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My name is Emma

January 25th 2007 7:08 pm
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Hi, My name is Emma. Well, it was Dolly but my foster mom changed it to Emma, Emma Jean to be exact. I like the name Emma.

My journey to Colorado has been quite scary. One minute I was in barn with all my doggie buddies and the next thing I know I'm wisked away in a cage and put in the back of this moving thing that bumped around all over the place. They call those cars. I don't like car rides, nope not me, don't like them one bit! They made me sick and I really felt bad for vomiting, but I did, a lot! Then I got poked and prodded by some human man. He was nice and all but did they have to do that to me? Again back to the the car and I got sick...again. But before I could barf out another note, we were in Colorado where I was placed in a foster home. I liked my foster home. They has four other dogs, 2 Goldens and 2 Boxers. Have you ever seen a Boxer? Don't tell them, but they are kinda funny looking and LOUD. They play so loud you need ear plugs. They did teach me that it was okay to play and showed me where the toy box was so I could get toys out whenever I wanted. I really miss those dogs.

It was odd to have good food too. I was use to eating my own poop. My foster mom spent hours trying to get me to eat but initially I was too scared. I eat a lot better now. Food is so good. And fresh water, I love fresh water. Since I've been here I've had a few vet visits to take care of allergies, lumps, bad teeth, and an ear infection. I'm feeling much better now that everything is taken care of and I can rest.

You can see from my pictures, I look very sad. Truth be told, I am sad and exhausted. I've been through alot in my short life and I want to forget about the life I had in that old barn, but I miss my babies and my other dog friends. I'm terrified of new people and don't like to be approached directly. I would rather walk behind the people or beside them.

I have a new furrrever home now. My dreams have finally come true and I hope that this new human mommy will love me and take good care of me. There are two other creatures here, but they don't interest me too much. One of them actually rubbed up against me today so I like him, but the other stays away and growls when I get close (which I don't do intentionally). I don't know their names yet, but I'll let you know when I find out. I'm still getting used to being called Emma!

Wish me luck as I embark on this new journey and a new life. I want to try to come out of my shell and learn how to be a happy, loving dog. My new mommy tells me that one of my rescued siblings lives across the street from my new cousin Marley (who I'm told I get to meet tomorrow). Maybe I'll get to see her sometime. That would make me very happy.

 

Making strides!

January 28th 2007 5:32 pm
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Hi my name is Emma. Oh...I guess I already told you that and I don't need to tell you everytime, 'cause you know who I am if you're reading this.

My new mom tells me I've taken big steps just in the last few days! My tail is no longer tucked between my legs and it actually wags up instead of down...sometimes. Mornings are best for me. That's when I'm happiest. I learn so much by the end of the day that I'm exhausted.

Today, I played with some new stuffed toys. I made them squeek and I'm so proud of that. I feel so honored 'cause these were some of Angel's toys that she said I could have. Thank you, Angel for sharing. My mom says you always did share good. I even rolled and ran around in the snow until I saw that my mom was watching. I was so ashamed. I don't know why, I just thought she might think I"m silly for having fun.

I had to work real hard today. Mom wanted me to go down these things called stairs. I don't like stairs. I nearly slid all the way down and going up was even harder. Mom had to place my legs 'cause I didn't know how to go up. I got almost to the top and lost my footing and slid half way down again and had to start over. It was hard work to get to the top. But I made it. I hope I don't have to do that again, but I'm afraid I will.

I think I"m going to like it here, but the jury is still out. ;) Ok, I'm going to go now. Bye

 

My toys

January 31st 2007 6:35 pm
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Hi my name is Emma...d'oh! I forgot again that I don't need to do that.

My mom bought me my very first new toy! It's a cute little red dog (like me!) with hearts all over it. I think it's for Valentine's day, whatever that is. I like to carry it around and sleep with it. Today, however, I lost it for awhile. Mom found it sitting outside the doggie door, frozen and covered in snow. She brought it in for me and I licked it clean. Whew...I feel better now.

 

What a day!

February 2nd 2007 8:36 pm
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*sigh* It's finally close to sleepy time. I'm already starting to doze but wanted to write about my accomplishments today. It was alot of work but I'm so proud of myself!

I went in the car to the vets office (I was tricked, I didn't know that's where we were going). Guess what? I didn't get sick, Yay!! I drooled alot, but that's ok. The vet guy was very nice to me and I only cowered slightly when i saw him. He checked me over good, but didn't hurt me at all. I liked him.

I got in the car again. I just don't understand how to do that. I have to be helped. We went to my cousin Marley's house. I accidentally peed on the carpet. Nobody showed me where the doggie door was, so how was I supposed to go outside? I had to go. I learned how to go up and down the stairs twice! It was so scary, but I did it! And got a treat for it as well.

Then I had to get in the car again. Drooled all the way home, but didn't get sick! Woof! I'm doing good.

 

...and

February 2nd 2007 8:41 pm
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one other thing. I'm sleeping on the bed!

 

I did it! I did it!

February 7th 2007 6:46 pm
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Guess what? I can go up and down the stairs all by myself now and I'm good at it. Mom is so proud of me and is so proud of the spot I left on the carpet in the basement. At least I think she was. She kept pointing at it and saying something about it, but all i could do was wag my whole body 'cause I was really happy she was home and talking to me.

See...I haven't learned basic commands that I've heard other dogs respond to. I was so busy having puppies and trying to teach them things that nobody ever spent time teaching me. Well my new Mom is spending time with me and it makes me happy. I don't know what she says, it's just good.

Happy Days!

oh yea...and mom caught me running and jumping happily with one of my toys today. I was tossing it around and running through the snow with it. It was so fun! Then I spotted mom watching me and had to stop, but she just laughed. Oh the dignity.

 

A tough day...

February 11th 2007 6:35 am
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Woe is me. I needed to write to my diary 'cause I had such a rough day yesterday. My mom left for a really long time (all day) and I was very lonely. She explained to me before she left that someone else would stop in to see how I'm doing and to let me go out and potty. I didn't really understand what she meant, but when they showed up, it scared the pee right out of me! Seriously! I peed all over the floor when I saw them. I've seen them before, but I just didn't know what to do. It was different than what I've gotten used to!

When mom got home, I didn't realize it was her. She was wearing all these big and noisy clothes (she called them ski clothes) and it scared the pee out of me again! I peed twice and even though she made herself smaller by getting rid of all those clothes, I was still scared. I didn't want to go near her! It took me awhile to figure out who she was.

Everything is better today, but I hope I don't have to go through this again.

 

Ouch

February 17th 2007 7:49 am
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My paw hurts today. I'm limping. Mom can't see anything in particular wrong, so she thinks maybe I sprained it running like a madwoman in the backyard. Hey! I felt good! Anyway, she's watching me closely. We won't go for our walk today, but maybe it will be better tomorrow.

I ****love**** being outside. My mommy has been home lots which means I can come and go as I want! Yay! She has a pretty backyard and I'm finding lots of places to dig. BOL.

 

I got 5

February 24th 2007 8:15 am
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Thank you to the voter who gave my page 5 paws! I feel really special.

My leg is doing much better! I'm running and playing and jumping around again. Right now my favorite thing is to chase my toys, toss them in the air, and bring them back to mom. I love mom. I always stay nearby when she's home, but I love to be outside too!

Mom says that I'm doin' real good. I'm much better about not cowering when people come over or when we see them on a walk. I'm still a little afraid and I freeze when they approach, but I let them pet me if they want. but only under the chin. I like under the chin. People like to try to give me treats, but I don't take them. Mom always said no treats from strangers .. . . hee hee. Actually, I just don't trust them. I will only take a treat from Mom.

Happy Day! Emma

 

A Poem

February 27th 2007 11:30 am
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From our dear friend Lucy ~ ~

Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked in my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry-
So much to regret.
Hmm . . . Yes there it is, right on the top.
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss;
And there by my bed hide Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave;
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
but I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things-
and take me right back?
Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
and never repack?

I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage-
Will you still want me?

Author Unknown

 
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