Norman is one awesome little guy. At 45lbs, just a tad taller than Jasmine. I LOVE him!! The name Norman is going to stay, I've grown fond of it, and he really replies to it. He even came with a bed and bowls and bags with his name on it.
Meeting his owner and taking him was REALLY sad. The guy kissed him goodbye and couldn't stop crying. Norman was upset for a bit but calmed down. He's already my new shadow...
Oh, Riley and Jazzy are beside themselves with excitement. They love him too. Riley found a new hump buddy LOL.
Ash, fantastic that they get along so well. Happy to hear you are keeping the name Norm, I just love it, reminds me of Cheers! He sure is a handsome boy.
What a hard thing for the owner to do giving up his dog, I know I could never do that. I don't know the circumstances behind it all but I do know that Norm will be really happy with his new foster family. May the Gods and Goddess Bless you and wish you the best of luck!
Thelifeofriley, your three dogs are just beautiful. I always enjoy looking at your all your dogs pictures, they just look sooooo happy. You have done such a wonderful job taking care of them. Best wishes to you your dogs and your foster :)
One thing I do know is that evals aren't always 100%. Get him into an environment where he's not displaying the nervous traits and characteristics that were originally reported, and you might find that he's barking a different toon than you think.
I'd cautiously test him, if I were you, because that dog looks like he belongs with the others.
Do you know why his owner had to give him up? That's just heartbreaking.
Norman is gorgeous!!! I love the name too; he looks like a Norman. I'm glad to see that they're all getting along great - he looks sooooo happy with his new friends. Bax & LB send puppy hugs and kisses.
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Lorrix, you are absolutely right. On his eval it says on a daily basis he would hide under beds and behind couches and wouldnt come out for hours. He hasnt done that at all here. His tail hasnt been between his legs since the first hour, it wags nonstop. He is getting proper exercise here, and interaction. Not to mention he is no longer alpha. In his old house he was allowed to steal things, then bare teeth and growl. Which I think would be the stem of his issues with kids. Here, he does NOT get away with that, and hes not allowed on beds, and we are doing NILIF. So totally different mindset... we will see.
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