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Teenie is an approximately 5-8 year old black female with natural ears. She was left in her home which had been foreclosed on and the owner would stop by every few days and leave her some food and water. On July 4th the neighbors saw her wandering around on the street and they were afraid that the fireworks would scare her so they took her into their home for the night. The following morning they called the police and told them what was happening and they suggested they bring her to the shelter. The shelter called us and said once she was off stray hold we could take her into MAGDRL. No one called to report her missing or to see if she was at the shelter--so sad. It's been 2 weeks since Teenie came to live with us. Her tail is no longer stuck to her tummy. It is now relaxed and bounces, as she does, when she walks. She is even starting to wag it when you talk to her! She was so terrified when she came that I had to clear my dogs out of sight so I could walk her to the door to go outside. While she is still not ready to interact with anyone yet, she has no problem walking through them to go outside. We found that she already knew her "sit" command about a week in. Now she uses it on her own all the time... she will sit... I'd like a cookie... sit... I'd like you to stop walking and love me up... sit... isn't it time for you to feed me... etc. it's adorable! She has already gained 10 lbs. Her respiratory infection which she had when she first came to us has cleared up. We are not crate training Teenie due to her age, and the fact that she was so afraid when she arrived here that we didn't want to confine her. She has her own room, which we gate, so she knows she's safe. She eats in her room and is learning "wait", she is getting that command quickly! Teenie is totally trustworthy as she hasn't bothered with anything in her room or the house and is completely housebroken. I know I haven't seen her full personality yet, but she is just the sweetest little girl. She just wants to be with you and to be loved and snuggled. She has no interest in toys yet, but I'm sure that will change. She also loves to drag the side of her face through the grass and then, with a thud, drop to the grass and do big stretches, rubs and back leg kicks. She does this at least 2 or 3 times every time she's outside. I have to laugh and tell her what a silly girl she is every time! She is slowly becoming a silly, happy girl! We just love her! PS...Teenie absolutely HATES the camera. If she sees it she turns her face away, even if you have food!
Update 9/09/16 - Teenie, who we call Beanie, continues to be such a sweet and gentle soul. As we spend more time with her, we realize that her life before MAGDRL was probably quite terrible. She is afraid of so many things. We learned quickly about the thunder/lightening, but then learned only the rain was just as bad for her. She is absolutely terrified of the dark. Whether she was left or tied outside at night we will never know, but her trust for her foster Mom is the only thing that gets her to go outside at night to go potty. Any movement, even something as simple as you getting up from the table makes her nervous. Touch is something that Teenie is also struggling with. If you are outside and you call her to you, she will come running so excited with her tail wagging... and then when she gets to you, she will stop and lower her head before you can pet her and love her up. She wants the attention and the love and kisses, but she is still nervous about them. Any time you pet her or caress her she will let you, but is still wary. The best time for Teenie, when she's just being a big puppy, is when she's playing with Tink. They have a routine every morning. After they have eaten and had a nap they run around the house with pure joy! They will roll around on the floor and nose each other. It's so fun to watch. When Tink tires out, which is always before Teenie, it's time to come into the kitchen and have a few bites of toast! Teenie is just a joy to be around and once she feels she can trust you, tries as hard as she can to overcome her past...we just adore her!
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