My friend Odie has been with us for a little while now and would love a forever home. I recently took him to the vet twice for routine check ups. The first time, he was a little apprehensive towards the doctor because he was male. Odie stayed behind me and just kept looking at the doctor. I knelt down to his level to help reassure him that the doctor would not hurt him. Eventually he came around. He just needs a lot of reassurance from someone that he trusts. The second time at the vet went a lot smoother and Odie adapted easier.
Odie has definitely learned to adjust to situations better but I want to make sure that his forever family understands that he needs time to learn to trust a person, especially males. When you have earned his complete trust then he becomes your shadow. Whenever I get home, he is right there by the door to greet me and then proceeds to follow me into whatever room I go to. He is really my shadow until it's bedtime. Also, he doesn't like loud noises and tends to hide in my son's room when he gets scared. For whatever reason, that room has become his safety zone.
He has adapted well in a house full of animals. He tries to play in the yard with my younger cat and chase him around. It's so cute to watch the two of them.
Odie is doing better on the leash but still needs some work. He just wants to run or walk fast. The training is to teach him to just walk. Sometimes I walk Odie and my 9 year old boxer together to teach him how to pace himself. But the boy has a lot of energy to burn so whoever adopts him should like to go for long walks.
He enjoys the simple things - entertaining house guests, car rides, snuggling on the couch with his foster family, giving lots of kisses...this sweet boy is loving in every way and a joy to be around!