Sunday, July 21, 2013

Update - Stevie does doggies

Yesterday Jonah attacked my partner/spouse, Peter, twice early in the morning, backing him into a corner but not actually doing any real harm. He had bonded so well with me and I think he was being protective and jealous. Whenever Peter would come home from work or downstairs in the morning, Jonah would growl.

I had to return him to the adoption agency yesterday afternoon. Had a good cry in the van afterward. In the space of less than 2 weeks I became super fond of him, even with his phobias, his hatred of the out of doors, his freakish behavior when he heard aluminum foil being crinkled, and more. What follows is my original post about him. I intend to get another foster dog, perhaps as soon as Monday.

Previously on "Stevie Does Doggies":

We took Jonah in last Monday as a foster pet. He's not close to behavior that would encourage anyone to want to adopt him. He is afraid of everything, hates being on a leash, and hides most of the time under one table or another in our living room. As a matter of fact, in 6 days he has not even left the living room (other than to go out to do those things that a dog must do every several hours).

I've proposed to his adoption coordinator that we should consider anxiety medication, but, as so often happens with volunteer situations, I have not had a reply.

He is a handsome dude, about 30 or so pounds, and will come curl up at my feet from time to time. Just wanted to share him with you.

8 comments:

Jenn S said...

I wish I could adopt him!! He's so sweet! I hope you hear from the adoption coordinator soon!!

Chris said...

Poor pup. I feel bad for timid dogs like this because I wonder what prompted them to be so skittish. Plus it is so hard to socialize them.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

oh i wish he was;t so shy bc he should know he is adorable and perfect!

Michael Toa said...

He's so lovely! He is probably just adjusting to his new home. But hopefully you'll hear from the coordinator soon.

Pam said...

Poor guy! Shame on whoever made him that way. He's cute and I hope he overcomes it all. Give him love and time.

Knatolee said...

Poor guy, he's super cute. I hope he will learn to relax a little bit. Glad you are fostering him!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

oh that makes me sad to know he had to be returned but you can't put you or your family in danger. I wish him the best

Pat P said...

I started fostering dogs a couple of months ago. I've had 2 so far and love doing this. Both were adopted quickly which made me happy. I'm taking a break from it right now because I've been busy canning and all the dogs at the moment are too large for me to handle with my disability. Do you currently have another foster? I had a T shirt made with: "ASK ME ABOUT MY FOSTER DOG" on the front with a red heart below. On the back is 'FOSTER MOM" inside a circle of paw prints.

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