March 14, 2017
Laurel is doing well. She slept in my room on a doggy bed (my dog is in a bit of a snit but I know she will get over it). This morning Laurel seemed happy to see me but when I would approach her she would cower and hide. I wonder if I just look so BIG to her. She did follow me into the kitchen where I sat on a chair and then she would come to me and I could put her out. Later I had both dogs in my lap cuddled up together. Everyone was fine. But I do notice how Laurel seems to not like to be approached, least wise while you are standing. She ate her breakfast just fine then was going to eat the other dogs food, so I picked it up. I did give her a little piece of carrot last night and she was not interested. She managed to get a small piece of Suzy's milk bone and seemed to really like it. But otherwise everything is going great.
March 18, 2017
Laurel is doing well, getting thoroughly spoiled. We are having trouble trying to get her to play. I worry she just sits and watches when our other baby play. Any ideas? We should name her Shadow because she follows me around a lot.
April 1, 2017
Laurel (Now Baby Girl) is doing great. I was concerned as she didn't play but now she is starting to do that, and when she is outside she runs like the wind. For a long time we didn't think she could bark, but now we have heard a little squeak, but just a couple of times (so cute). My son is a little worried because even though he has held her and made over her, and she even sleeps on him, she still acts like she is scared of him. Has she not been around men? I thought maybe the deeper voice or something. He did say if I am not here she is better with him. Thank you again for this little love, we sure do love her a lot and she seems to like us too.
April 25, 2017
Laurel is SPOILED ROTTEN! I will attach a picture of her & her toys. She played a lot, then collapsed amongst the toys for a nap. She is such a joy, I am always telling her how glad I am that she came to live with us. Now that weather is nicer it can be hard to get her inside. But I love watching her run. She also will sneak up and steal my socks if I'm nit watching. Doesn't hurt them just takes off with them . :)
February 19, 2018
Update on Baby Girl (Laurel to you). She is doing great, loves the snow and even if we clear a path for her she goes into the deepest snow. It is like watching a bunny hopping around out there. We went on a trip at Christmas and a friend stayed here with my dogs, she brought her dog along which is a lot younger than the one I have, Bunny and Baby played and wrestled like crazy. In fact when they had to separate, they both kept looking around for each other. We rarely have the sores on Baby anymore, maybe because there isn’t the rough play normally. I did notice she had a few after Bunny had been here, but she was so happy and I figure they heal quickly, which they did. She is spoiled rotten Jan. But I am often telling her how glad we are that she came to live with us. The first two months she was here she never made a sound and we wondered if she could. But now she is so confident that you can hear her growling when she is playing with her favorite toy and barking at the door when someone comes (or if a doorbell rings on TV). She has such a cute bark & growl that we often find ourselves laughing at how cute it is. Her health is great and she seems to be a very happy girl. I hope you are having a lot of luck finding homes for your other Fur Babies.
December 22, 2020
I hope you and all the babies are happily getting ready for Christmas. I have been pretty much stuck at home so my 2 babies have been a lot of company for me (even if they sleep a lot of the day). I am sure glad I have them. Funny how two dogs can be so different, I'm not sure if it is because of what they went through before we got them but they are like day and night. Baby Girl is like a young dog, ready to play all the time, we throw balls and she goes and gets them (however bringing them back is beyond her comprehension). 2 balls have a long tail like thing and she loves those, she will shake a growl like she is really mean, but look out if she lets go of it, it could be coming right at your head. Diva acts like a much older dog, even though they are only 8 days apart in age) she wants to play but just doesn't get the idea, she will wrestle with Baby but not enough. She is my lap dog, I think she thinks that is my main purpose in life. Poor Diva had to have her teeth cleaned (I could tell her breath was so bad) and they had to pull 14 teeth, I asked if she had any left and she does, but it was quite a while before she would eat her favorite crunchy carrots. I try to give them kibble once a day so they have something crunchy and hopefully it helps with their teeth, sometimes they eat it and sometimes they don't. But believe me they are not starving, just spoiled rotten. (I wouldn't have it any other way). I often look at your web site and check out your babies, it looks like you don't have very many. Is this because they were adopted or are they fostered out? I also read an article on how long you should expect different breeds of dogs to live and was shocked that a Shi Tzu is 10 years. I figure being small they should live longer, my last one was 16. We still get surprised by Diva, if we have the TV on and someone blows a whistle she goes into panic mode. And other little things like this, we try to comfort her and let her know she is ok, but I feel badly for her. I would like to know the person who had her and wring their necks. I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.