From what we know about Tofu’s past, we can pretty easily assume that she hasn’t had many doggie friends. She has been with me for over a month, and she has gained a great deal of trust in both me and Leroy. While they haven’t engaged in joyful and comfortable play just yet, Leroy and Tofu are bonding and making progress every day.
Tofu has done a few little play moves, but then quickly becomes nervous when Leroy gets excited and tries to engage. It is very heartbreaking to see her struggle. I think about how many days, weeks, or years that she spent outside and alone. She just needs time to learn and trust. Leroy and I are willing to give her those things. I am confident that she will play and have doggy friends in her future.
And a shout out to my main man Leroy- While he is generally a huge pain in the doggy butt, he has learned to respect Tofu’s boundaries and take it easy on her. Meaning there has been no face humping (which Jora happily put up with). 😉 He is polite and loving, sometimes just letting her cuddle nearby. Other times, kissing her face and trying to get her to play just a little bit. He has proven to be a pretty darn excellent foster brother. And I thank him for that. Tofu needs some TLC and we are both doing our best to give her that. But in the meantime, we are all happy to nap and cuddle and hang out and explore, and observe the neighborhood cats. No wrestling just yet is fine by us 🙂
If you have any questions about Tofu, Jora, becoming a foster parent, or the adoption process- you can email me (Leroy’s mom) at Casey@caseyheyen.com