When Harlow was found in a closed room while his owner was away in January 2021, the P.S.A. shelter had him discovered, but no one wanted to take him since he was so underweight.
When I brought him home, he was too scared to stay inside, so I had to sit with him and comfort him. He was also fed food that would aid in his weight gain.
“THE NEXT DAY HE COULD PLAY A LITTLE WITH JADA OUTSIDE, BUT WHEN WE LEFT HIM ALONE – HE FELT REALLY UNHAPPY, SO BASICALLY I HAD TO TALK WITH HIM ALL THE TIME, EVEN LET HIM SLEPT IN MY ROOM FOR A FEW DAYS,” the author writes.
Thanks to his strong appetite, he gained 2 kg after a week, although he was still rather thin and at worst 20 kg underweight.
With time, he gained confidence and became less prone to worry. In addition, he gained the ability to walk, overcame his fear of the dark, and enjoyed playing in the garden.
“I GAVE HIM A FIRST TRIP TO THE BEACH AFTER 3 MONTHS, AND HE ENJOYED IT SO MUCH,” the author said.
Let’s review Harlow’s amazing makeover from earlier. His love of play has made him a healthy, self-assured, and sometimes mischievous dog.
I detest this bad habit of his, but it’s a good thing he was able to let it go.