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At A Glance
6/9/05:Caramel Abbey is awesome! She rode home with her head on my shoulder, jumped out of the car and trotted around the yard (but did't potty). Her stitches are infected, so I cleaned her up. She was so good about me showing her what I wanted when I layed her down and rolled her over to clean her belly. She has an "I'm game" attitude. I didn't want to kennel her, so I took a bale of fresh hay and shook it out and layed a moving blanket on top and layed down with her inside a playpen yard for dogs. She was in hog heaven! She waited until I brought her outside the next morning to potty and hasn't pottied in the house yet. She's getting the idea to go outside and excitedly follows my other dogs "outside to potty." She LOVED meeting my other dogs - Daisy RAGOM 05-171, my GSD and shih tzu and 7# shih tzu foster. She sniffed one of the cats and then walked on and when he approached her she turned away. She didn't pay much attention to any of the 4 cats. When we picked her up she was excited by a squirrel, so I thought maybe she'd be after the cats - but NO. She was trotting around the house and couldn't wait to see what was in the next room. She wasn't at all intimidated by my stairs outside to the dog yard. She did bump into my sliding glass door, not realizing what it was. We went for a walk this morning and she was fabulous! The hard part was that she is a velcro dog and walked into my leg. She likes to walk on the right side of me, which is good because Daisy walks on my left. I took her out to see the chickens and horses. She was curious about the chickens and stayed clear of my horses. She was shy, but not timid around them until one came up to sniff her and she wasn't too sure about that. When I called her to come along she was right with me and through the gate. She already knows her way into the house from the barn and swings her tail and moves right along. She hasn't eaten dog food for me yet, so to get something in her stomach so I could give her her antibiotics I fed all the dogs organic beef hotdogs. If I put hers on the floor she would eat it. Feeding the others at the same time helped her to eat. She LOVES kids and people and is following me and sleeping under my chair. I brought her to the vet and she has an ear infection and an infection in her stitches. She also has a mass in her stitches area. We will be keeping an eye on it to see if it clears up with antibiotics or if surgery will be required. That's all for the first 12 hours. Check back for more later.For a couple of years now a RAGOM adopter (5 years old this year) has had his birthday party guests bring toys for RAGOM dogs rather than gifts for him. This is a very special picture because Caramel Abbey's first time playing with a toy is one of the wonderful squeaky toys this child donated to RAGOM. Things that appear to be simple gestures can make huge impacts that sometimes we don't even realize. This is one of those times. Thank you for caring about these precious dogs.Caramel Abbey with Daisy 05-171 in foreground