What a lovely boy he could be Belle's brother. Must be a whole lot bigger than her as she only 23kg, she needs to put on just a small amount, mind you thats what I tell myself but it never works.I just put on large amounts. Little Gypsy was only 20kg, so I notice the difference. He also looks as if he has rubbed the end of his nose thats what Belle had done. Its lovely he has gone to a such a good foster home I am sure he will come on leaps and bounds literally.
Post by doggedhashadit on Feb 4, 2008 13:29:06 GMT
Logan was dry through the night. I have altered his feeding regime to 4 small meals rather than 2 large and a snack, because he didn't seem to be digesting everything.
It was all change in the sleeping arrangements. Honey came up, Jack stayed down, Logan came up and crept on the bed but he's too big and heavy, so he was sent off, so Honey got on instead but curled up at Mrs D's feet so was barely noticed.
Mrs D's tablets made her oversleep, so I walked all 3 this morning, but avoided the playing fields.
We met Jack the JRT and the Chorkie (Chihuahua x yorkie) pup and Logan was very well behaved. We also met Holly, the Sheltie who makes Honey quake, and he was still fine. I wonder if he'll turn out to be cat friendly as he seems to be totally accepting of everything. I hope so.
Post by doggedhashadit on Feb 5, 2008 10:28:05 GMT
Just a quick update on this boy.
Another quiet night. The two housedogs decided to spend the night upstairs but Logan has decided that the sofa is better than the bedroom floor.
We went out for an hour yesterday without the dogs and came back to find............
nothing. No dog fights, chewing, wees, just peace and calm. This dog appears not to have separation anxiety.
This morning there was a noise outside and we heard a bark for the first time. Not a nasty aggressive "let me out to get you" bark but an inquisitive "what's that?" kind of bark - part way to a yip. There were three of them at, say, 10 second intervals and then he settled again.
As we set off we met the new neighbours' dog. I'm not too good on breeds but he was a sort of an Apso type, so would count as a small fluffy. All four dogs greeted each other correctly, so he's not aggressive to small fluffies.
He's not lead aggressive.
After 2 days of, first, the squits then piles that a horse wouldn't be ashamed of passing, we've now got his diet sorted better. This morning we had a motion of what I consider to be the right quantity and texture. He is starting to fill out a little - or I'm getting used to how bony he is. His spinal processes don't stick out quite so much (still visible but not so easy to count), his ribs look a bit better covered and I'm sure there seems more cover on his pelvis.
While struggling to put the poop bags in the bin at home I dropped his lead and he just wandered to the front door and waited. We can't let him off lead yet because he still wonders who this Logan fellow is and he hasn't been chipped yet, but I don't think it will be long.
Are there any bad points?
Well, he still eats at 4 times the spped of the house dogs. He's on 4 meals a day at 3 hourly intervals and has given up counter surfing after being told off twice.
He chewed a shoe brush a bit last night, but obviously didn't like the taste of shoe polish as there are only 3 "chomp" marks.
If you spend too long in one place when on a walk, say talking to friends (or new neighbours) he'll sit down - usually on your foot but not too well on command.
He can jump up to greet, or if you're offering him food, but he doesn't pester at human meal times (but will if you snack while watching telly).
I really don't know why his previous owners didn't reclaim him. We've only had him 72 hours so other faults might show themselves but he is the easiest, most relaxed, biddable foster we've had, even better than Dodger or Spot. - and they were both lovely dogs with us.
Post by doggedhashadit on Feb 6, 2008 12:31:27 GMT
More news about Logan
Another good night. Met two more dogs, Sonny the paranoid Yorkie (he used to be an assistant dog - for the deaf, I think - but was abused and rehomed) and Sam the dominant Rough Collie (which tries to mount anything that moves). Logan acquitted himself well, backing off when he got in Sonny's comfort zone and to protect his chastity from Sam.
He has come out of his shell. He wants to chew, but doesn't know how to play. He went back to the shoe brush of yesterday, made a halfhearted attempt on the wardrobe door, but stopped when told then, unfortunately, found the muzzle he came with.
Does anyone know how much replacement straps are?
He now walks from the pavement to the front door trailing his lead, so he knows we are his pack. He still wonders who the heck Logan is and without that it's difficult to work on his recall, but that is on the agenda.
All the signs are that he is a normal, healthy, well balanced, biddable, very hungry young dog who wants to chew and needs to be taught to play.
Nice to hear that Logan is coming out of his shell a bit its lovely when they do start to play, Little Gypsy was always on the go up to same mischief or the other. With Belle what a difference, I was so happy when she first picked up a squeaky toy up and run off with it. Its nice to see a rescue dog becoming more confident and becoming more as a dog should be.
What a difference in the short time you have had him he looks a different dog, how much weight has he put on. He is lovely and will make some one a great family pet. He is a credit to you both, I can see he likes lots of cuddles, don't get to found of him you wont be able you part with him.