When we adopted little Mel in January, he was skin and bones and had a few issues with his neuter.
He is not longer little! No longer skinny. No longer bony.
A beautiful sweet boy dog, who pulls a bit when he walks. Some days. Not always.
He adores his cats. And poodles. If he meets a poodle, regardless of size, they will be his best friend. Except for Rowdy, who barks at all male dogs. Mel can’t help that.
We moved from a fenced in yard and a home to a senior living community. He no longer has a yard to play in. He is okay with that. Our home is actually larger now, and he can run and play inside.
He does well on walks. And whines if he sees anyone. However, he is shy about meeting people outside the home. If they come inside, he’s fine. And he is afraid of the big building, where he would be allowed to go, if he wanted to. He still doesn’t like car rides, and needs a 1/2 a trazadone to get him to calm down if we take him anywhere. So we don’t often. It really stresses him.
We do think he might like a doggy friend to keep him company when we go and play games at the building, or go shopping. A doggy companion might also boost his confidence. Although his primary interest seems to be poodles, he is also interested in another golden, who lives down the street, she is too active to really be friendly.
We thought you might want an update on how he is doing.
I am sending a picture of him with Rocky. And one with his new Reindeer toy. He likes it and the lamb toys the most of any toys. And he has eleven. I also added a picture from April with all of his toys. And then the original picture so you remember who he was.