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I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
There is a sweet reserve about Bambi, and a kindliness in her nature - both are incredibly endearing. She is a champion snuggler, and quite deft in arranging ways to have physical contact with her foster family - but she is not demanding or self-important in any way that we have observed. She is a gentle, cautious, almost "proper" little girl whose behavior and demeanor reflect what we can only term an incredibly gracious nature.
Bambi's conformation is very refined - she is fine boned, delicate, and slender with a long neck. In fact, she was named Bambi almost immediately after coming into care as a result of the fact that everyone who met her thought she looked like a tiny fawn.
We have no history for Bambi - a Good Samaritan driving down a remote and rural section of Route 9 in West Virginia saw her dazed, bleeding, and struggling to sit up on the center line of the road. The observant individual pulled over quickly to offer help to the tiny dog. Once Bambi had collected herself, she gratefully nuzzled into the concerned driver's lap as she rushed Bambi to the veterinarian.
Fortunately, Bambi's injuries were not serious, and as she quietly recuperated at the hospital, we alerted Animal Control and local shelter directors that she was with our organization. To our sadness and shock, no one ever came looking for her. Bambi was welcomed into foster care, where she has flourished, and gained much needed weight.
It will always be a mystery to us how Bambi came to be abandoned and injured; what makes it most astonishing is how wonderful Bambi is. Her foster mom says that she is "easy to love", and it is true.
Bambi spends her days in the happy luxury of being loved - her favorite spots to nap are usually soft nests that she has claimed as her own - on top of the basket of blankets, in her foster mom's lap, or even sharing a chair when a member of her foster family is sitting at the computer. When she is being held, she will fall into such a deep and contented sleep that she begins to snore.
At night, Bambi sleeps in bed with her foster parents, curled into whatever space is available.
Bambi's house manners are excellent - she is house trained and completely trust-worthy in the home. It is unclear to us if she actually knows any commands, but she is so open and responsive that she comes immediately when called. Bambi deeply loves being included; without being demanding in any way, she has a hopeful, earnest way of finding people, and gently inserting herself into their midst. Riding in the car is a great joy to her.
Bambi greets new dogs, humans and cats cautiously, and then warms up. She is a careful, honest little slip of a dog whose sweetness is genuine and deep. She will reward a committed adoptive home with an abiding devotion and love.
Bambi is now spayed, fully vaccinated, wormed, and on heart worm and flea and tick preventives. Because of her size, we do not recommend placement for Bambi in a home with small children.