Breed: French Bulldog
Current Location: Fisher, IN
Adoption Date: April 8, 2017
Adopted by: Nancy and J Fykes
Piper (Bagpipes) has been adopted by Nancy and J Fykes of Fisher, IN. They have mill mama experience and she will have a four-year-old little Frog brother (Tucker) and a human sister who is away at college. We drove Piper out to her new family to facilitate the first meeting with her new brother. After the obligatory Frenchie grumble/meet and greet, she was neck deep in the toy box and ‘allowing’ him to steal her toys and tease her.
Piper will be a snowbird – splitting time between IN and coastal NC where she can continue stretching her boundaries and working her wiles on her Daddy.
I cannot thank the Fykes family for reading Piper’s bio, understanding her personality and opening their heart and home to this girl.
Happily Ever After, girlfriend!
Bagpipes is a 7-year-old female Frenchie who is being fostered in Chicago, all of her vetting and adoption will take place up north.
Update on Bagpipes from foster mom, Cate:
Bagpipes is a 7.5 yo mill mom. She came in very shut down and is slowly coming into her own. If you fancy the immediate gratification of a cream, fluffy, smiling wiggle butt, Piper is not for you. If you aspire to have your time, patience and effort rewarded by a set of beautiful brown eyes look at you like you hung the moon – keep reading. Piper likes The People – adults, well-behaved children, women, men. She knows she wants to be part of a family and is figuring how to approach people to get attention.
At first Piper would pancake to the floor, tentatively making eye contact with hope literally shining out her eyes that someone would sit and pet her. Now, while still pancaking, it’s after following The People around and before flopping over on her back so the human in question has to talk her through her ‘boneless breast of chicken’ routine, scoop her up and go sit with her on the couch. Because she’s PiperJ
Her potty training is beyond better than expected considering her past. She is taken out on a schedule and likes her living space kept tidy. As Piper gains confidence and sees more of her foster home as ‘hers’, she has figured that the best place to use the ‘necessary’ is in the far corners of the yard.
Piper is trepidatious around other dogs where her initial reaction is to grumble. She is easily corrected with a ‘be nice’ and some ear scratches, now living in complete parallel with the resident Frenchie – sharing couch time, people time and treats. She expresses displeasure when she gets confused or scared– like when the resident Frog rough houses with a human. Once The People reassure her everything is okay, she soldiers on. She has had a few (surprising) bursts of speed through the back patio door when she grabs an antler and runs through the kitchen. She was also a quick study that soft beds make great places to take her treasures and give them a chew.
She would do great as an only dog or with an even keeled dog to provide guidance and teach her. Piper is not at the point where homes specifically asking for a playmate for an existing, high energy dog will be considered – she isn’t there yet. On the other hand, for homes outlining they want to be actively involved in the rescue process by showing an older gal that humans (and dogs) exist who will not only love, teach and protect her – they will spoil her rotten, Piper is a dog you should definitely consider.
Piper is a simple girl. Looking for a family. Who will let her quietly take over their lives and hearts and preferably The People bedJ (That last bit was edited by Piper herself.)
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