The newest member of our family is Prince. He's a 4 1/2 year old male red and white that we just adopted through B.R.A.T. He's big and absolutely beautiful…...a very sweet soul. He came into the B.R.A.T. organization from a small puppy mill/backyard breeder situation. He was in a B.R.A.T. foster home for four months and made a lot of progress. We've only had him since last Friday, but we love him already. We are absolutely committed to provide a loving, peaceful home for him forever. He's made some progess adjusting to his new home and his new fur-sister, Haley......and that gives us hope.
But, it's hard for me to believe that some of his fear can ever be overcome. He's very afraid of doorways, being cornered, having his leash pulled, sounds, etc. He very much loves to be petted, but sometimes when it seems like he's so relaxed and enjoying it, he'll suddenly jump up and scramble away. To us it seems like he's used to being "tricked". It seems he's been programmed to not trust, but he really wants to. He IS very curious, which I think is a good sign.
Have any of you had a similar experience? I'd love to hear your stories......good or bad.