I am one happy girl these days, as you can tell in this photo of my first steps on US soil!
I spent the first 3 years of my life in China and came over on March 6th with my friend, Thelma. I have a secret super-power… everyone I meet falls in love with me. It’s true! My foster mom says I’m resilient, whatever that means. I just know that it doesn’t do any good to dwell on the past. I live in the moment – particularly when there’s affection involved. Nothing is better than hearing a kind word and getting a hug. I love to follow my foster mom wherever she goes. If she sits, I just lie down by her feet and take a little nap.
I hear that I’m an adorable white fluffball, weighing in at 35 pounds of pure joy. The tips of my ears and tail are a soft golden as are the freckles across my nose. I’ve heard that folks suspect I am part American Eskimo, but I haven’t done the Ancestry.com thing yet.
The vet says I survived distemper a while back. When I’m tired or overwhelmed, my jaw moves up and down, which makes it look like I’m talking. But I’m one of the quietest little ladies you’ll ever meet.
I love everyone but I am kind of shy to begin with. I’ve seen so many changes and I haven’t quite got everything figured out yet, but I appreciate people that move slowly when they first meet me. I need about 30 minutes to adjust to new surroundings and people. I get along well with other dogs and even the resident cat loves me!
From Twyla’s foster parents: Twyla is a gentle soul and just seems to take everything in stride. She has quickly learned to go up and down stairs. She walks beautifully on a leash and is learning English for sit, shake, no and down. She will jump out of the car, but hasn’t figured out how to jump up yet. She is still figuring out what toys are used for (she prefers paper and electrical cords). She is nearly house-trained and will need patient, positive guidance on learning that the place to go potty is outside.
She has been quickly crate-trained. She sleeps in a crate at night in the bedroom, although she would be tickled pink to be allowed to sleep with her people. For just the first two nights, she cried for no more than 30 seconds, then laid right down and went to sleep. She will do just about anything for a bite of string cheese and a kind word. We tell her she is destined for great things.
Twyla is being fostered in Vancouver, WA
Adoption fee: $350 plus $35 microchip fee