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Jelly is Home!!!!!

Smiley14
December 14th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Still not 100% on the name, LOL, but Jelly is home!!!!! I don't have very good pics yet, I haven't had time, LOL! But I'll try to get better ones for you soon!

In the meantime, here are some from today!

Seeing her for the first time!
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly001.jpg

Waiting at the airport.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly004.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly005.jpg

TBC...

Smiley14
December 14th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Walked in the door for P&B's first sniff! :)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly010.jpg

All was calm, so I let her out. :)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly011.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly012.jpg

TBC...

Smiley14
December 14th, 2008, 10:16 PM
She is very timid and nervous. Has lived her entire life in a barn and doesn't know how to be a dog. So sad! She gets overwhelmed by P&B and comes up me and puts her paws on my leg, begging to be picked up. SOOO cute!!!!
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly019.jpg

She LOVES to be held and wants to snuggle all the time. She shakes when you put her on the ground and begs to be picked right back up again. Poor thing. So I'm trying to comfort her without over-babying her so she will learn. P&B will be good teachers for her! She doesn't seem to know what toys are and doesn't know how to play. Belle keeps trying to get her to play and she runs to me to try to hide! The first time P&B were playing bitey face, she shook so hard! But the second time, she just watched and didn't shake, so I think we'll see big improvements in the next few weeks as she learns how to be a doggie.

She is very stinky too and her legs are tinted yellow, typical of dogs stuck in a cage. So sad! So I gave her a good scrubbing. She hated it, LOL! She still smells, so it will take a while to get her fur in better condition. But even one bath really helped, so that's good. :)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly024.jpg


I got her one sweater because it's so cold and she's not used to it. It's a little big! :)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly038.jpg

TBC...

Smiley14
December 14th, 2008, 10:17 PM
A few more. :)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly040.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly041.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly044.jpg

TBC...

Smiley14
December 14th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Awww!
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly050.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly048.jpg

Puppy butt! :)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly062.jpg

TBC...

Smiley14
December 14th, 2008, 10:19 PM
She's sleeping in the kennel now while I give P&B a break. :)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Jelly/Jelly030.jpg

Petey is a total champ; I'm so proud of him! Belle is a little jealous when I hold her, but not too bad. She doesn't get why she won't play and keeps trying to engage her, so hopefully Jelly will figure it out soon.

I think our biggest challenge is going to be potty training in the snow. She refuses to go outside. Well, she's only pottied once so far since we got home and that was right on the potty pad. So she seems to be trained to potty pads, but I don't want to use them in the house, except for in the crate while I'm at work until she's old enough to hold it and understands not to go in the crate. If anyone has any advice on how to train dogs that no longer have the instinct to not go in a crate, it would be much appreciated! For now, I just keep taking her outside every hour on the hour and hopefully she'll go one of these times! So far, she just shivers and shakes and paws at me to pick her up. Not a fan of the snow obviously. Tonight's a bad night though, it's VERY cold and snowing with a very bitter, cutting wind. So I might just give up for tonight and hope for a little bit better weather in the morning. Not sure what to do about that!

TulipRoxy
December 14th, 2008, 10:22 PM
Aww... Jelly is too cute! I've never seen a Boston that color... its really pretty. Good for you for giving her a new lease on life!

14+kitties
December 14th, 2008, 10:22 PM
OMG!!! She is soo sweet! All I would do is hold her and snuggle. She has not had a great start to her life but now she is with the best :angel: possible!! I am sure it won't take long before she is out there with Petey and Belle having a grand time!!
I still like Jill.... :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
December 14th, 2008, 10:26 PM
What a sweetie :cloud9:

For sure shovel out a little potty/poopie spot for her to get to in the yard. Then it's just consistency and patience like it would be for any pup. Macie had some trouble, too--but she was 18 months old and caught on pretty quick. :fingerscr that little Jelly does, too.

Dang, she's cute!!!! :flirt:

And Petey and Belle giving the little darling kissies! :cloud9:

luckypenny
December 14th, 2008, 10:32 PM
So precious :cloud9:.

You're doing right by going out every hour with her. Do Petey and Belle go with you too? You might want to shovel a little area nearby the door where she doesn't have to trudge through any snow. You could also put the pee pad she's already used out there too. :goodvibes: she'll get the hang of it in time when she's settled and less anxious.

Congratulations :grouphug:.

luckypenny
December 14th, 2008, 10:35 PM
For sure shovel out a little potty/poopie spot for her to get to in the yard. Then it's just consistency and patience like it would be for any pup.

You obviously have quicker fingers than I do :o :D.

Diamondsmum
December 14th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Awwwww What a sweetie!

Rottielover
December 14th, 2008, 10:39 PM
She is adorable, good luck with her, it will take some time to learn how to play, but she will. Roxy just started to play with toys, had her 8 1/2 months now

mollywog
December 14th, 2008, 10:43 PM
aww! I was so excited to see that you posted pics... she is absolutely adorable! I too would have a hard time not holding her and comforting her when she is scared and anxious. I am sure she will settle in within a few days. And way to go Petey and Belle, being so welcoming to little Jelly! (I like Jill too :rolleyes:)
Congrats again, and thank you for rescuing :angel: I can't wait to hear how the next few days go!! :cloud9:

angeldogs
December 14th, 2008, 10:43 PM
She looks like a real sweet heart.I think Jelly suits her for a name.

otter
December 14th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Such a sweetie!!:lovestruck: and you take the most wonderful pictures :thumbs up
What a great life that pup is going to have, very wise of the shelter to let you have her, a better home couldn't be found.:goodvibes:

Hee, hee to have a doggy small enough to wash in the sink :cloud9:

Chaser
December 14th, 2008, 10:57 PM
What a little sweetheart! :cloud9: How do you even manage to put her down???

(btw, love P&B's holiday collars!)

jiorji
December 14th, 2008, 11:07 PM
awwww cute!!!

Jelly is a GREAT name!!:lovestruck::cloud9:

kathryn
December 14th, 2008, 11:18 PM
I think I mentioned this before, but I want your little black and white doggy!!! A boston terrier right? Are they go with kitties? I won't be 18 for another few months, but I'm already picking out the doggy I want now :angel: mwahahhaaha. My mom said I have to wait until all my cats die before I can get a dog (lovely huh?) :p but your doggy is so cute and the puppy is so cute too!!! and that sort of dog would fit in with my kitties (black and white and tuxedo looking).
:lovestruck:

Smiley14
December 15th, 2008, 12:35 AM
I think I mentioned this before, but I want your little black and white doggy!!! A boston terrier right? Are they go with kitties? I won't be 18 for another few months, but I'm already picking out the doggy I want now :angel: mwahahhaaha. My mom said I have to wait until all my cats die before I can get a dog (lovely huh?) :p but your doggy is so cute and the puppy is so cute too!!! and that sort of dog would fit in with my kitties (black and white and tuxedo looking).
:lovestruck:

Thanks guys!!!! I really appreciate the advice too!!!!

Thanks Kathryn!!! Belle is a Boston Terrier. GREAT dogs!!! I just love them! The new pup is actually a Boston Terrier as well, she is what is known as a red Boston. Boston standard only allows for Black and White or brindle/white, but once in a while, you get a red one that is born. And then some unscrupulous breeders will breed two reds together and sell the litter as "rare." :mad: So never buy a red Boston! But once in a while you can find one in rescue. They sure are cute, regardless! But yeah, I love the black and white ones the best though! :)

Jelly is coming out of her shell more and more! It's great! I am a little concerned though as she's growled at Belle twice. Belle brought her a toy and set it down in front of her. She actually chewed on one end a tiny bit--YAY!!!!--but when Belle then picked up the other end to try to play tug, her favorite game, Jelly growled at her. It wasn't a play growl, but a warning growl. Belle just walked away. She tried coming back a moment later, but Jelly growled at her again. She doesn't do that to Petey, probably because he's so big, but twice to Belle so far. I need to get her into training class right away!

Smiley14
December 15th, 2008, 01:46 AM
We just had an awesome three way round of bitey face!!! And then Petey pooped out, LOL, and it was just Belle and Jelly and then Belle brought a tennis ball into it and this time they played perfectly!!! Just play growling and happy body postures! YAY!!! She didn't know what to do with the tennis ball, poor thing, but she loves to run around and play apparently! So cute! And then she circled and squatted so I grabbed her quick and ran her out to a potty pad in the garage (it's now -15 degrees outside...too dangerous for potty training outside tonight) and she had a good poop and pee and now we're all in bed for the night. That was awesome to see! I didn't get pics of that part as it was in the living room and there's no overhead lighting in there. I did get a few pics of them on the bed right before the bitey face started. I'm downloading those now. Hopefully a few turned out at least!

MommaKat
December 15th, 2008, 01:59 AM
I'm so happy for all of you. She is such a pretty girl, I think it's great she will be with you all for Christmas :cloud9:

ancientgirl
December 15th, 2008, 09:07 AM
What a little angel! That look on her face in the first pictures of the three of them is precious.

How sad that she doesn't know what it is to play or what toys are.:sad: But she'll soon enough know so that's a happy thought.

Maybe you should get her some footies? Perhaps with her fee warm she might not object too much to going outside.:shrug:

Love4himies
December 15th, 2008, 09:13 AM
OH what a sweetie, looks like she is settling in very well with your two dogs and loves to be pampered. :cloud9: :lovestruck:

BenMax
December 15th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Congrats! What a beauty. BTW - I LOVE the name Jelly!:cloud9:

bendyfoot
December 15th, 2008, 09:49 AM
I think our biggest challenge is going to be potty training in the snow. She refuses to go outside. Well, she's only pottied once so far since we got home and that was right on the potty pad. So she seems to be trained to potty pads, but I don't want to use them in the house, except for in the crate while I'm at work until she's old enough to hold it and understands not to go in the crate. If anyone has any advice on how to train dogs that no longer have the instinct to not go in a crate, it would be much appreciated! For now, I just keep taking her outside every hour on the hour and hopefully she'll go one of these times! So far, she just shivers and shakes and paws at me to pick her up. Not a fan of the snow obviously. Tonight's a bad night though, it's VERY cold and snowing with a very bitter, cutting wind. So I might just give up for tonight and hope for a little bit better weather in the morning. Not sure what to do about that!

Awwwwwwwws:lovestruck::lovestruck::lovestruck:

We had the same problem with Jaida when we got her in the middle of February. At 12 weeks old she'd never been outdoors and had only ever pooped/peed inside a house. On the floor. :mad: She would freeze and hunker down and shiver when we brought her outside, wouldn't take so much as a step outside, let alone go potty. What saved us? We used the other dog, Gracie. Bring out your other two when it's her potty time. Let THEM show her how to "go" outside, and also that outside is a fun place (play, balls, toys etc.). It got Jaida out of her shell in a few days, and housetraining was a breeze after that. Now she loves snow more than anything else in the world!

Lukka'sma
December 15th, 2008, 09:53 AM
Sounds like she is a perfect fit for the family.
I think Jelly is a precious name for her.

diandpat
December 15th, 2008, 11:56 AM
OMG what a face on that girl :lovestruck: She just looks like she is daring you!!! :laughing:

Glad she is fitting in nicely. I think Jelly is a great name...very original :thumbs up

Frenchy
December 15th, 2008, 09:58 PM
omg she's already at your house ??? wait wait wait ! I am not ready for this !!

Frenchy , you can't have a puppy , you can't have a puppy , you can't have a puppy.

ok , I'm ready now ...

omg how cute is she !!! :cloud9: and the nose kiss with Belle , sooo cute ! :cloud9:

TeriM
December 16th, 2008, 01:52 AM
Awwww, she is such a cutie :lovestruck:. Belle looks huge compared to her :laughing:.

I like the name Jelly but I actually think Jazzie suits her really well ;).

growler~GateKeeper
December 28th, 2008, 03:04 AM
Adorable :cloud9: Love the nose kiss pic :lovestruck:

Tundra_Queen
December 28th, 2008, 03:33 AM
Oh she is so sweet! How big will she grow? I keep telling hubs we need a puppy for Tegan to play with, but so far he says no.

chico2
December 28th, 2008, 09:19 AM
OMG what wonderful pics,Jelly is too cute for words,one very lucky pup:lovestruck::lovestruck: