Scruffy was so happy to see me when I got to Mom's house, he wiggled faster than I could take pictures...and brought me all his toys for a good game of "fetch".
His coat is growing out from his "puppy cut" but we both felt that he didn't really need a grooming for a few weeks, the long hair look suits him.
It's hard to take a picture of him...he moves too fast and is always interested in seeing something new...but occasionally I get a cute shot.
He's a cute little doggie, and very smart really! His only issue is continued bladder infections and he is on antibiotics very frequently. Perhaps cranberries would help? I don't know if that works for dogs. But I do know someone (yet to be named) who is going to work at a new job at a vet's practice and maybe she can give me some advice.
Scruffy is one of those dogs who looks suspiciously at packed suitcases, so as I was leaving I got the sad dog look and he wanted to climb into my lab for a final snuggle. We took him in the car when mom drove me to the airport, and he was great until we started driving in front of the terminal - then he started crying and whining. He was NOT happy when I left, but I think he'll be just fine.
My cousin found Scruffs at a shelter when she went to get a dog for herself. I would never have done what she did - pick up a dog and bring it to my aunt on "approval". Obviously it's worked out well, but I just would never have the chutzpah (guts) to do that. I admire my cousin for doing this even tho I was mad at her in the beginning - he's a godsend to mom who adores him and adores having something to dote on. I do think that I'm going to hire a dog walker for late night walks - watching my 87 year old mom out at night with a flashlight and a baggie was a bit disconcerting. Other than that...they are a happy couple.
Happy Animal Wednesday!!