Monday Mischief #8 – New Addition
Meet our new foster dog: Onyxx. He’s a five-year-old long-haired Chihuahua. We’ve only had him for less than a day but he seems sweet if a little shy. So far the biggest problem we’ve had with him is that he keeps trying to sneak into the kitchen.
He ran away from his home and was picked up by a stray by the county before the rescue took him in. His previous home had a passel of children who most likely didn’t treat him very well (we were told he is not fond of children) and he was utterly flea-infested. To the point of losing large clumps of hair in spots. He was recently adopted but returned after two days after the adopter realized she didn’t have time for a dog after all.
Intially, we had taken home a different foster dog but we ended up having to take him back. We live in a condo (with carpet!) and he is a crate barker and excitement urinator. None of us got much sleep due to his barking. We were told he intially protests being in the crate then quiets down. Not in our house!
The rescue only had him for a few days so they were still sorting out his personality and behavior. He is very people-oriented and constantly wanted to be in someone’s lap or next to them. Very pushy though and no training whatsoever. Mr. N flatly refused to be in the same room with him unless there was a food bribe involved.
We felt horrible giving him up after a day but we were all sleep deprived, getting peed on and our neighbors were going to throw a fit (can’t blame them) if we had him any longer. I think he is a dog that is going to need a house and yard with no close neighbors.
I hope Mr. N adapts soon. He and Onyxx played chase for a little bit but for the most part he has been keeping out of their way. He keeps looking at me like “why have you unleashed these demon dogs into my house? What did I ever do to deserve this? I try so hard to be a good dog!”