January 15, 2013:
Hi folks. My name is Luke and I know why I was named the Pawsonality of the Month Ė itís because I am just about the luckiest collie in MWCR! For a long time, I was a stray who didnít know where his next meal was coming from. Then some nice people at a shelter in Iowa took me in. Lucky, huh? After that, I was taken to something called a ďfoster homeĒ where I got to live with these nice people who treated me like a member of the family. Even luckier! They took me to a vet who found a tumor in my mouth and even though he removed it, he said it would come back and I would have to go across the Rainbow Bridge. Now even though I love road trips, everyone seemed so sad about it that I decided I didnít want to go. So I didnít. And now, after almost two years, the tumor hasnít come back, so no Rainbow Bridge for me. Yippeee! Lucky again.
Since coming to my foster home, Iíve experienced a bunch of new things. For instance, I got to meet a cat. At first, I was just curious about it, but then I learned that cats are really sneaky creatures. For one thing, they donít make any noise when they walk, so when you least expect it, they creep up and startle you. I hate that and my foster mom says I would be happier in a home that didnít have any sneaky cats to startle me. Donít tell the other dogs though 'cause they would call me a wimp.
Another new thing at my foster home is toys. I had never had any before and I didnít know what they were or what you were supposed to do with them. The other dogs here chewed on them and carried them around and tossed them in the air. It all seemed a little silly to me, but one day, after living here for almost a year, I decided to give it a try. It was fun. It was a lot of fun. Who knew!
My second favorite new thing is cars. Sometimes my foster mom takes me for a ride and it is really amazing. I donít care where we go, just as long as we go there in a car. I even like cars when they donít go anywhere, but just sit still in the driveway (Iím very environmentally conscious and this is a great way to save gas).
You are probably wondering what my number one favorite thing is. Itís you. Itís curling up next to my very own person and being petted and cuddled and loved. Iíd rather do that than anything in the world. Itís better than toys, better than cars and way better than sneaky cats. My foster mom says that Iím ready to find my forever home and even though I will miss her, I know that the best new thing is out there waiting for me. And when I find it, I really will be the luckiest dog ever.