Lucky #17

Most of you probably know by now, but Roxy has been adopted!! I couldn’t be happier with the family she’s gone too! I’ve received a few updates from them, and everyone is in love with each other. Roxy bonded to them instantly (just like a Black Mouth Cur, adoring her humans), and her people are smitten with the pup that she is! Another life saved, my friends!

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Oscar & Lucy had about a week or so to relax and remember what life is like in a 2-dog household.

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But as usual, it wasn’t long before a puppy was at risk and the rescue was being asked to help. So, meet lucky #17, Mia!

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We saved her and her sister, Ellie, from the Chipley shelter. They arrived on Saturday, and then I took Ellie to her foster Sunday morning. Mia is a precious pup, with lots of fattening up to do! She is VERY sweet and just loves to be held! She adores the dogs..although neither of them are exactly smitten with her quite yet. They aren’t exactly sure what to do with her puppy energy! Oscar is much more tolerant of her than Lucy, but I know they’ll all be great friends in just a few days!

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Mia is adoptable through Last Hope Rescue. She will be up to date on vaccines prior to adoption, and spayed if she is old enough…but hopefully she is adopted by then! She will be a GREAT family companion!!

Stop by Tails of a Foster Mom to watch her grow, and follow her foster-to-adoption story!

Have a great week, friends!

xoxo

 

 

 

 

Instagram Fun

It’s Friday. The kid just headed off to his dad’s for the weekend. It’s gray & rainy outside. Dogs are cuddled together, next to me, on the couch. All of this means….I don’t feel like writing, so I’m sharing some Instagram pics! Enjoy!

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Have a great weekend, Friends!

Xoxo

A Blossoming Flower

Meet Tulip! 

She is my new foster girl, and she needs some lovin! First off, I can’t stand her name…but I am stuck on what else her name should be! I tried a few other names, but nothing feels right. But she sure is cute, and OH so sweet!

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We assume she was a hunting dog, left out in the woods to fend for herself. Unfortunately the Wakulla shelter (next town over from Tallahassee) gets a lot of hounds, after they’ve been left by their “owners”. From what I have heard, some hunters take these dogs out on a hunting trip, and when it’s time to return home, if the dog isn’t there, they are left.

Tulip5My guess is that Tulip has never stepped foot in a house, never had a toy to play with, and she definitely has had to fend for her own food…whether that was because she was mistreated, or because she was lost for a long time, one can only guess.

So, first on the list of things to do for Tulip, is fatten this girl up! She is so skinny that her hip bones and ribs stick out. So I feed her twice a day, and then mid-day, she gets a Kong filled with peanut butter, kibble, olive oil, and treats!  I’ll have her at a healthy weight in no time!

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Tulip is also learning lots of general manners while here in our house. She most likely lived in a crate (just assuming from things I’ve learned), so she is kennel trained. The only time she whines is if she needs to go potty. She is also fully potty trained. Impressive! She likes to take papers (like Jayden’s school work) from one place, and put it in the middle of the floor. She is also obsessed with the fire place! I’m not sure if it is the reflection of herself, or noises she can hear from the chimney. Tulip is very easy to redirect, and once she is told no, she rarely does it again.

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The main thing people should know about this adoptable girl, is that she LOVES humans! She wiggles and wags any time she is spoken too. I don’t think she was used to getting much attention, so she gets scared if you move too fast, or go to pet her too quickly. But she gets over it immediately, and then she wiggles and stares at you until you talk to her or give her some pats!

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As usual, I introduced Tulip to Oscar first. They were friends, but she wasn’t quite sure about his excitement to play. So I took it slow, with short visits lasting only 10 minutes at a time. By the end of the next day, they were best buddies! Then I introduced Tulip to Lucy, again slowly. They were friends right away though, and Tulip seems to really like Lucy the best. She follows her around like a shadow. Tulip plays great with Oscar too though, and they like to wrestle around with each other!

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All in all, she is a great pup! She has already opened up so much in this first week, and I know with patience and love, she will continue to learn what life is really supposed to be like as a family pet!

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in providing a forever home for Tulip, email the rescue at LastHopeRescueFL@gmail.com! 

Good night, friends!

xoxo