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Dusty

Dusty was adopted by John Worthington of Wendell, NC.

John writes:

I picked up Dusty up on St. Patrick’s day from his foster home. It was obvious from the start that he was terrified of just about everything, had probably spent most his early months in a crate and had been mistreated in some way. Sharon Miller, his foster mom, had done a great job gaining some of his confidence and now it was my turn. He burrowed up against me on the ride home but wouldn’t look at me. When we got home, he found a corner in the dining room and balled up tight where he’d stay most of the next few weeks. Strangely, when the lights would go out he’d get up and eat and then would come in and curl up in the bed next to me. As soon as morning came, he’d bolt back to his corner. His fear began to calm down and I’d carry him into the living room or the kitchen to try to have him near me, but he’d bolt for his corner at the first chance. I began to suspect that he was enjoying being carried everywhere. We started going for walks outside and for the first few days he would almost crawl as far behind me as the leash would allow, he was so scared. I took it slowly and he began to stand up straighter and soon was prancing along with a princely gait, turning around every few minutes as if to say “Is this OK to do this?” By April he was taking the lead, running and jumping and doing flips in the air out of pure joy. He was still very reclusive in the house but was gradually walking around and peeping around corners at me. Every day he’d make a little more progress. Now he is a normal rascal pup. With me, he is the King of the house and runs the show … he wakes me up in the morning, and lets me know when we should have our meals and our two daily walks. He runs and plays in the backyard without fear and comes when I call, usually at full speed. He loves to catch the frisbee and chase the tennis ball and we’re now working on some basics such as sit and shake. He was very good in the garden this summer and loves to walk behind me when I mow the grass. (He enjoys that a lot more than I do) and sits on the couch and watches TV... Emeril still scares him though. The best part finally happened this past month, instead of running for the bedroom to hide when I’d come in the door from work, he dashes into the living room and jumps around in circles wagging his tail. So I thinks he’s almost 100% now, still very shy around strangers but we’ll work on that. Of course, he is the BEST DOG IN THE WORLD, and now he has a fun devilish personality, always into something, but never destructive and always minds what I tell him. He came to me shortly after my sheltie Cricket had died from a sudden illness and he has helped me overcome a huge sadness as much as I’ve helped him... Oh did I mention that he is a handsome rascal too, with the bearing and gait of royalty... Thanks to Triangle Sheltie Rescue, you have two happy boys here.

Dusty is an amazing success story...who happens to be chewing on my foot right now. Needless to say he is no longer a terrified and untrusting soul. He is now a happy adventurous loving brilliant....ah he's just the BEST DOG IN THE WORLD! Thanks so much....he came to me at a time when I was still heartbroken over Cricket's death...but I felt that taking this little troubled fella in would be the best medicine for me,,,there were times when I despaired of him ever doing anything more than hiding in the corner and trembling at everything..but patience paid off and we are both happy fellas now. Dusty is really coming out of his shell and showing signs daily of being a happy rambunctious puppy. He is still a little cautious and anything new or out of the ordinary scares him. He's started following me around the house and no longer hides in the corner. He eats like a horse and sits next to me at supper although he is still shy about taking a treat from your hand. He is a bed hog though. He has taken over my side of the bed and if I slide to far over in the night he kicks me and moves me back. Dusty has played with my neighbors' dogs in the back yards and had a great time chasing them around. He no longer cowers or shys away when we go on our walks ... he gets so happy that he kicks his hind legs in the air like a mule and jumps around grinning. He loves to run around in the backyard and comes inside when I call him. The first few days I wondered if he would ever be able to overcome his shyness and fright ... not to worry he's happy as can be and well on the way to being a rascally young pup. Thanks so much from me and him and many thanks to Sharon Miller, foster mom, who got him ready for me.

10/03/01 Dusty is an amazing success story...who happens to be chewing on my foot right now! Needless to say he is no longer a terrified and untrusting soul. He is now a happy adventurous loving, brilliant....ah he's just the BEST DOG IN THE WORLD! Thanks so much....he came to me at a time when I was still heartbroken over Cricket's death...but I felt that taking this little troubled fella in would be the best medicine for me. There were times when I despaired of him ever doing anything more than hiding in the corner and trembling at everything..but patience paid off and we are both happy fellas now.

 
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