Seven year old Stanley came to live with us on 10th December and settled in very quickly i.e. immediately. He is gentle, loves people, children, other dogs and will walk and walk and walk. He is learning to play now and his favourite game? Chasing crows who seem to like to play with him – rising about two feet off the ground and landing about 5 feet away to tease him. He is such a joy to watch.
He seemed so relaxed from the start and doesn’t whine or bark or scratch at the doors and is happy to sleep downstairs in his bed (or on the sofa, of course, now that he’s learnt that this is allowed). The only animals he will bark at are cats!
He’s eating well and has even had a bath after all the rain and the muddy walks. We took him to a groomer as we wanted to learn the best way to bathe him and he wasn’t fazed about that, although not very keen on the hairdryer.
Honestly! We can’t believe how fortunate we are to find this lovely, sweet boy and decided after 48 hours that we wanted to adopt him.
Sussex Pet Rescue were very thorough about checking with us what sort of dog we could manage and are being very supportive and it’s so reassuring to know that we can check in with them if we have any problems or queries.
So thank you all, and in particular with our contacts, Jan and Helen. We look forward to many happy years with Stanley and are so pleased to be able to give him his forever home.