Here’s a pretty good picture of my new doggie, Barley.
I was told things about this wonderful critter by his previous owners that just flat ain’t true. I was told for example that he was only partially housebroken. “He tends to have a lot of accidents.”
Not true. If you take him outside, he’ll pee and poop there, just like me. My guess is that they didn’t take him out enough. He piddled once in the house, 5 minutes after he got here. I stomped my foot and said “No!” and that was the end of it.
I was also told he tears things up, things like slippers and shoes. Also not true, I gave him a bone and a stuffed animal and a piece of rope and he keeps himself busy with those.
He’s a total sweetheart, but does have separation anxiety. If I leave him out in the yard by himself, he just shivers by the gate, all miserable. He doesn’t like to be alone, which is like the total opposite of me. He’ll toughen up, though.
I love him :)