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I was tricked!

July 16th 2008 9:11 pm
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Mom took me out alot today. Only when we came back in a couple of times she had the door to my crate closed!! Oh noooo. Mom didn't panic and gave me lots of treats. I layed on one of the pillows and kinda checked things out from the new view. Not too bad.

When dad went to bed tonight I couldn't contain myself any longer. I slowly ventured out of my crate. Mom was watching tv and Turner was laying near mom. Well after a couple of attempts I made it to the pillow and layed down. All by myself!! Mom started tossing bits of hot dogs at me. Yum!! Well I heard dad snoring and it scared me - yup that loud!! So I snuck back into my crate - safe there!! Then I came back out and walked over to mom, she had her feet crossed on the chair and I sniffed her toes! They didn't stink either!! She smells pretty good after a shower!!

Well hopefully tommorrow I'll venture out of my crate a little more!!

We'll see.....

 

Hey, my crate door is shut! What gives?

July 18th 2008 1:07 pm
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Mom has been keeping me out of my crate during the day. I love my crate, love to eat in it, love to drink in it, love to sleep in it, love to watch everyone from it. But mom decided that it's time to learn more so she moved my water to the door of the crate, which stays open all day. Now she's putting my food outside of my crate so I eat half in andhalf out of the crate. When I first saw my door was closed I thought I was going to panic. But mom had some treats for me on a pillow outside of my crate. Yummm!! Well I layed on the pillow and mom gave me a Kong - score!!! After a couple of hours she took me for a walk on lead and when we came back in I got my massage and then I saw the crate door was open. So I went in to take a nap. It's exhausting, all of the sights and smells while I'm outside of my crate!!

Mom took me out later in the evening and when I came back in the door was closed again!! Hey! What gives?? Well dad was home and he scares the living daylights out of me. But I did alright overall.

This morning mom and Turner went outside and left me in the house. Dad was outside somewhere to. Well I decided that I would show mom that I really do know how to use a doggie door. She was pretty shocked to see me in the yard!! Luckily Turner showed me the way back inside the house. Better let mom take me out on leash. Scary out there!!

 

Adoption Day at Petsmart

July 20th 2008 12:51 pm
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Mom woke me up early, took me out to potty. When I came back in she had my crate closed. Awww, come on!! Well the next thing I know she's got the crate in the back of her truck. Hey,,,,,, that's MY crate. Well I wasn't too happy about being in the truck and not in my crate so I dove under mom's feet. She got the hint and opened my crate. Aaaaa. We met Stripes and his mom and they joined us for the trip to Petsmart.

Well when we got there mom put me in the pen with the other dogs, I was pretty happy, waggin my tail and everything!! Mom went to buy me some treats (she's so cool!) and left me with Stripes mom. Next thing I know some lady put a leash on me and takes me out of the dog pen and puts me outside the door by myself in another pen. Hey!! I'm freaking!!!! I hear mom ask her what is wrong, the lady said, "This lady is interested in Darcy" Hey, that's me!! Well turns out she wasn't the right person for me. That's okay. Well mom took me for a walk, brought me in and put me back in my crate - yess!! She gave me this great smelling filled cow toe. Even better!! Something to chew and calm me down!! Well it got real loud with people and I was chewing like crazy to relax. Mom and Stripes mom were walking the other dogs (those pups were happy). The owner of PAWS saw mom walk in the door and said, this is Darcys foster mom, she can help you. Well mom got me out of the crate and we went outside to the quiet. The two young women were walking with us. But I wasn't worried.

We were all outside for a while and the one woman said her husband was on his way to see me as well. OMD!! I might have a real home!! Well when the husband showed up mom, me, Stripes and his mom and Alice (a border collie mix pup) all went outside to sit under some trees. There was a great breeze and we had lots to smell! Well we all stayed outside and guess what? I walked with the one woman AND her husband!! They were so nice!! I layed in front of the man and just watched him. I never layed in front of a man like that before. He was very calm and I was okay with him.

Well, after alot of conversation they decided to adopt Alice (go Alice!!). They were a young couple and Alice would fit right into their lives perfectly!! I'm not sad though! When we got home mom gave me dinner and took me for a great walk. She told me how proud she was of me, I had done so well!!

Today, I'm chillin out! Mom is getting ready for a yardsale and is pretty busy. She's got my crate door closed so I'm on the pillow in the living room. Check out my picture!!

Even though I didn't find my forever home yesterday, I know that I did real good. I met and got pet by some wonderful people and thank them for helping me yesterday!!

 

Another good day - yea!

July 20th 2008 8:31 pm
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Mom added two more pictures of me today! Look at my eyes, not so scared anymore!! Mom kept my crate door closed for 5 straight hours!! I layed on one of the pillows. Turner even layed near me to keep me safe!! There's a picture of us!! Mom bounced a couple of tennis balls near me. I got one and kinda chewed on it for a minute!

Mom took me for a long walk today. She owns 20 acres and we walked about 5 of it today. It was pretty hot and when we got back I was tired out from the heat!! I'm still chewing on my stinky cow-toe, I love it!!

Turner tried to get me to play today but I'm still not sure what to do. I know that I want to, I just haven't figured out that it's okay to play yet.

Overall it was another good day!

 

Playtime!!

July 21st 2008 8:35 pm
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Ok, check this out. Mom had to go outside this morning and didn't feel like leaving me inside. Usually she blocks the doggie door. Well while she was outside she heard the door and saw my head sticking out. She didn't yell at me, so out I came!! Turner came over and did a great play bow!! We hopped, yes hopped! and ran around for about 20 minutes. Mom was doing her thing and just ignored me!! I had sooooo much fun!!

The next time mom went out she took me on the lead outside, after a bit she gave me my rubdown and took of my lead! Score again!! Turner and I played again. He chased me, then I chased him!! We even boxed for a bit!! It was such good fun!! Mom swore she saw me smile!!

Well mom took me out two more times on lead and then took the lead off for me to play. However, once it got dark out she kept me on lead. No problem! I was pretty tired by then!!

Oh yeah, dad was sitting in the kitchen when I went outside. I hesitated for a second and then walked right past him! I'm getting better each trip out!!

 

Freedom!

July 22nd 2008 9:17 pm
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As you can see, mom and Turner took me outside and once again mom took off the leash after a bit. It was real hard to get a picture. I'm not sure I like that flash thing!! But mom got a pretty good picture!! While I was outside of my crate today mom gave me a good massage. However, she noticed on my left paw pad the bump there got bigger. I've been licking it and now it's bleeding a bit.

So mom called PAWS and they are going to have it removed soon. Mom and dad were talking about it, I don't know exactly what surgery is but I know that I'm with mom, dad and Turner and I'll be alright!!

 

Calming Signals

July 24th 2008 9:09 pm
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Mom got a new book. She had heard about a lady from Norway her name is Turid Rugaas. She has a book called On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals.

Now mom understands alot about dogs. The way we communicate with our bodies and how to respond in a positive way. Well mom got this little book and tried a few ideas from it on me. It worked!! She got me to come out of my crate by myself and sit on a pillow in the living room. I even ate treats out of her hand while she sat in a recliner chair. Outside she did some other things the book suggested and I walked right up to her!! I even wagged my tail at her!

I went for a walk with Turner today. We walked around the property. Turner actually calmed me down quite a bit. I even went potty!! Mom says she's still taking me to adoption days on Saturday. I'm nervous but I know I'll be fine. Hopefully I'll find that perfect mom and dad I've been looking for!!

 

The Big Test

July 25th 2008 6:56 pm
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Well mom and dad went fishing today. They crated me for about 5 hours. No problem. They came home took me and Turner out to play then declaired house nap time. So we all took a nap. Then mom took us out again. Then mom said it was time for my big test. Her and dad were going out for dinner and they decided to leave my crate door open and the doggie doors open. Weird...

They were gone about an hour and a half. When mom walked through the door I was in my crate playing with a doll.

Then mom and dad took us for a walk. We went further than yesterday. So many smells!! When we got back mom kept me out of my crate on a pillow while dad and Turner came in. Mom gave me a good rubbing I'm starting to like it!!

Later when we were outside mom did a playbow and tossed something my way. But she went away from me. It was round and weird. I sniffed it. Then I picked it up and tossed it. It was a frisbee. Then I playbowed at mom, who playbowed back at me. I wagged my tail and hopped towards her then ran back from her. Funny though, she ran away from me. So I followed. We did this for about 20 minutes. It was so much fun!!!

Well tommorrow is adoption day at Petsmart in Beaumont. Wish me luck!!

 

The Big Test

July 25th 2008 6:56 pm
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Well mom and dad went fishing today. They crated me for about 5 hours. No problem. They came home took me and Turner out to play then declaired house nap time. So we all took a nap. Then mom took us out again. Then mom said it was time for my big test. Her and dad were going out for dinner and they decided to leave my crate door open and the doggie doors open. Weird...

They were gone about an hour and a half. When mom walked through the door I was in my crate playing with a doll.

Then mom and dad took us for a walk. We went further than yesterday. So many smells!! When we got back mom kept me out of my crate on a pillow while dad and Turner came in. Mom gave me a good rubbing I'm starting to like it!!

Later when we were outside mom did a playbow and tossed something my way. But she went away from me. It was round and weird. I sniffed it. Then I picked it up and tossed it. It was a frisbee. Then I playbowed at mom, who playbowed back at me. I wagged my tail and hopped towards her then ran back from her. Funny though, she ran away from me. So I followed. We did this for about 20 minutes. It was so much fun!!!

Well tommorrow is adoption day at Petsmart in Beaumont. Wish me luck!!

 

Potential Family?

July 27th 2008 8:02 pm
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Not even close. A young couple wanted to see me. So mom took me outside to where it is quiet and the couple followed. Mom laid down the rules for my future home. One thing I've got to give mom, she doesn't sugar coat it!! She wants to make sure that I have the best!!

The girl looked at mom and said, "She's alot of work. She's too much work for us." Mom was nice to them and said thank you for being honest about your lifestyle. She took me back in to be with the other dogs. Yes, I am some work, but what about me??? Doesn't anyone want to help me?? Mom says that as each day passes I get better and better, that my confidence is growing. She also told me that there is a great family out there, they just haven't found me yet!

Luckily mom brought me back home, told me how wonderful I was and took me and Turner out in the yard for a great play session. Mom did a playbow at me, I bowed back and barked at her. Mom jumped and ran away from me? Hey??? So we had a great day and a great night.

 
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