Merry Christmas to everyone with the time to read blogs at this time of year.
We are ending the year with a new foster dog. We went to Love Underdogs with a view to bringing home Pepita. Unfortunately Pepita doesn’t like lively bouncy dogs so it was decided that she wouldn’t get on with Hamish. :-(
Cleo was selected as our next foster dog. Cleo is very timid owing to a bad home experience, she was homed by Love Underdogs as a chubby, lively and confident young pup. After 3 months Cleo was returned as she “wouldn’t bond” with her adopters? She came back as a nervous wreck, terrified of anyone approaching her and would run a mile if a hand was put towards her! She is also a bag of bones with fur on! :-(
Cleo has been with us for 5 days, she instantly attached herself to Hamish when she met him, she needs a confident dog now to show her that life is good. For the first couple of days Cleo wouldn’t come near us but followed Hamish wherever he went, now when Hamish comes for treats or fuss she comes as well. Cleo will tolerate a gentle stroking now but only if she comes to us, she will move away if she is approached. She will happily lay on the sofa very close to people just as long as Hamish isn’t too far away.
Cleo relaxed next to Eleanor when she visited (I think Hamish is somewhere close) :-D
A beautiful picture of a beautiful Cleo taken by Anna Hauser.
Cleo playing in the snow in the paddock.
Cleo at the park with Hamish.
Now for the cutest thing ever.
All 3 pooches needed a bath after a very muddy week, Indy was no bother neither was Cleo but Hamish hates to have a bath. Cleo was with us in the bathroom watching Hamish, she saw he was stressed so sweetly calmed him and washed his face. :-)
More information can be found on Facebook or her listing on Love Underdogs.
Cleo Underdog on Facebook
Cleo’s page on Love Underdogs.
My wish for this Christmas is that some of the people who would have bought a puppy will instead adopt a rescue dog. There are so many gorgeous pooches that need a home, they are not “rejects” or “damaged” they are often just victims of circumstances.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and peace to you all.