I LOVE my dog bed and I carry it around the house so that I can enjoy it wherever my foster mom is and keep an eye on her while she's working on the computer or cooking in the kitchen. I also love my stuffed toys and they are usually strewn around the house. As you can see, I have lots of fun running around the backyard with my foster brother (see my video). I go to the door when I need to go out and do my "business" and sometimes when I just want to go out to enjoy the fresh air.
I have a few physical challenges. You see, I broke my leg in a freak accident, and it wouldn't heal right so now I am a tri-pod (meaning I have 3 legs instead of 4 like I used to). But I have no trouble getting around, playing, going potty, finding my food and water, and my foster mom's lap! And believe me when I say that I LOVE going on walks and sniffing everything... missing leg #4 doesn't stop me from living my life to the fullest! The only time I miss that leg is when I need to scratch myself on that side. But if my foster mom sees me wanting to scratch she gives me a good one.
The animal eye specialist said that I have an eye disease called PRA (go to http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/eyes/c_dg_retinal_degeneration#.UmHeYXAqjXI for more information). Right now I can still see pretty well in the daylight, but in dim light I sometimes run into things because I can't see as well. Over time (no one knows how long, months or years) I will eventually go blind, but I'm still a boy who intends to live life to the fullest and I'm not going to let PRA stop me either. AAT has me on supplements that seem to be slowing down the progress of the disease.
So you'd think with those challenges I'd be upset, feeling sorry for myself and having a hard time in life. But just the opposite is true.... I'm easy-going, I take life one day at a time and I never let anything get me down. I'm a wonderful dog.... really I have no bad habits. I'm not a barker, and when I DO bark you can hardly hear it at all. I get along with everyone, people and dogs alike. I'm fine with kids, but because of my tripod situation I can only go to a home with older kids, not little ones that might play rough with me. I am a lover and a snuggler .... and if you have a really great lap, I'm interested!! I love to lay on foster mom's lap and watch TV with her all snuggly and cozy. And I don't mind sharing her with the other dogs.
If you have a heart for the 'differently-abled' please fill out an application for me, JACK at http://www.animalalliesoftexas.org/adoption-application/ today! But let me warn you, AAT will only let me go to the most PERFECT of homes because they want to be 1000% sure that I will be safe and loved for the rest of my life. After all, I've had a rough time of it so far and I deserve the very best from here on out.
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