12-26-2007, 05:51 PM
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Sad circumstances, but a lovely wee dog.
Yesterday I received a rather unexpected but very nice Christmas surprise. I inherited a dog called Lisa. On Christmas Eve my mum's fiancee's mum died. Was very sad and unexpected. I had never met her but really feel for my and her fiancee. So her wee dog, Lisa, was homeless. My mum and iain (her fiancee) couldn't keep her because my dog Bonnie (who stays with them) is too jealous to live with another dog so I was asked if I would take her. Of course I was happy to oblidge.
She's about 5-7 years old. A mongrel (bit of everything) but it looks like there might be a bit of german shepherd and/or some sort of terrier in her and she's really good. Very obedient with all the basis commands (sit, stay, come etc) and she's 100% housetrained. The only things we need to work on are her barking because she was used to living on a farm where there was nobody about much, and if there was then they might have been an intruder so she barked. Now she lives with me in a flat where people come in and out the building a lot and she always barks. Not her fault of course because she was previously trained that she should bark if there was somebody about. That and her weight. She's rather fat. Iain's mum had altzeimers (sp?) and used to feed her, then forget that she'd fed her and feed her again etc. And used to feed her a lot of chocolate biscuits so she's on a bit of a diet, and going on a lot of long walks to try and get the weight off. She's very eager to go walks though, so it shouldn't be that hard.
Photos to come later, just wanted to let you all know cause I'm really pleased with her. :)