My friends Monica and Chris (who I just featured in the Low Country Boil post) recently began fostering a pup named Petunia. She is about 3 years old, weighs 50 lbs and is believed to be a Bulldog/Boxer mix with perhaps a breed or two or three more mixed in... She is as sweet as can be and needs a place to call home.
Monica, "Petunia is mellow to the point of sometimes being mistaken for a piece of furniture. She never barks or chews and she barely sheds. She is not a 'bolter' and we often hang out on the porch watching the world go by with no fear of her chasing squirrels, cars or strollers. She loves her crate and will nap there throughout the day and night. She is learning to walk on a leash and gets better at it every day."
Petunia is lucky to also have another pup in her foster family. Her name is Magnolia, whom Chris and Monica adopted last year. The two get along beautifully and seem to have the same temperment. Every time I stop by, Magnolia and Petunia are often lounging side by side, perfectly chill under the hot southern sun.
Monica and Chris often call Petunia by her new nickname, Potato. Monica, "We call her Potato because all she really wants to do is snooze on the couch."
I've worked with a lot of kids and animals over the years but happy to report that Petunia was one of the easiest. She's as laid back as they come but certainly appreciated a treat or two to accommodate our many requests to sit here, there, then look over this way, no that way...
She did like rolling around in the petunias...
...but did not appreciate them placed upon her head. Good sport though- she at least let me get the shot.
Monica and Chris are fostering Petunia through a wonderful organization called Ruffus Rescue in Atlanta, which do weekly adoptions at the Pet Supplies Plus location from 11am-4pm. You can find Petunia there on the weekends, or contact Monica directly to schedule a time to meet. You really can't find a better pup (or foster parents). I hope this July 4th, we can celebrate a new home for this very sweet, loving, adorable Miss Petunia.
Photos and Content: Sweet Peach