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Meet Abby

This is my current foster ~Abby~.

These are not very good pictures,because she is sooo nervous of everything,including the camera.I will try and get some better pics in a few days,when she settles more.


















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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2008, 02:12 PM
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awww she's a cutie. she does look nervous, her body language says it all. give her time and loads of treats. she's adorable!!!

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I know.You can look at her and tell she is super nervous.

Last night she wanted to play though and was a little better.I was giving her treats and petting her and she was fine.But then this morning,she back to being a nervous wreck.

She just needs time and things to take they're time.





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YOU HAVE A NEMO TANK . . .lol sorry... shes super cute and I hope she settles in fast





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YOU HAVE A NEMO TANK . . .lol sorry... shes super cute and I hope she settles in fast

Thats actually my daughter's tank (of course she doesn't have full responsibility...she is only 3).Unfortunatly her betta recently died.I haven't been able to get out and get her a new one lately.She don't seem to mind too much tho,because she doesn't understand.

Well Abby is sleeping right now.But the smallest sound and she jumps up and hides under the table.

I introduced her to the kittens tonight and she was scared of them.She ran and cowered under a table,shaking.I felt so bad,she was so pitiful.

She is a tiny bit better with me.She will come to me on her own now for pets.But if I stand up or walk near her or even raise my arm,she takes off or cowers low to the floor.It really is pitiful.





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Oh my gosh, that is so sad. What a poor baby, I wonder what she went through to be like that. I'm glad she's with you now, so she can see what people SHOULD be like. Grr.

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Thanks!

Unfortunatly I am not sure what her history was.She had to be abused tho,because she is sooo scared.She is even terrified of the kittens!

She seems to be getting better with me.
I had to run out earlier and had to crate her,because the other day I didn't crate her and came home to find she chewed part of the door frame! Anyway she was really good in her crate,no messes or anything and she was quiet when I came back.Then when I let her out,she was jumping all over me and licking my arm.However when I went to get her leash,she was back on the floor cowering.

But...it is a start! She seems to like my daughter tho!

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How is she doing?
She is very pretty. I feel so badly that she is so very scared.
Was she raised with cats? I thought it was funny that she was sitting on the back of the couch like a kitty.

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Bean - kitty
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Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
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She is doing pretty good today!
She seemed like a different dog almost overnight.Today she was still a little submissive and scared,but she was abit more bold as well.She crawled into my lap for cuddles and wanted to play.

I introduced her to the kitties again and this time she was not too bad.They were walking up to her and she would sniff at them,but that is all.

I am not sure if she was raised with cats,as I do not know her history.But she seems okay with my kitties and is not terrified of them now.

So all in all,she is definatly getting better! She is realizing that not all humans are bad,evil and abusive!





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Abby is definitely a cutie!

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awww im glad she's getting better. she was definintley mistreated at her previous home, no doubt about it. there's no way otherwise. she's practically spelling it out for you. i really am glad she's coming around, it'd break my heart to see her that way. thank god she's got you. you're doing a great job and she's thanking you for it

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Thank you.
I really enjoy doing it,because when a super scared/submissive dog suddenly trusts you,there is no better feeling!

Abby is asleep on the doggy bed now beside me.She definatly has come out of her shell.Some things still scare her and the camera still scares her.So I cannot get any really good pics yet.I leave my camera on a low table now,so she can go up and sniff it and see that it is nothing bad.She is also terriefied of my cell phone.I will pick it up to make a call or something and she takes off running.

But for the most part she is coming around!





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http://beaglepaws.com/AdoptAbby2008.html

Just wanted to share her profile on the Beagle Paws site.This is a nice picture of Abby.I am suprised they got a good picture of her,as she hates and fears the camera!

She is getting much better.The kittens can walk up to her now and she doesn't cower away.And they are not scared of her either!! So thats good.They will need to get used to dogs coming and going.

She does sleep alot though.She is sleeping right now,as I type.She sleeps ALOT...like a cat! And she gets little spurts of playful energy,but when you go to play with her,she thinks your going to harm her and she cowers.

But for the most part,she is doing so much better!
It is the housebreaking we really need to work on.She is getting better with that as well!





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Aww she is a stunner! You are doing a good job with her hun keep it up! xx

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That is a great picture of her! I am so glad she has you.

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Oscar - water turtle
Bean - kitty
Frankie - dachshund
Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
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