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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Dixie Darling

"This is Dixie. I just got her from a breeder. She is only 3 but cannot be bred again, due to a weakened uterus. So...she was given to me! I have had her 3 days now, and my whole life is changed.
Let me say this first, I have always owned a Boston, and recently had to put my 15 year old to sleep, as she had congestive heart failure and her quality of life had dwindled. I did not want her to suffer daily.
So, with that said, let me tell you, this is my first rescue, as I truly did take her from a sad existence. The breeder was not cruel to her, and she is healthy,however, to live her whole life in a chain link and concrete pen, never knowing that we mere humans are for loving them and spoiling them..........or even worse, that she was made for loving breaks my heart!
I have a huge task on my hands now. She did not even go pee until yesterday afternoon! She did not have any concrete to go on, is all I can figure. And she still has not pooped. I had to hand feed her until this morning, and she still will only take water if I take it to her in my bed.....and hold the bowl. She is so out of her element, she is at a loss as to what to do. I take her outside to the grass, and she will walk right by my side, if I stop, she does. She will not venture around and find a spot to pee on or just enjoy. She lets the cat pounce on her! She just sits there! I told her she was supposed to chase cats, not let the cat chase her! She stays in my bedroom, on my bed, but, the first time I put her on it, she was like a person trying to stand on a ship. I had to lay her down and stay with her until she slept.
I know she loves me, she is glued to my side every time I get on the bed, and all night long. If I get up she gets nervous. I need help! Anyone out there with hints on socializing? If you email me at my email threelinks2 [at] (replace [at] with @)with your phone numbers I will call you and pick your brain. I want to do this right, cause she will be with me for a long time."

Good luck. Hopefully Dixie will quickly learn how to be a pet.

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Comments on "Dixie Darling"


Anonymous Jessica said ... (10:29 AM) : 

Hello, I am also on the blog, Wlaker and Sadie. You know that they are a really smart breed and love to do things. So with that I think that you should go to some type of obedience training. I say this because it is a chance for her to be with you and other dogs at the same time and learn someting. My dogs love whit I work with them on Set and stay or what ever. Also, time is always needed in these situations but I do think that getting her out will help.


Blogger Uncivil said ... (11:52 PM) : 

You will be pleasantly surprized at Dixie's learning abilities. It's just going to take a little time. It's kind of like us humans learning another culture's ways.

I agree with Jessica and socializing her with some other calm doggie friends would be great for her.


Blogger Allyw1231 said ... (7:22 PM) : 

Oh my, your story brought tears to my eyes.I'm serious. How very sad for her. But in no time she'll come out of her shell and you'll see a new Dixie. At least she has a new warm loving home. Spoil her good.She deserves it!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:31 PM) : 

What a touching story. I'm so glad it has a happy ending. Bless you for rescuing her. I'm sure she will come around with your gentle care a little time and a lot of love.


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