past is a mystery. We only know that he managed to survive
on his own in the woods of NH for quite a while before being
captured. He was trapped in a humane trap in rural New Hampshire
at the end of October. He had been spotted in the area for
about six months but would dart away if anyone spoke or
tried to approach. When he was finally caught, he was covered
with ticks and tested positive for Lyme and Anaplasmosis.
He was treated and now is perfectly healthy. The vets think
he is about one or two years old.
Cruise is living with two other dogs. He and the other
male ignore each other but he likes to play with the female.
Cruise has no interest in toys. I have no had no success
in trying to get him to chase balls or frisbees or even
pieces of food. He likes food but it has been difficult
to get him comfortable enough to really work for it. He
has come a long way but still has a way to go. When Cruise
is overwhelmed, he lies down and refuses to move. A more
outgoing dog might express his fear by lunging barking and
Cruise tries to protect himself from the unknown by retreating
into himself. He has finally gotten to the point where he
can be lured a little way with food. Cruise is going to
require a very patient adopter.