The Quiddich Update

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  1. StillandSilent

    StillandSilent New Member

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    So, my former foster dog Quiddich is back. He was in a wonderful home and very loved, but his owner is now extremely ill and can no longer care for him. A neighbor stepped in, but his dog decided that Quid didn't have enough holes in his face, so he would punch a few new ones, so that situation fell apart.

    Quid is...honestly, he's been in better shape. He clocked in at 52lbs on intake, up from 41 when he left. The boy is FAT! But he's slimming down already, due to good food and 4 days of daycare a week.

    His skin is gross and yeasty, but I know that it can get that way very quickly, especially if he's eating poor quality food.

    He has a birth defect in his one eye, which causes the eyelid to be smaller and gives him a squint. The eyeball and his vision are fine.

    Quiddich is still his lovable derpy self. He's like a 10 week old puppy trapped in his 2 year old body. No body awareness and zero impulse control. We've been working on it over the past two weeks, though, and he's slowly getting it. Einstein he ain't, but his desire to please makes up for it.

    Now, a few questions. Quid's Shar-Pei protectiveness is definitely coming to the forefront. He barked and growled at a neighbor yesterday. In his defense, the man was a stranger and came running at us with a sword in his hand, so I see why he found it threatening. 90% of the time, he's a loveable puppy who wants to climb all over people. He also gives very clear warnings when he's getting uncomfortable, and responds to me redirecting him. How do I make it clear to him that I will decide who is a threat, and that is not his job. Obviously, I can't change his instincts, but I would like to be more in control of them.

    He is right now getting ear cream and eye drops 2x per day. I have been working with him and its no longer like trying to medicate a wolverine, but he is so miserable. He goes to the same spot every time he sees me get them out, and he holds still, but he just sits there scrunched up and trembling. I give tons of praise and treats for a job well done, but I would like to not feel like an abuser every time I medicate.

    And I know that the only reason most of you clicked on this thread was to see some pictures, so here they are:

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    Quid with Gimmick trying to Photobomb

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    He Loves to tug

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    You can see the squinty eye here

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    All in all, I missed my Iddy Quiddy, and I'm glad that he had somewhere to come back to. Hopefully a new home steps up for him very soon
     
  2. Moth

    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    He is so handsome...

    If I could have another dog right now I would take him off your hands in a heartbeat.

    Menchi is also a sad sap like that when we have to do things to her that she is not overly fond off. Shar pei guilt :p

    I am glad you are there for him!
     
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    He is very unique looking! I'm glad you are able to have his back :) Hope he improves and can find a forever home really quickly!
     
  4. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Nothing to add other than I really, really want him. He's so... interesting.
     

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