I'm happy to report that Knotty Girl who we've renamed "Ginger" is doing great.
She was very shy and apprehensive the first few days after we brought her home, but now she has really come out of her shell. She's every bit the frisky puppy you'd expect from a five month old, and she fits right in with our family.
My wife and I like to take her for long walks in our neighborhood. She's also really starting to bond with our eight year old son, Michael. She looks forward to when Michael gets home from shcool every day so they can play in our back yard.
She's 99% house trained now. Fortunately, my wife has a home based business, so someone is with her most of the time to let her out. Whenever we have to be out for an extended period of time, she gets to go to my parents house where they have a large 1.5 acre yard that's fenced.
She's had all of her vaccinations now and is in good health. The vet found some hook worms on our first wellness check, but she's worm free now that she's finished the medicine he gave her. She's growing fast. She's already gained 3 to 5 pounds since we brought her home.
All in all we couldn't he happier. We're looking forward to many happy years with Ginger.
I've attached a couple of pictures. Please contact me whenever you want to know how she's doing.
We have now had Kody (formerly Kodiak) and Shadow (formerly Jelly) for 5 months and wanted to send our heartfelt thanks to you for bringing them into our lives. Two of the pictures were taken the day we brought them home. The others are of them taken in the last week. As is obvious just from the pictures, Kody is quite the character. Shadow is much more mellow. Together, they have a ball every day and compliment each other. They love going to the dog park at Lake Ida and since we started taking them in the evening after dinner, they expect to go every evening and express their expectation quite vocally. There is no peace until we get ready and take them. “It’s raining” means nothing to them and unless it’s pouring, we go.
They also went to the Jupiter Dog Beach and we will be going back again. They were hesitant about the waves, but showed an interest in getting in and playing around. Kody keeps us amused constantly, but I’m grateful Shadow isn’t as mischevous. As you can see from the one picture of Kody on top of Shadow’s crate, he has no fear. Every time we rearrange furniture to keep him from climbing up on it, he finds another piece to get up on. Kody figured out how to climb up on the crate by climbing over the back of the chair and only does it to send Shadow into a frenzy because he can’t get to him. Kody is also very curious and watches everything we do, especially in the kitchen. Shadow is very laid back, is such a sweetheart and he’s a real tail wagger and licker.
Kody evidently has a delicate digestive system and Dr. Fox at River Bridge has helped us get him on a diet that seems to be working. Shadow was stung in the face and within minutes his whole face swelled up and by the time he got to the Vet he looked like a manatee. Shots and oral medication fixed him right up.
Can’t imagine what we were doing before we adopted them, but we are so grateful and happy that we have them. Though not from the same litter, they couldn’t be closer “brothers” if they had been. I believe Shadow could handle himself if he needed to, but we notice Kody intervenes in the dog park whenever a larger dog comes around him by placing himself between Shadow and the larger dog (tonight it was a Rottweiler). No fighting, just protective. They love playing and running with the other big dogs but they have a special love for the small dogs in the connecting park and lay down when they approach them to be more at their level.
Again, Thank You for bringing us all together and the wonderful work you do for the dogs. We have met a couple of other Second Chance dogs at the dog park and always sing the praises of the organization to anyone that might be interested in adopting a kitten or puppy.
Linda and Bob