Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Paris, TN
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A New Beginning for Rosie
After 6 months of trying, I finally found the yard dog a new home over the weekend. He was a pit-bull mix stray that found his way to my house last fall. Don't even want to know what he cost me in Vet bills (neutering, shots, heartworm, etc) and in advertizing for him a home. Then I have a wonderful fenced back yard that Rosie couldn't go in because he tried to kill her. I think he thought she was a rabbit. Anyway, I had trained her to the pee-pads and never let her outside off leash--too close to a major highway. Well yesterday as soon as we came home from work, I put her in the back yard and told her to go pee-pee. It took forever for her to go and I really bragged on her. Then last night before bed, I took her out again; but she is afraid of the dark and wouldn't go. But this morning, I put her out first thing and after standing by the door for a while, her little bladder called her and success! However she came inside an pooped on the pads. She will be a year old next week, so this may take a while; but hopefully by the end of summer she will have it down.
Also, because of the matting and the bald spot on the top of her head, I think was caused from the topnot, I gave her a scissor cut and bangs. She doesn't look like the same dog. But with the backyard to play in and a swimming pool, it will be much easier to take care of and we can let it grow back in the fall. I don't know about the topknot though. It pulled her hair out right above her brows. Looks real funny. I combed all her head hair forward and then cut so she could see. The bald spot doesn't show much. Have any of you had this problem? The hair there is silky and very fine. I guess it just came out because the topknot was to tight.