Boomer – Lovable Lap Dog
Approx 2 yrs old
This little cutie is named Boomer. He weighs just under 15 lbs. We believe he is a Border Terrier with possibly some Brussels Griffon somewhere in his background. Since he lost his family and was picked up as a stray, we are not sure of Boomers exact age. The shelter aged him at a little over 1, the Vet Tech aged him at about 3 years old so he is probably somewhere between the two.
Boomer is very affectionate and loves to cuddle. When you go to sit on the recliner or lay on the sofa, Boomer will race over to try to beat the other dogs for the opportunity to snuggle. If allowed, he will try to share your pillow when you lay on the sofa. If not allowed, he will curl up behind your legs.
He is happiest when he is sitting on your lap or next to you. The coveted seating place in our house is the recliner. When I go to sit on the recliner, the dogs will race to get the coveted lap spot or the soft doggy mat on top of the wood crate that is right next to the recliner (and the person sitting on the recliner). If he loses the race to the recliner, so he can’t get one of those two spots, Boomer will lay down on the foot rest of the recliner and wait for a spot to open up.
Boomer is pretty easy going about being touched. I can lift his lips up and look at his teeth, lift his ears up to see how they are doing, and touch his feet (which a lot of dogs don’t like) without any signs of aggression.
After he knows them, Boomer gets along with other dogs, and will not mind sharing your lap (or sofa) with another dog. Although Boomer gets along with other dogs, I cannot say the same thing about cats. He is fascinated by cats. I have not given him a chance to interact with cats because of his intensity when around them. If there is a cat in a crate, he will totally focus on the cat. He will paw at the crate. He will not come away when called. Based on these factors, I do not think he will do well in a home with a cat in it.
We believe that Boomer has spent much of his life in a crate. He is very willing to get in his crate when instructed to do so (of course it doesn’t hurt that he has an extremely soft doggy bed in the crate). Once in his crate he does not bark a lot like some dogs. Boomer is not yet totally housetrained but we are working on it. He does not ask to go outside to do his business, but does pretty well as long as we take him out regularly.
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