By Shelley Carlisle
“I dream of Jeannie with the light blonde hair; borne, like a vapor on the summer air; I see her tripping where the bright streams play; Happy as the daisies that dance on her way….”
This is a song by Stephen Foster (okay, so I had to change the word “brown” to “blonde”). Blondes do have more fun! My name is Jeannie and I am a young, happy, waggly bundle of energy; you can imagine me flying through the air chasing the butterflies (think of the song “Dog and Butterfly” by Heart)!
I can bounce up and down and play for hours and still have energy to spare, so I may be too much for young children as I will outlast them. But I love, love, love my doggie friends, I can’t make my tail stop… fwap, fwap, fwap, fwap, fwap… you get the picture.
On my slightly serious side, I go to BAD RAP classes every week with one of my favorite volunteers, Michelle, who says I am a very quick learner, and I make her smile and laugh all the time. So far I know “look,” “sit,” “down,” “leave it,” and “come.” I am working on learning “stay,” which can be tough for a girl like me who can’t sit still!
I also have special “Blonde” powers….I can hypnotize people by with my gorgeous “look” into their eyes, and win a treat! Oh, and, when you adopt me, please enter me in a beauty contest as I get oogled as a natural beauty and have been called a “show stopper” at times. Las Vegas, here I come! Actually, I’ll settle for your couch, where we can sing together forever.
Call the Berkeley Animal Care Services Shelter to ask about me 510-981-6600; they are also having an Adoptathon this weekend, June 9 and 10! You can also find me on their Facebook page.
Berkeleyside’s Saturday column, “Adopt a Pet”, hopes to help match pets with a home and loving owners in our community. We partner with Berkeley Animal Care Services and the Milo Foundation to introduce just one of many pets that can be adopted. BACS houses domestic animals from Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, and Piedmont. They provide a safe haven for homeless pets, as well as adoption services, advice on animal-related topics, lost and found pet reports, and free, or low-cost, spay/neuter vouchers for Berkeley residents’ dogs and cats. Check out the BACS Facebook page, contact them directly, or visit them at 2013 Second Street, Berkeley to find out about the many wonderful animals that are available for adoption.