(I'm a bit late getting Misty's success story
on the website, hence it is listed as an Oct adoption when
hers was in August...sorry Misty!! Better late than never
8-17-04 Friday the 13th has always been a lucky
day for my family and this one was no exception. Friday evening,
Misty fka Orca arrived after a long trip from St. Louis.
Her transport angel, Linda French, was so kind. Misty was
car sick all the way. It was so bad that Linda switched her
kennel. Misty was so pitiful, scared, and messy. After a
quick sponge bath on the front porch, she came in to explore
her new home. Shortly after touring the house and yard she
was sound asleep.
By Sunday, she was really perky. My youngest son, Nick,
and his border collie, Cody, came to visit. Have you every
watched a very young sister follow her very big brother around?
That is a picture of Misty and Cody. She jumps all over him
and chases him and then he chases her. She loves Cody and
By Tuesday, we have started a routine. She has not made
a mess in the house. Her house manners are perfect (unless
there is a Kleenex laying around). She is starting to play
with toys and knows a few commands. The commands need reinforcing
but she is doing great. We have been sitting in the car and
taking short trips around the block. She is getting much
more comfortable in the car.
She is such a
sweetheart, very loving, and so quick to try to please.
She is my shadow. Where ever I go she is at
my heel. I think she has found her forever home. (Boy, that
didn’t take long ;-)
8-21-04 First family party!! Cody came. That is always
fun. Xena came. Xena is an 80 pound shepard/chow mix. That
was a little scary!! Everything went fine and Misty had a
great time with both Cody and Xena. Tabby, who is a 5 year
old girl, was great fun also. The day was a great success
with a very tired puppy at the end of the day.
Misty is doing great. She is completely housebroken, has
great house manners, and is learning new commands. We are
still working on the car sickness but making progress. We
are up to 12 minutes in the car without getting sick. She
is really going to know this neighborhood!
Thank you to everyone who helped Misty and I get connected
especially her former family who recognized the match was
not right and Misty deserved another chance.