Friday, August 26, 2011
Wonderful Adoption Story
(Below is an e-mail we received from an adopter. And yesterday I received a visit from another adopter. I just love these people!)
We adopted Polly at the end of May. We were told that she was one of the dogs that led to the rescue of all those beagles. I just wanted to give an update on how Polly is doing. She fits in great! Our whole family loves her. She's a little slow on learning all her commands, partly my fault for not being consistent, but with no proper training, I think she's doing great! She sits on command, though it takes a few seconds because she can't stop wagging her tail (and her whole body pretty much wags with it). She's learned high five instead of shake, lol. She's pretty good at stay, and comes when she wants to, lol. She knows what no means and drop it when she takes something that doesn't belong to her, like the cat's food, lol. She is a big chewer, and no matter how many bones she has, she's always finding something else to chew on, so we're trying to break her of that habit.
She still gets scared easily. Squeaky toys scare her. If you throw a toy for her to go after, she cowers first, then runs after it. When we go out back to go potty, any noise or movement stops her in her tracks and we have to start the whole process of sniffing around for that perfect spot. IF the neighborhood kids are bouncing a ball, she cowers and hides behind me. Something about the sound it makes really scares her. She spends a lot of her naps under the couch, though when she is really scared, she tries to hide under my computer desk while I'm trying to work, lol.
She's about 98% house broken. She's really good about letting me know when she needs to go potty during the day. At night, that's a different story. I've been buying those puppy pads and putting them down in the living room (where she sleeps) every night and she actually goes on them instead of the carpet, so that's what matters to me.
She gets along just fine with our two cats, and is only interested in the bunny when we pay attention to the bunny. As for her and our American Bulldog, Shiloh; I've attached a picture so you can see how well they get along. :-)
Thanks again for letting us adopt this sweet girl. She quickly became a part of our family and it's hard to remember what it was like before she got here.