Today I feel like a proud mom... It's been just over a year since we got him, and he's come so far!
This evening I took him to the vet and he got 2 shots, as well as a thermometer in the butt. While he was terrified (he shook the whole time) he did better than he's ever done at the vet!
The first time we ever took him to the vet, he had to be muzzled and pinned down by 3 of us. The noises he made could be heard throughout the vet office - he sounded more like a child screaming than a dog.
But today he was so good! I still asked to have him muzzled because it's just easier to not have to worry about being bitten if he feels threatened. But he just sat on the table shaking (so sad!) while the vet did everything to him.
The vet also said he's a healthy weight of 17lbs now! He's gained about 5lbs in the year that we've had him.
When we got him, he'd get upset if you touched his back end. Now he lets me touch almost anywhere. He looks up at me with huge eyes if I'm trimming around his butt or something, and although he looks terrified, he gives me a look of trust. Compared to where before if he was scared he'd do everything he could to escape.
I talk about Archie all the time, but it's because he makes me so happy, and I like talking about things that make me happy. So if you know me, you'll know a lot about Archie too. ;)