Bobby has moved to a new foster home in the Twin Cities. He has had a long few weeks, but has recovered beautifully from ear surgery and from abscesses on his face as a result of his severe ear infections. He is all better now, with just a little while left on antibiotics, and is ready to find his very own forever home!
He did end up having to have his ear canals removed to relieve his chronic ear infections. It left him mostly deaf, but he can still hear some loud noises, and he hears much better in the house where there isn’t so much other noise. We think he must hear like you would if you had ear plugs in… everything is muffled, but you can still sort of hear.
In the time we have had Bobby, we have learned a lot about him. He’s one of the sweetest little guys I’ve ever met! He gets along great with other dogs, and is ok with cats, although he does like to chase them till they tell him to back off. He’s a huge snuggler, and doesn’t like to be alone, so I think he would do best with someone who is home a lot, or a home with other dogs to keep him company when his people are gone. He’s kind of cautious around new dogs at first, but he warms up, and though he isn’t super playful, sometimes the mood strikes him and he and his foster brother will get to wrestling. He reads other dogs pretty well, and doesn’t try to play with his foster sister since he knows she can be a little crabby sometimes.
One thing to note about Bobby is that he likes to jump fences! He requires a tie out here at his foster home, as we only have a four foot fence. He goes over it like it’s not even there! He does fine when we visit his foster grandma and grandpa with their six foot fence. Because he’s mostly deaf after his ear surgery, it’s hard to depend on calling him to get his attention, so we always use the tie out. He does have a pretty high prey drive, which is usually what prompts him to try to jump the fence. He is quite the mouser and has pretty much cleaned out the population of our wood pile! He doesn’t usually try to eat them, but likes to bring them to us. He must be mixed with some kind of pointer, because he goes into a perfect point when he sees some little critter he wants!
He is a pretty quiet boy for the most part, although he will bark if he wants to come in, or go out, or if the other dogs start barking. He does pull on the leash, but is getting better about that with consistent training. He does pull surprisingly hard to such a small boy! And watch out if he sees a bunny or a squirrel, or you might find yourself being pulled after it whether you want to go or not!
He is very smart, and learns quickly, including things you might not want him to learn, like opening the front screen door, for instance! He watches everything you do, and is very observant!
If you think Bobby might make the perfect companion for you, please visit our website and fill out our adoption questionnaire!