Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Cody is a dog that we got when he was elderly. We don’t know too much about him except that his old owners took him to the vet to be euthanized and the vet said they don’t do convenience euthanasia and so he was surrendered to the vet who then took him to the shelter. He did terribly at the shelter, wailed and was very nervous all the time. I couldn’t bear it so I brought him home.

We fostered him, and though we fell in love, we thought 4 dogs was too much, so when someone wanted to adopt him we thought it was best for Cody. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. After a year, she didn’t really want him anymore and so we took him back and have decided that he will live the rest of his life with us. He is still very nervous. Has separation issues and follows me around quite a bit.

Cody is soulful and peaceful (when he isn’t nervous). He shuffles along on the walks and is starting to come out of his shell. He seems likes to try new things. When I cut up veggies, I give some to whoever is interested and he has become very interested! He loves food! So far, he likes avocado, carrots, and watermelon! He still spits out bananas and apples?? He is very sweet and has started coming up and resting his head in our laps wanting to have his head rubbed (that’s new) and he flinches a lot less now when we touch him.

We haven’t had him very long, so we don’t know him very well, but we love him and want him to know that he is safe and loved. We look forward to the day he is secure because right now he is still insecure.

Being insecure does not, however, stop him from being a great guard dog (Cody and Farrah alert us to everything happening at the end of our driveway!) He is kind, calm, unassuming and brings peace to the pack. Cody is a HUGE dreamer. His legs go crazy when he sleeps – I always wonder if he is chasing or being chased! I hope they are good dreams.

1 comment:

  1. Cody has the look of relief that someone has rescued him, in every sense. What a peaceful look in his eyes, mouth, and his relaxed face. Nice piece of work.