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Old September 9th, 2012, 03:29 AM
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Introducing: Taffy!

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.



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.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 12:59 PM
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She's an absolute doll, Soundy!!! 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?
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Old September 9th, 2012, 01:31 PM
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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:



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.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 01:39 PM
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A lady is entitiled to get a little grumpy as she ages... Love the pics of she and Dusty on the bed!
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Old September 9th, 2012, 03:03 PM
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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.



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?
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Old September 9th, 2012, 06:40 PM
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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
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Old September 10th, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Taffy is so cute, bless you for taking in a senior - perhaps I'll be next ! I'm sure in no time she'll be comfortable with the others in the pack.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 02:30 PM
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She's started getting frisky - decided one of my socks was a chew toy

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Old September 10th, 2012, 05:58 PM
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She's awfully cute!!! Grrrrrrrr *sneeze* She's young at heart! Does she play with the other dogs, yet?
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