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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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Into Phase 2

Wow.  Bow wow. Silly me. I thought she’d never bark… It’s now Day 15 – having Crystal. Until yesterday, she had only barked twice — when Scoobie, the downstairs GreatDane-x-Akbash, the 150 pound giant (vs. 12 pound Crystal) came close. … Continue reading

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Bills, bills, bills

Days as Crystal’s fostermomma:  8 Money out so far: $322.14 (give or take) Vet visit and antibiotics:$121.14, fecal test:$39.21,  meds for hook and whip worms: $26.30, boots:$22;  coat: $11, toys:$18, treats: $15.49 (doesn’t like any of them);petfood:$25, dog stairs (so … Continue reading

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Week one – how’d we do?

Housetraining: B+   Three poops inside, four poops outside. She gets it!! Have to carry her outside so far, but am encouraging her to go to door on her own. Once outside, with no way back in, she knows and … Continue reading

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Couch ‘tater

How do I get her off the couch?  For six years, she’s been in a cage, so no surprise that’s all she thinks life offers. Toys? What for? Walks? Yuck. Car rides. What’s good about em? In 10 minute bursts, … Continue reading

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Hello world

Longtime cat owner casually fills out an online application to foster a doggie. Two hours later… “Can you take one tomorrow?”

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Day 2: Crystal’s past

Who are you, Crystal?  What’s your story? She is such a mystery to me. All they told me is she arrived at Ruth’s in a “shipment” from Missouri with two chihuahuas, a large Yorkie, and several other dogs. How many … Continue reading

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