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Tania
16th January 2010, 10:17 PM
Thank you Kizzysmum for continually reminding us to look at the Many Tears Website. I see Ella and Hallibert are now reserved.

Many Tears arranged for a home inspection today which went well.

Hiccup has been fostered for a while now, Hiccup has a lot of freckles and has been called Dotty while being fostered and responds to this name.

We will be introducing Molly and Dougall to her tomorrow and hopefully will be bringing her home to put a smile of that sweet little face :xfngr:


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4279328641_b310b2cd8e_m.jpg

Karen and Ruby
16th January 2010, 10:44 PM
Oh tania how exciting

All my fingers and toes are crossed for you that all goes well xxxxxxx

Mom of Jato
17th January 2010, 02:13 AM
What a precious face she has. Best of luck- I hope you can bring her home soon. :)

Jane P
17th January 2010, 07:54 AM
Good luck today, hope it all goes well and you bring her home.:)

renate
17th January 2010, 11:34 AM
how wonderful! good luck!

Brian M
17th January 2010, 12:58 PM
Hi Tania

And well done to you ,and what a beautiful girl she is and so very lucky to have you as a mummy.:)

Sabby
17th January 2010, 01:01 PM
You must be so exited.
When I saw Hiccup on the rescue site I said to my husband that she is special and if we could I would have loved to have her. I hope all goes well and Molly and Dougall love her. You can give her a wonderful life she so much deserves.
Canít wait for an update.

diddy
17th January 2010, 10:34 PM
Probably by now the dogs have met up? Hope everything went well and you will soon be able to bring her home with you. :)

Tania
17th January 2010, 10:53 PM
:updte:

We collected Dotty from Reading Service Station, the van was well equipped and the gentleman was very professional and caring. I wanted to cry when I fist saw her she was in a crate trembling. Molly and Dougall were very sweet towards her and there are no problems from that point of view. In the car she cried and trembled, Molly got closer to her and then she settled and snuggled into one of the cushions.
We have her home and she has chosen a corner under Dougalls chair in the kitchen. We have made her bed there with her own blanket. Graham has hand fed her which is good and she has had a drink. She has not been to the toilet yet. We are too scared to let her off a lead yet even though she doesn't like it. Dotty is very good with other dogs, terribly terrified of humans. One of the last updates from the Foster Parent said they were not making much progress, it is going to take time and patience. I am sure we will make her happy in the end. Have some photos of the journey home will post them tomorrow.

renate
18th January 2010, 12:36 PM
god bless you, tania!:hug:
i am sure dotty will have a good life in your care.

Shelli
18th January 2010, 12:58 PM
Congratulations Tania and well done for taking her in :thnku:

I'm sure she will settle in soon enough. Its great that she's getting on well with Molly & Dougal...thats half the battle. She just needs time to adjust to the situation. :flwr:

Sabby
18th January 2010, 05:00 PM
Like you said it will take time and patience.
She has the best possible home she could have now she is with you Molly & Dougall. It makes me sad that a breed like a Cavalier what normally loves people so much can get to a state where it is so scared of humans. I am sure you will make all the difference in her life.

Karen and Ruby
18th January 2010, 07:06 PM
Oh Tania Well done you

Give her time. Charlie hid i the corner for a few days and now he is as bold as brass. Molly and Dougal will definatly help as she will see how comfortable they are with you and start to reaslise you are to be trusted.

Oh and just as I write this he pees up my coffee table- little S**T!!!!!!

Good luck with her- she is beautiful!!!

misty
18th January 2010, 07:30 PM
Congratulations and well done.

Dog knows what she went through at the puppy farm :(. It makes me so sad and angry.
I'm sure you have all the time in the world for Dotty to slowly come out of her shell. The
one thing I told myself when I took on my first puppy farm rescue was not to expect anything and to take baby steps.

Bradley came from Many Tears 3 1/2 years ago and, although wonderful, is still very much a 'work in progress' - although we are amazed and delighted at his achievements and he has come on more than we ever would have hoped for.

Marlon has been with us nearly 3 years and was a puppy farmer's 'reject' that the farmer couldn't sell. Despite Marlon being only 16 weeks when we got him, he has never come out of his shell and is still hand-shy (even of me and he worships me!). He is well socialised with any dog he meets, has impeccable behaviour, but is just so scared of people. I wouldn't be without him for all the world.

Love Dotty for who she is, which I'm sure you do already and see what time does. :)

Tania
18th January 2010, 11:11 PM
Thank you everyone for your supportive messages. We had one little fright this morning, Dotty ran off and hid in the bushes! She has settled with Molly and Dougall quite well I have posted some pictures from yesterday and tonight.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4285668989_8efdf2ac05.jpg

The Journey Home - First Meeting!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4285666575_4c98053200_m.jpg

Dotty knows what to do with the cushions !


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4285670089_4959901195_m.jpg

Dotty is in the middle.

A collective name for Sofa Bound Cavs is "A couch of Cavaliers".

jacies
19th January 2010, 03:57 PM
Love the pictures Tania, especially the last one. Dotty looks very relaxed sleeping in the middle. We must all be mad giving over our couches to our dogs, I frequently have to squeeze myself in on the edge.:p

Spangly
19th January 2010, 04:40 PM
How lovely to see the photos of Dotty with her new family. We send you our very best wishes, lots of love and hope you have many happy years together.:lotsaluv:

Brian M
19th January 2010, 04:58 PM
Hi Tania

Dotty fits in so perfectly and looks so at home with Molly and Dougall ,you must so proud of them all and of course yourself

Best Wishes from us all

Brian ,Dawn and Luke :)
Poppy ,Daisy ,Rosie and Lily :)

Sabby
19th January 2010, 07:03 PM
Ahh Dotty is a little gem. :lotsaluv: Love her freckles.

Margaret C
19th January 2010, 10:43 PM
icon_welcome TO DOTTY

May the rest of your life be full of love, warmth, and comfortable sofas.

joanna
19th January 2010, 11:03 PM
I don't have much time to post these days but I felt a need to respond to this thread. We took one of Karlin's rescues, Brandy, three years ago and he had many difficulties. He was aggressive, afraid of people and he bit my husband on the first meeting. However, through patience and understanding of his plight he is now my daughter's best friend and the best of our three dogs. I guarantee you that if you stick through the hard times the rewards will be great - we thought we would have Brandy for 6 months he was so sick, we now think he will outlast all of us. Dotty is just beautiful,she will be fine, the best of luck to you.

joanna

Sandrac
20th January 2010, 08:05 PM
Tania

Well done you for taking Dotty. I kept looking at her dear little sad face on the MT web site.
I'm sure she will settle in helped by Molly and Dougal and she certainly looked very comfortable on the sofa.:)
Wishing you all lots of happy times together.

Nicki
20th January 2010, 09:03 PM
I'm so sorry Tania I'd missed all this :o

Many congratulations and a HUGE thank you for taking on this wee darling...


She looks adorable cuddled up with your others, and I'm sure in time they will teach her how to be a dog.

Tania
20th January 2010, 09:30 PM
Dotty is doing fine, she is skittish and looking for a bolt hole all the time. She climbs into bed with Molly and Dougall which is not a problem. She is starting to get attached to Graham. She greeted me from work with Molly and Dougall, she wants to be happy and I am sure with time she will.

The main problem is her toileting. She will go out in the morning which is a little stressful for all of us as she scoots around the garden very fast and we are scared she will get out (even though we don't think she can). She does her business quickly then comes back in. Thats it! she doesn't go again until the next morning!

At 3am she paces and walks around in circles, we get up but she quickly goes back to bed!

I am sure she needs to go out but I don't quite understand.

We rigged a large pen up in the garden to make her feel safe but she freaked. She will not tolerate a lead but is starting to get used to a very light collar. Molly and Dougall are always popping in and out and I was hoping she would follow them but she only does in the morning.

I don't want her to be uncomfortable but I am not sure how to deal with this. We have carried her out into the garden but she runs back in as though she has a rocket up her bum.

Maggles
20th January 2010, 10:58 PM
Tania it sounds that little Dotty hit the jackpot with finding a home among your pack... this story makes me so happy and it sounds like she is making progress already - i can't stop smiling at the sofa photo.

Karen and Ruby
20th January 2010, 11:19 PM
Dotty is doing fine, she is skittish and looking for a bolt hole all the time. She climbs into bed with Molly and Dougall which is not a problem. She is starting to get attached to Graham. She greeted me from work with Molly and Dougall, she wants to be happy and I am sure with time she will.

The main problem is her toileting. She will go out in the morning which is a little stressful for all of us as she scoots around the garden very fast and we are scared she will get out (even though we don't think she can). She does her business quickly then comes back in. Thats it! she doesn't go again until the next morning!

At 3am she paces and walks around in circles, we get up but she quickly goes back to bed!

I am sure she needs to go out but I don't quite understand.

We rigged a large pen up in the garden to make her feel safe but she freaked. She will not tolerate a lead but is starting to get used to a very light collar. Molly and Dougall are always popping in and out and I was hoping she would follow them but she only does in the morning.

I don't want her to be uncomfortable but I am not sure how to deal with this. We have carried her out into the garden but she runs back in as though she has a rocket up her bum.


Does she like food Tania- Ruby hated toiletting in the garden and i used to try and push her out the door- she is a real foodie though so I used to make a Hansel and Gretal type path way for her to lead her out in the garden and chuck food about for her to go and get- It just made her see the garden as the best place to be and she felt happier after a while about going out there.
Just be sure nothing startles her or scares her out there else she will retreat back again.

Might be worth a try!

Tania
20th January 2010, 11:24 PM
DAY 3

I can definately confirm she a Cavalier...her new bolt hole the SOFA and look who has the Cav Cushion!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2712/4291808580_93d6ae2357.jpg

Dotty is Left.

Tania
20th January 2010, 11:26 PM
Does she like food Tania- Ruby hated toiletting in the garden and i used to try and push her out the door- she is a real foodie though so I used to make a Hansel and Gretal type path way for her to lead her out in the garden and chuck food about for her to go and get- It just made her see the garden as the best place to be and she felt happier after a while about going out there.
Just be sure nothing startles her or scares her out there else she will retreat back again.

Might be worth a try!

Hi Karen, A few hours ago I would have said no! She is all of a sudden more interested, I will give it a try.....Thank you x

tupup
21st January 2010, 08:56 PM
Im afraid ive missed this until now but its brought a lump to my throat. Well done to you & Graham,Molly & Dougall:D May you have many many years of happiness ahead watching Dotty become more contented by the day-although she looks it already in those lovely photos!
My Ruby(ex PF:() has always seemed to be able to "hold" her toilets forever so i always just take her regularly,2 years on she knows who she loves & trusts,walks calmly & takes interest in the outside smells etc tho she still startles if a crisp packet blows past her, for instance.Getting her a pal has brought her more out of her shell so luckily youve got that head start!
Good luck & again well done for giving her such a loving home,she is an absolute beauty & im sure she will thank & reward you every daycl*p

Claire L
21st January 2010, 09:34 PM
Tania, Congratulations!!!!! Dotty is beautiful and I'm so so glad that she has found a forever home with you and your family.

My Minnie did the exact same thing as Dotty when I let her out to toilet in the back garden. She hid behind a fir tree and I had to go get a torch to find her. I was terrified but she soon learned that our home was her haven and like Dotty, she hated having to leave the sofa to go out for a pee. I would have to lift her up and the little minx would go all limp and make it harder for me to lift her up.

It sounds like Dotty is loving her new home :*nana: I wish you all many many happy years together and I look forward to the updates.

Once again, Congratulations!!

diddy
21st January 2010, 09:35 PM
Tania, thats a really lovely photo of the 3 of them.:)

Tania
24th January 2010, 07:04 PM
:updte:

Dotty is still very nervous, she has attached herself to Graham which is nice, the only problem with this is she gets very upset if he even leaves the room! She is scared of food bowls, so we feed her by hand taking the food from the bowl for her. We have overcome any toileting problems.
Dotty was also terrified of the stairs if she saw us going up and down them, last night she tried to follow Molly and Dougall, after tripping a couple of times she decided to spend time having a go. She had a great time and I do believe I caught her Smiling !:)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2779/4301360444_7692fc6466.jpg

Brian M
24th January 2010, 07:26 PM
Hi Tania


Shes a lovely girl,and couldn't be in better hands.:)

Rumor
24th January 2010, 08:04 PM
I don't know how I missed this. So happy to hear you took Dottie into your home & hearts. :)

Leo was the same way about going outside. It just takes time & love for the trust to happen. :hug: