Our sweet, sweet Hazel is STILL looking for her forever home! I am so surprised that she has not been scooped up yet to be loved and cherished by the perfect family. Maybe my posts about wanting to keep her messed up my karma or something, but, the wanting to keep her hasn’t changed….neither has the knowing that she can’t stay.
I have been away from home for 4 days now, petsitting for a nervous doberman and in all honesty, I miss Hazel more than my own animals….that’s a secret between us….please don’t tell Rocco, Savannah, Zooby or Trixie. Well, Trixie won’t care, anyway 😉
So, what is it about Hazel that makes her so special? I think that, just like our other fosters, the knowing that she won’t be with us forever is part of it, but, more than that, I think Hazel is just a special little dog. She is so easy and go with the flow, and with her over-sized paws and silly spotted nose, she is just…..well, amazing. She has one of the best personalities of any dog I have ever met: goofy, silly, loves to do training exercises and play. Playing for Hazel means puzzle toys and Nylabones, and, if she can find another willing doggie partner to tumble and wrestle, even better. And, therein, lies the major issue: our residents don’t want to play with her. And, that’s not fair to her. She deserves a full life, with play and fun…not grumpy old housemates who just want to snooze all day. But, to her credit; she does not let this get her down, she entertains herself, knows that the dogs aren’t interested…and keeps trying with the cats 🙂
I have had only a few people express interest in Hazel. It kind of breaks my heart for her that she still does not have her forever home. I don’t think I have done anything differently than I did with Angie and Jenga in terms of marketing. So maybe she looks a little funny in pictures sometimes…to those of us who know her, it just adds to her charm.
She just looks cute in this one…
She does look a little silly here… 😉
Here you can kinda see her awesome Mickey Mouse spot…when her leg is in a certain position, I swear it is the perfect Mickey!
And, here she is in her second favorite spot: chillin’ on the bed. This is one of the coolest things about her: she is totally fine spending time on her own. Hazel has no separation anxiety and knows how to stay out of trouble when no one is home. She often wanders off on her own for a nap or to enjoy her bones and this is truly a great quality in a dog!
Actually, now that I think about it- if chilling on the bed is her second favorite spot, lying in the sun is tied with snuggling up next to you for first!
Please share Hazel with your friends and family. You never know who might be the one to fall in love with her! Here is her ad…you can share the blog, too…lots of Hazel stories here 🙂