Meet our delightful new foster Ziggy! Ziggy is a 6-year-old 'bugton' male (beagle/pug/Boston terrier mix) who was surrendered after a change in family circumstances.
Ziggy is a sweet, funny, busy delight with a really cute smile. He came with a crate but announced his first night that of course he would much rather sleep in the big bed, insisted on burrowing under the covers next to me, and stayed put all night. When he woke up with the alarm, he rolled over for a morning scratch like he'd been there forever. He is making himself right at home!
With a typical terrier temperament, Ziggy gets hyper-focused on playing and relentlessly tries to wrestle our pug, who is enjoying it. His play is not aggressive and we are teaching him not to hump, which is improving. Ziggy goes berserk with excitement when he sees other dogs out on walks and makes crazy noises. He does love his walks.
Ziggy has a bit of doggy ADD in that he's so delighted by everything that he'll forget he's in the middle of eating dinner and run upstairs to hug me, and has to be reminded to finish eating. It's endearing. He loves a good game of tug, and he loves car rides where he's an angel. He is having some anxiety about being left alone but this is improving nicely too.
We will be taking Ziggy to get his teeth cleaned, but otherwise he seems otherwise quite healthy and agile. He'll have his first vetting in the next little while and we'll see if he needs anything else. He's a joy to have with us.