Hehehe, made you look!
No, not a Hav, but a mini-silk dog! It's kind of a long, convuluted story, but I'd like to introduce Winston, our newest family member.
Many of you are familiar with my friend Cowboy John, and how we were searching for a Hav for him. We had found a perfect match in a rescue Hav, but the way things worked out (this is the convuluted part) he ended up adopting a rescue Maltese instead.
Well the day I flew down to Texas to get Winston, John fell and seriously damaged his knee on one leg and his ankle on the other. Unable to walk, it was obvious that Winston would be coming home with me.
From the beginning I had this little voice in my head wondering about the rescue organization, but John "felt so sorry for him". Now, 2 months later, I have even more doubts about it. You try to do the right thing, and still you just never know. That being said....Winston has the most precious personality ever. He is a constant lover, he wants nothing more than to snuggle or follow me from room to room. He is fantastic in the car, at the vet, the groomer, and in a den. He loves to dress up! The one behavior issue I've found is that when we call him, he'll come, but not close enough for you to touch him, when you try he'll jump away. Now if you have a leash in your hand, he'll run right up and sit to get hooked up, if you have a treat he'll come and sit and let you pet him for the treat, if you're on the couch he'll jump up and sit on your lap. I know that one of the homes he was in , in his short life had a couple young children that chased him, so I'm guessing that's where this behavior comes from.
So you're wondering why I've had the little fella for 2 months and haven't said anything...he's been sick, with one thing or another since I brought him home, and I just have this sad feeling that I shouldn't get too attached to him. Of course that didn't work, and we are attached to him. We've spent over a thousand dollars in vet bills already and he's still not right. Tomorrow morning I take him in for X-rays and barium breakfast. Currently he is regurgatating every evening, sometimes 10 times a night. He doesn't puke, it's definatly from gas, and his food and water not going all the way to his stomache all the time.
He is the happiest little guy I've ever met, and he just never deserved whatever happened to him, I'm trying to give him a fighting chance to at least be healthy. When we first got him, we found he had a broken tooth with an exposed root, that didn't even seem to bother him.
I really wanted my next dog to be another Hav, but sometimes things have ways of working out differently than we planned. Anyway, since no one around here knows what Havs are, I'll just say he's my smaller Hav
He is 1.5 years old apx and 7.4 lbs.
The first picture is shortly after he came home and the second one was when I was trying to get a picture of his tail looking like a Hav tail, lol.