by Lee Juslin
Malcolm, a gentle boy with a mixed background, was found on the street as a stray. When Col Potter took him in and had him vetted, an I.D. chip was found and his owners were contacted. Sadly, they declined to take him. Fortunately for him, he was rescued by Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue and put into the capable hands of Julie, an experienced foster parent.
Malcolm is about thirteen-years-old. He has no serious health issues, but he is partially deaf and had a number of bad teeth extracted. He also was found to have a number of lumps, but they are only benign, fatty tumors.
Julie says Malcolm sleeps more than any dog she has known. She jokes that he is narcoleptic but more likely is simply exhausted from his time on the mean streets. He is easy-going and likes to greet people but does not like to be picked up or held. He has a good appetite and enjoys the occasional romp.
Malcolm does not demand a lot of exercise. Limited walks are fine, but he doesn’t really like to go out and prefers his bed, near his person, inside. He is housebroken but had a couple of accidents when he first came to Julie perhaps due to a new environment.
Julie has a Westie and the two dogs get along well. In fact, the Westie helps Malcolm with his poor hearing. When she calls the dogs for dinner, Malcolm follows his Westie pal even though he probably doesn’t hear Julie calling.
Malcolm would do well in a home with another dog, who, like Julie’s Westie, could help him with his limited hearing. He becomes attached to his person, but because he sleeps a lot, he would be fine with someone who works full time. He is low maintenance so he would be okay in an apartment and does not need a fenced in yard.
Malcolm likes people and other dogs and happily wags his tail in greeting. Julie says his most endearing quality is how his ears bounce when he walks. “It always brings a smile to my face when I watch him.”
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