We have a new family member. This is Bailey. He has had quite the life so far. He was adopted from the local shelter not quite a year ago. His owner decided that they did not have time in their schedule and it was not fair to him. He had developed seizures common in the Australian Shepherd breed. He was found free on Craigslist by a coworkers family. The family was searching for their dog that had been stolen. The remaining Shih tzu was in depression and fearing that Bailey would end up in the dog fighting area they took Bailey in. As a nurse, she managed Bailey seizures great, changed his diet and decreased his meds. But, Bailey couldn’t replace the stolen dog and the fear that Bailey might hurt (trample with excitement) the much smaller dog weighed on them. He was again put up for adoption.
After a home visit to verify our home was appropriate and that we would not let him backtrack on the strides that were made with his seizures, he was ours! He thinks he is a lap dog. He is awkward getting on the couch. He gets on only 1 couch and not on any other furniture in the house. He thought he was a cat today, climbing over us and onto the back on the couch. Last night he was ready to attack…..the model train set. He is learning how to crawl. He has learned how to catch a frisbee and does not run. He is 3 1/2 yrs. old. He’s been here less than a week.
He had 1 seizure within 36 hrs. of coming here. No more seizures.
We are so happy to have such a sweet boy.
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