Well today I got up nice and early to drive 4 hours into podunk...I mean Poteau Oklahoma to pick up Maggie...now renamed Taylor after the devine Ms. Elizabeth Taylor.. (and then 4 hours back..so 8 hours in the car. Egh)
I was a lil worried about coming home as Capote was disgustingly car sick for almost a year and 2 months..I figured Ms. Taylor would be the same way.
She was pretty Timid..you can tell she's lived a lot of life in her short time. We're going to the vet tomorrow to get an approximate age, but looking at her size and her teeth I'd say she's around 7-9 months old..we'll find out.
One thing that's odd is her tail is straight..? Does anyone have any Havs with straight tails? I think I've heard of it before.. She's definately a hav though..every other characteristic is definately 'havie'.
We've got a lot of issues to work out. First her timidness of course..that will take some time. The woman at the Humane society said she's come a long way this far but she still keeps her head low and her self esteem isn't very high. She'll let you pick her up but if she were human she'd be gritting her teeth as you did it..lol.
She's also not leash trained at all..so that will take some work. Being that she's already timid and still not so sure about me, I don't think there'll be progress until she trusts me. Treats don't work, she doesn't want anything to do with them yet because she still doesn't trust me yet..so any advice on how to get that going would be greatly appreciated.
Has anyone gotten a pound puppy that'd had a bit of baggage? I think once she opens up she's going to be a complete sweetheart..but right now that old unsafe lifestyle is still fresh in her mind and she's not sure what to think about this new one yet.
And what kind of Hav owner would I be if I didn't include pictures..
...including her namesake..
...here's how she came in at the Humane Society. She was so matted they thought she was the mother of the other dogs with her because she was so much bigger than them from all the fur. They had to cut/shave it all off.