My little Lefty is getting left behind.
You might remember that I got Pancho and Lefty shortly after Christmas. I think it was the 31st. Lefty is the one on the left.
Lefty had an approved adoption before he has even gone to the vet. We thought he would be going to his home on January 3rd, but that person backed out. She never met Lefty. She just thought circumstances that had come up made her believe that it wasn’t the right time for adding a new pet.
Lefty had another approved adoption. He was supposed to meet his new family on the 13th. But, that adopter called back and decided that she was older and maybe a puppy wouldn’t be the best idea. She never met Lefty…just decided they weren’t a good fit because of age.
So, we’re working on …finding this guy his furever home. We’ve had a few applications come in but for whatever reason, it didn’t seem like the best fit or the vet approval wasn’t up to date.
He does great in a kennel.
He has nice coloring with light brown accents and white on his chest and the tip of his paw.
Lefty is not the most photogenic dog. His spunk doesn’t come through in the pictures.
Kalissa and I tried and tried to get him to spark and show his real personality, but once we take the camera out, he gets shy.
In everyday life, he is a ball of energy wanting to wrestle with my dog Izzy. He’s not afraid of the big dogs. He totally takes advantage of being little. If things aren’t going his way with Izzy he immediately hides under a dining room so Izzy can’t get to him. He’ll hide under my baker’s cabinet. He’s just a joy to watch.
He and Izzy gave me a scare one night. I had a quilt draped over the dining room table and the two were playing peek-a-boo around it. I chuckled so many times as they raced around and hid from each other. I finally told myself I couldn’t spend all my time watching the dogs play so turned my attention to the computer. Then CRASH! The dining room chair had tipped over. I think they pulled on the quilt and that made the chair crash to the floor.
Poor little Lefty was squealing. I ran and picked up the chair. Izzy was looking all guilty. I picked the quilt up. I couldn’t find Lefty anywhere. I looked under the table. I picked up the quilt again thinking he was so light he might be wrapped in the quilt.
Finally, I found him in the kitchen under the baker’s cabinet. Oh, my word. I picked him up and the poor little pup’s heart was beating so fast. He was really scared. I think my heart was beating pretty fast too. Whew.
That gave me heart palpitations for sure!!!
Trust me, he’s a fun little ball of energy and not the sad-eyed pup you see in the pictures.
Lefty is my previous foster dog Rusty’s son. I can see that the two have many of the same qualities. Both are super gentle and sweet.
Sadly neither of the photograph well to show their real personality.
This little guy is going to stay little. I don’t think he’s grown much in the time that I’ve had him. At his vet check he only weighed 5 pounds and we guess he’s going to stay small.
He is classified as a toy Australian Shepherd and they weigh between 12 and 17 pounds as adults depending on the gender.
He loves getting brushed. He loves kids. He eats only a little bit of food.
He’s up to date on shots, and is neutered, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250.
He is doing awesome with house training. If I take him outside I don’t have to walk around forever. He just goes within a minute. He knows what he’s going outside to do.
If he’s in his pen and I’m upstairs sewing and don’t come downstairs to let him out in his time frame, he goes on the puppy pad that’s in his fenced area.
He’s getting towards four months old now.
It’s time for him to find his furever home. He needs to learn someone else’s house rules and acclimated to a new family.
Oh, I wish you could see him here in everyday life. Truly, I never see those sad eyes unless I take a camera out.
If you’re interested in adopting Lefty…of course you can totally change his name and we encourage you to…you can find an adoption application HERE.