July 2013 ~ Initial information / first weeks in foster care:
Frosty's family had a lot of pets and unfortunately had to "downsize" their numbers.
He was loved by his family, but seems to be quite shy around new people. Don't know if it's because he wasn't socialized very much or if it's because he's afraid that "now" new people mean leaving his home and going into the unknown.
While in foster care, we will continue to introduce him to strangers and new things to help build his confidence.
He is a relatively quiet sheltie and extremely well mannered. He'll jump into his crate when he sees breakfast/dinner being dished out and wait his turn for his meal. Also jumps into his crate to receive cookies. He has the household routine down pretty well after first week. And he's starting to play a bit more [was pretty shell shocked by all the dramatic/unexpected changes in his life].
August 6th update:
We had a rough first couple of weeks, but Frosty has blossomed over the last month. He is very vocal in typical sheltie fashion [when playing, when telling me that there's a car or dog that has just gone by the house] and quite playful. He loves squeaky toys and will "squeak" them to the point that they no longer make any noise. Then he rips them apart and finds a new one . He LEAPS in the air when excited/happy and spins, with that tail waggin and happy sheltie smile. His play style with the resident shelties can be a bit rough, but then, they are easily able to hold their own in the ruckus of running, pouncing, and jumping on/off the sofa in games of tag.
Won't you consider this wonderful boy to be part of your furever home?
Frosy is a merle colore headed white ~ quite handsome
Play date on August 11th at Pattie & Chick's. Frosty met Katy and the sheltie clan for first time ... Romeo, Cosmo, Molly
Play date at Aunt Pattie & Uncle Chick's
Frosty, Cosmo, Romeo, Jenny, Molly waiting for Aunt Katy's home made cookies
Cosmo wants in on the pictures :)
Pupdate September 4, 2013
Frosty met a wonderful couple on Labor Day. Loads of sheltie experience and the patience to allow him time to acclimate to new living situation. He went home with them for a two-week trial period. We have fingers and paws crossed that his adoption will be marked FINAL. Initial reports are good ~ he is showing his perky side already [vs. being shut down for first two weeks when he first came into foster care]. He is making friends with his new "brother" and visiting "cousin".
Pupdate September 10, 2013
Frosty is doing great. He's adjusting quickly and uses his crate less and less. He is so smart and is learning the routine of the house as we are learning his likes and dislikes.
He loves going out and has figured out that if he bounces and spins by the back door I will take him out. Yesterday, he bounced and spun so many times, I started to worry that he might have a bladder infection. I finally thought to look underneath when he lifted his leg and when nothing was coming out, it dawned on me that he didn't have to do anything, he just wanted to go out. We are working on commands, specifically, "stay" and "come" and don't eat Charlie's food. He is a love and seems happy here. We are certainly thrilled with him. This boy's a keeper.
Hope you are well and thank you again for everything that you've done.
I will send pictures but need for my daughter to show me how to do that.
So good to hear from you and I will send more updates.