Hi Everyone! My name is Wilhelm, aka Willie. I am about 10 years old, 37lb, and just about the sweetest, gentlest little guy you’ll ever meet. You may recognize my name if you follow CBHR’s facebook page – I recently had a big adventure. Foster mommy says I was lost, but I tried to tell her I was just meeting the neighbors
I am sooooo excited to be senior foster dog of the week! Foster mommy said this is a great opportunity to tell everyone about myself. She said my future forever family is out there somewhere, just waiting to find out all about me – that got me so happy I couldn’t stop wagging my tail! In fact, I wag my tail so much that in most of my pictures it just looks like a blur. Well enough with the small talk, here’s my story:
I was brought to the shelter in Wake County, NC as a stray. I was so itchy that I developed a skin infection and bald spots. My ears were also badly infected, and the vet found out I had heartworms. Needless to say, I was very sad – who would adopt me in such a state? The shelter called CBHR and told them I needed their help. Miss Debbie, a long time CBHR volunteer, picked me up and brought me to the vet so I could get some medicine. Then another nice lady named Heather picked me up. She told me not to be scared – she was going to be my foster mommy and take really good care of me and get me feeling all better. Boy, was she right! My ears are all better, my skin infection is cleared up, my hair grew back, and I just finished my last heartworm treatment. Foster mommy says that I seem “sensitive” to certain dog food ingredients,which make me itch, so she is feeding me “grain free” food, which seems to help. She says I am all ready to go to a forever home as soon as the right family comes along.
Seems everyone wants a “housetrained” dog, so I am happy to report that I have NEVER had an accident in my foster home. This was even before I learned that there was a doggy door I could use to go outside anytime I wanted. I would just go to the door and wait to be let out. I won’t even potty on sidewalks – I must be in grass or mulch. In fact, when foster mommy took me to a CBHR event, I got very concerned – I didn’t see any grass anywhere! Where was I supposed to potty? Well, I am very smart and came up with a solution: I jumped into a planter and went potty there – in the nice, familiar dirt. For some reason, this made foster mommy laugh very hard – she is very silly sometimes.
Before I go, let me tell you what I am looking for in a new home: blankets. Yes, I LOVE blankets! I love snuggling in blankets, being tucked in under blankets, hiding my face in blankets – pretty much anything is great if a blanket is involved. As much as I love blankets, I love PEOPLE even more! Cuddling next to people and getting belly rubs from people are the best things in life. It doesn’t matter if a person is tall or short, grown up or toddler, as long as we are together, everything is perfect. It’s ok if you leave for work or school during the day. I can stay home alone with very good behavior (and a blanket), patiently waiting for you to come home.
If it sounds like we could be best friends, please let CBHR know right away that you want to meet me. I may be a little older than some, but I still have lots of love to give, in addition to a special appreciation for the time I have with you – just remember the blankets!
You can see more pictures of me on my profile page.
November 25, 2013