Hello, I’m called Indy and thank you Cavalier Rescue for removing me from breeders who gave me substandard care! I am loving my new life with my foster family! Couches and laps are so comfortable! And if I say so myself, I am looking quite handsome!
My first 7 years of life (or so) were not in a nice place. I was either crated or confined so that my front elbows are quite abducted from my body. I am used to it, though, and it doesn’t stop me from working hard to keep up with my foster brother. My foster mom thinks I look like I’m doing a bodybuilder’s pose sometimes so she calls me Arnie (like Arnold Schwarzenegger). What they call me is really up to them though, because unfortunately I am deaf. At least my foster family hasn’t found any sounds yet I can hear. But that’s not all bad! When my foster family and my foster brother make noises when I’m sleeping they don’t wake me up! So if you are people who need to get up during the night sometimes, it won’t bother me! I do like to sleep in a crate at night and get my beauty rest.
I am now current on all my vaccines, am neutered, microchipped, and am healthy. While I no longer have any teeth, as the few I had remaining when I was rescued were beyond saving, this is NO problem for me! I even eat my foster brother’s dry dog food and take probiotic tablets my foster mom says are good for dogs. This will even save my forever family on those teeth cleaning bills!
I was a little timid coming into foster at first, but I am fairly confident now and getting more so all the time. I am super sweet and loving, love other dogs, and LOVE sitting on my foster mom’s lap and resting. I’m fine with the cat too, she comes up and checks me out sometimes and I just ignore her. I’m not a very active guy, I really prefer just to chill out most of the time and lie by my foster brother or my foster people. I am learning so many new things! I can actually make it up the stairs in my foster house! It isn’t easy, I’m a little guy, and you know, I have those weird legs, but I can do it! I wish I could just figure out how to get DOWN those silly stairs. I am a trooper though, so maybe I can figure it out, but it would sure be nice if I didn’t have to use stairs in my forever home, or if my people would be willing to at least carry me down. I can’t make it up myself onto the couch either, but I REALLY love it when my foster parents pick me up and let me lie there with them.
I am working hard on my house-training. I understand the outside pooping really well, sometimes I forget on the peeing still, but I wear a belly wrap to keep my house clean and I keep it dry most of the time now. I just got neutered in mid-January, and didn’t live in a house until the beginning of January, so I think I’m making great progress!