Hey there… my name is Brinkley, and I’m tryin’ out this blog thing for the first time. I’m about 2 1/2 years old, and an American Bulldog/Boxer mix. I arrived at HSGKC last summer… I was with a real nice woman who couldn’t keep me ’cause she was havin’ a lot of stuff goin’ on in her life. She really did “rescue” me… see I had a great dad, but after he passed away I was real shy, and scared. The family didn’t want me to go to a shelter in Oklahoma (that’s where I’m from) ’cause I was so shy with a lot of new men, and they were afraid I wouldn’t get adopted… so the woman who was fostering me contacted HSGKC and I got to come here.
I’m happy I’m here ’cause the humans here are really, really nice, and patient with me. My favorite human is Amber… she works with all the dogs in the shelter. I love everyone else I’ve met, too, both staff and volunteers, but Amber is still my fav. I was super nervous when I got here, but I’m doin’ a lot better now. My roommate is Diesel… he’s a sweet, cool, guy… who is like my “little brother” (even though he’s older than me) ’cause sometimes he gets on my nerves a lil… just ’cause he’s always wantin’ to give me kisses. But I like cuddling up with him at night.
So… in case you wanna know about the kind of forever home I’d like, I guess I should tell you a little more about myself. I’m still shy with new humans, especially men… so I need humans who will be patient with me, and understand how I am, and probably not real young/small humans. I’m kinda choosy when it comes to my doggy friends… I’m still tryin’ to figure out exactly how to play with other dogs. Diesel is teaching me when he can, but we don’t always go outside in the yard together because I’m so talented, I can jump a 6′ fence… so we can only go out in the yard when no other dogs are out which is kinda hard to do right now. We’re gettin’ our new 8′ fence in pretty soon, and I’m real excited about that so I can play outside more often with Diesel. I’ve met a few dogs, but prefer dogs who aren’t real high energy… so Diesel’s a good match for me. Even though I wanna chase cats, I know our humans don’t like that, so I need a home without cats. I love Milkbones, and dog treats… I’ll sit pretty, and shake, and lay down for treats. After I’ve gotten to know a human, and trust them, I’m very loyal, and affectionate with them… just check out the picture of me and Amber for Valentine’s Day on HSGKC’s Facebook page.
I got back from my walk with Diesel a few minutes ago, and saw some guys comin’ in to work on the plumbing… so I gotta go keep an eye on them and make sure they stay outta trouble. I’ll try to check in again soon.