Janet recently adopted Bebe from us and so wanted to get in touch, to let us know how things have been going thus far. And, as you can see from Janet's 'warts and all' account below (reprinted with kind permission), Janet and her family have been working hard to welcome Bebe into their home and lives and, as a result they are well on their way to becoming the "model rescue family".
Well, Bebe (and the Laboda family!) survived the holidays! She’s coming along steadily. We are completely smitten with her, and we’re 100% confident that she’s our forever girl. Her wild spurts of energy are still sometimes causing havoc, but we are finding it easier and easier to get her under control. I keep telling her all about our “school” that we’ll be attending in a week or so, and that she’s going to learn lots of new things!
She’s only had two “accidents” in the house.. Number 2s… but we chalked that up to the newness of her surroundings since they happened in the first two days of her coming to live with us. We’ve had no further issues since then. She definitely knows to tell us she wants to go out by running to the back the door. Such a good girl!
You know, one thing I’m fairly sure of is that she didn’t really know her name. She is now responding to it, so that’s a good thing! Another milestone is that she now knows which one is “her house” on our street. We walk the dogs every evening, and she now confidently and eagerly turns onto our property when we arrive back home. She has her favorite toys and tugs and initiates lots of play with Vayda.
Tomorrow I have an appointment with our veterinarian to have a wellness check. Her surgery incision looks a bit red to us, and we just want to make sure it isn’t infected. Like any dog, she’s constantly tending to it and licking it.
Today is my first day back to work. Bebe was crated at 7:30 this morning. I will be going home on my lunch hour to let the dogs out and give them a few minutes of playtime, and then she’ll go back in the crate until I get home around 4:45. We are so very pleased at how well she takes to the crate. She lies right down and works on getting the peanut butter from her kong.
As you likely have already realized, I’m a picture taker…. So here’s a photo of Bebe and Vayda I took just last night. (attached). They’re already fast friends!
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