Post by happyhounds on Dec 18, 2006 17:04:56 GMT -5
Hi all a very quick post tonight. Will do a detailed one, with pics, in a few days as I know foster mum Pip is waiting to hear!!
Amy is a beautiful, gentle & loving dog. She has only been with us for 2 1/2 days and has settled in beautifully. She is still quite shy at times but is brave enough now to settle on our laps and have a cuddle. She is good in the house and so far, gets along famously with Ella and Jez, our other 2 hounds. The kids also love her.
We need to break her of a few bad habits - she does like to steal food - but we are currently just making her feel at home and loved. All credit must go to Pip who obviously did a fantastic job during the 3 weeks she fostered Amy.
We are so so pleased to have Amy. More to follow in a day or so.
Thanks also to Lisa for recommending Amy. She knew our set up and came up with the right dog for us!
Post by happyhounds on Dec 21, 2006 13:07:06 GMT -5
Hi all, it's John
A further update. Amy is doing so well. She is starting to play now - with us, on her own and with Ella and Jez. She also gets excited when we come home and first thing in the morning which is lovely. The housetraining is great - we have sussed when she needs to go out, but we need to keep an eye on her for the tell-tale signs or else we have a mess to deal with. She is like a shadow - follows us everywhere. She loves to steal food, from worktops, from our plates if we are not quick and from the bin. The tinsel ands candy canes on the Christmas tree are fair game too!!!
Amy and Jez get along fine. Jez has been with us nearly 4 years and really missed our old lurcher Bill, who died at age 14, 5 weeks ago. Amy seems to have taken Bill's place in Jez's affections. Jez by the way, weas adopted by us after being found tied up and abandoned on the M5.
Ella is a different kettle of fish. We adopted her last January at the age of 3. She had been treated horrendously badly for her 1st three years - suffice to say, she has many bald patches caused by cigarette burns. She has been a real challenge - we were her 9th home in 6 months!! We persisted though and she is now happy and healthy - an absolutely stunning dog. We still have behavioural problems to sort - the main being that she is so dominant and as far as Ella is concerned I belong to her. Poor old Amy suffered because of this yesterday when Ella turned on her big time. Ella was given a stern telling off and all is harmonious again - the pics of them playing were taken today and they play so well together. Our back lawn is like a mud pit.
All in all Amy is doing so well. She went to the vet yesterday for her 2nd injection and was given a clean bill of health. She is so loving and is fitting in really well with the whole family. Julie and the kids adore her, as do I. To see her curled up on Julie's lap the other evening was lovely.
;D So glad Amy is settling in well. I had a letter from her previous owner who tells me she came to her originally with Jasper who I believe went to Evesham Grey and lurcher rescue. They were supposed to be brother and sister but looked very different. Her birthday is apparently in March and she will be two next birthday. Hope that is helpful! If you need to know anything else I can try and get the information for you, but I'm sure you all and especially Amy want to get on with her lovely new life. ;D Big kisses to Amy! Carol x
Post by happyhounds on Dec 29, 2006 12:46:28 GMT -5
Hi. Amy is now called Sammie and is responding well. She was apparently born 18/3/05, day before my birthday. She is doing so well - she is learning that it is ok to be loved and made a fuss of!!! An absoulutely adorable dog. She had a good Xmas and did well with all the food she stole. She plays lovely with Ella now which is a relief.
Post by happyhounds on Mar 11, 2007 11:20:15 GMT -5
An update on Sammie, formerly Amy. She has come on in leaps and bounds in the past few weeks. She is no longer shyish and retiring but a bundle of mischief. She loves cuddles - demands cuddles!!! - and loves to play with anyone who will play with her. We are currently working on her very dry skin. She has a very glossy coat now, with quite a lot of reddish colouring amongst the dark brown but underneath, she has matted old hair. We brush her everyday to remove this and her skin is so dry. We are now rubbing in Aloe Vera lotion everyday. She loves this and her skin is improving so much.
Sammie and Ella have massacred the back lawn - it is just a mud pit. We are curently trying to salvage something, anything, without much success. Seeing Ella and Sammie play is great though so we don't really mind the mud pit!! Jez, bless him finds it all a bit much and keeps out of the way when Sammie and Ella start to play.
We are going to post more pics soon and hopefully a short video.
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