Hi everyone! Otto here!
I thought it was time to give you an update since my arrival in the US about 6 weeks ago.
I have a great foster family with 3 rescued golden siblings. My foster mom says that Iím really, really smart compared to Mattie, Cubby, and Ollie, but having been here now for several weeks, I can tell you that bar is not very high!
Iíve learned that I love cantaloupe, cucumbers, green beans, and pretty much every other fruit and vegetable. I sit pretty when Iím offered food, and my mom says I have a really soft mouth. Except when it comes to finding the toilet paper and dragging it all the way down the hall Ė all of a sudden my name changes from Otto to ďno, no, no!Ē Itís sort of my familyís fault for leaving the darn door open.
But I digressÖ
I am over the moon for car rides, and as a daily reminder I take my leash and drop it at my foster dadís feet, then look at the garage door, pick up the leash, drop it, look at the door until he finally gets it. It usually takes a few tries. To tell you the truth, I understand where my foster 4-legged siblings get their smarts.
I also love to go out to the back yard and explore. In fact, my foster mom calls me ďDora Explorer.Ē Of course, thatís ridiculous because, well, first of all, Iím not a girl, but secondly, I fancy myself more along the lines of Lewis and Clark, or Marco Polo.
The one thing that they discovered when I arrived was that my ears are in very bad shape. They knew that right away because I was really stinky! I went to the vet the next day and she said I had a bad infection in both ears, but one was severe enough that she couldnít see inside at all. My ear canal is almost completely closed. She also said Iím ďawesome and easy.Ē I believe her because she has certificates that say that sheís an expert.
Now that my ears are a little more cleared up they can see that my left ear will probably be ok, but my right ear canal will need to be removed. If it isnít removed, I will be in pain for the rest of my life because it will always be badly infected. I wonít be able to hear out of that ear, but I canít hear very well now, anyway. My mom thinks sometimes that I may have selective hearing. She says that is a male trait. I havenít figured out yet if thatís a compliment.
Anyway, I would really appreciate it if you can help out a little with my surgery. They think it will probably cost about $4000! But I am worth every penny, I promise. Iím cute, funny, sweet, charming, smart, and most of all, humble. Can you please help me?