We adopted two dogs from you on Saturday, April 17th and we thought you
might enjoy an update. Inga and Bud (formerly "Prince" . . . he's definitely
a "Bud") are doing very well and adjusting to their new home.
We are lucky to have these two sweeties in our life. We have our hands full
trying to keep up with their endless energy. We love having them and they seem
pretty happy too!
The first order of business was getting them spayed and neutered. They both had a
quick visit to the vet's (or should I say to the vet's parking
lot . . . they weren't allowed inside) on the Monday following their Saturday
adoption to get some meds. for their sneezing.
Our vet was amazed at how cute they were and kept commenting on how lucky we were to have
found them. She was also amazed at Inga persistence to be petted . . . "Love me,
love me, love me." is Inga's favorite phase. They're pre-op.
appointment went well and finally surgery 12 days after adopting them. We thought
it was a very long 12 days trying to keep them apart (male and
female) but that was nothing compared to "trying" to keep them calm during
their recuperation. There were some very trying times during that period
and some very frazzled nerve endings but we all survived. Trying to keep Inga quiet
is not an easy task. To say she is hyper is putting it mildly.
She did get a little too rambunctious four days after surgery and she had to
have her incision checked. Turns out there was nothing to be concerned about
but it sure gave us a scare.
We put up a 10 x 24 foot play area for them the first week and we are already
planning to expand that very soon. They also have a nice big play area where we take them
to play on the long leads. Bud is an awesome
soccer player and Inga loves her tennis ball. She prances around the yard with her
tennis ball as if she were a Queen. They both play fetch with
their favorite toys. Actually Bud's favorite toy is which ever toy is in Inga's mouth.
His favorite game is "fetch it out of Inga's mouth." . . .
his rules, not ours! They are wild maniacs during play time. We think they are still
vying for the "Alpha" position in the household . . . and
won't they be surprise when they learn we are ALPHA in this house? : ) They are
lover-buggers during quiet time and they do love to cuddle. Inga
likes to stretch out on top of whomever is lying on the couch . . . even if it's Bud. When
she calms down she loves to take naps . . . definitely a
dog after our own hearts. Inga has a lot of separation anxiety to conquer
but we'll get there. We reassure her every chance we get that she has a
home now. Bud is very calm and cuddly when he's the only dog around . . . but when Inga's
around, he takes on her personality and we deal with two
maniacs . . . monkey see, monkey do!! They race around and pounce, leaping through the air,
on top of each other until one of them (or us) yells
"uncle." It's quite comical, yet not a behavior we are encouraging.
Speaking of behavior, we are very anxious to start obedience training in
June. We've been working a lot on "sit/stay" and they are doing pretty well . . .
that is, when we can get their attention.
We want to thank you for rescuing these
two cuties and for making it
possible for us to give them a home. Here's a couple of pictures of Bud and Inga
taking a break from racing around the family room . . . aahhhhhh, quiet time!
Kitty Cole and Nancy Richardson