Howdy Everyone! Greetings from Tyrus (formerly JJ as you shelter humans knew me). It has been about 3 months since I adopted my human family so wanted to let you know how I am doing. I adopted them just in time before everything closed because of Covid 19. I am loving life! I have canine brothers and sisters who play with me! We have so much fun, y’all! And they have taught me a lot by just following their lead. I feel safe to go outside in the kennel with them now. That was a huge accomplishment for me! They go for walks on a leash but even though I like walks, I haven’t quite got the hang of that yet. Everything else they do I can do too! Roxie (my canine sister) came along to meet me on adoption day. I could tell it was scary for her. She is also from a shelter and did not like being there, but we liked each other right away so I decided to go home with her.
Because I am from Texas, the snow in Wisconsin was quite a shock! I didn’t like the cold on my feet or chill in the air. As they say in Texas, it was as cold as a frosted frog! Now that’s cold!! Sweaters and jackets kept me warm and I learned the snow was much more fun to run on than trying to balance on two feet!
I am well behaved ALL the time, but my family thinks there are things that shouldn’t be played with or chewed. I think everything is mine, so I showed them how to compromise. They got me new bones and more toys, so I know they are ok to use. It worked so well they even got me a new hedgehog toy when the one from the shelter wore out! When I am naughty (which almost never happens because I am ALWAYS good) I try to listen even though they talk with a funny Midwest accent. I am very smart–so smart I almost have them trained already!! They learn quickly too!
I am a very happy little guy and love to take naps on the cushy-soft dog beds and cuddle with my family. This is the life! My family makes sure I am taken care of and have everything I need. Even though I have required a lot of time and patience, they say I’m worth it! They love me sooo much! I am still unsure at times but I have gained a lot of confidence so am not so afraid. (I was scared of everything!) I have learned a lot since moving here and am getting used to visitors too while practicing social distancing. All my hard work has made me the brave guy I am today—as brave as the first man who ate an oyster! Pardon my Texas sayings, but I lived there longer than I’ve been in Wisconsin.
I want to thank everyone who was involved in getting me from Texas to Wisconsin especially those at Dunn County Humane Association. They made sure I had a chance for a wonderful life just like I deserve. My family and I appreciate what everyone did up until “our” adoption. Bless their hearts! We were impressed at what a clean shelter DCHA is (clean as a whistle!) with staff who make sure us dogs (and cats too) are adopted to safe and loving families. I wish all of us could have good homes and many do thanks to those kind humans. Thanks for reading my update! As they also say in Texas–that’s all she wrote–well, he wrote in this case! I’ve included a couple pictures too. Hope everyone stays healthy and has happy tales just like me!
Love, Tyrus (JJ)