Coton de Tulear Bests Vacumn Cleaner!
I have a Coton de Tulear, a white male , two years old. I have had him one day.
Things I now know: He has no fear of vacuum cleaners. No problem with the noise. He stays in the room, underfoot, ignoring the same vacuum my late dog felt compelled to attack on a semi-regular schedule.
He is not interested in toys. None. Not chew toys, not soft toys, not fetch toys. He does not appear interested. Period. He checks it out, may pick it up, puts it down and leaves it.
He is smart. He has begun learning "down" and appears to understand the command, although we have only worked on it for a total of 20 minutes.
He has at least three different barks.
He has all the hallmarks of a gourmet, and since he is so healthy I need to watch my impulse to feed him goodies.
He is a rescue, and his first foster had him for two years before I got him. His sister is still there as I don't know yet how I will do with one small dog, let alone two. She is a dynamo. No one has, to my huge amazement, shown much interest in adopting these dogs. The rescue is in a semi rural area near Cincinnati, and is private, so perhaps it is a matter of numbers.
My male, Walter, is about 13 lbs. His sister is well under 10, from appearances.
My cat has him bluffed completely.
He is not housetrained. Uhoh.