My apologies for being so behind with Atticus's foster home notes. Plus a big thank-you for the spring token from Meghan H.
Atticus is doing well and has certainly adjusted to all the foster dogs coming and going. He is much like an old man and has been perfect in the house. He has never attempted to get on the counters or even show an interest if you eat in front of him. He has a gentle mouth for treats and gets fresh fruit or vegetable for snacks, too.
Atticus sleeps wherever he finds a comfortable spot. He does not ask to get on the furniture if that is what is preferred in your home. Rarely does he use one of the dog beds. At night, he likes to sleep in the hallway and prefers not to sleep in the bedroom. He is always in close proximity to his family wherever he lands.
Atticus is perfectly potty-trained and has never had a single accident in my house. He continues to have his own safe place to eat as he likes to protect his food bowl. He shares a water bowl with the entire pack and has no issues with it.
As far as Atticus's future home, I have asked that there be no children or other pets in the home due to his guarding behavior. It is much easier to eliminate any chance of altercation over food or toys than to act after the fact. He is a perfect companion for slow walks and ear scritches. Atticus is a very undemanding senior who enjoys the quiet life.
I do have to report that Atticus, while I was trimming his furry feet and nails, bit my wrist. I had only one puncture mark, so his warning was enough for me to stop doing his nail trim. As much as I know it is not his fault, his potential adopter needs to take Atticus to the vet for this procedure. Obviously, there has been issues with his feet in his past, and having it done at the vet with a muzzle is safer for all parties involved.
Atticus is just such a sweetie, and I know there is a perfect home for this senior gentlemen, but until then, he will stay in my home as my foster until his forever family find him.