Dogs never cease to amaze me at how resilient they are. They respond so well to any form of kindness from humans. It is so unfortunate that there are still so many humans that have not evolved enough to recognize all the benefits that dogs bring to our lives.

Our mission at Hope 4 La Pawz is to work with our rescatistas and empower them to start changing the culture in Baja. Slowly but surely, we are seeing some progress. But there are still too many Rosie’s that need our help.  Read the next segment of her rescue.

That first week here at my new foster home just flew by. There was so much to learn and remember. Every chance I got I would go outside with the big dogs. I paid attention to what they did and just followed along.

Every day that goes by I feel stronger. I love the food here. I know it is good, my tummy feels full. The itching is practically gone except when I have to wear that silly collar. I know that most of my hair fell out because I heard the doctor say I have Demodectic mange. I guess it happens sometimes when puppies like me don’t get good food and my immune system shuts down. I feel so much better now that the food and medicines are working.

I still get a bath every couple of days. I am getting used to them and actually starting to like them a bit.

I saw the big girls getting a bath the other day too so that made me feel better. Just like one of the pack.

My foster family must like people because they have people over to the house often. I will bark when someone I don’t know comes to the yard. I want them to know that I will tell my mom they are here. Once my mom says its ok then I go and check them out. I am still pretty shy when it comes to new people, but I am ok with that. The fun part is that when people come to the house there is often really good food for the people. Sometimes if I look really cute, I can score a nibble of something.

The big girls are starting to play with me more now that they know I am staying around for a while. I just love to play and run around with them. I discovered toys too. My mom gave me a good rope to chew on. It is great because I think I am getting some new teeth and having something to chew on feels great.

Tug-a-war is a favorite game that I play with the big girls. Did I mention that I love it here with my foster family?

Sometimes I can’t tell the difference between a toy and a slipper. Those slippers are so much fun, they smell just like mom and dad. I have been scolded a few times when I get caught with them, but I just can’t resist.

We went for a car ride again to see the doctor. He is really nice, but I got another poke in the butt which I didn’t like much. I heard him say that I was looking very good, “Muy bonita”. And that I was starting to get my hair back again. That’s good because it is too hot during the day and too cold at night without hair.

One day, mom was busy getting ready to go somewhere right after we had breakfast. I didn’t know where, but I could see food being prepared. That is always a good sign. I didn’t know if we were going too until dad said, “okay everyone into the car”. It was a really rough ride, but it didn’t last very long. It was funny I could smell the same scent as when I was abandoned. Oh no, I hope that doesn’t happen again. It smelled like the beach. I couldn’t understand why the big girls were getting so excited.

When we arrived at the beach, mom carried me in my little traveling kennel. I waited until she got everything set up then she let me out. I could see the water and smell all the beach scents. The girls were going wild chasing the ball into the water. I stayed really close to my mom. I didn’t want to get lost again and wind up here all alone. But I didn’t have to worry my mom stayed really close to me and I had fun picking up rocks on the beach.

I am having so much fun and learning so many things. Life is wonderful…I have a family, friends to play with, good food, water, treats when I behave and a warm safe bed to sleep in every night. I love you guys.