Homesick Coton de Tulear
by marisol beas moreno
Hi I just adopted a coton de tulear, he recently turned 3 months. I got him this past thursday, and it's now saturday.
He has been what I would call homesick. I got him from a breeder that had more puppies, including his brothers and sisters, and I believe mom and dad as well. I have two cats in the house that have been with us for seven years. My cats have been quiet with him, they come and sniff him and they go away.
My coton seems like he is potty trained already. But he doesn't want to eat or drink anything. I have to make him eat, I have to take him to the feeding bowls. I have to open his mouth and put a pebble of food and then he savors it, and then he eats about 4 teaspoons of food, he drinks and walks away to hide in a corner, or to lie on his bed.
Sometimes he just lies on his bed all day, so I grab him and sit him on my lap and watch tv together and I pet him, he seems to enjoy it, sometimes he even falls asleep.
He does like it when he goes outside in our front yard or sometimes he just lies down, while I work in the yard. What can I do to help him get more warmed up to the family?