Seizures are down to 1or 2 a month and they are mild, less than a minute in duration. There are no observable ill effects following them. He is his old self right away. The frequency of his seizures lessened from when he first arrived at his foster home so we concluded they might have been stress induced. Once he got settled in, his seizure tendency resolved to a manageable level. Seizures sound scarier than they are. In Tye's case he has learned to live with them it seems. He appears to sense the onset and will come to your side for comfort. Once the seizure has passed, he wants to know where the food bowl is. Tye takes his twice daily medications easily. He will never let you forget to give them because they come wrapped in cheese chunks and peanut butter. Tye's foster family has learned not to fear managing a dog with seizures even though we had no prior experience. He is the picture of canine health in every other regard. You can tell he has been loved all his life.
If Tye could talk and you asked him what he wanted to do, he’d look at you with his warm brown eyes and say “Whatever YOU want to do!” Actually, Tye comes very close to talking with his vocalizing which he often does. It is his way of holding a canine conversation with you. Tye is a 9 year old dapple dachshund with a fondness for the food bowl and treats. It’s easy to believe that Tye was the much loved longtime companion of an elderly lady who adopted him as a puppy. Shortly before her death, Tye and Rusty were surrendered to CTDR. Rusty has since found his forever home but Tye is still searching for his. He is decidedly partial to females and bonds quickly with any female that comes into his orbit. That said, he is friendly with men as well. He also gets along easily with other dogs in the household. He is laid back with a sweet disposition. He exhibited some signs of separation anxiety when he first arrived in his foster home but this has lessened significantly over time. Tye basically wants to be wherever YOU are and it matters not whether you are inside or outside. He is the very definition of “lap dog." At his foster home, he has mastered asking to go outside to potty ; however his expectation is that he will come right back inside. At his foster home, he sat outside the door and cried and scratched for a time. Once he figured out that there were a lot more fun things to do with his foster siblings than whine, he spent his days running and barking at cows, squirrels, or the stray cat that appeared on the other side of the fence. While he was likely an indoor dog in his previous life, he has adapted well to spending time in a fenced yard with other dogs. Tye would do best in a household with a lot of opportunity for human companionship. He is not a dog that could be left alone in a crate for any extended period of time. He requires contact, whether it be human or canine and lots of it. He will return all the attention and love that you focus on him and then some. Tye is a good deal in the companionship department. Tye has not been exposed to children although there is no reason to believe that he would not do well with them. He has not been directly exposed to cats, only at a distance. Tye has a long history of seizures and they are well-controlled with easily available and affordable medications. He requires daily dosing of his meds to control his seizures.
More about Tye
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Likes to be in your lap, Needs special care, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Gentle, Needs a companion animal
Other Pictures of Tye (click to see larger version):
Currently we do not know if Tye will be able to attend the event, Petco on Saturday, March 15th, 2014.
Currently we do not know if Tye will be able to attend the event, Petco on Sunday, March 16th, 2014.