Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Mavis Update

 
Remember this lovely little girl .... well I thought a little update was in order.
 
She's settled in wonderfully, she's just had her final vaccination and is now micro-chipped with our details so she is well and truly one of the family.  She has also gained nearly half a kilo in weight, not much but it's going in the right direction and is a healthy gain for just four weeks, the vet reckons she should slowly gain at least another kilo to be at a weight which will suit her frame and be nice and healthy.
 
 
She joins in with any game going and loves doggie toys, we don't think she ever had anything squeaky or fun to play with before judging from her reaction to them at first, and is just starting to learn some basic commands, sit, down, stay etc.  She's a very clever little dog.
 

She loves spending time outside with us when we are working ...
 
 
... but as she is still not to be completely trusted when left on her own not to make a dash for the fence at the top of the hill she is kept on a long staked lead.


Which luckily she doesn't mind at all, in fact I've noticed that she sees it as a comfort and waits before any outside door is open for a lead to be put on her.
 
 
Such a change from this sad little waif pictured here a couple of days after we got her.
 
 
Sometimes a little bit of love is all you need ....

 
... and a furry friend to cuddle into.
 
Sue xx

32 comments:

  1. Mavis looks so happy now. I think Ginger had the right idea to let Mavis cuddle up x

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  2. She's even more of a little cutie now- what a poppet.

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  3. Oh how beautiful - she's certainly landed on her feet living with you hasn't she. Lovely to see such a happy little dog compared with the sad one she used to be. Love the pic of her curled up with the cat!

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  4. So lovely to have an update, and I just love the last photo, what a wonderful picture. She looks very content and happy indeed.

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  5. That last photo is just adorable, and so is she. What a lucky little dog to have found you ( and vice versa!) Do you have any idea how old she is?

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    1. Well she acts like a puppy because she is full of life and has never really been trained or socialised and she does that mad puppy thing of running round and round in circles when she has too much energy, but the vet reckons that she is between two and three years old. On her medical records now they have put her approximate date of birth as January 2011.

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  6. Sue
    you made me cry again; I cannot wait to meet her '
    Lots of love MUM XXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. She certainly looks very cute and intelligent ... she's landed in just the right place!

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  8. Such a happy and healthy little girl now, what a difference a loving home makes x

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  9. Oh that's smashing Sue! She looks VERY well - so much more confident. I find JRTs keep their puppyish behaviour until around 4 years old, then they develop a bit more gravitas :-)

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  10. She reminds me of Eddie from Frasier...
    It's so sad she had a bad start in life but how marvellous she now belongs to you where she can thrive and know she is loved.

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  11. Awww, these photos make my heart melt. What a happy life she's now leading.

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  12. What a lovely dog and what a GREAT cat ! Not many would be that loving to a new older dog. Mavis has certainly fell on her feet at yours!
    Gill

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  13. What a difference in her. As others have said - the fear has gone, and been replaced by confidence and happiness and security. Well done on turning her life around. I am sure she is giving you much pleasure in return for your love and care.

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  14. Love that last pic!
    So glad she is doing well.

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  15. I see that your "no pets allowed on the new furniture" resolution went right out the window!

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  16. You've got a forever friend there :)

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  17. Mavis looks so much more like a dog ought to look now - and much less waif-like. Like everybody else, I'm really pleased : )

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  18. It's amazing what love can do.
    I love the three amigos out on the grass.
    Jane x

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  19. She is a changed dog. Bless her little heart. I too melted at that last picture. Well done you and yours, big hearts all of you. x

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  20. This has got to be the happiest blog post that I have read for ages, probably since you shared her with us the first time. I am still humming and hahing whether to rescue a second dog or not. I do sponsor 2 and support my local cat rescue center. I hope that a dog comes my way by chance, just like my Ben did.

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  21. She's absolutely adorable. If she turned up on my doorstep I would have had to take her in too. I'm so glad she's found you. It's such a happy story.

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  22. Such a gorgeous little girl!

    xx

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  23. O sue the pics are adorable and so is mavis..the girls are in love with her..we are so happy she is now with you..
    love
    sara,fern,iris

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  24. Oh it's just like a fairy story...little Mavis must think she has died and gone to heaven! She couldn't have wished to be adopted by a nicer family. Have you thought about starting a dog sanctuary?? x

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  25. Thanks for posting this. I've got a soft spot for terriers, and fell in love with Mavis (all the way from the States!) when she first "found" you. I particularly love the pictures of her curled up with the orange tabby cat - too cute by far!

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  26. Awww, you can see the love in her eyes and how settled she is now. I just love the picture of her snuggling with your cat.

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  27. What a heartwarming post Sue. I'm so pleased that the lovely Mavis is right at home :)

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  28. Rather jealous that your cat and dog seem to get along. After four months mine are still looking strangely at each other but I think we're getting there slowly. Looks like you live in a lovely place.

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  29. Oh my goodness, she is gorgeous! I love making little needle felted dogs and she would be a great muse! Glad you are all settling in well to your lovely home.

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