Phoebe's Forever Home Update

Phoebe's
Forever Home
Update

October 30, 2018
Hi Jan,
Wanted to bring you up to date on Dacey. She's such a happy girl! She is grasping the concept of going outside for potty; she isn't telling us yet, but we are watching for "the circling" and take her out to go. Then she gets praise, praise, praise!! She is also getting accustomed to her daily routine. She sleeps all night with me; when my alarm goes off, we get up, go out to potty, come in to eat & get eye drops. She plays for a while, goes out to potty again. Then it's on my lap in the rocking chair until she falls back to sleep. Then she gets carried to Granny's room to get back in bed until Granny gets up. She's falling right into place. Her favorite things to do are trying to get the cat to play with her & to chew, chew, chew. Oh my!! When she gets hold of something not meant for her, we take it away & replace it with a toy that she CAN chew! We just love her to pieces!! I think the feelings are mutual!! More later. Hugs to you!
Lori

November 18, 2018
Hi Jan!!
Time for another update! Dacey has a new name; we call her Phoebe. Dacey was a little too close to Daisy & it hurt us to call her Dacey. She has adjusted just fine! She comes a running when we call her. She hasn't had any potty accidents in the house this week; we just keep an eye on her & offer when it looks like it's time. We currently are working on "sit". She doesn't quite get it, but we just keep at it! She'll get it! I'm assuming she hasn't seen snow before. It's a hoot to watch her chase the snowflakes & eat the snow!! She also has visited my place of work. My teammates & the residents LOVE her!! Surprisingly, she wasn't shy or afraid of anyone that wanted to see her. In fact, by the time we left, she was acting like she owned the place; trotting along on her leash & taking corners like a pro, to see who else might want to give her a pat or 2!! She continues to get after Jake in attempts to get him to play!! I just watch until it starts getting rough; I know they have to work it out between themselves. On that note: was there a particular little girl that she wanted to play with all the time at your place? I'm thinking perhaps a playmate might be in order?? Just in the thinking stages, mind you, but would appreciate your thoughts.
Hugs,
Lori & Phoebe

December 7, 2018
HI Jan,
Wanted to bring you up to date on Phoebe, aka Dacey. She is such a happy girl!! I believe she knows by now that she's in her forever home & she ❤️s it! Her tail is ALWAYS up & wagging. She's become quite popular at my work & just eats up all that extra attention from my coworkers & the residents. There was an open house at work last night & of course she was there & loved by all. I had SO MANY people wanting to take her home. Lol. My response was always the same: NO WAY!!! Lol. She rarely has accidents in the house anymore & has mastered the command "Sit". Her morning routine is down pat, too. In fact, after her food & eye drops, she sits by my chair waiting to be picked up & rocked back to sleep so she can join Granny back in bed while Mama gets ready and leaves for work. We just ❤️ her so..... Of course, she still gets after her "brother" Jake & he still plays with her; until he's had enough. Then, he jumps to the sofa, out of her reach. It's too cute!! Naturally, a suitable sibling is still a possibility, if you get one for her. I took a picture of Phoebe & Santa last night. It's on my phone, so I will send it to you on a separate email. I hope you've found "fur-ever" homes for more of your babies!! And, I hope, another one comes in for me & Phoebe!! Will write again soon!!
Hugs,
Lori

Marchh 30, 2019
Hi Jan!
It’s been a while since I’ve written you an update on Phoebe, and Oh My!, she just keeps getting better! She is running the entire household by now, and loving every bit of it. Lol. Such a lil sweetie! She has conquered the house training & yesterday I cleaned all the carpeting because I’m that confident in her. Her coat is absolutely gorgeous; it’s come in thick and silky. Her groomer loves her; she’s a very good girl and lets Taylor do her job. She comes out more beautiful every time as they get to know one another better with each appointment. Phoebe and Jake continue to be quite the pair! They play several times a day, and at least once, Phoebe pins Jake down and cleans his ears for him. He just purrs and purrs. It’s hilarious! Of course, Phoebe is still a hit at my work. If I go too long without taking her in for a visit, the residents get after me! All Phoebe has to do is show up; she elicits SO MANY smiles just by being there. She is still timid with strangers at times, but it is getting better. I’ve noticed, tho, she is more comfortable with women than men. Even with my brother, who sees her every couple of weeks, she’s just now allowing him to hold her without worry. Interesting. I could go on and on, but don’t want to take too much of your time. Please know that this little girl loves her home, and I feel so blessed to have her as my baby. I hope everything is going well for you and yours, and may God bless you for doing what you do! Will write again soon!
Hugs,
Lori and Phoebe

September 14, 2019
This picture of me is right now! I just got home from the groomer. I really like Taylor (she makes me MORE beautiful than I already am) but I still get a little stressed when I go, so I have to come home and take a nap right by my mama. I've had a super fun summer! I've taken a few road trips; I've been to my granny's lake house 3 times for the whole weekend! I like it up there; SO many new smells! AND my mama takes me on her lap when the whole family takes a ride on the pontoon. I LOVE that thing. I sneak over on the seat right next to mama, I stretch out, let the sun shine on me, and guess what? I fall asleep. Tee hee. The gentle rocking seems like I'm in the car & just rocks me to sleep. Plus, my mama has her hand on me the whole time so I know I am safe. I also went to Ohio to visit my Mama's aunt. I have a cousin there; his name is Myles. He was rescued too! He's a lot older than me, but he's a spry one! He played with me and we got our walks together. So fun! Speaking of walks: I love them! I do very well by now on the leash, staying on the left side of mama or granny and walk like a big girl. If they stop to talk with other humans, I patiently wait for them to finish and then we move on. Of course, I've received attention¯ from the other humans first & made friends with their pups when they have em. I don't know what this means, but mama says she is so proud of me, and can't believe how far I've come in less than a year. Well, I better let you go. I know you and your crew are very busy helping all the other rescues that are waiting for their Furever¯ homes. Tell them all I miss them, and I thank you all for placing me in such a good home. Don't let up on your strict rules! I love, love, love¸ it here, and my mama is the best! My granny says when I look at mama, there is true adoration in my eyes. I don't know what that is, but I'm a very happy lil nugget and the only time my tail faces down is when I'm like this.........sleeping! I'll write again soon. Thanks, again, for saving my life.
Hugs & kisses,
Phoebe

October 5, 2020
Hi Jan!
I’m checking in with a photo of my beautiful Phoebe; this is one of her favorite places to be on a chilly morning. She had been on my lap, but I went to take a shower and left her snuggled up with her “Peanuts” friends. Our spring and summer were quite different this year; same as most folks. We spent most of it hunkered down in the house! Walks were switched up to evenings, as our temps were SO high it simply wasn’t safe to take her out during the day. We did go to the lake house twice for long weekends but that was the extent of our travels this season. I really didn’t mind the universal quarantine too much; it gave me more time to have Phoebe on my lap! Lol All in all, she’s a very happy girl who gives as much love as any dog owner could ask for. She gets twice as much back between her granny and myself. Lol. I don’t know how it’s possible, but it seems like I love her more each day. Some days, I don’t know what I would do without her!
Hugs,
Lori and Phoebe

May 29, 2021
Hi Jan,
I hope this finds you well. Just wanted to check in and let you know what a good and happy girl Phoebe is; it’s time again to enjoy her “bye-bye walks” and she doesn’t know a stranger! She wags that little tail whenever she spots someone: 2 legs or 4, she always wants to say ‘Hello’. Lol. She lost her brother “Jake” about a month ago; his colon cancer finally caught up with him, and he quit eating or drinking. Phoebe went with us when we had him put down & sniffed him after he died. I think she understood because she never searched the house for him (as she always did when he was at the vet or the groomer). She was quite down for several days, but never looked for him. By now, she seems to have reached acceptance and is back to her crazy, happy self. Thank goodness! The pic I’m attaching is an evening after a big walk; I wish you could hear the snoring that was going on. She can make a big noise for such a little girl! I just love ❤️ her more every day. I hope things are going well for you and yours. Adoptions are blooming, I hope! Take good care and I will write again soon!
Hugs,
Lori and Phoebe


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