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At A Glance
Susan and Murphy
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Buddy is a wonderful old man surprisingly full of puppy-like energy. He enjoys making snow-angels outside and playing with soft toys, mostly teddy bears. He seems to enjoy one teddy in particular that he suckles on when he gets sleepy, or is feeling relaxed. He loves to be right next to me and loves to follow me around the house (even though we are no longer tethered together). Also, he is quite photogenic! Handsome boy.
Buddy does have some things we are working on. He is quite overweight, so we have cut back to 3 cups a day (instead of 6). It seems to be helping.
Buddy also needs a bit of guidance with the Gentle Leader. He seems to do best on a short leash (I wrap it around myself because he tends to pull). He does great with other dogs; we met a few on our last walk and he just wants to play with them. Such a friendly boy.
Buddy also has a large hot spot for which I have had him into the vet for treatment. He is on 4 pills a day of antibiotics, and a topical cream that I put on once per day. The skin has made a large improvement in that area and I have faith that it will heal completely in due time. I do have to keep it wrapped so I change his bandage every day because he licks at it. I am considering getting him an E-collar to stop licking and chewing at his bandage.
Buddy does well in a crate while I am working, and I am going to try soon to allow him to have a limited area of the house while we are working instead of being crated. He seems to think he is in trouble when he goes in the crate so we are working on making that fun!
Buddy also enjoys eating grass (like most dogs) so we are attempting to avoid grass currently, as it upsets his tummy.
Buddy is such a wonderful and loving dog. He does fantastic at the grooming salon. I have groomed him myself twice already and he was wonderful for it. I look forward to him finding his forever home!!