I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Well let me tell you about our man, Riggs. Riggs is such a gentle soul. He arrived Saturday night, a little timid. I just knelt down and let him come to me. He came over slowly with his head down. I just went slowly and gave him some pets. He then decided at that moment I was ok and started pouncing around on his front feet and flopping over on his side with his tail in the air just wagging to beat the band!!
I let him in the house with our dog Jewel. He was very polite and the sniffing began. Amazingly Jewel started to try and play with him. He just plunked down on the ground and when she stopped he would poke her with his nose. After that they were quiet the rest of the night. He just settled in near me and didn’t make a peep. I have yet to hear him bark. Even when all the dogs in the neighborhood started barking – he went and looked but no barking.
He follows me everywhere in the house and keeps an eye on me out in the yard. This morning while I was trying to get ready for work he thought it would be fun to lay on top of the suitcase I was getting stuff out of so I had to play instead of get ready. He is a little shy with people – tucks his tail but tolerates. I think he would be an awesome companion for someone that is gentle. He is fine with my daughter Michelle, but I would be cautious with little kids that might rush him – that might scare him. He has a wonderful prance when he is walking – happy go lucky type of dog that makes you just giggle at his antics. Gave me “the Look” when I put him in the crate this morning before coming to work. I felt really bad – Yep the puppy dog eyes and drooped head and tail.
Riggs listens at every door if he hears the slightest sound. Wants to sleep with you – but if not on the bed, he will lay as close to your bed as possible. If we were ready to have another dog we would be tempted. But he has helped some in the healing department.