You see I lived with my poodle mom and our human mom in a home, not really going anywhere, few visitors or even having any alone time. Sadly my human mom was low mobility and as a pup my back foot got run over in what was called "the wheelchair incident". Yep, no real vet care and a crush injury can make it hard on a little guy. My foot has healed but I only have one "toe" and sometimes bone splinters work their way through but my vet says that is normal. I wouldn't be what you call a long walks kinda guy but I get around ok. Well I should clarify that, I now get around ok.
My first foster mom noticed something funny about my walk and after my foot issue was figured out she just knew something else wasn't right. After a second, higher, set of x-rays they found I had Legg Perthes. A big word for a hip joint with no blood supply. My ball, of the ball and socket needed removal, it had broken into pieces. But this story does get better.
I am a glass half full guy. I have an awesome rescue that kept seeking answered and I am on the mend after FHO surgery. No more pain and I am gaining strength back in that hip. Of course it was not the same leg as the tow incident but it is what it is. I have had two awesome fosters that have worked with me on my rehab. They also know a lot about me to share.
I don't really like staying alone, I am pint sized so I can travel well. My foster mom says lesson learned as when left alone I first tore up some puppy pads then my own bed. Oops. I haven't had to stay alone much but it's necessary from time to time and of course foster mom feels I need to be more comfortable with it.
She says: " I guess he was left rarely and when so there were dog(s) with him which is not the case here. More use to women and kind of a one person dog initially. An ideal home would have someone that can be with him a lot or if there is another dog in the home that would be good if the folks work. I know he got along with Janet's dog (first foster) very well. He is a sweetie and has done very well with his surgery recovery."
Housetraining is going well but I may need some tweaking, I am just under 6 lbs, almost 2 years old and all poodle.
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