Cecily G. and her puppies were found tucked away in a parking lot. These parking lot puppies are cute as can be. This sweet Young Momma let rescuers scoop her and her babies. She is a shy Momma and is learning to trust people again. She joined LR with Missy. They may be related. She passed her evaluation. Just like Missy she lays down in fear. No aggression at all. She loves tenderloin and cream cheese. She is being fostered with two other dogs and a cat. She will be available in late June after her Mommy duties are completed and she gets spayed.
Cecily will need a gentle and patient forever home. She is fearful but sweet. She has taken amazing care of her puppies. It will be great to see her come into her own once the puppies leave and we can get to know all about her! Please check back for updates as we learn more about Cecily G.
Update 5/19/20: Cecily has come a long way. First, I'm happy to say she has no more visible ribs! She is still svelte, but a healthy weight at 59lbs, up from 50. She's also regaining her girlish figure. She has blown her coat post-weaning, so she will now be growing a new shiny blonde coat. We are starting to see her playful side as she play bows to her hoomans and to the resident labs. She is enjoying walks more and getting spooked less. She still has a long way to go before she gets used to handling new situations in stride. She is not able to learn some commands yet because she is too wary of coming close- for example if you try to do a typical hand motion for "sit" with a treat, she runs away. So I'll have to get creative and time will help too. She has learned come and wait. She takes a long time to potty outside because she cannot seem to go until her fear subsides and she gets comfortable. She also prefers foster dad to take her to circle the yard and sit with her for about 20 minutes. We have to convince her to eat-she "dines" unlike typical labs, who "scarf." So love and patience is a must for this sweet girl.
We have no real idea of her mix, but she sure looks like a "whipadore" with her "ready for takeoff" wing ears and sleek body. I can't wait to see her run off leash!
We've gotten a few questions about separation anxiety. With these strange times of the stay at home order, we don't know if she has any SA because someone is always home. And she has two dog buddies. She seemed to be content when she was with her puppies in her own room. But a lot changes after puppies leave. So, the short answer is "we don't know!" She is a chewer though- although she will eat your favorite shoes or a pair of pants quietly right under your nose ??
update 9/1/20 Cecily is such a sweetie. In answer to the question above, she is fine staying home while her humans go to work, but she likes to be with other dog(s). She is now going to dog parks. She is still quite shy and can be territorial when defending her corner of the park or her pack mates. She hasn't gotten brave enough yet to run around and play. She also went to the beach for the first time. she did very well and was brave enough to stand in the water. For her outing we have her leashed at times as we get to know her.
She has not had an accident in the house for quite some time. Yay! But she does have accidents if driving to the vet by herself (without her doggy friends) and in the exam room. Whoops! She likes to terrorize the cats so no cats for her. She and her 4 year old lab sister love to play, chase each other, and play tug of war.
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