Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday Dog of the Week

Doesn't Rudy look warm and cozy in his little sweater? He is a Doxie-Chihuahua mix...still a puppy at 10 months old and weighs about 10 lbs... he is very shy....with time and love he will come out of his shell....they think he had some abuse at an early age but as he is still young..he is responding well. He gets along well with other dogs, can walk on a leash and uses a doggy door to do his business outside....
Most rescued dogs come from some sort of troubled past, really appreciate being rescued and seem to know it. They do need extra love ..just like humans, they grow with love, patience, and gentle training. Some have returned their dogs to the shelter, saying "he peed on my carpet" or "she barks too much" after only having them a few days.....there are bound to be a few accidents to begin with and sometimes dogs bark out of nervousness and stress...

Our new rescued cat, Bandit, didn't want us to pet her and would nip when you touched her head...but she doesn't now and enjoys the petting.......it took a month or two for her understand, she was in a safe place and no one would hurt her. No more nipping...Alan is working with her as she still doesn't want to sit on his lap..now she will for about 10 minutes at a time or so...she's become very playful and has quite a nice personality. Treats work amazing! We would give her a little treat when she sat on our laps and she realized laps were a good place to be...the same works with dogs..positive rewards, treats and lots of praise.
You can find Rudy and lots of other sweet dogs at the Sun City K-9 Dog Rescue..the link is on the left hand side of this blog, click on the Vintage Santa with the puppy postcard...Donny has recently updated the site, its quite colorful and charming.
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I have some errands to do today and then will continue working on the cards...sure, I will post a photo or two when they are completed....shouldn't take too long......I glued the main pieces together and then pressed them overnight to be sure they dried nice and flat...today will be the fun part, the embellishing.....
I also was able to get the ingredients for "Layered Friendship Soup in a Jar" from Razzle Dazzle Recipes.....for neighborhood gifts...I decided with the economy like it was, soup would be a good thing to give as it might feed a family a good warm lunch or supper...rather than sweets. Its basically a bean soup with a little hamburger and canned tomatoes added. Warm and filling.
That's about all for today......
John 10:10
"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. "
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