This is an update on the little puppy who was named Rusty and had motor oil poured all over him (as an attempt to treat his mange). Karen Good had to give him TWO Dawn soap baths to get him clean! His name with us was Rusty, also known as Jiffy. His new name is Diesel. :)
BABY RUSTYHello - just wanted to update Red Lake Rosie about Rusty (now Diesel). He is doing great. We started puppy classes 4 weeks ago and Diesel is a dynamite learner. We have the fastest recalls in the group and he plants it directly in front of me. I'm an obedience old timer, and can't recall better recalls or fronts from any past obedience companions. He's just 5 months old! His only flaw is his sometimes uncontrolled desire to go greet any passing human - he loooves humans.
GROWING DIESELDiesel now weighs 42 pounds and has German Shepherd-sized paws (maybe bigger). We use his crate only for feeding, otherwise he has the run of the house
day and night. His most important job in life is to be a companion for Echo, our GS, who missed her old friend, Sheltie Oliver. He's all that - they play by the hour and argue over precious throwing sticks which litter the lawn. Diesel is very smart outside around machinery or horses, and knows that it's time to leave the barn when the horses come in.
DIESEL TODAYI love him for his good nature, intelligence and sense of humor. Anyone who doubts that dogs have a sense of humor (even with a history of adversity), just haven't been around dogs long enough.
Once again, I want to thank and praise Diesel's foster Mom. Diesel came to us 99% trained. He came with a lovable and loving personality. This is real fostering.