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  1. 14 points
    I picked up lil Cowboy yesterday........we had a good day and evening. He seemed content, ate well, played with his toys, sat on our laps and slept with me (and Shorty G) quietly through the night. He was a little antsy last evening....maybe he was done with the playdate and was ready for Mom to pick him up? Maybe I fed him too early? Maybe he doesn't like our small courtyard as a place to potty? Today has gone well. I took him with me to Lowe's to buy a new microwave (went out the day we got back). He was a good boy, accepted pets and seemed to enjoy rolling through the store. I saw a lil bit of his aggression tonight.....we had been playing but it turned into him being overexcited and snapping at me. OK - now I know what NOT to do. Right now, he's sitting at my feet after a evening walk and we'll give him a "thumbs up" with a warning about getting him overexcited. Here he is sitting in a cart as we started through Lowe's.
  2. 14 points
    Luca is no longer here and the house feels so empty. I was not happy about bringing him to the adoption event; however, it went SO much better than I could ever have imagined. First of all, his foster met me with a hug and immediately took me into the air-conditioned trailer to put him in a crate, where I said goodbye and left him with his favorite towel and doggie bed. He is NOT up for adoption right now. She and one of the other fosters sat down with me to go over all of his behaviors and they immediately said they need to observe him and update his profile. Apparently, when a dog is given back, the profile automatically goes back up; however, she said that any inquirers are told that he's not available at the moment. They agree that he should NOT be going into a home with kids and that they'll be keeping him for awhile before deciding if he should be re-homed or just stay with the foster. She was very eager to learn more about the Sound Beginning program (I just can't say enough good things about them!). I was confused, as these were not the vibes I was getting all week. She explained that they are inundated with emails and that it's hard to keep contact that way - they prefer to go over these things in person. I asked her to please just let people know this because it is SO easy to think the worst, esp. when concerns appear to be glossed over via email/text or when calls are not returned. Of course, I broke down several times. I love that little guy. I want him to be happy. I want him not to be stressed or grumpy. It didn't help that he cried and yelped all the way there. :_( She said that we are making the best decision, that she feels we went above and beyond what we needed to do and that we're always welcome to adopt another dog from them free of charge. Of course, I am just not there yet - Luca was our forever doggy. I actually miss him (though I do not miss his aggressive little tantrums!). I think it's going to take some time to get out of the routine we'd built. I wonder how many times I'll put my shoes on for a potty walk or reach for his bag of FreshPet at dinner time before I remember that he's not here. Aaaaand now I'm crying again.
  3. 14 points
    Two years ago Memorial Day weekend my now forever family brought me into their home to live. My name is Lucy and I am one of 7 spoiled Tzus in the Sophie Haven clan. Since my mommy usually celebrates birthdays for those that have no actual date we celebrate it on the day of the day we come into the family.......but I am going to celebrate it with my sister Sophie next Sunday as her birthday is June 7th so we are going to celebrate together. I think I saw a bag of toys go in the closet the other day, I know they must be for me because sister Sophie does not play with toys. Our family vet said that I was between 8 and 10 when I visited him last year so we said that I would be 9 years of age at that time so I will be celebrating number 10 and my sister Sophie will be 7..........I do not know my story other than I was dropped off in front of a house by a man in a truck.........I appeared to be very well taken care of, I was well groomed and very well behaved........but my big bad habit is even to this day is I like to wander.........my family has to keep a close eye on me when we are outside. So we are thinking that I may have wander away from my owner and the man in the truck picked me and then chose not to keep me and dropped me off in front of a strange house where they took me in and after a lot of phone calls in search of my owner one more phone call was made to my new family because it was know that I would have a forever home with them. For the first year I would sit in front of the back door and cry waiting for my owner to come home but then I realize he was not coming..........I really love my new papa as I am a daddy's girl...........he loves to take me with him when he goes to in the truck and he has a tractor that I love to sit on when he is working in the yard..........I think I have it pretty good........it took me awhile to learn that I have to wait my turn when it comes to treats being passed out so I try to get first place but Lexie always gets there before me...........I just wanted to share my Got Me Day with you all and will update with pictures of Sophie and I after I big birthday bash next Sunday. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend.........I am about to go out and take my afternoon walk and then DINNER.......my favorite time of the day!!!!!!!!!!
  4. 13 points
    Man I love being involved with the best people on earth......rescue people :-) Yesterday a neighbor found a tiny dog laying under bushes in back of her cottage. She couldn't tell if it was dead.....called the local PD who sent out an officer. The little thing was alive but badly wounded - probably bitten and shaken by a large dog. She was taken to a vet where she has been given a 70% chance to live. I talked with my neighbor and offered my help....perhaps I could foster her until she is healed so she doesn't have to go to the local shelter. I'm waiting for a call back from the officer and the vet but meanwhile I've been in touch with the rescue I do a little work with - Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. They agreed to take her under their wing and I offered to foster her for a week or so until she is healed and up and around. She is 1-2, young and in otherwise pretty good shape. My city is picking up the vet bills. Restores your faith in the goodness of people.
  5. 11 points
    I had an email request yesterday to do a temporary foster while Cowboy's foster Mama travels in Europe for 3 1/2 months. He's 5 yrs old, 14 pounds with some hair loss due to flea allergy. A quick mention of resource guarding. I approached the Big Guy and he (reluctantly) agreed to do it. Cowboy is in California - we are presently on the Oregon coast but will be back in CA the first of June. That's when foster Mama is leaving so we'll get him and bring him back to Oregon with us when we return for JUL AUG SEP. After agreeing to do it I find out he's just "off probation". Seems he was adopted by an 85 year old lady with many years of owning Tzus.........he bit her......badly. AC was called and he was taken back into rescue and placed in his present foster home. So.....wish us luck and I'll update when he is actually with us in a few weeks.
  6. 11 points
    I'm going to a place this coming week that makes me cringe........I have been asked to transport 5 Beagles to the small dog rescue I work with (where Shorty G came from). The place is a lab that uses Beagles for research. Generally (as I understand it) these dogs and other animals are put down when they are no longer useful. These pups are all about a year old, born in the lab, never been outside or played with a toy. I asked "how do these dogs generally do when re-homed?" I was told "very well when young like this". I'm going to put my politics aside, keep my mouth shut and receive the 5 pups. Beagles are a favorite of mine - our first family dog was a Beagle mix that lived until her 18th year. Maybe I'll ask if one can be named "Daisy". I was told that the last person that did these transports could not keep her feeling to herself. It got to the point where they wouldn't let her in the facility, made her receive dogs in the parking lot. Then it got so bad they would not release dogs to her........dogs were dying because of her. This subject makes me sick and I'll probably cry all the way to the vet who is going to get them into foster homes. But I'm going to do it.....at least once.
  7. 11 points
    I have a friend who isn't in rescue but is a really good person and dog lover. Last June (and it's HOT here in June) a small black puppy was being left tied up 24/7 in a warehouse next to where she works. She could hear it crying and could see her through the mail slot in the door. She started bringing her homemade food and putting it through the slot. Finally on a Saturday (when she's not normally at work) she went in and ran into the landlord of the warehouse. She asked if she could bring the puppy out to spend the day at work with her. He didn't care, wasn't his dog and he brought her out. She never went back and no one ever asked about her. Ebony is a tiny little thing at 6 lbs - you can see her with my friend's dogs - a Yorkie and a Mini Aus Shepherd puppy. She had no intention of keeping her, just knew she had to get her out of that situation. Ebony was very frightened, only wanted to hide and didn't understand handling. Finally she tethered Ebony to her to get used to being close. It worked but now she is extremely attached to her foster Mom. That was 9 months ago and she hasn't been able to find her a home. Her husband is a parapalegic, in a chair and this "one more" small dog is too much for him to be responsible for when she is at work. He has been patient but wants her gone..... She emailed me to see if I could help so I contacted one of the rescues I work with. They are interested and want Ebony to be brought in for an evaluation. She has to be able to be picked up (by a stranger) and be comfortable meeting a small dog. Ebony has never been around other people and is easily overwhelmed. So, she's going to spend the day with us tomorrow, the day before her evaluation, to see if she can relax enough to be handled by me, my husband and interact with my dogs. Shorty G at first and then Sophie the Boxer later in the visit. I included the pic with the other tiny dogs so you can see how small she is. Hold a good thought for us that it goes well and we don't traumatize her.
  8. 11 points
    This story is pure speculation but sure makes sense so I'm believing it! I have been upset (and complained several times here) about the progress of Willie's potty training. Peeing only, pooping outside not inside came quickly. But he had gotten to the point where he could stay all night and several hours at a time in his crate without peeing. When he is out in the house I take him out about every 20 minutes cause I dont trust him. But occassionally I get busy and that time is (just slightly) longer. I pick him up and has has a wet boy part (hair is over an inch on the end of 'that part'). Now I'm convinced he peed somewhere cause he's wet. So I proceed like a fanatic to find the spot so I can spray with Nature's Miracle. I mean I not only look but walk every rug (we have hardwood or tile). Cant find a thing, oh but I just know he peed somewhere. He would have free rein during his free time in house, tethering him to me like I did his sister at this point in her training did not work with Willie, he barked, he pulled etc. So yesterday I was venting to hubby and telling him I was going to order one of those black lights that would show where he had peed so I could clean it good. He said 'HE IS LICKING HIMSELF, THAT'S WHY HIS ’$&@’ IS WET'. Now why didnt I think of that. The jury is still out but I sure think this story just might mean the mystery is solved and I owe little Willie an apology for doubting. He has not left a visible puddle on the floor in over six weeks.
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