What's wrong with this dog?
February 11, 2013 8:22 PM Subscribe
I adopted a dog on Saturday, a Silky Terrier mix. He had just gotten to the pound the day I adopted him, having been dropped off by a family who said they couldn't afford him. He's a very sweet dog and hasn't made a peep since I got him (seriously, not even a whine). Thing is, he won't eat. He's eaten maybe five tiny pieces of Kibbles and Bits and hasn't relieved himself in solid form, despite many walks. I finally gave in and gave him canned food and he took a bite, then ran off with the remainder, dropping it in the middle of the hallway and not touching it after that.
posted by amiableamy to pets & animals (36 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
He also hides under my bed every chance it gets, although does end up on the bed at some point in the night and refuses to look anyone in the eye while it's being petted. He also doesn't really seem to like being petted. He'll sit there for thirty seconds or so, but he makes it pretty obvious he's had his fill by scampering off the first chance he gets.
I've had a few dogs before but none of them acted quite like this. He was returned merely two weeks after being adopted and I'm starting to wonder if this kind of behavior is why. He's perfectly nice (and seems to be house-trained, which is certainly a bonus), but I'm not sure what to make of this. I kind of expected a more affectionate dog.