Greetings! I bring you glad tidings of great joy!! I’m Yuletide and I’m going to make “ Yu” fall in love with me. I’m a 2-year-old male and since some very special folks saved me, every day feels like a gift. I was living on a farm but my owner feared for my safety so he brought me to a place with a lot of other dogs, hoping someone would adopt me. I was so scared! But then the folks at MLRR found out about me and they just had to have me. You see, I’m a really, really special Lab. I lost one of my legs a while ago in an encounter with a bull (sometimes farm life isn’t all Green Acres). But don’t worry about it – I get along just fine! Although right now, I can’t show you how well I can run. MLRR got to me just in time – I tested positive for heartworms. YIKES! Luckily, I was able to get the medicine I needed to make me all better. I just need to take it easy for a few weeks but then I’ll be able to run & jump & play. You know what the neatest thing about my foster home is? I have a foster brother who’s just like me! Yep – he’s a “tri-pawed” too! We’re even both missing the same leg. It’s hard to tell us apart at first, but give me a chance and you’ll see I’m the only one for you. I’ve been very good since I got to my foster home – I’m well behaved (well, there was a counter-surfing incident but you can’t leave yummy desserts on the counter and really think I’m not going try a bite). I haven’t had any accidents in the house, I haven’t chewed on anything, heck I don’t even mind the cat hiding behind that gate. So just put a bow on me and take me home!!
Howdy folks! Yep, it’s me, Yuletide again. Let me tell you what I’ve been up to these past months. First, I’m happy to tell you that I’ve put on some much needed weight. See, those nasty heartworms that I had stole a lot of nutrients that I needed, but now that they’re gone, I’ve filled out quite nicely. My foster mom says that I’m at a really good weight of 75 pounds. But the really big improvement I’ve made is that I’m figuring out that new people are usually really nice and give me treats, so I’m not so afraid to go out to meet my adoring public. When I first got here, I was really scared of new people. My foster mom thinks that I wasn’t around a lot of people before. There weren’t too many visitors at the farm where I grew up. The great people here at MLRR knew that I needed some help getting used to people, so my foster mom called Wiggles-n-Wags Dog Training and that’s when I met Susan. What a difference she made! Thanks to her, my foster mom was able to help me be more confident and learn to trust new people. Of course, it helps that I get yummy treats when I meet someone. Now I’ve even been able to go to a few Meet and Greet events and people think my foster mom is fibbing when she says I’m a shy dog. My foster mom says that I’m a very affectionate boy. I like being close to her, but when she leaves, I don’t get into any trouble. I like going on walks, but I haven’t been on a leash before so I kind of go all over the place. I also don’t know what to do with toys, but maybe you can show me? As great as my foster home is, I hear that my forever home will be even better!