Tag Archives: Out & About

Four Feet, Twelve Paws

Know what I love about weekends?  It’s two days of the week that I can absolutely 100% count on Foster Dad being around for reinforcement!

You see, both Foster Dad and I work some pretty crazy hours. My work schedule is different from day-to-day, week-to-week (which makes keeping our pups on a daily routine pretty dang tough), and FD has his regular job plus a nutty grad school schedule.  And even though I have to work on the weekends from time to time, Saturday & Sunday are two days that I can count on him to have totally free. So when I do have time off on the weekends, that means two sets of hands to help wrangle the pups. And even though I was super proud of myself this week for walking all three dogs by myself, I was beyond thrilled to have some backup this weekend.

FD and I headed back to the Shelby Bottoms Greenway, where I’d been walking the dogs last week.  We love the wide, paved paths for walking the pups, because it makes sharing the paths with bike riders and other walkers a cinch.  And of course, with the extra set of hands, we were able to get some pictures.  Not that you ever doubted me, but see??  I told you I walked all three dogs at once:

Not to be shown up, FD had to give it a try.  Look how easy he makes it look!

One handed and everything…Show off.

But of course, the walk was not about us, it was about the dogs.  And I gotta say, I am totally impressed with our little pack.  Oscar is an amazing leader, who listens to FD and I exceptionally well for his young age (2 years old).  Cooper is happy as long as he’s next to Oscar, and Roxie – well, she’ll follow her foster brothers anywhere.

Midway through the walk, we bribed them with treats they even cooperated enough to get a couple of family shots:

But lest you think our sweet darling pooches are always perfectly well-behaved little angels, don’t worry.  For every one of these…

…there were about five of these:

Check out our Facebook page for more outtakes from our walk, plus a really funny story involving this picture:

If you’re interested in adopting Cooper or Roxie, please fill out an application with Agape Animal Rescue.



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Dog Park Princess Strikes Again

Since Kaylee’s first trip to the dog park, we’ve been making it a regular outing.  The dogs love it, they have a great time (even if it does result in Bath Time) and come home exhausted.  Kaylee gets along great with the other dogs, and she means business when it comes to play time. 

She runs and chases her foster brother:

She loves fetch, and understand the importance of getting to the ball before the other dog:

…even when that dog is foster brother:

When she got tired of fetch, she hunkered down with her new love, Tennis Ball:

She even made time to bond with foster mom:

Then, just when we thought she was pooped and ready to call it a day, she’d be off again!

For information on adopting Kaylee, please contact
Agape Animal Rescue.



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Dog Park Princess

The weather: Clear.  Sunny.  Brisk.

The dogs: Bouncing off the walls.

Me:  Day off from work.

The house: A total freakin’ mess. 

Sounds like a perfect day for Kaylee’s first trip to the dog park!  We got there early, and on a “cold” (by Nashville standards) day, there wasn’t another soul around.  No worries, Oscar & Kaylee had plenty of fun, just the two of them. 

To adopt the Dog Park Princess, contact Agape Animal Rescue.


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Tucker’s Lucky Day?

Tucker went to his second adoption fair over the weekend, and this time Foster Mom was lucky enough to be able to attend as well.  This one was held at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, and was the second time the event was held.  Last year, they adopted out FIFTY animals!  You heard right…five-zero.  Amazing! 

We got to meet some great people and volunteers from other local animal rescue groups, and we had a great time.  There was one amazing volunteer there who did nothing but walk around and take wonderful pictures of the dogs.  We even got our foster family portrait taken, which is definitely the only one we have!

We didn’t stay until the end of the event because Tucker was, well “tuckered,” but by the time we left they had adopted out 27 dogs and 6 cats, and they still had an hour to go.  I don’t want to spill the beans or get my hopes up too early, buuuuuuuuut….let’s just say that Tucker put his best paw forward, and made some new friends of his own. 

Then he came home and did this:


Play hard, sleep hard.  This is the way of the Tucker.

**UPDATE** Final number of adoptions from Saturday’s event is 47, including 34 dogs and 13 cats. This number doesn’t even include pending adoptions, to families who may have turned in an application to a rescue (like Agape) that has an adoption process, and doesn’t adopt on site. What an amazing number of adoptions!

To adopt Tucker, contact Agape Animal Rescue.



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MARS Petcare Adoption Fair

Tucker attended his very first adoption event this weekend.  It was hosted by MARS Petcare in Cool Springs, TN, and is one of the largest annual adoption fairs in the area.  Tucker had a great time, made lots of new friends, stole plenty of hearts, and came home EXHAUSTED!  Foster Dad got to fly solo due to Foster Mom’s work schedule, so the boys got to spend a nice day out together. 

Tucker even scored a sweet new vest.  Doesn’t he look handsome in it?

So, did Tucker score anything else besides some sweet swag and a fun day out with Foster Dad – say maybe, some People of his very own?  Time will tell….


To adopt Tucker, visit Agape Animal Rescue.



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Tucker’s Outing

This weekend, Tucker got to go out to his first street festival.  The idea was to dress him up all cute (like we had to try very hard) and get him some exposure as an adoptable dog.  The bummer is that due to some scheduling mishaps that morning, we weren’t able to get down there until later in the day, by which point it was an absolute mad house, so we didn’t stay very long.  It was still great for Tuck because he got to show off just how awesome he does with crowds.  He stayed right by us while we were navigating through the masses, then once we found a seat he was his usual friendly self, loving on anyone who would show him any attention.  Again – apologies for my rookie dog photography skills, but I did manage some that aren’t too blurry. 

This weekend, Tuck’s going to get another go at “public,” when we attend his first adoption event!  Fingers crossed for Tucker!

To adopt Tucker, or for information on this weekend’s adoption event, contact Agape Animal Rescue.



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