Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Who's happy to see who?

Here's a typical greeting when we come home! Lilo & Catty full of kisses and Dandy excited in his own worried way!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It's chilly...

While it didn't rain yesterday, it was overcast but that didn't stop us from sitting out on the deck.  Lilo gets cold really easy but, she wanted to be out with everyone.  We decided to toss a shirt on top of her and she was a happy little girl!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Motoring forward...

As you can see Lilo is doing great with going for walks! When she first arrived to us, she was clearly stressed about a harness, leash and them moving in them. For the first couple of walks she would donkey stop refusing to move forward. With some treats and patience on our end, she started moving forward and hasn't looked back! She loves walking with the big dogs and seeing what's happening in the neighborhood. When Dandy arrived to us back in September he too was scared to death of going for walks but, he soon changed his mind and as you can see in the video he's now a pro. Getting the dogs out for walks increases their exposure to the world, helps with socialization and they get to hear and see a lot of things. This morning we walked by a very loud electric bus, a home that was in the process of being re-roofed and lots of people. The pups did great and Lilo is realizing that life is pretty great!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Catty's love...

While Catty interacts with the foster dogs she has always treated Dandy different. When he first came to us last year she was accepting of him within a couple days and the longer he was with us the more she wanted to be around him. Dandy was in foster care with us for roughly 4 months and when he was adopted she was pretty depressed. It took Catty some time to get over Dandy and we were curious to see how she would act when he came back to us last week. As soon as Dandy came in the house Catty started bouncing around, jumping at Dandy then dropping on the ground rolling on her back for him. This went on for a good 3-4 minutes all of us (including Dandy) were shocked as we have never seen this behavior from Catty. After a couple of hours she was trying to get him to play tug with her and Dandy finally agreed to play which was good for both of them.

That night Catty got up on the couch to lay next to Dandy with her head on his rear. This was shocking to us as Catty is a DINOS (dog in need of space) with the foster dog's and she doesn't like them to get close to her on the couch and she lets everyone know this pretty quickly.

Catty will actively seek out Dandy to be close to him & she lets him touch paws with her.

Sweet Dandy puts up with Catty but, he doesn't have the same star struck love that Catty has for him! It's interesting to ponder why some dogs are so drawn to another. For Catty with Dandy who knows but, it's good for both dogs and we are often laughing watching Catty wanting to love up on Dandy

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lilo not feeling so swell...

Lilo was spayed yesterday and she was not happy! When she came home she was sore and moaning - poor little gal.  All she wanted was to hunker down in her sleep sack and be left alone, which I don't blame her.

This morning was a bit rough as she spit up her food and water and then she just needed to rest in her bed.

As of noon she's perked up and now sleeping on the couch. The pain meds I'm sure are helping and soon enough she will be back to her fun loving self!

 She is way too cute for her own good!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Tired pups...

Fisher went home last night and Dandy & Lilo crashed on the couch to catch up on their sleep!  Lilo is getting spayed today so she will not be a very happy camper tonight. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Overnight guest...

New Rattitude foster Fisher spent last night with us and all 4 dogs did super! When he arrived Fisher, Catty and I went for a walk to get the nerve's out and for Fisher to get a a-ok from Catty which he did. Then it was intro's with Dandy and Lilo. Dandy was nervous and unsure about Fisher but, Lilo was all about "hey wanna play?" Fisher did really well - no barking, no growlies and after an hour he and Lilo were play buddies! All four slept through the night without issue. This morning has been lots of play time for Lilo and Fisher which is great since it's raining outside! Dandy is still worried but, is taking Fisher in stride. Catty of course is watching the pups to see when she needs to intervene as the fun police! Fisher will head home tonight and this was a great time experience for the little guy!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sweet Dandy is back

While we do our best to match up an adopter with a dog, sometimes the adoption just doesn't work out. That's the case with Dandy and he's back with us which we are actually pretty excited about. Dandy had a very rough first three years and came to us in September 2011. He was adopted in February and came back to us last weekend. He made huge strides with us while in foster care and we know he will continue to make progress!  Dandy is an amazing boy who is the poster child for resiliency so, get ready to fall in love with him...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lilo loves the pickle!

Sweet Lilo thinks this is the best thing she has ever found. Interactive toys are the best at keeping a young pup's mind and body busy!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Poux has been adopted!

We knew that Poux wouldn't be with us long but, wow he's the first foster dog to fly out the door at the 2 week mark!  Not surprising given his age, size and amazing personality.  He was a very lucky boy to have such an awesome applicant and we are so excited for his new life with his amazing new family.  Happy day to Poux, we are still shocked that he would have been put down had we not stepped up to foster him.  May you have a long, happy and wonderful life sweet little boy!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Can't a girl get some sleep?

Both dogs love their sleep sacks and Lilo was no doubt having a nice nap until Poux thought she should wake up!  Lilo being the sweet girl she is played with Poux but, then decided to just sit and relax in her sack, keeping one eye open on Poux!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Time to get neutered!

Poux had a big day - he was neutered, microchiped, had a puppy tooth removed and a nail trim!  He did great and has been getting some rest as he was pretty tired when we brought him home.  He was so happy this morning (see below picture) that I felt bad dropping the munchkin off. But, true to Poux there were no hard feelings and he's his normal happy go lucky self!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I am Poux hear me roar!

Poux may be only 4lbs but, he loves to roll with the bigger dogs! 

Here is playing tug with Catty and letting her know he intends to win!  That doggie noise you hear is all Poux...  Even Lilo gets into the game!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Celilo the super model

Lilo is a very striking, beautiful girl as you can see! She's also super lovable once she feels comfortable with her surroundings. In foster care we are working on exposure to the world as we are guessing little Lilo hasn't experienced much in her short life. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunny weekend in Seattle

I was finally able to put out my new Molly Mutt outdoor beds and Lilo and Poux took turns sharing a bed. It was amazing weather and the pups certainly enjoyed the sun!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Poux loves to play tug

 Poux thinks this is just the best game in town!                                   

Poux was so excited when he "won" the tug toy!  Of course Catty had to come see if the toy was worth stealing and Poux being a smart boy moved on looking for aother toy to play with

  and he found a toy and the bed where he can be king of the mountain!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Who wants to play?

Both pups have tried to get Catty to play with them and Catty is not amused. Here they are wondering if they should pounce her...

and they decide wisely to leave Catty alone & play with each other! Lilo and Poux have great dog skills and as you can see & they are adorable to watch

Thursday, May 10, 2012

sun dogs...

We had some late afternoon sun and the dogs were in heaven!  Lilo and Poux are still adjusting to our chilly Washington weather so, they enjoyed their sunning time.  It was a nice quiet hour at our house!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Where's Poux?

As you can see Poux is a very happy little puppy with a big personality.  He's super sweet and he  certainly has kept us laughing!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Celilo loves her bully stick

Yum, Yum bone....

  Love this bone but, I'm getting tired...

 I want to keep chewing but I'm sooo sleepy...

 Maybe just a quick break....

 Ok well maybe a nap and some dreaming about my bone!