It is my fourth day at the Best Friends Animal Society temporary shelter in Tylertown, Mississippi.
Most of the dogs in "Pooch Alley" are such sweetie pies. Right now most of the dogs here are pit bulls, rottweilers, chows or some mix involving at least one of those breeds. I assume other breeds were fostered or adopted out of here first and these guys have been left behind.
I just finished playing with one little guy who keeps batting his toys under the fencing of his run. There isn't a dog in the run next to him, there are just about 15 toys. I retrieved a few of them for him tonight, but I am sure tomorrow they will all be out of his reach again. He just loves his toys, he throws them up in the air, pounces on them, and just has a grand ol' time with them.
Then there are the two adorable boys, a white Samoyed mix and and little brown dog, in one pen. They also love their toys and wrestling with each other. When I sit in there with them one tries gnawing on my hands and the other just likes to push his whole body into me. He is quite the leaner for such a little dog.
Most of the dogs are remarkably sane considering what they have been through. Of course, I am not seeing them in a home-like situation where they will probably have all kinds of bizarre behaviors. I hope not.