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Ginormous foster-lurcher (not jackal)

He was very stressed when he arrived and I spent most of last night trying to stop him barking constantly and whining miserably, but today he is much happier.   He is 12, and needs a new home because his owner has family medical issues that make dog ownership impractical. He was called Elvis, but Pp decided he looked like a jackal, and named him Carlos.  He doesn't seem to answer to either name so it's not much odds really.

He's ever so good with the cats.   Footie and Yama cats think he's brilliant, because Giant Bully Cat Henning is scared of him and has retired to glower at him darkly from the safety of the utility room.  This means the other two cats are relieved from Wicked Henning's intermittent Reign of Terror.

He's awfully thin.  Previous owner said he'd always been like that, but then, previous owner was feeding a very very cheap, brightly coloured dog food.  Will be interested to see if he fills out at all on a different food.

Rosie loves him.   Really loves.  He did try to mount her in the initial excitement of arrival, but she told him quite firmly that she wasn't having any of that kind of thing, and he backed off at once, leaving her feeling all assertive and In Charge, I think.   So this evening there was quite a lot of bouncing and saluki flirting going on.  Poor old Carlos has gone to bed now though.  He is 12, after all, she's half his age, not to mention all that saluki stamina she's got.  Wild guess at Carlos's makeup, maybe greyhound x German Shepherd Dog?

 Brythen is a bit intimidated by him at the moment (partly his size, and that he is currently entire), but I think that may also be partly because I tried a new flea treatment a couple of days ago (Bravecto) and it left B off his food and feeling a bit under the weather.   Think I'll stick with Advocate next time.

(I've just heard mystery barking from upstairs and went up to see what was going on, to find Rosie and Brythen solemnly staring at me with an air of abused innocence.  Carlos is still down here sleeping the sleep of exhaustion - so I think B may be recovering :-D. )


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26th May, 2016 00:30 (UTC)
I love your puppers. He is adorable. :-) I find it funny that one of your cats is afraid of Carlos. :-p
26th May, 2016 00:42 (UTC)
He looks as if he will be great to have around for a while, and good socially with other animals too.
26th May, 2016 09:47 (UTC)
Aww, poor skinny dog. I like his ears :)
26th May, 2016 12:51 (UTC)
What a cutie! And I hope you can get him less skinny!
26th May, 2016 15:45 (UTC)
Aww, he's lovely! Hope you can get him fed up a bit. (It's times like these i think it's a good thing we live at opposite ends of the country, otherwise this would be as much torture as looking at the sspca rehoming pages ;))

Edited at 2016-05-26 15:46 (UTC)
26th May, 2016 22:37 (UTC)
So skinny! But he does look an awful lot like a beige jackal.
27th May, 2016 00:24 (UTC)
Hope he does well. That is great he is good with the cats.
27th May, 2016 03:05 (UTC)
He doesn't look remotely like a jackal, though he is indeed very thin. I hope you manage to fatten him up a bit. Jackals are like pointy-faced, skinny Alsatians.
27th May, 2016 10:23 (UTC)
He doesn't look much like an actual real-life jackal, but I can definitely see the resemblance to Egyptian sculptures of jackals. Something about the pointed ears, wide skull and rounded jaw line, with the point muzzle and slender legs.
28th May, 2016 06:45 (UTC)
Oh, those ears! So elegant!

Poor old fellow... I hope there's someone out searching the rescue websites who cannot resist those ears.
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