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Hey Folks - Norman here, looking to update you on my current status because I know you’re looking for a big, handsome guy like me! Isn’t everybody?
If you have a securely fenced yard for me to play in (I do get the occasional case of zoomies) and maybe a nice deck or porch so I can work on my tan (a favorite activity), then I’m the guy for you. In the house, I’m sweet and mellow and I know special things like “sit” and “stay” and I’d love to learn some more tricks, especially if I get treats for my efforts. I also love a good long walk in nice weather - I do great on my harness and am learning to walk nicely with just a collar and leash. My favorite thing is to snuggle with my people - and eat, of course! Food and affection - very high on my list of priorities.
I like everybody, including little kids, and I am especially gentle with them. I’m even good with dog-savvy housecats! I’d be happy as an only dog, but could probably stand to share my life < grin > with a big old girl dog if she was nice and wanted to play with me, but it’s not a necessity, and we would need a good long introductory period. Small dogs? HATE ‘em. Wanna eat ‘em!! Not really sure why since they’re all bony and stuff, but hey - everybody is entitled to an opinion, and that’s mine!
I love to carry around my stuffed animals (don’t say it - just don’t say it - I’m NOT a sissy!) and I love bully sticks, and giant antlers and all those other cool things I have to chew and keep me entertained. I’m usually pretty tired at the end of the day and I will take myself off to my dog bed around 10-10:30 and sleep there quietly all night, though I’d be really, really, really happy to join you in bed if you ask me politely. Don’t put me in a crate though - NOT happening. I hate them - they offend my very delicate sensibilities.
So, just because nobody’s perfect, I have to mention that sometimes I have a little accident in the house (but only if I can sneak away to my favorite spot in the basement) and I will also run like the wind if I am outside without a fence or attached to my human by a sturdy leash.
I’m neutered (harrumph), heartworm negative, and up to date on all of my vaccines and I have a microchip so the government can track me. Well, maybe not the government, but somebody will be able to find me if get lost. I’m a very big boy and right now I’m living with my foster sister in the Chicago area - I hope I have a new family soon so I can have a big birthday party in August when I turn four!
Don’t let location be an impediment - the people who have been taking care of me say they can get me to just about anywhere in the eastern half of the US and they can maybe even move me a state or two west of the Mississippi, whatever that is.
Please consider adding me to your family. Love, Norman
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