Friday, May 6, 2011

Patrick Update

Five weeks ago, we all learned the story of Patrick- the pit mix puppy that was thrown down a garbage shoot and miraculously survived.

He has now gained weight and is acting like a real dog (eating sticks off of trees just like Bruno does! Watch him in the video below).

He recently underwent surgery to remove a beazor from his stomach that formed because Patrick had eaten too much hair (probably because he had nothing else to eat.)


However, a temperamental trainer/evaluated expressed serious concerns about Patrick's emotional development. He has apparently been exhibiting some bad behavior due to his intense fears. He needs socialization with other dogs and some space from the well-meaning adoring people that surround him. The trainer suggested that Patrick be moved to an anonymous foster home as soon as possible to begin his emotional recovery.
Luckily, he has plenty of people who care about helping him be the happiest, healthiest dog he can be. He is undergoing physical therapy and training and hopefully he can some day fulfill his role as a "breed ambassador."

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad to hear he's doing better. Poor kiddo - sometimes I wonder why one dog gets a life of ease and others are forced to fight for any scrap.


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