my girl

Elly_NJNovember 1, 2011

I adopted a dog from the shelter 6 months ago. Here she is! Lucy!

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Ninapearl

i LOVE her, elly!! she has such a kind face and soulful eyes. wishing you many happy and healthy years together!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 9:37PM
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petaloid

What a sweetie -- good for you!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 12:15AM
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schoolhouse_gw

I was going to mention those eyes too, they speak volumes don't they? Thanks for adopting.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 10:43AM
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pamghatten

She's beautiful and looks perfectly at home!

Is she full lab? ANy idea how old she might be?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 12:59PM
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Elly_NJ

Thanks : )

She is a full lab, surrendered by a "breeder" who surrendered 15 other dogs. She is 5 1/2 and was used as a breeder for the first 5 years of her life.

She was a bit shut down when I got her. I think she had few experiences in those years outside of the whelping pen. Playing was new to her; she was tentative of strangers; never had been in water.

She was not ruined, luckily. She is a "real" lab, so all that lab potential is now coming forward.

She learns easily and fast. She is a sweet, gentle soul. I am very lucky I found her at the shelter. Lucky her early life didn't ruin her.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 6:36PM
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jomuir

She looks like a real sweetie! Very cute cuddling in the blankets, too.
One of our rescues we have reason to believe was from a puppy mill situation, and he still doesn't really get how to play with toys, sometimes he's scared of them. But he loves to run and chase a ball, and will occasionally play tug w/a stuffie.

Isn't it great when you get to see them go from timid to relaxed and happy?

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 11:51AM
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pamghatten

You are both lucky to have found each other!

I love these stories!!!!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 12:24PM
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Elly_NJ

jomuir, yes, I know exactly what you mean. This is Lucy playing the first week I got her.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 8:10PM
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Elly_NJ

Can't seem to post it. : (

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 8:16PM
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jean001a

Here's how to post a pix. Will that help?
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hosta/msg0513322013993.html?14

Here is a link that might be useful: how to post images

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 10:32PM
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