Wednesday, November 3, 2010
In a prior blog we said that Shelby was somewhat quiet and reserved, preferring to take a nap instead of running in the back yard. Shelby finally came clean, she said she was still upset over losing her home and her family. Tuesday she came out of her funk, she started running and playing with us. When Lexi runs her big circles in the yard, Shelby is right with her now. Her energy is back and her positive outlook is back. She is even joining in our wrestling matches and tug-o-war games. Below is a happy Shelby with new energy.
Mini cat has completed teaching her classes on "How to Respect a Cat". As you can see, Mini holds lessons in the family room, she parades around the dogs until they learn to ignore her. Here she is teaching Lexi and Shelby how to respect a cat. Both Lexi and Shelby now have their "Good Cat Companion" certificate, they both have let Mini cat walk around them without chasing or even getting too curious. Having a certificate from a cat helps them get adopted. Many homes have cats, why we don't know, but being cat friendly helps orphans find new homes. We get many new homes because we can tell families that their cats will be safe with our graduates.
This morning Shelby and Lexi took a ride to the vet. Our cousin had to to drive to Craig, Colorado on business, so they gave Shelby and Lexi a lift over to the west side of Denver to see the vet for their check up. They already have an appointment to meet a prospective new home on Saturday, but they need their health release first. We will pick them up from the vet later today when they are done.
This morning we thought about hiding Lexi and Shelby so that we could keep them longer. But they do need to move on to their forever lives. They will make some families very happy, they are great companions and friends.
Mogley G. Retriever