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Cathie, Stella is doing well and warming up to us. She is starting
to follow us around a little bit and is curious about us. She even
went and sat on Sherry's lap today on her own. When I came home
from school, I sat down on the floor and she willingly came over to
me for some pets. She slept in her own bed right next to ours last
night, as she seemed more comfortable to have her own space. She
did get up a couple times, as you mentioned she would. We are
letting her take the lead on where she feels safest sleeping. She's
had a few accidents, but we anticipated that and know it is common
when you bring a dog into a new home and environment. We are not
worried about it and I'm confident with positive praise and gentle
re-direction we will work it all out. I've attached a picture from
today. Would you like an update again tomorrow? Our plan this
weekend is to just be home with her and let her get to know us.
Thank you again for making the trip in the weather. We are just so
thrilled to have Stella with us! Hope your ride home was okay.
Hi Cathie, Stella had a great night. She is still preferring her
own bed, which is totally fine. She has a nice soft comfy bed right
next to ours. Our friends are here for the day (the ones who we
were dog sitting for.) Stella is amazing with them. She went to
them for pets, let them pick her up and even sat next to one of them
on the couch. She is doing great peeing on the pad, but still
having trouble pooping there. We are working in it. She seems
relaxed and comfortable. I've attached 2 more photos. We'll send
you a photo of the three of us tomorrow. Thanks! Leigh
3/8: Good Afternoon Cathie, Stella had a great night until about
3:30 am, when she got restless and paced around. I waited a bit to
see if she would settle down. When she did not, I held her for
a while and she seemed to like that. She went back to bed for a
little while then started being restless and pacing again. I
thought she might be hungry, so gave her a little bit of food,
cuddled with her some more and that seemed to do the trick. She
went back to bed after that. She seems to be doing just fine
today. She is doing much better on her pads and seems relaxed. She
enjoys being where we are and comes to us often for a pet or to be
held. I've attached some more photos for you. We love her so
3/11: Hi Cathie, Stella had a great day! She slept through
the night last night, had no accidents today, and enjoyed a car ride
today to the beach. She is really enjoying going outside in the
yard too! She is really relaxing. Now we are working on having her
wear her harness, and will eventually work on walking on a leash.
We'll get there. She has made remarkable progress so far! We will
let you know how the vet appointment goes tomorrow and are hoping we
can make her adoption final after that. Leigh
3?12: Stella was great at her vet appointment today! We just love
her!! We can make the adoption final. Thank you for everything.
Fondly, Leigh PS: The vet was very impressed with how
organized and complete her paper work was.
Kerri, Cutty has his fur-ever home with us. Yes. we are foster
failures for him, and if foster failure is wrong... then we don't
want to be right.
come such a long way...still the Alpha boy, but we wouldn't change
a thing. :)
Kerri, Maurice is doing fabulous settling in and our bonding
continues. He is a very sweet boy. He is quite the jumper and we
find him jumping everywhere. His legs are longer than any one of
my other yorkies so we are learning not to leave papers and
magazines on the coffee table unless we want them shredded :).
Love him so much. Will send more pics after his grooming on
Friday. He will be my sweet valentine :) Thank you for everything!
Cathie, It was nice meeting you and John yesterday! Iím about
to head off for work, but wanted to give you a report on how the
girls are doing. Lola seems right at home, at ease exploring
and following us around. Poor Livy is nervous on the hardwood
floors. She feels she has to move fast and hasnít realized
that if she slows down sheíll be fine. The floors donít bother Lola
in the least. Is your home carpeted? Right now Livy is
staying on the family room rug where she feels safe. Jim and I
have quietly and gently coaxed her off the rug using a few cheerios,
but she scoots right back to the rug. Weíll work on it slowly.
They slept together in their bed last night, no problem whatsoever.
I put their pads near their bed and they went on it during the
night. Where can I purchase more of the washable pads? They
donít seem to realize what the disposable pads are for. A few
accidents, but weíll get the hang of it. Iíve decided to return the
car seat I purchased and showed you yesterday and would prefer to
buy a larger crate for when the two are in the car. I feel
they will be safer with a crate belted in. They are both such loves!
Will send pics, but have to dash! I do have some questions and will
be in touchÖMany thanks!
1/30/15:Hi Cathie, The girls are
adjusting to the size of the house, know where to go for their water
in the kitchen from the family room and have also successfully
"powdered their noses" several times outside. We won't mention
any "accidents" because I feel like we won megabucks with these
girls and that will pass (no pun intended,) I feel we are quickly
getting in sync with one another, love them both so much!
Their little jackets are adorable, you were so generous with all the
nice things you gave us to start our life together! I'm so
grateful for your wonderful care and compassion, thank you for
everything! Nikki xo
Cathie, By all means, please mark Lola and Livy as adopted! They
have restored my heart to a happy state. Even though it has just
been a couple of days with these beautiful little souls, we are
family now! I have made a vet appointment on Feb 5. I'm sure Dr.
Mansfield will be thrilled to see them. I will let you know how
that goes. Two of our boys are coming to see the new additions to
the family this weekend, very excited! Have a nice weekend...go