Monday, June 14, 2010

More Greyt News

Jillie Ann made her way to her forever home on Saturday. She must have really liked the idea of going for a car ride, because she wagged her tail so hard , she gave herself a case of "happy tail". It AMAZES me that such a teeny, tiny, cut at the very tip of her tail could spray so many droplets of blood so far and so high. The spray was very fine, but it still gave a pretty good impersonation a crime scene (luckily I did not attract the attention of the police ;-) Fortunately, the bleeding was easily stopped, and the cut was barely visible.
Unfortunately, I hear that Michelle (who was holding the adoption at her house) got a repeat performance on her walls and rug (Sorry guys ! I did try to get word to you beforehand).
Yes, I now have a first aid kit in my car as well. I purchased an extra one on Sunday at our monthly VAGA meet and greet at PetCo.

There were familiar faces:

As well as a few new friends:

It was pretty hot, but thank goodness there was a breeze

It seems Genevieve, who played photographer for the day, did not venture indoors to get a picture of the Great Pyrenees Rescue which had appropriated the indoors of the PetCo. I would say next time, but we have been promised that they will choose a different Sunday of the month in the future :-)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Works in Progress (part 1)

We continue to make progress with our current foster hound- Jill E. Ann (Jillie).
She arrived with a few extra friends/stowaways (fleas) who were quickly dispatched.
Next we dealt with a limp, from an apparent pulled muscle of her front right leg (which meant several days of rest- very short leash walks, Rimadyl, and putting off learning the stairs).
Jillie is still a young dog (she will be 3 in August), and unfortunately, as with children, inactivity/boredom can lead to destructive behavior....

We have not seen her limp in a few days, so her walks are getting progressively longer, and we are starting stair training, hopefully that and the bitter apple spray will help focus her on more productive uses of her time and energy.
Speaking of less than productive uses of one's time...

Pepsi spent a LONG time whining at the window, can you see why? (look near the flower pot)

So do you think the cat knew that he was driving her crazy?

And Jillie takes the prize, with her 15 minutes of staring at the television (after it had been turned off)

Communicating with poltergeist?

Trying to turn it back on by the sheer force of her will?

Or just admiring the gorgeous hound reflected in the television screen?
One way or the other, you have to admit that is one impressive "sit".