An update for one very gorgeous and very sweet Julius. A friend of ours said he looks like one of those snow babies figurines!
Julius is opening up like a rose! Granted, he’s a dude, but that’s the only thing I can think of. He’s gotten a very much needed grooming and has had his fathering equipment removed/surgery.
He is still shy but will come to you for some loving. It’s almost like he’s thinking “really, I get your attention?” He isn’t real afraid of anything. The vacuum cleaner is kind of noisy but otherwise, he doesn’t shy away from anything.
He still won’t take treats from us but instead will eat them from the floor. However, he did lick peanut butter from a spoon once.
I tried giving him a raw hide and a bone and he just looked at me with those big puppy dogs eyes that said “what am I suppose to do with this?” Really kind of sad. But he’s learning it’s awfully nice to be warm, getting good food and finding a soft spot to sleep on.
He walks beautifully on leash. We no longer need to use a harness.
As you can see in one of the pictures, he is liking car rides now. Before he would just lay down, fearing where we were going, but now he looks out the window and is pretty relaxed. He hasn’t figured out he can jump yet. One step at a time!
Finally, he is maybe low to medium energy level. I am hoping as we progress he will get more excited about exercise.