I had quite a difficult start to my life. I know I was born in Romania about 4 years ago but I cannot remember much about that or the first people that looked after me in England and why things didn’t work out. That was when I came under the ‘wing’ of Sussex Pet Rescue who re-homed me with a very nice lady. Unfortunately, after a short time she became very ill and I had to return to Sussex Pet Rescue. I then went to live with a lovely foster Mum, Lindsay and her family they had a nice friend for me called Nelly. I had a really good time with them for about four weeks and learnt quite a lot of things to improve my behaviour!
One morning Lindsay took Nelly and me for a long walk and we met up with a couple who had a very small very fluffy white dog called Poppy. We three dogs got on well together, we all had quite a good play in the field. That afternoon Lindsay took me for trip in her car to visit Poppy’s house. I spent quite a long time there playing in the garden with Poppy and then went in the house. It was a bit scary to start with so I kept very close to Lindsay but after a while I realised it was a safe friendly place and even went and sat with Fay and John for little while.
After a few days Lindsay took me back to Poppy’s house but after a little while she left, I was very upset. Fay, John and Poppy were very friendly and when they gave me tea and showed me that my bed was there I started to realise this was going to be my new home. I still missed Lindsay and her family but gradually I got used to my new home with Poppy. I liked having a garden to play in but it was very scary going out there in the dark so John and Poppy would keep me company until I got used to it! It’s quite a busy house sometimes, particularly when the teenage grand children come to visit but I really like them and they play with me.
One day, Fay and John took Poppy and me away in their caravan. I was very nervous to begin with but I had my tea in my usual bowl and my bed from home was there and we were all close together so I soon got to like it. We had a lovely time seeing new places and there was a park where I was able to run off the lead for the first time. I have now been caravanning four times – its great going for walks in lots of different places and meeting other dogs but it is nice to be back home.
I think I am usually quite a good boy but I know I’ve got to learn not to bark quite so much when visitors come to the house. Also when I am out, if I see another dog that I am not too sure about I sometimes run and bark quite loudly but I don’t do this quite as much as I used to. Another thing Fay and John are trying to overcome is my fear of bicycles, maybe I had a bad experience with cycles when I was in Romania.
I have been in my new home for about three months and I think Fay and John are really very pleased to have me and I love my new friend Poppy but I let her be top dog as she was here first! Thank you Sussex Pet Rescue for finding me such a nice “for ever home”.