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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-18-2008, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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The *Devine* Ms Taylor :)

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.



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She looks precious. She will come around very soon.

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Taylor is just as fabulous as her namesake. I love her little white chin.
Congratulations on your little girl...is she adjusting well?

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Well it's only been a day and I haven't been nice to her..lol. I had to bathe and blowdry her..and that wasn't a pleasant experience. Oh and that horrid trip to petsmart with the ride in the buggy wasn't that grand either.. Then the visit to my work to let everyone there meet her..and the boys called her the 'african american version of capote' ..then proceeded to pet poke and praud her with compliments of how stinky she was...lol.

...so for what she's gone through she's settled in a bit.. she's warmed up to Capote and finds him fun to be around but still doesn't want anything to do with me..lol.
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Taylor looks like a sweetheart. She will be just fine with your family. And yes havs have straight tails. Do a search on the forum on tails and there is some good reading on tails.

Missy had a straight tail when she was younger, it is finally curling over her back at the age of 1 yr old. They call it a flag tail, Cuban tail, lazy tail. I call it a slow developing tail.
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Taylor looks like a sweetheart. She will be just fine with your family. And yes havs have straight tails. Do a search on the forum on tails and there is some good reading on tails.

Missy had a straight tail when she was younger, it is finally curling over her back at the age of 1 yr old. They call it a flag tail, Cuban tail, lazy tail. I call it a slow developing tail.

..well that's promising..and makes me feel better. Capote's tail started off curly from the beginning..I didn't know it could take some time for it to curl in..

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Casper's tail curled from the beginning too. Missy's could curl her tail, she just didn't do it all the time, when she was younger, most of the time it went straight up. I was so dissapointed. I love havs curling tail. But now most of the time it is curled over her back and very pretty
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Mindy, she is a sweetie!! She looks just like my Ricky ! Same wide, brown eyes and white goatee. Love her name. Congrats on the new family member.

I think taking things slowly will help a lot as it sounds like she's had a rough start. What is the situation? Did she and the others come from a puppy mill?




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Welcome to Taylor and good luck with getting her adjusted to you. It may take some time, but hopefully she will come around. She looks adorable and I wish you all the best!

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