Dexter is one of the rescue dogs from Burns, OR. As far as we can guess, he’s a corgi-heeler X. We had originally planned on taking the little blue merle heeler-X, but I have a friend up in Tacoma that is a vet and she was suffering from puppy-itis. Well, and her boy just passed away at the ripe age of 14. So how was I to say no?
Dexter came to us instead. He’s a year old, neutered and already had a teeny bit of people experience. However, he’s still very, very shy. Painfully shy. As in he hasn’t come out of his crate yet. Not for water, not for food, nothing. So, we pushed the food and water closer to his crate to make sure he at least drinks. He did. And ate too.
We took him out to potty this morning. He hasn’t experienced leashes or stairs before. Nor goats, apparently. Our little goaties gave him quite the scare! Since then, he’s just been balled up in his crate. Not even Copper could get him to come out and socialize!
Well, I’m sure Dexter will come out when he’s ready. He’s definitely not starving as he resembles more a stuffed sausage on legs than a dog from a horrible neglect case. Really, the boy needs a bit of a diet.
For now, Dexter is just hanging out here in the office, where CP and I spend most of our time. I’ll keep ya’ll posted as to how he’s doing as the weeks go by.