During the first week Ollie was here, he kept peeing in the house. Now that he knows our routine, he always goes outside to go potty, but wants to come right back inside, so I have to make sure he stays out long enough.
When I took Ollie to his wellness exam, the vet wouldn’t give him any vaccinations because she wanted him only on antibiotics and steroids so his body only had to deal with the ear infections. Without his vaccinations, he couldn’t go to the groomer.
Two weeks later, he went back for a recheck and was able to get all vaccinations because his ears looked great! He will go to the groomer on Monday, Feb 22, and will be neutered on March 3, so then he will look much better and will be all ready to be adopted.
He threw up in the car on the way home from both vet visits, so hopefully a few more car rides will help him to get used to riding.
Ollie is unsure about people yet, but will let me approach him and pet him. Since his ears hurt, he wasn’t thrilled when I had to put the drops into his ears, but he allowed me to do it. He is such a gentle dog.
He waits until I walk out of the kitchen before he will eat. He is starting to take treats from my hand. At first, he would lick the treat to make it fall out of my fingers, then eat it. Now he will take it from me! Baby steps!
Ollie sleeps in a kennel at night with the door closed. During the day, he has free roam as long as I am home. I have caught him counter surfing a few times, so he has to be watched. I don’t leave any food on the counters, but he did take a stuffed toy out of the sink! He also loves to bite off feet or legs from the stuffed toys, so I have to make sure he doesn’t eat any.
Ollie gets along great with other dogs. I have not cat-tested him yet. Here is a picture of him sharing my other foster’s kennel.