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7/6/11 11:34 P

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Ok so an update on Bailey. She was def. traumatized out in her dog run, but I think I found a solution we can all deal with. I have put puppy pads in the garage (attached garage with a dog door and large run) where she's been going and she is using them consistently. She still is scared to go out in the run...she doesn't even want to go outside with Lucy to bark at passers-by :( Usually they both enjoy a little of that, but not anymore for Bailey. B will still ask to go outside to potty but now she's using the pads. I don't know if she will get over it at some point but for now this is something I can totally handle. Just have to pick up the little poo nuggets and change the pads..no biggie and she isn't going in the house. What a relief. I have put so much time (nearly a year) into housebreaking her..now this. It's frusterating for sure, but I'm just happy with the new arrangement. I guess it could come in handy too if I'm gone for a long time in the winter. Right now, while it's warm, I leave the girls in the garage when I leave for the most part. They have everything they could possibly want out there...food, water, beds, a lazy-boy(hehee), and access to their dog run. Can't do it in the winter though so hopefully B will use the pads in the house at that point.

Thanks for listening everyone :)

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7/1/11 4:11 P

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I would say!!! You are a VERY patient person! It is possible her actions are all due to a UTI or another renal problem. Good luck and let us know how things are going.

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7/1/11 9:39 A

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Well patience is something I have in spades. :)

Lucy was an adult rescue with major abuse issues too. She was about one to one and a half when I adopted her. She had been pulled from the pound on her very last minute ticket from a wonderful policewoman and taken to her small, small dog rescue. She was fully grown at the the time and was 7lbs and full of feces (she's 13.8lbs now). She had been hit by a car and had also bit a worker at the pound. If they had not known judy from the community, lucy would def. have been pts. Judy had her for close to a year doing what she could to get her back in shape, but the real work began at home with us. It took many, many, years for Lulu to heal...and I mean to truly heal. That was in 01 and she is everything she wants to be at the point in her life. She is a spry but sleepy 10-11 year old now and while she'll always do certain things (like scavaging food if it's unattended for instance) she's a truly happy dog. So, as for B, I have patience galore for that one. She's my baby girl and is truly doted upon..as is lucy of course. We will get through this hiccup too :)

As for an update, it's gotten worse actually. She's going wherever at this point and I have to take her in to the vet next week now to see if it's a UTI. I might believe that if she were only peeing though, but she's not. Sigh, Alex stepped in a random poop in the hall yesterday..ugh, yuck.

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6/30/11 9:31 P

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My Snuggles was also totally afraid of strangers when we got her, altho she was fine with us- infact she spent the first year or 2 looking at Robert (DH) like he was her saviour! She was 5, we were her 3rd home, plus she had been a large breeders dog (both places) and the second one she was kenneled all the time pretty much. With work, patience, and time she now loves people, sits on our laps (now and then, not often), is no longer stressed out the minute normal "routine" changes (like going on vacation), eats well now, and at 9 yrs. of age, the past couple of months has even started playing!!! It took her 3.5 yrs. to get to that point. I believe she is very close to being totally "healed". It is a joy to see her so happy, and to have watched all this happen. I think if you're patient you'll get past this too.

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In March, we got a surrender 13 month old Chihuahua and she was so skittish that we couldn't touch her. We brought her home in her kennel, opened the door and she ran. That night, she became frightened and jumped into my lap. Long story short, she had NEVER been socialized nor outdoors and was totally afraid of people. We took out time having family approach 1st to get her comfortable. Last month we had her out camping at our group, strangers to her, were able to touch her head.

I think this story and yours tell of how sensitive dogs are to certain things. If you take your time and stay with her when she is out in the run, she should get to the point of being able to go out on her own. My solution would be loving kindness and total caring. The sting must have been terribly painful for her!! Good luck on getting her out in the run again.

Eileen

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6/30/11 12:45 A

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Thanks everyone. I think you are right Nellie. I will take her out on her leash in the morning and bring some goodies with me too. I just wish I knew exactly what happened.It's hard to avoid it when you don't know what it is. I have to have an epi-pen on hand at all times now, along with benadryl, of course. Sigh, they do make us worry sometimes don't they...

I hate to see her so troubled :( I'm sure with time and patience she'll be fine though.

On a side note, I totally blew my day as far as eating right went. Ugh. I ate way too much junk. I did drink about five glasses of water though, but then I drank a pop...oh well, there's always tomorrow.

Hope you all have had a happy and healthy day.

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6/29/11 10:50 P

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I'm thinking she needs the reassurance of your presence maybe. I know when my Cielito was scared by a pit bull snapping at him, he was afraid to go out for a while, but I took him out each time on a leash and was careful to be on the lookout for the pit bull or other large dogs.

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6/29/11 10:42 P

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Boy this is a tough one. Sorry I don't have any ideas at all. Good luck.

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6/29/11 10:40 P

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oh yea, she'll go out on a leash with me for a walk or whatever but I haven't tried taking her into her run on a leash yet...

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Will she go out on a leash with you?

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6/29/11 10:11 P

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Ok, so I'm going to try to keep this short, but last weekend we had a major issue with Bailey and the saga continues. She was stung or bit by something early saturday morning and as a result her face swelled up...a lot. I immediately gave her benadryl and it reduced the swelling but it returned over the next 32 hours or so each time the benadryl wore off. I was in contact with our vet off and on all day. Ok, so the issue now is that she's scared to go out to her dog run to do her business. She's acting fine physically, but her attitude is skittish and off since this happened. B will be two in ...oh hmm...I'll have to look to be sure but I think it's november and she was a handful to housebreak. Since Sat. we have taken a major step backwards and she is going in the garage and on the rug in front of the kitchen door. When I try to "push" her a bit to go out the dog door, she cowars and runs under the chair in the living room and won't come out. I just don't know what to do with her. She seems so scared to go out now :(

Anyone have any ideas?

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