|Barked: Mon Mar 25, '13 10:30pm PST |
|Toto! Your post really made me laugh, because of course you're right. If it were someone else posting this question, I would have advice for them. It's just that it's all finally actually real and I think that's freaking me out a bit. So...yes. Relax. That is the best advice.
Ophelia, walking is a really good idea. Love the first date analogy, though I'm not sure it will make me less nervous, BOL! I'm personally not concerned with manners or loose leash walking or any of that - for me the main thing is the temperament. So you have a good point - it will be helpful to see how he reacts to different things.
Jake & Sweet Caroline, I loved hearing your stories too. It sounds similar to my brother's experience with his dog, Troy - this dog was totally quiet and insecure for the first week or so out of the shelter - he'd do almost nothing but sit on my brother's lap or crumple next to his feet when my brother put him down. Then one day Troy dipped down into a play bow and was basically never a calm dog again! He was a puppy though, so maybe it's a little different with adults who are a little more set.
The little guy I'm seeing on Thursday night (he's a Poodle mix!) has only been with his foster for a short time, but he sounds exactly right. And I've been really selective up to this point, so hopefully that will help. I just want to make sure I don't miss anything that would indicate any nasty surprises down the road...though I imagine that's unlikely. It's really encouraging to hear, Toto, that your adult rescues only improved with time. That does set me at ease a bit, hoping that happens in this case too...if it all works out, that is! (I don't want to jinx it! )
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