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Treats Unleashed

January 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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After I wrote earlier today, we took the girls for another walk and it went well.  Then we had some hang out in the living room time all together.  Bailey and Delilah haven’t had off-leash time yet, the folks from MOGS recommended spending a week with them constantly on leashes and after a week allowing them to be around each other supervised with leashes on but dangling for short periods of time.

We took Nancy (from MOGS) advice and took another step toward socialization today too.  We visited our nearby Treats Unleashed store with both dogs to get the food Delilah had been eating at her foster home.  Turns out there aren’t many places that sell Fromm around here.  Also turns out that stuff is expensive.  The dogs did great for the whole experience!  I walked Bailey around the store (with a purpose) and had her practice various commands to earn part of the treats they gave us.  Delilah did not seem to be interested in her treat, so Bailey got 1.5 treats.  That may have been the moment Bailey decided having a sister may not be all that bad.  We told their stories (as much as we know of them) to the girls working and they were very understanding of Bailey needing space and they thought Delilah was super super sweet (because she is).  The girl we were talking to did make a comment that Bailey seemed like a good dog, even through the socialization, so that made me feel good after the confidence plummet of Delilah’s adoption.  They also gave us some great ideas about some other places we could take the dogs to help them assimilate into society, so we’ll be hitting those this week!

When we got home, we went for yet another walk.  It sounds like we’re walking a ton, but they’re all very short walks at this point.  Delilah seems pretty tired after them, but we want to establish our pack so we are going on walks when we can to help with that.  Bailey also got a walk alone because she’s used to a little more activity and I think it helps to calm her down.

All in all, I think it was a pretty successful day, apart from the neighbor dog, Murphy (Bailey’s bff) not seeming to get along with Delilah too well.  It takes time to adapt for everyone.  Bailey only growled at Delilah once-VERY early this morning and since then we’ve had some successful sniffs.  We give Bailey lots of love when she lets Delilah sniff her and praise her when she sniffs Delilah too.  We’re keeping them away from each others faces for now, MOGS said to wait for the nose to nose.  Another thing we’re doing is lots of scent transferring; petting D and letting B sniff our hand, taking the blankets they’ve been laying on and switching them…

 

Day’s totals:

Growls: 1

Walks: 3.5

# of “What happened to your dog?”: 2

Things we’ve learned about Delilah: She must have lived in a house with stone steps in the front, because she wants to go up every stone staircase we pass.  She has a similar fascination with dirty dishes in the dishwasher as Bailey.  She loves the smell of chicken.  She does not seem comfortable with us touching her front paw.

Things we’ve learned about Bailey: Turns out that having another dog may be good for reinforcing good behavior.  She’s never walked so well on a leash as she did when she and I walked this evening.

"Just patiently waiting for mom to get done in the shower so I can rejoin my pack" (note: doesn't her front paw position look so uncomfortable?!)

“Just patiently waiting for mom to get done in the shower so I can rejoin my pack” (note: doesn’t her front paw position look so uncomfortable?!)

 

Bailey waiting outside the door for Mike and Delilah to come out.  She was concerned and didn't want to leave the door.

Bailey waiting outside the door for Mike and Delilah to come out. She was concerned and didn’t want to leave the door.

Another picture of Bailey waiting outside the door for Delilah to come out because I thought it was cute.

Another picture of Bailey waiting outside the door for Delilah to come out because I thought it was cute.
This is the closest they've gotten while sleeping.  Both happily asleep.  You know who else was happy?  This girl.

This is the closest they’ve gotten while sleeping. Both happily asleep most of the time. You know who else was happy? This girl.

Delilah likes to be by Mike's side.  Particularly when there's smell-good food in the kitchen.

Delilah likes to be by Mike’s side. Particularly when there’s smell-good food in the kitchen.

D says "I would like to lay on Bailey Buggles' sherpa.  It smells of Bailey Buggles and I'm patiently waiting for her to love me.  Also, it's lovely soft, I recommend getting another sherpa or two in this house"

D says “I would like to lay on Bailey Buggles’ sherpa. It smells of Bailey Buggles and I’m patiently waiting for her to love me. Also, it’s lovely soft, I recommend getting another sherpa or two in this house”

B says: "I suppose if Delilah is going to lay on my sherpa, perhaps I will make myself comfortable on dad's Mizzou blanket, I do love those Tigers"

B says: “I suppose if Delilah is going to lay on my sherpa, perhaps I will make myself comfortable on dad’s Mizzou blanket, I do love those Tigers”

Guess who's falling in love... She loves to give kisses and they are very wet!  :-)
Guess who’s falling in love…
She loves to give kisses and they are very wet! 🙂

 


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3 Comments so far ↓

  • wyattraydawg

    Ooooh! When I visited Columbia MO I discovered Treats Unleashed, they were so cool! LOVE that place!

    Hey Delilah, I also dig going up staircases when we’re on walks. You know us Shepherds, we gotta inspect EVERYTHING.

    My motto: REGULATE THE WORLD!!!

    • charona

      Hi Wyatt! I don’t know who liked Treats Unleashed more… me & Mike or the dogs! I wanted to eat everything on the table, it smelled great in there!!!

  • benny55

    WOW! i just caight up on all your blogs! Oh my goodness, what an incredible journey!

    These are two very lucky dogs! And YAY for adopting a tripawd!!

    Your pups are just lovely! The pictures are all adorable! You’ve captured some “forever memories” that will be priceless!

    I love the o es of them together…they realy, really seem to be so co fortable with each other……like they’ve known each other a long, long time.

    Yeah, I’ve pretty mich used the same greeting patterns you have in the past and they’ve worked just fine. Your blogs have been verh i formative as far as the approachyou’ve taken this time…it’s clearly working. They see you ask theirpackleader and feel calm and confident aroundyou. That kind of relatinship will transfer to the bond they have with each other.
    You and Mike are two wnderful souls who have a lot of love in your hearts.

    I hope they’ll be sleeping by you in bed soon! I know that’s distressing to you and Bailey especialh!

    Sooooo look forward to more updates AND pictures! It’s just delightful to read yor posts! AThank you for taking the tme to share this special relationship!

    Hugs to all your pack!

    Sally and Happy Hannah

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