Thursday, August 11, 2011
A closer physical exam shows signs that she was abused more than we thought. Her ears show signs of damage, one has lost its tip, she is missing a good inch of ear with scar tissue on the end from an old wound. The other ear is a little jagged on the top and a very large piece of scar tissue is in the middle of the ear, making it too stiff to flop around. Her nose, her front teeth and gums look like someone bit her very hard on her muzzle at some time when she was young. The photo below is not so much about Beth, it is a reminder to the Paw Challenged One to pull some weeds and mow some grass.
She is still a very happy lady, her tail wags when someone walks in the room, she jumps up to greet everyone. She follows humans around, and she is well on her way to becoming a Velcro dog. She does not like being alone and she is rapidly accepting her place in the pack. She lines up for meals and she is learning how to get along with everyone. The humans were terribly impressed when they let her outside, and a few minutes later she was scratching on the door, asking to be let in. They were almost estatic when she followed them out into the garage through the dog door, she is clearly feeling more comfortable with her new home. She likes Nala best, Nala is very slow and quiet. When Bella, Roxie and I are running and playing, she gets a little nervous. Below, finally a "tails up" moment, she found the squirrel path and she is following it to the base of the pine tree.
Mogley G. Retriever