Hey there, my name is Marshall – or Gizmo, for short. Yeah, I know, it makes no sense to me either. But my foster mom thinks I look like a Gizmo, so Gizmo it is. I kinda like the name, actually – although my official name has special meaning to some of the nice ladies I met on my way from the shelter to my foster home. I guess I'm an extra-special boy because I have two names.
So here's a little bit about me – I'm around ten months old, so I'm still puppy-ish in a lot of ways. Sometimes I sit funny, and I've fallen off the sofa a few times. Don't worry, I was OK, just embarrassed. I miss my brother Benton, but I have a nice Catahoula brother and Lab sister in my foster home, and we get along great. I've also met some nice dogs at the dog park. I'm a little but shy when I meet new dogs and in new situations, but it doesn't take me long to feel more comfortable and confident. But not too confident – I'm OK with not being top dog.
When I first got here, I didn't know how to walk properly on a leash or how to sit, and I had a couple of accidents in the house. Oops! But I'm proud to say that I've been accident-free since then. Woot! And I'm also learning to walk better on my leash. I pull a bit sometimes, but mostly I'm good. I've just about got this “Sit” thing figured out – it's easy to do now that I know what it is. I'm also pretty good when I hear “Gizmo, come” at home. But at the dog park, it's a whole different story! I just can't help myself – I'm so happy and excited to run loose that I forget my manners and run off and my “talk to the paw” attitude kicks into gear.
I think I'd like to take a shot at doing agility - I love to run and I can jump high. You should see me doing zoomies in the backyard!
I can be a little on the timid side, and I'll give you a really sad “OMG, I feel so guilty” face when you tell me “bad dog” after I've done something wrong. I don't like being a bad dog, I want to be a good dog! So you usually only have to tell me once, and then I won't do the wrong thing again.
I'm all up to date on my vaccinations and I'm neutered. Not so happy about that, but hey, it is what it is. And I'll be microchipped before I go to my forever home so I'll hopefully never get lost again.
OK, gotta go, time to do some zoomies!
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