Author Archives: doggiemomma

Saying goodbye

Minpinerie  knew that I was leaving on a trip, and that Crystal needed to be cared for.  Louise told me that Lynn would take her — she had two old minpins, and a quiet lifestyle, so it looked like a … Continue reading

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Update Overdue

Hi my faithful reader(s?). So much has happened, one event setting off a painful chain reaction.  My last post talked about Crystal’s new distressing behaviour of baring her teeth and nipping- kinder word for biting – three times. All males. … Continue reading

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Overdue update

Hi my faithful reader(s?). So much has happened, one event setting off a painful chain reaction.  My last post talked about Crystal’s new distressing behaviour of baring her teeth and nipping- kinder word for biting – three times. All males. … Continue reading

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New behaviours – serious

The behaviourist warned me that the real Crystal would emerge, once she became more comfortable in her surroundings. Jessica said many rescued mill dogs go through the growing up stages they missed, living life in a cage… puppyhood, adolescence etc.  … Continue reading

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Perfect storm

Happy to be out in snowstorm — in her leopardskin coat and inside the pouch! She dances when she sees her coat coming out, and puts up her paw to get into the coat. She is NOT a snow fan, … Continue reading

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Forward-backward two-step

How does it happen? For days she poops outside, and then yesterday, poop on the bedroom rug, where she has NEVER pooped before.  Why there? Why not on the mat in the living room, which was the place she chose … Continue reading

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The agony of decision

I am so new to this fostering… They warn that you have to be emotionally able to give love to the animal, all the while knowing you are preparing her for her forever home. Confession – I fostered as a … Continue reading

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