Herbert has been held for us whilst we found a space for him and these are the updates we have been getting on him
Herbert will be going straight into foster with Lynn in Suffolk
he was picked up by a friend of mine tied to a
tree. No one would go near him as he was barking and people said he was
dangerous - thank god my friend knows dogs having 8 of their own, as all the
boy was doing was barking for attention.
He is a mastiff cross of some type, probably approx. 10/ 12 mths old as he is
not the cleverest lad and still very wiggly and silly. He has been fine with
other dogs but a bit head on with his approach but no aggression - just
Has now vaccinated, chipped, castrated and wormed the boy.
I think he was probably locked up indoors, possibly caged as his nails were
extremely long and he was clicking with his nails as he walked over the
kennel floors. He is used to travelling in a car or van and just jumps
straight in, and unbelievably walks fairly ok on a lead, but ask him to sit
and you will be waiting for 5 minutes for his bottom to stop moving.........
We gave him the name of Herbert - coz just one look at him and his wiggle,
along with his silly grinning face just made me think he was a RIGHT
'Erbert........ He has also put on weight as although he was thin he wasn't
extremely thin - just no muscle really.
Since his castration,
he sucked the glue (My vets use glue instead of surface stitches, less
irritation), Just the glue and had to be re-glued and buster collar put on,
which he broke and sucked all the glue away again - so has been stitched and
another buster collar. He thinks the collars are for bashing people and
running head first into walls, doors etc. He again today had his collar
replaced. He is the biggest stupidest dork of a dog I have had the pleasure
of meeting, but he has also been beaten. We thought it may have been the
case but is now confirmed as when for the umpteenth time he has slammed you
into a wall with his collar coz he has again misjudged all distance and you
raise your voice and call him a few expletives - he drops to floor and
wets himself. You say sorry lad but that did hurt and he then gets up and
does the same again....... at which point you learn to quickly grab his
collar and try guiding him instead........ again not easy when he is trying
to turn to see you - bless him...... Brains are just not his forte I am
afraid, but love he has so much. So I think an owner who is very large to
take the knocks but with a very large heart and they'll suit each other fine.
But he is doing fine and now recovering nicely.
he is lovely,
cuddly, very affectionate and sweet but also the most stupid idiotic dog I
have come across for a while, but you can't help forgiving him coz he is
just such a big baby. He is one of those dogs that will flatten you on the
floor by knocking you over and then sit on you, smother you in kisses to
apologise, whilst crushing you under their weight. Even the vets reported
that he cried when he had his pre-med for his op, yet the idiot was fine to
suck on an open wound and also fine for us to glue him back up with out a
murmur. Still I suppose the little brain he did have had been taken by
then.......... poor love.