Hello to all my friends at Waggy Tails
It’s Alfie here – remember me?
Well, I’ve settled in at my forever home so quickly and already I’ve had lots of wonderful adventures. My new family keep telling me that I’m a good boy and are very kind. I’ve learned really quickly to go to bed at night when they tell me to, and I don’t bark at night, so I know they will get some sleep too. Also, when it’s their dinner time I sit quietly on my bed nearby so they can eat in peace – they really seem to appreciate it when I do that, but they do eat very slowly whereas I can finish my dinner in a couple of minutes.
My new family take me out every morning for a long walk with my new best friend Harvey, and the other day when they weren’t looking, I stole his big dog biscuit. That wasn’t very kind of me, so I won’t do it again. Harvey didn’t seem to mind though. I’ve made lots of doggy friends and they were all so eager to meet me. Their humans were too and some of them gave me treats. I go out again in the afternoon, and if I’m lucky I get to paddle in the River Mude, which is just down the lane from my new home.
I’ve been out in the car, which I like quite a lot now, although I was a bit nervous at first. I’ve been to the toy store which my family call a pet shop. They very kindly bought me some new blankets, some toys and most important of all some food. I have my own special cupboard for all my bits and pieces, including a huge pile of lovely towels to dry me off when I come home from a walk all wet and muddy. My new family do seem to use their washing machine a lot though.
I’ve been to meet my new Vet who gave me a clean bill of health. She also gave me an injection which she called a booster – hope that doesn’t happen too often! All the staff at the Vets were lovely and came out from behind the desk to say hello and give me a treat.
My next big adventure is I’m going to start a 6-week training course at The Friendly Dog Club at Barton on Sea – the name sounds alright so I’m sure it will be fine. I would like to run around off my lead, so my new family are going to arrange for me to go to a secure field near to a place called Brockenhurst wherever that is. Once I’ve mastered the idea of coming back when I’m called then they tell me I can run around off my lead at the field near my new home. So, I had better concentrate at the training course and make sure I don’t mess up.
My family tell me that I’m quite clever really as I know so many words – I know what to do when they tell me words such as sit, down, leave, bed, paw, walk, stay, and wait. I must admit that sometimes I still pull on the lead, particularly when I see a doggy friend that I want to go and have a chat with. I know I shouldn’t, but I just forget sometimes because I’m so excited and happy.
All in all, I like this forever home and on balance I think I’ll stay!
With a big woof and a paw to you all.