"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 us.....it 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] aol.com (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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