Saturday, March 26, 2016

Commucating With Our Dog Loves

 I could not sleep last night so I got out of bed and headed to the kitchen to get a cold drink from the refrigerator. Gracie followed me to the food place.She knows that when I open the refrigerator that something good is going to come. Bud and Gracie know when the refrigerator door opens they usually get a treat. The sound wakes Bud up when he was in his crate in the office. I got yogurt too. The rule of the house is she gets to lick the spoon and he gets to lick the cup. I know I am silly, too bad. Gracie has come so far in a short time period. She falls asleep in my lap. She growled at me and wouldn't let me touch her. She has become a better watch dog than Bud. Serious watchdog. Beware of the little dog. Once you get to know her she is loving sweet and tender. it is a big front she puts up. I am glad I wore her down. She is at home here.
Bud loves training her because he knows there are treats. When I treat her he gets treats too.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gracie Update

I have learned more about this mixed up little cutie and we have bonded well. Gracie had bad gums and has lost 6 teeth on her lower jaw. Poor thing I would be cranky too! Gracie has learned several commands and she has become quite the fierce guard dog while protecting her new home. I warn strangers beware of the little one not the big one. Gracie showed me why her behavior was bad enough to get her thrown out of house hold. Some person ( very dumb ) taught her to growl and show her teeth and bite people. Really that is too bad.
The very good news is that Gracie is now the loving dog that God created her for.When you give your dog rules, and love and discipline they are feeling secure and in their permanent home. several days ago I feel on my rump in the kitchen, I was tired and getting over a head cold. When I sat on the ground my girl, Gracie sat close right new to me and would not leave until I got up. What a good girl.
I love working with dogs and communicating with them that is what God made me for I am doing my passion and love how the love of dogs fills me with a with a light of divine grace. That is why I named her, Amazing Gracie. She is transforming before my eyes.
I have much more work to do with her. I still have teach leash manners because she has none. When sees a bike she goes NUTS. I always say, tomorrow is another day. I love my Amazing Grace. That you God for another dog who I get to help.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Gracie Goes to Coast Vets to see Dr. Stack-Aguirre

A week a go I took Gracie to the vet for a check up. Part of owning a dog, you have to find the money to pay the vet bills. I knew she was unhappy about something related to her mouth. I knew she was trying to tell me something. I brought the paperwork that someone had left with her at a ranch where she was abandoned. I know she was very uncomfortable in her body. The first week I got her I gave her a good bath. I treated her with Front-line for fleas. She was digging, digging, still. I thought the fleas were gone. But when the vet got a flea comb out he got fleas off of her. I freaked out. The vet explained to me that she was infested with them. She had so many fleas they couldn't kill all the fleas. They recommended internal medicine for the fleas and a shot of cortisone for the itching. She was so good for the vet I couldn't believe it. He told me she is five years old. Her problem is inflamed gums. He told me she lost six teeth on the bottom from neglect. He recommended getting her teeth cleaned professionally. Poor Gracie was trying to tell me something she had irritated gums
and being eaten by fleas. Since that day she has been a different dog. She is calm, happy and not digging herself nuts. She is more loving than Bud but we don't tell Bud this. Bud is my best boy.Dr Stack-Aguiire is a wonderful Vet. We love our Coast Vets.