OZZIE (BOBBY) 3/6/07
3/23/07 - Hello there, thought I'd give you an update on Mr. Ozzie. He had his neuter on Wed. the lesion that was on his leg healed on it own and did not require surgery. He's taking it easy for a couple of days until he heals all the way. He wants to play with his friends but I don't want him to rip any stitches so for now he has to stay separated. He has so much fun here but he would really love to go to a forever family where he kind find his nitch and fit in and be one of the family.
3/10/07 - I
have to say that Bobbie, now known as Ozzie, really is a
wonderful dog. He is crate trained, although he doesn't like
being left alone in the crate when the rest of us are home and in the
house. Who would?! Right now we are keeping him in the crate
because he has a lesion on his left leg that tend to bleed quite
a bit when it is bumped.
Since I am his foster mommy I would like to see him go to a home that has children but not toddlers since he has a tendency to leap from across the room into your arms. This would send a little one flying! It would also probably scare the daylights out of someone who was not familiar with a boxers "zest" for life. We are working trying to curb that. Right now Ozzie is living with a 10 & 13 year old who he loves being around, but sometimes he can even be a bit much for them. My boys have lived with boxers since they were born so they understand the behavior and have learned to brace themselves when needed.
He has formed a bond with us rather quickly, mostly because I think he is just so happy to be out of the icky shelter. He has had a bath, which he didn't really like but with getting them on a normal basis I don't doubt that he will learn to tolerate them just fine. Ozzie will sit, stay, lay down, and give his paw on command. I will admit you have to sometimes work on stay more than once. If he is really excited just getting him to stop wiggling and sit can be a bit of a chore but the more I work with him the better he gets.
So if your an active family with a hankering for some boxer drool this beautiful boy is for you. When it is time for him to go, there will be tears but also a warm feeling in my heart knowing that a boy who deservers nothing but the best will finely get what's coming to him!! Get those application filled out, you won't want to miss your chance with this love.
- Thought I'd let you know how my visitor did last night. I let him
out to do his business before I left for school. My husband went to
take him out of the crate to feed him a little while later, he leapt
up and put his paws on my husbands chest and proceeded to wash his
face with his tongue. He ate all his dinner and had a drink and went
into the crate while my husband fed the other 4 (both 2 legs and 4
legs). After dinner Bill went to take him out to go potty and he
grabbed a toy and wanted to play. Bill took him outside and brought
him back into the boys room, just for fun my 10 year old said "sit"
and he did....so he tried again..."stay" and he did....tried again
and said "paw" and he gave him his paw....tried "down" and he laid
down.....go figure!! They put him back inside the crate and he was a
good boy. Since the boys were watching TV in their room he was quiet
as a mouse. I came home from school and went in and said hello...he
wagged his nub, gave me kisses through the crate door and then laid
down to go nite-nite.