals last night. It was a close game and we lost 2-1. Everyone gave all they had and left it on the field.

The guys and I are keeping busy renovating a basement in Orleans. Tomorrow will be the start of week 3. The basement is framed, wired, drywalled and primed. On to the finishing details.

Heather and I love dogs and have a soft spot for rescues — often wonderful pets abandoned through no fault of their own.

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Yesterday Brindi arrived from Hopeful Hearts. She’s a three-year-old Brindle-Sheppard.

The first thing we noticed is how trusting and submissive she is. Within minutes she rolled onto her back to have her belly scratched. She knows the hand commands for “sit”, “down” and “paw”. “Heel” seems to spark recognition in her, but for now she pulls on-leash.

She waits to be invited, but will happily join you on the couch or bed for a snuggle. We can’t emphasize enough how loving and affectionate she is.

Brindi Bruce Pit
We took Brindi (far right) to Bruce Pit and she loved it.

Brindi has very good table manners. When we sit down to eat, she lays down beside the table (ok, couch) without being told.

Brindi lived for 3 months with a cat while she was in Sudbury just prior to coming to Ottawa. We’re told she and the cat got along famously.

We left her alone for the first time for 3 hours last night and came home to a perfect house. Ok, it’s not like she cleaned for us, but she was a perfect girl while we were gone. She has two plastic chew toys and hasn’t tried to chew anything else.

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Brindi is wonderful with children. Here she is curled up with my napping sick nephew.

As I type this, she’s lying down at the foot of the couch, in front of the window, fixated on the birds and squirrels outside. TV for dogs?

Like many three year old dogs, Brindi has lots of energy. She would benefit from living in an active household where she’ll get daily exercise.

March 1, 2012 update: Brindi has found her fur-ever home and is no longer available for adoption.