Five Days and It's Good

francie laying on the couch, looking at camera, while cabana lays a little distance away on her ottoman, both dogs look very relaxedWell, I didn't really believe those of you who commented that things would get better with Cabana and Francie. But you were right! Cabana's comfort has improved, and I think Francie is finally understanding that harassing gets her nowhere, except inside her crate. This afternoon, Cabana got up on her ottoman, one of her favorite spots, while Francie was laying only inches away on the couch. That was the first time Cabana elected to be that close to Francie. (Sorry, this photo is pretty darn blurry.)

extreme close up of francie eating a carrot, you can see little bright orange bits on the ground as she chompsFive days ago, Francie only ate about half the food in her dish at mealtimes, and her poops were always runny and tinged with blood. Now, she is almost as fastidious about cleaning her plate as Cabana is, and her poops are firm and healthy. WHY is that so gratifying?! On the subject of food, Cabana adores baby carrots and comes to get one whenever I open the fridge. The first time I gave Francie a carrot, she almost audibly said, "Blecch" and spit it on the ground. She watched as Cabana ate hers enthusiastically and picked the discarded carrot back up. She chomped it into three pieces but left the pieces uneaten. Tonight, though, she happily gobbled down two of them. What a good girl to eat her veggies.

francie wearing a red jacket that says adopt me, while she sits in front of a young man who is petting herThis morning, Lake County Animal Services kindly allowed me to participate in their adoption event at a local Pet Food Express. Francie charmed everyone who stopped to meet her, snuggling up and leaning in on their legs for some love. This girl knows how to work it! She was great with every person and very good about meeting the other adoptable dogs there. I was extremely encouraged and proud of her. No one seemed seriously interested, though--but I'm horning in on another adoption event in San Francisco tomorrow.

litter of brown, black and brindle puppies in a heap, the brown ones have their eyes open to show their interesting blue/green colorThere were two litters of puppies at today's adoption event. These are lab/plott hound mixed pups. So sweet! Aren't their eyes incredible?

Becky  – (July 23, 2011 at 10:09 PM)  

That is really encouraging of her progress in five days. Hope tomorrow goes well.

Tessa99999  – (July 23, 2011 at 11:39 PM)  

AWESOME!!! I'm so glad Cabana and Francie are getting along better!! It will only get even better with time! Congrats Mimi!

Mango  – (July 24, 2011 at 3:56 AM)  

Cabana is teaching her how to be a good dog. What a wonderful breakthrough. I had my doubts, but seems likes things are sorting out.

Mango Momma

Kari in WeHo  – (July 24, 2011 at 9:15 AM)  

Glad to hear Cabana is getting more used to Francie!!!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Erin and Co.  – (July 24, 2011 at 8:01 PM)  

Yeah it takes about two weeks for mine to completely settle down! So glad five days and you're seeing progress!! :))

Natalie | The Bobby Pin  – (July 24, 2011 at 8:55 PM)  

Wow, look at them getting along so well! I love Francie, she's so cute!

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