Saturday, May 2, 2009

Posted pics

Just a quick note - I posted some pictures on Drowning In Cats of the TNR cat we have currently at our house. She was too far along in her preganancy to abort the kittens (without euthanizing them as they came out), so she is living in our spare room until they are all ready for new homes. I figure that everyone loves kitten pictures - yes, even dog people - so I'd share them with you all.

While I'm sharing pictures, here's our foster dog. I'm pleased to report that she's emotionally stable enough to be spayed and adopted to her new forever home. WooHoo! So very proud of her. I think I have a glimmering of how proud parents feel ...

The picture to the left is her resting after being all 'crazy-dog' with the four other ones at the house we were visiting, and the picture to the right is her playing 'superman' off the deck. I know, I know, you aren't supposed to let big dogs do this because it screws up their growth plates ... but really? This is a dog that would shutdown everytime something in the environment changed (that you couldn't touch, that was reactive to dogs, etc). I'm just happy she's confident enough to be around new things, places, dogs, people, etc. And for those of you wondering, yes, that's my foot on the deck. She came running up beside me and before I could stop her, leapt to the ground to continue tear-assing around.
Anyway, we've got her to the point where my husband likes to get them - stable enough that they can go live with anyone including children. To get her this far, we've kept her a bit longer than I usually aim for, but that's ok. She's a far cry from the dog who came to live with us and that's what's important.


GoLightly said...

Kudos, DDF.
What a beautiful dog she is.

What a beautiful job you've done.


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

It's good to know that dogs like her (and my Stumpy) can have fun despite what has been done to them. Well done, DDF!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh we are so glad she is running and jumping and having a great time. That is what dogs do best..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

shane rocket said...

what a special doggie.... she is doing what she should thanks to you.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

I wasn't looking for thanks - but I was trying to lighten up the mood around here. Been a bit depressing lately so I thought a happy ending would make things a bit brighter.