"Gordo - now Teddy Bear"
Teddy made himself right at home. From the first night wolfing down a bowl of dog food (not the brand you sent home with us!) to jumping on our laps and nuzzling us until we petted him anywhere and/or everywhere. He slept in a dog bed or in pet carrier (with the door left open) at first, but soon decided to join me in my queen bed. He started by sitting on my pillow or on my head...now sleeps cuddled next to me or on a comfy towel on the bed. Teddy is a jumper! He loves to jump on the couch next to me, or on the top of the sofa when I'm not home, looking out the window waiting for me. He will also jump on the couch and climb onto the end tables or Grandma's TV table, looking for leftover food. He also loves to ride in the car, look out all the windows, and at the drive-up window at the drug store he even tries to jump in the open drawer! It took him awhile to warm up to Grandma, but now he goes up to her for pats on the head. (He has tried jumping on her lap or in her bed, but we discourage that because she's 95!). Biggest bad habit is his barking! He barks at dogs and people on the street, but he's getting better as I try to train him. However, he is really protective of me and Grandma. Also, he hates the sound of the lawn mower, blowers, trimmers, vacuums, and even the blender! Teddy does amuse us and entertain us; we love having him in our home. He is pretty much house-broken, and loves to go for walks. And he likes to sleep a lot when I'm not home or busy doing something on the computer or in the kitchen. He has a favorite toy he holds in his mouth, almost like a security blanket. Teddy has brought lots of joy into our lives. Thank you, Peggy Adams, for saving him.