Sunday, December 26, 2010
I am a very loving, playful little guy! I get Leo to play with me several times a day. He has trimmed down a bit and LOVES having me for his brother. He even looks all over the house when I get to go for a walk and he has to stay home.
I am very good to walk with. I'm polite on the leash. I just LOVE to go for walks and rides in the car. When my mom tells me to go to bed, sometimes I'll go to the garage door to tell her I'd rather ride in the car with her.
I eat pretty much anything, whether it is given to me or not. Food on the counter or table us especially yummy but shoes and stuffed animals are good, too. I like squash, pickles, olives, leather...pretty much anything that can be chewed. Mom says I am a very expensive dog! I hope that since I now have all my adult teeth I won't feel like I need to chew so much. Seems to be getting better.
I am a very good guard dog. At night when it is dark and scary (sometimes daytime, too), I go outside and bark at things...or absolutely nothing. The family obviously doesn't understand. They come out and tell me to be quiet so I just stand there and bark some more. Lately, Mom has been coming out and telling me what a good job I'm doing. She is finally getting it! Then it is OK for me to come in the house. She understands the danger and I'm off duty!
I love having company. I am learning to sit when people come to visit or approach me when we are out. When people come to visit, I have to greet them with a sniff on the bottom...just like when I greet my dog friends. Mom warns everybody. Most people are ok with it since I greet and leave. Someday I might need to find a new human greeting.
Hoping to start obedience training once the holidays are over. I'm not a bad dog but me and the family can always have room for improvement in our communication.
This picture was taken while I was eating. I'll send a couple more. Mom was having a hard time getting me to hold still.
I hope you are all having a Merry Christmas. Would love to have you for a visit!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
We are thrilled to post these new pictures of Shadow! It's hard to believe it's only been 1 week since we rescued her from the cold streets of Dallas. She has come so far already and looks incredible! Her foster mom, Jane is taking great care of her and we are so thankful for Jane's kindness.
|Happy and Content!|
|Shadow and Jane|
After the trip to the park, Shadow got a nice, soothing oatmeal bath at Dirty Dawgs. That was a good day out!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
|This was the first picture we got of her-looks like a little bear cub|
|makeshift pen used to try and catch her|
The latest dog was freezing, starving, terrified and sadly missing a lot of fur. The dog was pretty skittish so he couldn't get very close but she slowly started warming up to Chuck as he would bring her food each night he was working security at the local strip mall. Chuck named her Shadow as she tended to slip away into the darkenss of the night.
|Stray no more!|
|Sweet Shadow, she has such soulful eyes|
She's already been to the vet and started treatment for demodex mange and hookworms. The report from our vet on Monday is that Shadow's always wagging her tail so it seems she knows she's safe and things are looking up! She seems to do just fine with both men and women as well as dogs, but haven't cat-tested her yet. We have a temporary foster home for her until 12/23 but are looking for a foster or forever home for her. Shadow has been through a lot and we are so thankful that she's safe now and will make sure she finds the loving family she deserved all along! If you'd like to donate towards her vet care, or for information on fostering or adopting please visit www.takemehomepetrescue.com Thank you for your continued support that helps us help Shadow and other dogs like her.
This is a link to a video JP made that shows what it was like out there.