Meet Our own deaf
Tears with this e-mail. I had to have Woody (Truck) put down
today. His bones were degenerating and his front leg bone began
swelling badly over the past few days. The X-ray showed it was
hollowed. Ostio something or other...I wasn't in a state to collect
information. The Vet figures he is eight or nine..
Thanks for the chance to have the best dog I every had. You picked a beauty for me.
I'll be in touch from time to time, you never know
- Age - ~11/2 years
- DOB - unk
- Height at the shoulder -
- Weight - 118 lb.
- Spayed/Neutered -Yes
- Taken in on - 08/7/03
- Available as of - 11/30/03
- Housebroken - sort of
- Obedience trained - No
- Good with other dogs - unk
- with cats - unk
- with kids - unk
- with the elderly - unk
- Temperament - Under evaluation now
|We got Woody from the local animal control. Apparently he was tied to
a tree and abandoned. He did not have a name so we've called him Woody in honor of his having been found cozied up to a tree.
:-) He had on a nice new matching purple collar and leash, and someone had
put out a pan of water out with him. He clearly has been cared for most of
his life as he does not show any signs of wear and tear such as you would
see on a dog kept outside or let run loose. He is a bit overweight and really
looks pretty pampered. His nails are long but this is clearly recent as the
quick has not yet grown out. He seems to get along with the other
dogs right now, but he is clearly not used to being around other dogs all
that much. Occasionally he snaps at the dogs to get them to give him more
space. He is untrained at this point, but walks well on leash and comes when
called most often. We will be evaluating Woody over the next few weeks as
he settles in. We have already started working on his training.
Update 08/18/03 - Well, Woody was pretty stressed his first few days here
(not at all surprising given what he's been through the past few weeks, first
being abandoned by his owners tied to a tree, and then spending time in a
kennel at the pound) and we really couldn't get a good sense of what he was
like. He was doing some marking in the house for a couple days, and he was
just panting and pacing all the time. But he has calmed down now and he is
a super dog. He may well be one of the best adult dogs we've ever gotten
in. Someone really loved and cared for this guy, and I am sure the story
of how he came to be abandoned, tied to a tree, is likely a real tear jerker.
He has some training and is very cooperative and willing to work. He is housebroken,
is not at all destructive, does not get on the furniture, does not fight
with the other dogs, and most of all, he is a very sweet cuddly boy. He does
not have any behavioral problems or issues. He does not seem to resource
guard, is not at all food aggressive, will let you manhandle him and even
pick him up without complaint. He tends to be rather submissive with the
other dogs. He has clearly been an inside dog all his life, which must have
made his stint in the pound even more difficult.
Woody is going to make someone a simply fantastic pet. We will be doing some
training with him, and he should be ready for placement in a month or so.
So if you are interested in Woody, be sure to fill out an application now.
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"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace." - Milan Kundera