Shelby aka Binky
Life is good—Shelby can’t believe how much has changed! She spent two days “trailing” me and today she has herself parked in my parlor chair where she can see me in two rooms. She is wrapped in a blanket [she has us trained] and has only to raise her head and either I or Anthony come to see what’s up. She is so different than any other dog we have had! The first- a Basenji was a wild man ; the second a Samoyed barked incessantly and then since I hadn’t had enough I got another Basenji when we came to the country. I was determined that my “dog” days were done but my heart proved me wrong.
My Sister came from Ma. yesterday to greet her new “Godchild”—-Shelby was so excited she ran to the back door and produced her first “poop”. We had a good laugh! Since I had to go to a funeral yesterday my sister babysat until I came back. I found them napping on the couch together.
She is still coughing on getting out of her crate in the morning and after napping but it seems to be a little less today. I hope the meds are enough for her. There aren’t many left! Can you tell me something—–Why is it that she doesn’t she know what to do with toy’s? I bought her a nyla-bone, a roll toy to put snacks in, and a rolling chase ball. She just walked by them. I’m sure she is overwhelmed with everything but I couldn’t help but think how difficult life was until she was found in Tn.
Do you want to have a good laugh——-When I got her home I brought her into the kitchen and decided to “keep” her safe while I went back to the car to get the crate. So I struggled to get 3 gates out of boxes to put in doorways to keep her in one room while she just about planted herself in my hip pocket as I worked. When I came through the doorway back to the kitchen carrying the crate she was on the other side of the gate looking for me. So I picked her up and went to put my jacket away. She appeared next to me again. This time I watched her. She stood on one side looking at me through the gate and the next thing you know she springs straight up and over a 3+ ft. gate. She had me huffing away to get everything secure and it wasn’t even necessary! I am returning the gates today!!!
As I send you this—Miss Shelby is snoring loudly next to me. She sends her loving regards to you with much thanks for finding her “forever home”. I will be sending you periodic updates on her adventures. God Bless You for all the work you do to find the best homes you can for these poor unfortunate “orphans”.
All the best,