Age: 3 ish
NEW 11/7/11: Tidbit is really enjoying the home life now. He has become more playful. He enjoys plucking the dog toys, one by one, from the toy box and bringing them to the dog bed where he decides which one to chew. He has been working on leash walking. Though he’s trying to learn by watching the other beagles, he needs more practice. Tidbit can still be apprehensive when approached. I applied his flea treatment recently and it took me a while to convince him it wasn’t the end of the world. Tidbit is happy to walk into his crate for a treat and still enjoys cuddling on the couch in the evening. He especially enjoys ear rubs. Tidbit is a very sweet beagle boy, just a bit shy.
Tidbit has done very well. He has earned his housetrained badge, so we are very pleased. He will now happily go into his crate for a treat too. He is often vocal in the yard but not inside. Tidbit started playing with dog toys recently which must be new to him. He carries one around the house not sure what to do with it, but it looks like he is having a good time.
7/5/11: Tidbit has been with us for about 5 months. He’s still a bit shy and is learning to walk on a leash. Tidbit loves to roam in the backyard and bark at the black lab next door. Tidbit continues to keep his crate clean and has not had any accidents in a while. Tidbit is happy to sleep on the dog beds at night after an evening on the couch watching t.v. One of his best skills is catching bits of cucumber and tomato in the air! He does love his veggies
Update3/10/11: Tidbit has improved a great deal. He has put on some weight and looks healthy! He is not as shy as he was, but still flinches when approached. Now that Tidbit is more comfortable, his personality is starting to emerge. He has learned to accept and enjoy belly rubs. Also, he pulled every piece of clothing from a drawer and spread them all across the bedroom floor when we weren’t looking. He also stole a piece of clothing from the laundry and left it in the front hall. Luckily, in all of this playfulness, only one item was chewed. There have been 2 more accidents in the house, but that is also since we acquired a second foster, so we are not sure who is the guilty party. Tidbit continues to keep his crate clean.
Earlier: Tidbit has been with us a week and is beginning to adjust. He’s frightened of people, but very comfortable with our beagles. He must be approached slowly or he will dart away. Sometimes he allows us to pet him and scratch his ears. He does enjoy it! Tidbit is quite thin so he has been eating some extra meals and treats. He has had three accidents in the house, but primarily takes care of business in the back yard. Tidbit is a challenge to get into his crate but hopefully, this will improve. He has kept his crate clean all week! Also, when friends were visiting, he hid upstairs, he is a shy boy.
Tidbit is the newest BREW Boy! He came from Sussex County, Virginia (waaaay south on 95) where he was found in a "catch box". This was explained to me by the shelter as a container that a passerby could place a stray animal in that is checked frequently by the Animal Control officers.
Tidbit is a little guy (think 13" beagle) who weighs in at 22 pounds. He gained 7 pounds during the month he was at the shelter, so he must have been tiny or emaciated before he was picked up. Tidbit is thought to be about 3 years old. He rode very quietly for 3 1/2 hours to get to the BREW vets office and left his crate clean and dry. He's a little shy but seems to like being held and, of course, belly rubs. He doesn't understand the whole concept of "leash" and doesn't like being on one.