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At A Glance
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Date Posted||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|6.27.16||Preferred but not required||children ages 10+||required||yes|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Please welcome Rose to the RAGOM family. She is a 6 (soon to be 7) year old former breeder girl who seems to have had a hard life. Those days are over from here on out! When she got to our house she met our Resident Dog (RD) Beau with no trouble and also met and pretty much ignored our two cats. She had obviously lived with other animals before and was very gentle and accepting. Humans were a different matter entirely. Meeting us and being in a house (probably for the first time in her life) must have been very frightening. She found a spot, as far into a corner as possible, and curled up there. We left her there that night and she never moved once.
The next morning we showed her where we had placed a kennel with a nice soft blanket in our bedroom. She decided right away that this spot was safe and quiet and was a good place to just hang out until she figured out what was going on in this strange new setting. The next few days, except for walks outside to do her jobs, were kennel time. But then, sure enough, little by little, curiosity overcame fear. Soon we would hear the tap of dog toenails on the floor and would see a face peeking around the corner. She wouldn’t make eye contact and as soon as one of us would move a muscle she would skedaddle back to the safety of her kennel with her tail tucked tightly between her legs. Her first big breakthrough was when she had her first bath. We had to lift her into the tub but once she hit the warm water and began to get massaged all over she visibly relaxed and we first saw her beautiful smile.
Every day since has seen little victories as Rosie builds up her confidence. Last night she actually spent most of the evening relaxing with us in the living room and even felt confident enough to take her first nap out in the open.
We took her to the Vet last week and found out that she likes car rides (at least when her foster brother Beau is along to reassure her that everything is ok). Her health is very good – no worms, no ear infections, no arthritis. Her blood work looked good and her heart and lungs are sound. There was only one, and very unexpected, concern. Our Rosie may be in the first stages of pr egnancy! We have a follow-up appointment on July 6th where Dr. Jean should be able to verify whether or not she really is. Rose will be marked “Unavailable” for adoption until we know what is really going on. We’ll keep you updated both on her possible pregnancy and on her progress in learning how to the live the “Golden Life” that she so much deserves. Check in again for the next chapter!