Sunday, February 22, 2009

An inconvenient pooch

Sadly - and I really mean that - I returned that cute cute doggie to the SPCA today.

Despite the cuteness, he was overwhelmed by the activity level in our house, deeply anxious without his brother and sister, and unaccustomed to being with people. This manifested itself in fear behaviors like dropping his head and tail, slinking away from us, peeing when we petted him, growling and snapping, and the last straw; biting both of us when we tried to pick him up, on several occasions.

I sincerely hope that another person or family will have the time and patience to socialize the little fellow.

6 comments:

grace said...

Aw, that is too bad. Are you going to get another one?

Bob Collier said...

Good question, Grace. We think that we'll get another puppy. Probably much younger, like 3 months.

Jeffrey J. Hoover said...

Sorry to hear that Bob. Sounds like you did the right thing though; no sense having everyone unhappy.

Jesslyn said...

Too bad, but I'm sure for the best.

Uncle Sam said...

You should try an older dog. The Hoovers and the Burgi/Bilz's did really well with Moose and Milky. With an older dog you know what you're getting.

Jeffrey J. Hoover said...

Great, now Uncle Sam is watching you Bob!

Look out! ;)