Hello there. I am a lovely shy female German Shepherd cross Collie and my name is Leigha. I have a semi – long coat which is white, brown, black and a kind of gingery tan colour really. I actually quite like it and I enjoy it being brushed so I look pretty!! And if you want to brush my tummy, yay! I’m not really sure how old I am but those lovely people at Cefni who rescued me from being a stray think I may be somewhere between 3 and 5 years old and that sounds OK to me!
I even had a birthday party recently with prezzies and everything because I don’t remember when my birthday is and no one wanted me to miss it! I totally loved it! I didn’t like being a stray, having no home to keep me warm and safe and no special person to love and care for me (and who I would give big sloppy kisses to!) I’m not even sure how I came to be a stray! All I know is that I never want to live like that again! I used to get so cold and hungry and scared and people could be very unkind. It’s made me very nervous and is why I feel so shy now.
I knew I was safe in kennels but it wasn’t for me, I used to get so sad I could have cried. I wasn’t too bothered about eating either so I was quickly moved to a lovely foster home with a wonderful foster mum and dad to look after me AND a new foster doggy brother and sister. I get on fine with both my foster brother and sister but my foster brother can annoy me a bit sometimes haha. I really get on with my foster sister though and Cefni reckon I would be quite happy either living as an only doggy or with another girlie just like me (but not one who’s too bossy – I don’t think I could cope with that!!)
I must admit I think I’m more comfortable in the company of ladies, men do make me a bit nervous sometimes but having said that my foster dad has taken a lot of time trying to be my friend and I’m feeling quite comfortable with him now too and love giving him lots of kisses! And because my new foster family have spent a lot of time trying to help me I am getting a little braver. I am still quite shy though I don’t think I could cope with a new home with lots of noise and energy right now. Because I’m quite a shy girl still, I don’t think I fancy living with small children if that’s okay. What I really wish for is my very own home that is quiet and peaceful with my very own family who will love me to pieces and I would give every ounce of love I have right back to them!
I’ve heard the word ‘cat’ mentioned a few times. It’s been a while since I’ve seen one of those so I’m not sure how I would react really. No promises there! I’ve had a few trips to the vet, nothing serious – everyone just wants to make sure I stay fit and healthy so they’ve been making sure I’m up to date with my vaccinations, don’t fancy being poorly thank you very much! So I’m happy to go along (well, I say happy, it’s not my favorite place but I guess it’s for the best. I mean I’d much rather be enjoying a sneaky sausage sandwich, if u get my drift) And I do actually quite like the trips in the car – it’s fun!
I would absolutely love to meet anyone who thinks they would be able to love me to the moon and back. I hope you don’t think I’m too cheeky though if I ask that because I am still building my confidence I am able to meet you 2 or 3 times before I go home with you – just to make sure I’m not too nervous – that will really help me.
Thank you so much for reading about me! If you really think you would like to be my special forever family (and I really really have my paws crossed that someone out there just might) then please get in touch with Cefni and they will show you what to do next.