Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Miley and Me

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Miley is doing ok. She paces throughout the house when we are home. Mom is posting some videos of her. Notice the tail, she is still a bit shy and unsure as you can see from her body language.

She is crate trained and housebroken although Mom has yet to see her pee outside except on the floor a couple times. She hasn't drank much so it's not a big mess.She ignores the cats. She hasn't made a peep. No barking, whining, or even snoring. We haven't really seen her sleep much. She does get more relaxed, relatively speaking every day. She doesn't seem to eat much either. On the one hand mom is worried on the other she chalks it up to nerves and as long as there is improvement, things are good. Anyone else who's fostered have this happen?

As far as I go, I am great. Mom once again comments on how perfect and manly I am. I am a little jealous of the lil sister. I do not want her to take my food. She has a lot of energy. I on the other hand am very passionate about my sleep. Hey we all have our differences. video

7 comments:

  1. Sweet Miley! Bless her heart, you can see how nervous she seems.

    Stacy, you are doing a great thing here! The best way to help Miley is to consistently provide her with a safe and loving environment, which is exactly what you're doing. She will eventually come out of her shell and act like a healthy & happy pug. Keep up the good work!

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  2. We were worried about Gus in the beginning too. He seemed so quiet and he didn't eat or drink much of anything for the first few days. Once he started to feel more secure he came around BIG TIME! He is so happy and playful now! And he eats and drinks as well as the rest of the Posse. As long as you see some improvements each day, she should be fine. You're doing a great thing!
    Pug hugs and kisses!
    The Pug Posse

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  3. aw, poor sweet Miley. Don't tell my husband: but if I lived closer I would probably try to adopt her in a second.
    Brutus - you are doing a good job by being a good, confident, happy example. She will catch on eventually. Clementine was much like that at first also - it took her months for her tail to curl up and for her to *really* be able to relax around us.

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  4. We are sure that Miley will feel more comfortable as time goes on. We are sure she will eat more, and definitely be heard more.

    Roxy & Lucky

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  5. Miley is such a sweetie! And you're such a good example Brutus. We're sure she's going to start to see that she's safe and it's okay for her to let her guard down.

    Pug love from,
    Pearl & Daisy

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  6. Even though Miley isn't curling her tail yet, it won't be long before she will. She just needs the time to realize that she can trust all of you, and that she won't be abandoned again. My Mommy said that holding her in your lap and reading to her might help, because your voice and the relaxed posture of your body might soothe her. My Mommy also said that finger foods help teach that touching is good. For example, cover your finger in peanut butter and have her lick it off. Good luck!

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  7. I've had a lot of my fosters that didn't eat well or totally refused to eat for a while after they came into rescue. As long as they are drinking, everything will even out soon. Brutus will show her the ropes.
    Auntie April

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