Sunday, 18 January 2009
TRIXIE COMES TO HER NEW HOME
As a further break to big therapy stuff, I thought I'd introduce you to Trixie. She has come to live with Alex and me today. She is a two year old German Shepherd rescue dog, not to be confused with a mad aussie who lives somewhere else in blogland!!. We had to drive for a couple of hours to meet her.
And she was coming up from Cambridge where she has been fostered for the last 5 months.
She had a very strong bond with the foster mum, so this woman had to go and sit upstairs whilst we exchanged greetings in the halfway house.
And at one point she got a bit jittery and ended up sitting on my foot, which made me feel that she was going to be okay with us.
I drove Al's car home and once we had got Trix into the car she licked my ear before settling down for the journey back.
Now we have her home were doing our best to ignore her whilst she roams around sniffing all things in the house.
We have been told that it will take her a few weeks to transfer her feelings on to us, so it will be step by step. And no doubt we will make some mistakes, but hopefully not bad ones.
This will mean ,of course, a whole new take on my photos, as in Trix here and her there! But here are the first two.Even if one of them does have scary eyes! Actually her eyes are very beautiful.
We will now close the house down to visitors till next Saturday when a good friend is coming walking. What he doesn't yet know is Trix is coming to!!
Fingers crossed for bonding and good behaviour.