Those of you who have been following me for a while will recall that I’ve been providing foster care for a puppy-mill dog from our local Humane Society. Here is a direct link to my previous post about her, from January 13, which gave a pretty good picture of her past before her rescue. Two people have been interested in her, but both of them have reconsidered. She has, I believe, come a long way while we’ve been together. She has gained a great deal of confidence with a kind person and a regular schedule (on which she can depend) of quality time together, warm meals at predictable intervals, walks outdoors soon after mealtime, and reliable hygiene and grooming activities. I returned her to the Omaha Humane Society’s foster-care specialists this morning, and was very sorry to part company with her, but folks who are interested in adoption of a pet with a difficult past will be able to meet and interact with her more readily, and I’ll be out of the country soon.
She is a very sweet and remarkably patient little dog, and I have great confidence that she will be able to adapt rapidly to a new home opportunity with someone who can provide the stability and patience necessary to help her to continue to develop the social skills she needs.
She looks to have a sweet nature and very loveable. Let’s hope she will find permanent owners and a new home soon.
She’s a total snuggler. One could do a lot worse than to take such a willing learner into one’s family life.
Awww, may she find just the right home. Godspeed, indeed.
I hear there’s already someone interested in her. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
Very honorable effort! Sweet looking little girl.
I thank you kindly. It’s been a privilege to work with her and watch the relaxation and gratitude that kindness can bring to one with such a troubled past.
I’m sure she will miss you because you have taken such good care of her :).
I’m afraid that’s very true, Cindy, but it’s part of the package. I know that she bonded pretty firmly with me, but I think there’s quite a good chance that she will do so again when she finds another kind foster person. The Humane Society folks assured me that they will let me know how she fares in her new life. I’ll try to keep you updated.
Beautiful portrait, Gary – you certainly have a way with these animal shots! Adrian
I’ve had a special place in my heart for dogs and cats as long as I remember, and they seem to know it. I really love working (and playing) with them.
You did a wonderful job taking care of her! Bravo to you! Warms my heart. ❤
It has warmed mine too. I’m already looking forward to being able to help another in April, after I return from travel. I’ll keep you informed!
That’s so neat you do that. I would never pay for a pet since there are so many that need homes. Please do keep me informed! I love animals with all my heart! :D
What a great thing to have done Gary. It’s wonderful when a traumatised animal is able to be nurtured back to some sort of normality. We have a rescue dog that had behavioural issues, 11 years on she is a darling. Beautiful portrait – you can really see the trust she has in you :)
It really is all about trust. It’s such a challenge, especially with a dog who has such a long history of neglect, to try to coax her into a state of mind in which she can–possibly for the first time in her life–start to accept one of us larger folk as wishing to help her rather than use her. Thanks very much for the compliment, Lisa. She was even camera-shy at first, but she eventually came to realize that I posed no threat when my face disappeared behind that black apparatus with its singe big eye. That must be a pretty scary vision, at first.
A beautiful portrait, Gary. Hopefully she will find the right new owner soon.
May it soon be so; I think her chances are really pretty good. Just look into those eyes!
Oh!! Who could resist her?! I do hope that she finds a new loving home..
So do I. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear.