Cute Alert: VIDEO; Foster Pit Bull Chows Down on Corn on the CobOpinion
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Foster dogs are cute. I have to admit I'm biased. Very biased.
I fostered a rat terrier three years ago. I had her for several months before Paws called me and said they had set up an interview with a possible permanent family.
My immediate thought was there's no way I can let go of Ruby. I agreed to foster her because I had a beagle at the time and I thought my beagle needed a companion.
She did. Unfortunately, my beagle passed a way less than a year after I began fostering Ruby.
I was devastated. My beagle was the most loving, trusting and fun dog I'd ever had. We spent hours walking and hunting in the Red Arroyo where the walking/biking trails are now.
That left me and Ruby the rat terrier. She isn't an adoptable dog. She doesn't like people. Any people. Heck, Ruby doesn't even like me.
But Ruby is the best guard dog I've ever had. No one comes near my house; Ruby is my guard dog and I think would do anything to protect me.
Then about a year ago a longtime friend of mine who is a hero for animal rescue called and told me I had to foster this dog. So I went to the shelter and that's when I picked up Hope.
Hope is the pit bull mix. She is the most calm and loving dog I've been around. She loves everyone and she's a great companion to the terrier.
That brings us to today. Hope is well fed. I happened to grill some corn on the cob a few months ago and threw the cobs in a flower bed.
Hope found them and ate them. Pits have a huge mouth with strong jaws, but they are as gentle as any dog you can imagine if they are raised and treated well.
So I grilled some ribs and corn over the Labor Day weekend and had leftovers. I knew Hope liked the cobs, so I threw a few of the grilled corn cobs still in the shuck out in the yard to see what she'd do.
I watched amazed as she carefully used her teeth to pull away the shucks, then the silk, and then carefully eat the corn off the cob! Did you watch the video?
If you have the time and circumstances to foster a pet from the animal shelter, I highly suggest you do.
Who knows? You might find a pet who makes you as happy as you make them!