Hi Grumpy Bobby here I have been thinking when I read Ferndoggle asking am I really grumpy. I am but there are reasons for this. I looked at my profile and I am not explaining myself properly.
My owner died and I was put in kennels for a long time over a year.I had got an abscess on my gum and when people came to look at me I went for a stroke then they hurt me so I became quite nasty,also my back hurt I have tablets for this now. I am a great little character
outside people fuss me and I run up to people I know for a stroke. I can see John cringe when they stroke down my back but I am ok if it hurts I just turn away.
I do grump a lot even at my food I toss dog biscuits about and growl at them,I have watched dogs come in and they have sat on Johns knee and had lots of strokes and cuddles I want so much to do the same but because of my back I can not sit down I stand or lie.down.
But if I put my front paws on Johns knee I can get some fuss I know, he is not going to hurt me, I trust him now and Brenda too I have only laid once like the picture getting my tummy tickled I loved it but then had a job to get
The dogs John and Brenda foster come and I watch them go to their new homes, but I am always left behind nobody wants a grumpy dog no matter what the reasons. But if you look at my eyes in the above picture you will surely see a dog who's heart is bursting with love. John said he thinks I have been a lovely dog before pain set in. Some of the dogs that come I just put up with like Molly here now we just sort of ignore each other she just follows John about all the time well actually she is behind me so I guess I do too.
But little Bess who I have gone on about before I fell for her the minuet I saw her, when John took her out without me and did not bring her back she had a new home, I thought my heart would break I kept looking at the door but she has never come back.