… hit the jackpot with a new home in Berthoud, Colorado. Recent transplants from Illinois, Debra and Mark are enjoying our typically mild winters. Contrary to popular belief, the foothills and plains of Colorado are not coated in snow the entire winter. The mountains, however, are a different story and we love to hear that our mountain snowpack is “above average.”
Elle is settling in to her new home with little fanfare. Their resident cat, however, may have a different opinion of her new “roomie.”
Here’s what Deb and Mark had to say about Elle’s first week …
Hi Vickie, Elle has been here a week. She has been a good dog. She and Debra have bonded and she follows her around like Debra wanted. She goes outside but is subtle about wanting out. We take her out often. We have found two bad habits of hers. One she would be a car chaser. When cars go by she runs across the back yard like she is chasing. But she never goes out alone and can’t leave the yard so it is not a problem. She doesn’t do it while on a leash. The other bad habit is she is a beggar. She begs at the dinner table. We have not given her anything but she has to be scolded when she stands up. The crate is going much better. She still whimpers but for a very short time. She figures she is going to spend the night in there. When we leave she will still howl. You can hear her in the garage. Other than that she is a great companion for Debra. She and the cat are getting along great. Elle wants to play more but the cat ignores her when she is not interested so Elle just walks off. She is eating better now. She started off eating one time a day. But she eats twice. Loves her greenies. They are much cheaper onliine than at pet store. Everything is good. She is right at home now and is learning her boundaries. Debra & Mark H.
Besides Elle getting a new home, we’re excited to welcome Debra and Mark as new foster parents for our organization!! Thank you for stepping up to the plate and opening your hearts and home for a dog that needs a second chance at a new life. It is only through our foster homes that we are successful in this endeavor. Again, welcome!!