AJ, AZ High 57 Low 45 – I’m getting tired of cloudy days and rainy weekends.
We really did not want another dog. But we could not say no to this little boy who desperately needed a furever home.
Skittlez has just been so lonely and cries so much that on Saturday we decided to go “talk” to Happy Tails Dachshund Rescue who was having an adoption event at Pet Smart.
We walked in and there he was. Rocky is 12 years old (same age as Skittlez) and had been in the rescue for a year because nobody wanted him. When he was turned into the rescue, he was malnourished and blind because of cataracts. His buddy was also turned in with him but his buddy had since been adopted so he was alone.
A wonderful lady stepped up and paid for his cataract surgery so he can see again. His sight is still not perfect but neither is Skittlez. He had to have 22 teeth and some growths removed. In the picture below, you can see that he doesn’t have much fur but it is starting to come back with good nutrition. We are also giving him Melatonin which is what Scooter’s dermatologist told us to give her and it did wonders.
How could we not fall in love with him. He does have a couple of issues that we are working on. Because he has been through so much trauma and several foster homes, he’s very nervous and occasionally snaps and snarls at Skittlez. His foster Mom said that it would probably take a couple of weeks for him to relax and feel secure enough to stop that. We have already seen an improvement in just a couple of days.
He is not friendly with other dogs so we aren’t going to be socializing him with anyone besides Skittlez. He does not have any food aggression which is great.
He has some arthritis and limps but it sure doesn’t slow him down. He is really a lap dog and spends most of his time laying on Jim’s lap while Skittlez is in mine. He snapped at me but it was because I tried to pick him up and I think it hurt him. He does much better if we just let him jump up into our laps.
He is used to having a doggy door and he hates when Jim goes outside without him. He pushes at the door to get it open and doesn’t understand why he can’t go out where Jim is.
Skittlez is still not sure what is going on and really doesn’t like it when he snaps at her. We haven’t left them alone together yet but hopefully tomorrow will be the day and Skittlez won’t cry.
Love the ears