My whole body wiggles when I’m happy, I can’t help it! Foster mom says I have a “happy demeanor.” It’s so nice to feel this way! And I enjoy pets and chin scratches so much that I oftentimes nudge foster mom with my nose to remind her that I’d like more!
Though I am happy a lot of the time, and like being with people, I’m still often quite nervous. When I was first rescued, I did a lot of pacing, nervous pacing. After observing this, it was decided that medication to ease my tension might help. The vet prescribed Trazadone. Since I’ve been taking it, I have felt more relaxed and foster mom’s been pleased to see me more comfortable. Foster mom told her friend that eventually I might be able to stop taking this pill, but that for now at least Trazadone is not very expensive.
I’ve taken up using the backyard as my “relief place,” but I still have the random accident in the house. As long as I’m let outside every three hours or so this housebreaking thing goes pretty well.
Having a mentor dog is important for me. Even our walks here at foster mom’s go better when one of mom’s dogs comes along. I’m learning “how to walk the walk from them.” I see them play together, but I don’t understand how to participate yet. I’m interested in them though, and we check each other out through sniffing.
Toys are kinda fun! I’m getting pretty good at fetching tennis balls! I see the other dogs bringing them back to mom, but I don’t get that quite yet. Mainly I like the chew-type toys. Oh, I run off lots of pent-up energy and tension when I run zoomies in the yard! That is so wildly fun—what freedom! Zoomies must make me sleepy, cause at night I settle in and sleep in my crate next to mom’s bed.
Foster mom asked me to tell you this: “Quartz is an incredibly sweet dog with so much love to give! I know she will blossom in her forever home.”