Gruffs' family moved out and left him. His guardian angel took him in and into the vets since his little bum was so matted he could not poop. He was pretty matted and they cleaned him up some but we ended up cutting more hair to make him more comfortable.
While he was crated in isolation he barked when he had to go outside. Now he goes to the door but doesn't bark so we have to keep an eye on him to watch for his signals. Gruff has a deep bark for a little guy. He is still learning the routine in his foster home but still seems to be searching for something. He is good with other animals in his foster home and good with kids. He walks really well on a leash and does great in the car.
Gruff has a grade 3 out of 6 heart murmur so started on 1.25mg vetmedin twice a day to slow down the progression of heart disease. His teeth weren't too bad when he had his dental. He only lost 1 tooth. He does have one eye that is smaller than the other. Phthisis bulbi of the left eye. Which means it is sunken and he can not see out of it. It could have been from an old eye injury not taken care of or something he was born with. It is not painful but he does get a little discharge around it so we just wipe with a clean wet cloth.
Gruff is as sweet as can be and would like his own person to spoil him.
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