The Chronicles of Indy 4. – I Learn A Little More Each Day
It’s been a good week for Indy. The trauma of new surroundings is beginning to wear off. She’s calmed down considerably and I’m learning more about her past with each new situation.
Indy meets anything unfamiliar with aggression. Either her past held some upsetting ordeals or she was exposed to very little. My guess is that she spent much of her time in a dog run. On our walks she is curious about every little thing she sees. Knotholes in fences, a weed that’s slightly taller than the rest, a piece of paper blowing across the street all pique her interest and she must investigate. I’m glad to see that she’s not particularly aggressive to other people or animals that she meets while out and about, but I’m careful to keep her in check just in case. Everyone who sees her makes a comment of how beautiful her face is and how gracefully she moves. In truth she's a very pretty dog.
On her own turf, however, it's a different story. She’s not particularly fond of men, and she definitely doesn’t like little children. She may get over the issue with men if given more exposure and time. I would never recommend her for a home with children. But she keeps her eye on me at all times and watches every move I make. I have become her ‘person’ and she is very tuned in to what I say, do and tone of voice. This is a good sign that she will be able to bond with someone who will give her love and attention.
Sharkey hates her and will sit outside her crate as if to say “I’m out here and you’re staying in there.”
This dog has incredible potential and is about as bright a Jack Russell as I’ve ever seen. I would have named her 'Zoom' because this dog can run!
I’m hopeful for her future!