Begging me for turkey
Look out the window
We got Bozley from a Dog Rescue in North Carolina when I was in 2nd grade (I am currently ending my 8th grade year). He was around 1-2 years old then, and was INCREDIBLY nervous around people (so much so he threw up upon seeing us).
We think he had some bad experiences in the rescue/with other people, specifically men. That is the only reason why he is often grumpy and barks so much at strangers in our house, especially adult men (kids are fine with him). My dad and grandfather are exceptions to this rule.
However, he is doing much better now! We took him and his litter brother, Bodie (who belongs to my grandparents), to training, and they are relatively well-behaved now!
Bozley does still poop on the floor sometimes, even as a middle-aged dog. He is very anxious, but we try our best to give him lots of love and affection.
He is very protective of us and loves us all very much. He can't be ANYWHERE without our mom... he adores her! He is a very goofy dog, and we think his grumpiness/introversion his part of his charm.
We make sure to give him good food, lots of baths, and take him for groomings. We cannot take him to regular grooming stores like Petco or PetSmart, because the place is so unfamiliar and he gets terrified of the scissors. He won't even let them touch him.
So, instead, we go to a local dog groomer! She is very kind, gentle, and lives in a small farmhouse with other agreeable dogs. Bozley is very comfortable there and will let her groom him.
I love taking him on walks! He will always come to me when he has to go out and gets very excited when I get his leash. Sometimes, he will come up into my room while I am doing school and sit on a pillow next to me. I love him, and he loves me.
Though, most of the day, he is perfectly happy to sleep ANYWHERE. He does a funny thing where he takes a blanket and makes a little 'nest'. He even sleeps in my shirts and hoodies! He likes to sleep, but he also loves to play.
Though Bozley is very introverted, is not a fan of other people or dogs (besides Bodie and my aunt's chihuahua, Ms. Honey), and is very anxious, he really is a well-behaved and goofy dog. We love him very much!