Farley Cruz (whelped October 16, 2000; adopted January 4, 2004; died July 29, 2013)
Farley was a dog that came to our group through the Gold Coast adoption group in Florida. They described him as “shy, but warms up”. He was shy and he did warm up, but it took many months! He was afraid of Marty and it took 10 long months before he would let Marty pet him. He was a small male and pretty so everyone thought he was a she. When I walked the dogs and people came over to us he would hang back and avoid eye contact and his tail would tuck way up under his belly. About 6 years later he would actually stand there and sniff people who wanted to pet him. He came a long way and blazed a trail for the adoption of more shy dogs into our household. He was sweet and snuggly. He was happy to sleep on the bed with us or share the couch. During his younger years he loved to run laps in the yard. At around age 4 he developed seizures that were controlled by taking phenobarbital every day for the rest of his life. He loved peanut butter and had a dollop 2 times a day with his pills. Towards the end he refused to eat dog food and Marty became his personal chef preparing delicious meals for him and fussing over him. When the light went out of his eyes and blood tests showed he was ill we sadly let him go. Forever missed- the Farl.
Nan and Marty McClary