Thursday, April 30, 2015

Desert dogs update

Hello everyone,

Thanks for following along with us on our building up of a dog rescue.  And a big thank you to those who have helped with dog food.  It is expensive as we purchase good healthy dog food.  We have tried several brands.  If any of you dog loves out there know what is THE best kind to get, please let us know.   We have always bought high protein dog food for our dogs and they are healthy and have beautiful coats.

Little girl and Babe, both are living indoors and loving all the attention they need.  Also, thank you to all who gave name suggestions.  The real shy one is now named Shyann and although she is getting braver to come up and eat, she still won't let us touch her.

The little girl which we have been calling her Little Girl since we arrived here, comes to that name so we don't want to confuse her and will stick with Little Girl.

The same with Happy Dog, who comes when we call him, sometimes, yet he still isn't trusting enough to come inside.  When I go outside and go into the single wide, he greets me as soon as I come out and jumps and wiggles that butt.  I sit on the porch and today he let me hug him.  He is getting closer and closer to coming all the way inside.  I tried once, a week ago to get a leash around him and he was too quick for me.  And it has taken this week to gain his trust enough to let me hug and pet him.

The shy shepherd, which we still have not named yet, has come inside 2 days in a row now so that's a really good thing.

Friends are trying to round up some supplies for fencing and other repairs needed around here and hoping to rent a trailer to haul off some junk and trash around here.  We thought about renting a dumpster but that is very expensive.


Oh yes, Little Girl is pregnant.   Her belly is growing bigger every day and I can see the puppies moving in there  Will try to get a good pregnant pic later.





Thursday, April 9, 2015

Desert dogs update.

Hello eveyone,

This morning as I went into the single wide to start a fire, I was thrilled to see Happy Dog and the shy Sheperd inside.  They are still very skiddish but I'm so happy they were trusting enough to come in and watch me make the fire.

Happy Dog seems to gravitate towards me and loves head rubs and belly rubs.  She is still very excitable, skiddish, but becoming more trusting all the time.

Shy Shepherd is also very skiddish, and scared it seems,  the way he holds his head down and ears back I have to wonder if he, along with the others, were not treated so good by the person who was suppose to be caring for them.  

Little Girl is very much comfortable being an inside dog.  She has gravitated towards Scooter and is enjoying hanging out with him and sleeping with him.  She also smiles :) 

Shyann  still has not let us touch her and was seen hanging out with Roxi and Homer, who I believe is the father of the younger ones.  Roxi and Homer belong to a friend and like hanging out at our place and theirs.  

One we are able to get proper fencing up, I believe Roxi and Homer  will stay home. Hopefully, the very shy one will keep coming back for food and get more comfortable around us.

Our four, Gate, Uno, Lefty and Jack, are getting used to them coming around.  We keep our four fenced off seperately as Uno and Lefty are just 2 years old and so full of energy that they will have to be friends through the fence for a while.  Jack, my little terrier mix, who is the alfa of our four, and the world he thinks, lol goes anywhere I go, and he doesn't bother the desert dogs.  Gate and Jack get along with almost all dogs.  

Thank you for following along.  :)  Please be sure to check out all the photos on the Shepherd Hills Haven website.  

Kathleen