Hi!! Penelope here or ... Miss P. or ...Dolly or ...any kind of love-bug name you'd like to call me... that's how I roll you guys!!! I'm checking in to say Happy Fall!! Oh wait .... it's Fall? I can't believe it! Summer flew by. I thought for sure I'd be in my permanent home by now! What's up with that y'all? I'm from Texas by the way! So ... I'm pretty cute right? And ... I will tell you, I'm so lovable I can't stand it! All I want to do is get my belly rubbed and eat snacks. Those are my my main goals in life. Did someone say cookie? I like to play with my toys too. I got this new fuzzy duck who is my favorite right now ... at least until I find that squeaker! But just like humans I have some quirks too. Seriously ... who likes to see a car whizzing by right next to them? I mean let's be honest. I'm walking down the sidewalk and it's finally a no-squirrel zone and ... BAM ... here comes a car going about a 100 miles an hour straight past my cute little butt! Of course I want to chase it ... but my foster family tells me it's not cool to do that. While I'm not sure why it's not cool, I'm working on doing whatever my foster family says so I can find my new permanent home and family. I have actually been listening to that Frozen song a lot ... you know the one...'Let It Go ... Let It Go' ... have to tell you, it's mind-blowing. Plus, who likes to see those squirrels creeping through the yard, all the time? I'm definitely not a lover of bunnies, squirrels, cats and other little furry critters. However, I'm getting more and more used to the fact that they are everywhere I look! Also, if I see a human walking their dog I get nervous. Are they coming my way? Is it a boy dog who wants my number? Are they both bringing me a treat or maybe they think I'm a treat? So I bark, and sometimes I bark a lot. I'm working on that too. Along with my need to chase fuzzy critters and cars my biggest quirk is being comfortable in my own skin. You see, a life like mine and so many of my Pitty buddies is always challenging. We never know from one day to the next if someone will love us or someone will want to bring us to a dreaded kill shelter just because of our breed. Come on ya'll!! Look at my face? How amazingly cute am I? I get it though, I'm big, I'm strong and my breed has a so-called reputation. But folks ... it's not us that should have the reputation, it's the humans who did horrible things to us that should have those reputations!! This is me in a nutshell. Goofy love- bug that forgets her size and strength sometimes. Active, playful and still working on trusting all the things going on around me. I know how to sit, stay, shake and I'm always gentle taking my treats. I am working on letting go of my drive to chase things but let's face it I'm a dog! I'm getting better and better on the leash too. I'm willing to listen to my foster family when they are correcting me. I'm stubborn, but willing! If I come to your house please understand I will have to get used to you. I have been in a few different places and just need to know you are going to love me and keep me. Once I feel that, I know all the fears I have about my new surroundings will wash away. We can work together on understanding and accepting the new life adventure we are about to have and the challenges that come with any new partnership. I love my foster family and my little foster sis too. She's pretty cool for a tiny dog and us girls hang out lots! Get this ... her face is perfectly even with my always wagging tail, and I have popped her smack dab in the mouth a few times and she still wants to hang out and be best buds!!! Well this is my story and I'm sticking to it. If you are wondering about being my new family, my foster folks will happily give you all the details about my stay with them. I can't wait to meet you!