This little sweetheart is Abigail a.k.a. Abby. Abby and her foster mom met up with me at Houghton’s Pond in the Blue Hills, one of my favorite places to shoot. I like the Blue Hills almost as much as my subjects do because there is so much to see, smell and do.
Abby is a 4 year old Pit Bull available for adoption through Scituate Animal Shelter. What we already knew about Abby at the time of the shoot is that she is good with little dogs but shy around bigger dogs. She’s is already house trained, likes to sleep in and loves, loves, loves a good belly rub. She’s accomplished “sit” and “down” but needs a little work with “stay” because the only thing she really wants to do is be close to her humans.
I picked up Abby and her foster mom and on our way to the Blue Hills, was asked to use the child lock on the windows and doors because Abby is one smart little cookie and has learned how to open both windows and doors.
What we didn’t know about Abby and found out after our shoot when we made a stop to my parent’s house, is that she is really good with people she hasn’t met. Both my mom and dad are elderly and if you’ve been following along with my blog for a while, you’ll know that Mom is in a wheelchair and Dad uses a cane. Both of these things can be unnerving for a dog when they first experience the contraptions yet neither fazed Abby. She was perfectly polite with my dad’s cane and calmly allowed him the space he needed to navigate around her. When I brought my mom and her wheelchair around the corner and Abby first caught sight of it, she had no averse reaction to it or my mom. Again, I saw nothing but polite curiosity from this little charmer. I think she could pass the therapy dog evaluation with flying colors. She was even good with my mom’s Conure (a form of parrot) though I don’t think I’d leave them in a room alone together just yet.
Abby is active but not high strung, curious about everything but never in your face (unless of course she’s giving kisses) and would fit into almost any household I could imagine. If you’re looking for a versatile companion then I highly recommend you give Scituate Animal Shelter a call to arrange a time to visit with Abby. You will not regret it.