This is little blind Clyde enjoying the sun coming through the solarium the other morning. He's come a long way since he first arrived, when he was more Yorkshire Terror than Terrier. Clyde would routinely -- and without any provocation -- attack other dogs, especially any big dogs who happened to be around. (A death wish, we reckoned.) Once he raced up to Allie, our blind 80 lb black Lab, and bit her on the nose ... for no reason at all. Clyde also liked to sneak around the house and very discreetly lift his leg to pee on everything.
We got him neutered right away, began to teach him manners, and then let time work to his (and our) advantage. Somewhere it began to click for him, and he's turned into a sweet guy who gets along with everyone.His biggest issues these days are medical -- heart problems and a collapsing trachea that Yorkies are prone to developing. He's under the care of our specialists in Burlington, and his medications seem to be helping him cope pretty well.
But it's just nice to see how he's evolved from a difficult, "there-goes-Clyde-again" kind of dog to one who is mellow and likes nothing more than quietly hanging out in the morning sun.