Hello there! Our names are Zoe and Scout, and we are the Barefoot Hospitality Hounds/Mascots. We are referred to as” Zozo,” “Zoekins,” “Scouters,” “Scoutaramalamadingdong,” and collectively, as “The Dingos.” I am Zoe, the blonde in the foreground of the picture. Since I am the eldest, I will post today and allow Scout to post tomorrow.
My humble beginnings
It may not seem that I came from humble beginnings because of my regal appearance, but it’s true! I was rescued by a nice lady when I was a tiny puppy – I was in a shoe box on the side of the road with my litter mates. The nice lady bottle fed us round the clock and then found homes for all of us….but not for me, I was special. I was the runt of the litter and I belonged with an extra special family; fortunately, my rescuer knew just the right humans for me!
You see, my rescuer/foster mom has been a mobile dog groomer and rescuer of homeless pets for many years. One of her clients was my family who just happened to have room in their hearts and their home for a puppy like me. Of course, my humans fell in love with me instantly and went quickly about the business of having their beloved dog, Raffles, teach me “the ropes.” I learned loyalty, good behavior and how to be irresistibly adorable in record time (although I think the loyalty part is just part of canine nature). I am doing my best to show Scout “the ropes,” but she is a little more challenging and less civilized than I am…
Although my origins are uncertain, my family believes that I am Golden Retriever-ish (as in, I “tried” to be a Golden Retriever, but didn’t quite get as large or fluffy as most dogs of that breed); perhaps I have some lab and other heritage. I am quite simply the best of all breeds and proof that mutts are the best dogs in the world.
Now I spend my days protecting the house and greeting my humans lovingly and enthusiastically every time they walk in the door. My “pet” peeves (pun intended) include the vacuum, a half empty food bowl, sketchy UPS/FedEx delivery people and the evil yard crew. Alternatively, my favorite things include grandparents, treats, walks and the dog park.
How You Can Help Homeless and Shelter Pets
It is because of my fabulous presence and huge impact that I have had on my family that they support pet adoption so strongly and urge anyone who is considering a fur companion to rescue a shelter pet. Now, more than ever, there are “Zoes” and “Scouts” (and fabulous kitty cats, too) left homeless by natural disasters Hurricane Harvey, wildfires (and soon, Hurricane Irma). If you can’t adopt or already have a full house, please consider donating to the Humane Society by clicking here.
It’s as Easy as Playing Trivia!
One of the things Mama Barefoot does everyday to help is to play Freekibble Trivia – each click prompts a donation of 10 pieces of kibble to shelter dogs and cats from Halo Pets, and it’s FREE, y’all! Click here to play and sign up to get their daily trivia via email. Local animal shelters are always in need of dog and cat food, towels, blankets and bleach.
I am so glad you were able to become acquainted with me today…check in tomorrow to see Scout’s post. You will be seeing lots of us around Barefoot Hospitality!