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.

15 comments:

Val said...

she looks lovely. i hope she settles in soon. Rescue dogs are often so loyal and loving. good for you.

Walker said...

I am sure the three of you will bond quickly.
She looks like a good dog and she will bring a new dimension in your lives

trousers said...

Looking forward to meeting her, she does look sweet!

Rach said...

I love alsations I was brought up with lots of them on the farm...she will soon settle, they know a good home and good people when they find them...xx

Ronjazz said...

Trixie looks great! And seemingly well-behaved, from the pics. Would love to have my dog back again. I know I will get another someday. Handsome pup!

standing still })|({ said...

was a sweet loking dog. so happy for her to be accepted into a lovely heart as yours indeed is. congaratulations to you,to your son, and to the newest family member, Trix :O)

Mel said...

Awwwww......PRETTY puppy.

Licking ears is a good sign!

:-)

janis said...

Trixie is beautiful.
14 months ago, we adopted a rescued Pomeranian from a Puppy mill. Dakota, has issues, he has taken a year to finally get very comfortable with us. He spooks so easily. He has a lame leg from having it smashed then not tended to as a pup (it was caught in the door, snapping it at the joint). Our vet felt because he has no pain with it to fix it would be difficult and severely painful. He doesnt use it much. He is anxious, but loves our other dogs and finally us. It took alot of patience, and time to allow him to make the first moves. He watched us with the other dogs all the time. Now, after a year, he happily has his place in our bed, cuddles during the day, and does a happy dance when we come home. But he hates strangers. I hate puppy mills! I hate what they do to these poor little guys. I wish I could rescue them all!

Pam said...

You know Fire Byrd, it has been an absolute pleasure to get to know your more through the previous interview posts. Such beautiful honesty and openess.Anyone who has ever done nursing has my utmost admiration, having watched my R.N.daughter after the sort of experiences you talk about. I always appreciate your visits and comments. I acknowledge that Trixie will add much to your life, but believe me, that is one lucky doggie, and she knows it already - you have the licked ear seal of approval!

cheekydani said...

Oh she's very pretty, what a kind heart you have to take in a rescued pup - and to go so far to collect her. I would love a pup again but not sure how it would get on in my little London flat. Oh and my free range canary...! x

miss*R said...

fantastic! for you and for Trixie.. ( I owe you an email answer but have been lost in my garden the past few days.. xo)

Sage said...

She looks absolutely lovely and I think she will be in doggie heaven when she settles down.

nitebyrd said...

She looks like a lovely dog! She definitely couldn't ask for a better "mum."

Exmoorjane said...

Gorgeous......lucky all of you!

karen said...

i'm late here! love the pics of Trixie, she's gorgeous.. send her a cuddle from Africa :-)