Troutbirder II

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Introducing Lily


Lily came to us because her owners, our friends Steve and Jewel, couldn’t take care of her anymore. Of course, we said right away, we would be happy to take care of her. Still, I was a little apprehensive because Lily was an outside farm dog, not used to being restrained or housebroken. Then, we live in a suburban type neighborhood with neighbors and a busy State highway close by. Unrestrained barking dogs were not in favor here……  Then the weather was well below zero for days on end and Lily did have access to a heated garage at her home farm.  Our garage where Barons  dog house  was located was unheated though it did have a door to a small outside kennel…….  Lily was brought into the house that afternoon, it was ten below.  She took a look around, entered the bedroom and hopped on our bed. “No Lily!” I said. She hopped down. Good start, I thought she knows the word no.

Well, so far, she hasn't barked at all except for the afternoon the fire truck went by. She likes her kennel in the garage with the electric heater blowing and even better in the house when the temps go below zero.  As to hiking with a leash.... no problem. She doesn't pull at all even with Troutbirders leisurely pace.  She is a really mellow dog.  All in all I think this is going to work out just fine....:)
 

27 comments:

  1. oh, that is GREAT!!! glad to hear it for all of you. :)

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  2. She's a beauty. Good luck with the housetraining part. My middle son just adopted a rescue dog. Housetrained, but skittish. Working on that.

    Stay warm up there. Surely spring has to sprout sometime soon.

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  3. She looks like a sweetheart. And if need be, Shepards will be very protective of their owners.

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  4. How wonderful! It's all working out for everybody. :-)

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  5. Lily is so beautiful. Bless you for giving her a home and for so gently helping her to adjust to her new surroundings.

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  6. Lily has some very good markings that make her an attractive dog.

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  7. She is a beauty! I bet when she is inside she gives you some kind of cue that she wants to go outside to go potty. Chance some times just stands in front of the door waiting for it to open. I hope it keeps going okay, I am sure it is an adjustment for her. Looks like she has a nice warm blankie in the living room:)

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  8. I think this is going to work out absolutely perfect! She's a beauty!

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  9. What a pretty gal and love those crossed legs. Outside dogs are usually naturally house broken.
    She is training you- er-I mean you are training her quite nicely.

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  10. How wonderful that you both decided to give her a loving home.

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  11. A nice friend to have and a great name.

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  12. A beautiful German Shepard. Glad she is working out for you.

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  13. I once had a friend called Lillian who insisted that she not be called Lily. So, of course, I often did. In fact I was known to call her Silly Lily. Anyway, this dog does not seem at all silly.

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  14. Kindness often starts with our relationship with animals. Great name and story.

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  15. She is beautiful! So glad it's working out for all of you.

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  16. She is beautiful and sounds like a great dog for both of you -- barbara

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  17. Warms my heart, Troutbirder. I know Lily will help make this dreadful winter a bit better.

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  18. She is beautiful! Looks like you have made a good match while doing a good deed.

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  19. Thanks for the Lily update!
    I'm happy to hear things are going well.

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  20. Such a pretty girl! Oh there was no doubt in our mind that she was going to be a good pup.
    Fantastic!
    xo Catherine

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  21. What a lovely new member of your family. She has a regal air about her and is lucky to have been transferred to such a loving home. Give her a pat from me.

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  22. Well, I'll tell you what - if you decide she isn't going to work out I'll take her! SOOOO beautiful!! But I know you will be happy together, she's such a lucky dog that she could come live with you and Mrs. T.

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  23. aww, so glad she is working out and you are able to take her.

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  24. What a gift to you and to Lily that you are able to add her to your family! I cannot believe the winter you have had to contend with, the pictures in your other post were amazing. Good luck getting to Spring.

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  25. Dogs are social and learn from each other--I'll bet Baron has her trained in no time.

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