Tomorrow will mark one month since Paddy came to live with us. It has had it's challenges for sure. They told us at the pound that they thought she was about a year old. We are thinking that she is younger than that because she has shown so many puppy ways. She was afraid to come in the house at first. This of course told us that she wasn't allowed inside at her original home. We got past that hurdle in just a matter of days. Now she comes and goes through the door without giving it much thought.
House breaking was a major job. When we thought Paddy had caught on to what we expected of her, she would leave us little gifts to find here and there through out the house. So far this week she has done really well. It is already Thursday and she has gone outside to take care of her business all week. I don't think it was just Paddy, I think a lot of times we weren't understanding her when she was asking to go out. We all seem to be on the same page now so it is all good. Way To Go Paddy Girl!!
When we call her and she comes right away she gets a treat. She also gets treats when she potties outside. She would get really excited when it comes to her treats and would hop around on her hind feet like a ballerina minus the tutu, snatch the treat from our hand and off she would go. J.D. has been teaching her to sit for her treats and she caught on to that really quick. We don't even have to tell her to sit now, it is automatic for her now. You would think she has always sat for her treats.
She is just a wee little thing. When I pick her up it is like lifting air. She loves chasing butterflies, birds and rabbits. In this yard she has plenty of them to occupy her time. J.D. commented this morning that he didn't think she would know what to do with a rabbit if she caught one. It wouldn't surprise me if she did catch one, she is pretty darn fast. Yesterday was the first time I heard Paddy bark in the month that she has been here. She has the sweetest little bark I have ever heard. She was in the back yard and had a rabbit on the run and she actually barked at it. Way To Go Paddy Girl!!
Paddy is thriving here on J.D.'s mountain and has carved out her own little place in our heart. We found Paddy at the dog pound and she was two days away from being killed. All it cost us was the price of her dog tags. If you have been thinking of getting a pet, a dog or a cat......... Please give some thought to rescuing that pet from your county pound.
Hope your Thursday is blessed with happiness!