Holden: All “fixed” up

On Thursday Holden got chopped… or… fixed… well… he was neutered.  He stopped humping everything in sight but is still a sweet pooch.

He has to be one of the sweetest dogs we have fostered in a long while.  Dumb as dirt but sweet as can be. Just wants attention all the time, wants to play all the time, and when not playing just wanders around like he doesn’t have a care in the world.

I can’t get over how much he looks like a lab with its legs cut in half.  A normal sized dog with really short legs.  Makes him look like a dachshund that got 4 times its normal size.  He is just sweet as can be and doesn’t have an aggressive bone in his body.  He tries to play with the other dogs, but they largely ignore him or fuss at him. He tries to play with Kira and she just gets nasty…yet he doesn’t stop… he bats at her with his front paws, kneels at her and does everything he can to get her to play… but she won’t.  She doesn’t play with any dogs except Clifford.

He is wearing a cone since he got fixed and it is the most sad thing you have ever seen.  He puts his head down and it drags on the ground.  Every time it catches on the rug he stops and stands there like something is going to magically fix it for him.  If he walks too close to a wall it hits on the wall and he just stops and stands there with this blank look on his face.  And frequently he will walk into one of the other dogs and stop… the other dog will stand there looking at him, and he will stand there like it is an immobile object.  Just sad.  He is so complacent with everything.

Well… at least he is easy to take care of and he is house trained.  But he hasn’t figured out the doggy door… and that is a good thing… because when outside, he walked through the electric fence and got shocked but didn’t seem to care.  Didn’t even yelp… just kept getting shocked as he brushed against the wire.  Most dogs yelp and run backwards… but hot Holden.  He just doesn’t care.  Reminds me of “Ole Yeller” with short legs.


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