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Introducing: Taffy!

Soundy
September 9th, 2012, 04:29 AM
Well, after we lost Minnie, we decided that it just didn't feel right being back down to three dogs, so we kept a watch out for just the right addition... and found her at the Delta Community Animal Shelter: Taffy is a 12-year-old Maltepoo whose owners weren't able to care for her any more (older couple, wife got sick, husband couldn't look after both of them), and weighing in just under 5lbs., we figured she'd make a perfect addition to the Mini-Mutts.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/257213_10151081359384285_365441795_o.jpg

She's had a rough go lately, changing homes (including a three-week stint of a shelter staffer fostering her) but she's adjusting well to her new pack. Her eyesight and hearing seem to be failing a bit, and her joints are stiffened up, but she still enjoys getting out for a walk and plowing through the tall grass. Her nose sure works great, and I'm contemplating getting her into a bit of nosework to help her gain confidence.

hazelrunpack
September 9th, 2012, 01:59 PM
She's an absolute doll, Soundy!!! :flirt: Such a sweet little girl! And so good of you to bring this senior lady into your family in her hour of need!

How is she getting along with the rest of the crew? :D

Soundy
September 9th, 2012, 02:31 PM
I dunno about sweet - she's a little crotchety, but getting better ;) They mostly ignore each other, although Dusty has cozied up to her a couple times:

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/405925_10152084545110402_1717669826_n.jpg

They seem mostly to be giving her her space, to let her adjust to her new surroundings.

I'm looking forward to her fur growing back in some more (she hadn't been groomed in quite a while, so they had to get her buzzed pretty close when she was brought to the shelter), so we can get her over to Dusty's "stylist" for a good clean-up and a pretty cut.

hazelrunpack
September 9th, 2012, 02:39 PM
A lady is entitiled to get a little grumpy as she ages... :D Love the pics of she and Dusty on the bed! :lovestruck:

Barkingdog
September 9th, 2012, 04:03 PM
Well, after we lost Minnie, we decided that it just didn't feel right being back down to three dogs, so we kept a watch out for just the right addition... and found her at the Delta Community Animal Shelter: Taffy is a 12-year-old Maltepoo whose owners weren't able to care for her any more (older couple, wife got sick, husband couldn't look after both of them), and weighing in just under 5lbs., we figured she'd make a perfect addition to the Mini-Mutts.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/257213_10151081359384285_365441795_o.jpg

She's had a rough go lately, changing homes (including a three-week stint of a shelter staffer fostering her) but she's adjusting well to her new pack. Her eyesight and hearing seem to be failing a bit, and her joints are stiffened up, but she still enjoys getting out for a walk and plowing through the tall grass. Her nose sure works great, and I'm contemplating getting her into a bit of nosework to help her gain confidence.

She is really cute and looks like my dog Marty. I think it is so wonderful you adopted Taffy , I don't think there are many people that would do that. Maybe you could hide some treats around the house for Taffy to find, or would that cause a fight with your other dogs?

Soundy
September 9th, 2012, 07:40 PM
She is really cute and looks like my dog Marty. I think it is so wonderful you adopted Taffy , I don't think there are many people that would do that. Maybe you could hide some treats around the house for Taffy to find, or would that cause a fight with your other dogs?

That's an idea... I'd have to put the others in their crates first, of course. Would kinda like an "intro to nosework" for her :)

Dog Dancer
September 10th, 2012, 11:25 AM
Taffy is so cute, bless you for taking in a senior - perhaps I'll be next :D! I'm sure in no time she'll be comfortable with the others in the pack.

Soundy
September 10th, 2012, 03:30 PM
She's started getting frisky - decided one of my socks was a chew toy :)

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10152105789920402

hazelrunpack
September 10th, 2012, 06:58 PM
She's awfully cute!!! :laughing: Grrrrrrrr *sneeze* She's young at heart! Does she play with the other dogs, yet?

dmc123
September 11th, 2012, 05:36 PM
She is a cutie!!!

Diane

Soundy
September 12th, 2012, 10:42 PM
She's awfully cute!!! :laughing: Grrrrrrrr *sneeze* She's young at heart! Does she play with the other dogs, yet?

Almost! She's a little unstable, I think because her joints are old and stiff, and the young'uns are a bit rambunctious for her, but she really looks like she WANTS to play with them!

hazelrunpack
September 13th, 2012, 12:44 PM
Aw, see? She's a sweetie! But us older ladies have to protect our stiff and achy joints so we tend to growl off the rowdies! :laughing:

Soundy
November 1st, 2012, 10:56 AM
Well, today marks two months since Taffy joined our pack! Made this pic up for the shelter the other day:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4030692/dogs/20121028-15-08-02.jpg

Dog Dancer
November 1st, 2012, 11:28 AM
What a great pic, I`m sure the staff will love it.

hazelrunpack
November 1st, 2012, 11:39 AM
Oh, that's just so sweet, Soundy! :lovestruck: And she fits right in!!! :D Great-looking crew you have there!!

marko
November 4th, 2012, 12:37 PM
Way to go soundy!

Soundy
November 28th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Found the perfect coat for her at Clayton Critters last weekend!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4030692/export/taffy-coat.jpg

Dog Dancer
November 28th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Love that coat! Taffy looks maaavelous.:thumbs up

pattymac
November 28th, 2012, 06:30 PM
what a little cutey!! they're all adorable!!

angeldogs
November 28th, 2012, 09:15 PM
she looks like a little darling.and so cute in her coat.

hazelrunpack
November 28th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Wow! She looks really good in herringbone tweed! :thumbs up