I haven't had a foster in months. The last one was Batty's mum and she was here for just less than one week. Until I'm happy with Batty's level of training I won't be having any more so it could be a while yet
Dora is ours if we want her and she likes us...we are seeing her on Sunday! I feel so honored that the carer chose us to help this little girl!
Last edited by Cleasanta; 02-16-2010 at 11:40 AM.
I can't wait to see you here on Sunday afternoon or evening, to tell us everything! You must not keep us all on tenterhooks.
Well done - and good luck on Sunday.
Well, I jut got off the phone from the rescuer who has George.
A definate no-go!!! I certainly do not wish to be placed on her list. As a matter of fact, I took a distinct disliking to the rescuer, and I think upon my questioning her the feeling was probably very mutual.
All in all, not a good scenario.
If I hadn't liked what Dora's carer had said or the way she talked to me or about Dora...then it would have been a bignono.gif too! And the same would have been the case for Dora's carer!
Oh well...the perfect dog will turn up DA...not to worry
Um, she is a dog-listener. Apparently.
The dog has spent the past 18 months tied to a chain in the back yard. First thing it did upon being rescued was 'go for' rescuers adult son. Obviously I would hazard a guess that males were responsible for most of the abuse.
The dog was then placed in a foster home with rescuers son, then with daughter, now with rescuer. Not the best stable start to rehabilitation, as the rescuer admitted.
He does have some issues. Mainly with strangers. So that makes him definately a no-go for us here with children coming over in the afternoons etc. Not going through that scenario again.
I found that I only got a couple of uestions in, and didn't feel she wished to answer them. At one stage she commented that she would get to that, but wishes to continue with her spiel, so to speak. she then explained that she was sending applicants a book written by Jan Flemmell, and they must agree to continue with the dog's rehabilitation to the letter as instructed by Jan Flemell (?)
Um, yep, righteo. She also stated that he used to sit on his haunches and put both paws in the air as if he was begging. She stated that he was 'THAT stressed.' I informed her that my Newfie does that when she wants a cuddle or hug, and other Newfies have done it too. It is understood to be a form of affection, and looks very much like a bear hug. She asked if every Newfie I've seen is then obviously stressed? At that point I decided she was a fruitcake.
The conversation eneded after that. I didn't have a lot to say. For once. Phone call ended.
This is my first experience with rescuers. Not pleasant. this dog has major issues in my opinion. She said he cannot be within a metre of a stranger. I'm dead-silent, then start asking her questions how she can state he is good with ppl. Ah, I'm lost.
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