A friend of mine and fellow rescuer/foster home sent me a picture last week of a young, red Australian Cattle Dog mix and asked for my opinion of the provided description. I commented and then jokingly asked, "When should we expect her?" No, no, not to worry my friend said, we've got a plan in place for her.
A couple of days later, my friend e-mailed to ask if I could help. The pup had unexpectedly gone into heat, animal control where she was being held was full and wanted her out, the vet clinic where she will be spayed won't take her in heat and the boarding facility/daycare where she is going after her spay recovery won't take her because she is in heat.
How could I say no?
|settling in on the couch
Her name (by the rescue) is Twiggy which fits well with the outdoorsy names we have for the pack. She is approximately eight months old and super affectionate.
So far, Twiggy is an extremely high energy pup, no doubt as a result of being confined for the past two weeks with (and I quote) "little to no outside time".
The pack were welcoming and Twiggy has settled in very well and is much calmer than when she first arrived on Friday afternoon. We're teaching manners, respect and Twiggy is also learning to not put her feet on the counter and to not jump up on people.
Outside play times are wild with lots of running, chasing and play bows.
|hanging out with the some of the pack
In the house, Twiggy is learning that a crate is a nice place to be because that is where you get treats and bowls of kibble.
Also in the house there is also that little fluffy thing called a cat!
|Twiggy meeting Elsie
|running with some of the pack