Photo Comments Age: 20 Years Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Heidi ~ RIP ~ My Sweet Girl
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December 31st 1995
Sleeping in bed with Mommy
Having to walk in the rain, snow, wind, grass, dirt, fireworks & having to stay home when Mom leaves. Heidi is also a little camera shy.
Because Heidi was a puppy mill rescue where she lived for 7 years in a 2 foot X 2 foot cage, she doesn't understand what playing with a toy is all about. But she does play with her Mommy by running around and bow playing with her.
Unro dog food, all treats, & cheese she can get!
Any park or any place my Mommy wants to go - I'm there!
She can dance for a piece of cheese! Heidi is learning her obedience commands
In Dec 2006 I was with a rescue group that rescued Heidi from a dog farmer how ran a dirty puppymill with over 800 dogs which he kept in barns. Heidi was too old to give him any more litters so he was going to toss her and three older Bichons into the pond to drowned them. That's when the rescue group asked the dog farmer if we could have the dogs. The other two found forever homes, but I fell in love with Heidi and I wanted to keep her. Since I've had Heidi she's NEVER had to worry about living in filth, eatting sawdust for breakfast or being killed because she's of no use. Heidi is VERY attached to me because I was the first person she learned to trust. I am still the only person she trust today. Heidi and I have a VERY strong bond.
Heidi is very shy & timid by nature so the trauma of living seven years in the filth and total isolation from humans that is always the case in puppy mills was about more then she could mentally stand. After spending a week at the vet I brought Heidi home. At first Heidi was so afraid, she couldn't even come out of her crate. So I let her stay in her crate where she felt safe. In this crate she eat, drank and slept for two weeks. Four times a day I'd pull her out to go potty outside, but the second she came back inside she just ran wildly back inside her crate. After a couple of weeks of that I started pulling her out and locking her out of her crate for a couple hours a day just to make her live among the human and dog pack family. It was really hard on her at first, but little by little Heidi got better until now today Heidi has no carte at all, and she's happy with that. Last year she even started to make friends with my husband (I never thought that would happen). When I first got Heidi she had no understanding of love, but now she not only understands it, she also gives it. Because I've worked with Heidi for over two years to socialize her and show her that people are good and they won't hurt her anymore. In the last three months she has come to enjoy being around all kinds of people as long as her Mommy is with her. To look at Heidi you could never guess what kind of hellish life she came from. She's now such a happy little girl that acts pretty friendly towards everyone. She NEVER acts aggressive towards anyone - no matter what. Heidi is a truly wonderful dog. It has made my life so much richer just knowing her. I love Heidi dearly and I know she adores me (her Mommy).
Give me my Mommy & I'm a happy girl
The Groups I'm In:
"Bitchen Freeze", ♥Ohio's Friendly Dogs♥, ***~♥~¤ Just for Koolaid :-) ¤~♥~*~!, ***~♥~¤ Vegetarian_ Paws ¤~♥~*~!, 5 Paws up Elementary School K-6th, ~Shih Tzus and Friends United~, Animal Rescue, Bichon Beauties, Bichon world ~clowns of the dog world~ :), bishons/minpins, I Love My Bichon Frise!, Lucy's DreamHouse ♥, NYC Bichons, Ohio Dogs & Cats for Adoption!, Puppy Mill Rescues, Rescued Doggies, Rescued Dogs of all Breeds, Rescued Rovers
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|July 4th 2006
||More than 9 years!
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