He was disappointed when I didn't come back with Taylor, but considering that Zip is still a little intimidated even by Olive, I know Olive was definitely the right choice.
She was a handful the first few days, but now that she has settled into her new routine (it is amazing how fast they can adapt) he is quite happy with her. Here is a picture of him rubbing her tummy (taken from my office chair, since she likes to lay next to me in my office) The other one she is with Zip & meeting our barn cat Thomas.
Hi! Just wanted to give you an update on Liesel now that we have had her for a few months. She is doing really well. She walks great on a leash and has adjusted well to all the fun adventures in a house…like mops and vacuums and kids that get up in the morning and make lots of noise.
She plays most weekends with the dogs next door (Allie and Zira). We are still working on other dogs while on leash, but she is now able to sit and watch without barking. She has been to the vet and also boarded for a short weekend and has done very well with both experiences.
Thank you for linking us up with this great dog and allowing us the chance to take her home. We all enjoy her!
Playing with her boy!
Trips around town with her backpack!
Happy Day! Celebrating six pups finding their forever homes this month! Let's hear it for Zazu, Rocky, Jordy, Maya, Princess Di, and Juno.
Thank you so much for letting us adopt Maya. She is such a joy. She is learning her way around the house and spends much of her day in Dave's office resting on her bed and asking for lots of attention.
Last night she even hopped up on the hassock in front of the chair I was sitting in and camped out. Otherwise, she lays on the floor between us absorbing lots of attention.
She is eating and drinking nicely and warming up to us faster than we had hoped. She is still skittish towards Dave when we get up in the morning, but he took her for her first walk this morning so that should change.
She will be going to the vet today to be weighed and have her nails trimmed. So that will be another adventure for her.
I have included a couple of pictures of her settling in to her new home.
Thanks again. We couldn't ask for a better pup.
This beautiful 7-yr old German Shepherd, lovingly called “HoneyBear” by her foster mother, has chosen her FOREVER Family! Since this family is Greek, HoneyBear has agreed to change her name to something more Greek-ish…. Like “OUZO.”
So what does she have to say about all of this???
“OPA!” (of course!)
We (the Greeks), are so happy that Ouzo has chosen us! She is sweet, calm, snuggly….and GORGEOUS! (not that that matters, but look at her!) She has a bit of arthritis on one of her front legs, has a callous on her left leg from her stray-days, has been treated for heartworms, and moves a bit slow. None of those things matter to us. We are hoping that with daily exercise and supplements, she will continue the progress her foster Mom started.
We want to thank the German Shepherd Rescue Association of Central Texas for rescuing Ouzo, taking good care of her until she could find us AND for continuing to rescue other German Shepherds.
The Happy Greeks!
Turns out one of our previous pups, Hank, is famous! One of our volunteers spotted him in a local magazine.
The article says:
"The first year of Hank's life may have been rough, but his luck changed after ending up at German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas. During the past two years, Hank has gone from zero training to becoming certified as a therapy dog with Divine Canines. His handler, Brenda Walk, is a physical therapist, and patients have come to expect Hank at the clinic, ready to help them with exercises. In addition to Hank's busy schedule as a therapy dog, he enjoys a good game of catch. He has seen marked improvement in his coordination and sometimes can catch the ball in the air the first time before it bounces! He has also been known to climb on to a paddle board on Lady Bird Lake, and once even made an appearance in an eight person rowing boat, but that is a story for another day....."
I can't believe it's been 6 months already, and we are so glad to have Cricket in our lives! We took our first vacation with her over Memorial Day weekend and she did great. We went on lots of hikes and she didn't have any issues in the car or the cabin.
Cricket loves chasing the squirrels and birds in our back yard and she loves chasing balls when there aren't any critters (squeaky balls are her favorite).
We take her out with us frequently to restaurants and on errands, but we're still learning that people can be ok. She's pretty suspicious of new people. She's going to be starting agility training in the fall, so I hope the new experiences will help her overcome some of her anxiety. And she has an amazing sniffer, so I'm thinking about doing some nosework training with her in the spring. She's a fast learner, and I think more training will give her more confidence.
People stop us frequently and say how beautiful they think she is.