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 Post subject: More milestones for Penny! (Photo added)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:15 am 
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Penny's doing it again - surprising me with new attitudes and behaviors. Recently she started rolling over for a belly rub, and now she often sleeps beside me on her back - I feel so honored that she trusts me so much. We've been working on obedience cues with a clicker, and she loves sessions and is catching on fast. One behavior I've been hoping she'd take an interest in is playing ball, but she just looks at it blankly. This morning, she was following me and acting a little playful. The ball was on the dining room floor, and I gave it a little toss. She chased after it three or four times, and once she even picked it up! A bit later, she tracked and chased a beetle on the floor. Then she found a little pencil grip that had rolled out of my school stuff and started playing with that. Right now, she's working industriously on a chewy. I know these are all "regular dog" behaviors, but I can hardly believe it when I realize that until very recently, she just sat - because she was afraid to do anything else. Go, Penny! :hp

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 Post subject: Re: More milestones for Penny!
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OH... this is a wonderful report! :love I am so excited for you both!
:YAY Penny! :YAY Jean!


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 Post subject: Re: More milestones for Penny!
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:YAY Way to go Penny and way to go Jean!!! She's made such wonderful progress with you, it's wonderful to know that she's learning to be a dog and a loving memeber of the family.

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 Post subject: Re: More milestones for Penny!
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You must be so happy that she's starting to act like a "normal dog", it means she's feeling more and more comfortable. Keep up the good work. :th-up

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 Post subject: Re: More milestones for Penny!
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I can't believe how wonderfully she is progressing; that is wonderful! :YAY

Way to go Jean and Penny

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 Post subject: Re: More milestones for Penny!
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Jean you and Vickie can and do work wonders on those souls that have lost their way and love of life. THANK YOU for taking the time and giving your love so freely, to those pups that would other wise be forgotten and never had a chance for a happy and love filled life. You both make all the difference in the world to these pups.

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 Post subject: Re: More milestones for Penny! (Photo added)
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HOORAY, Penny, and way to go, Jean! Love this post. :joy :Clap :YAY

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 Post subject: Re: More milestones for Penny! (Photo added)
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Jean, I am so happy to hear about Penny and how she is doing. :Clap She is so cute and I love her coloring. Thanks for the patience and love that you have given to her. Are you back to school soon? Summer goes waaaay too fast!! :cry

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 Post subject: Re: More milestones for Penny! (Photo added)
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Jean, I know why Isabel picked out that pretty Penny for you. I also know why she picked you out for Penny. In less than a year we can see the growth in her. She is amazing....as, of course, are you.

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YAY PENNY and JEAN! :YAY :YAY :joy :joy

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Oh my gosh! Penny is just full of surprises, isn't she? Great work, Jean!
It is soooo good to see these little rescued ones coming out of their shells, and doing things they've probably never had a chance to do ever before.

Cricket still won't play with her ball very much, but she does play with Me. Every day when I get home, she greets me with bows, and paws at the air and me and loves to tumble around, and chase and follow me.

I just love Penny's little face. She is SO CUTE!!

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Dawn in KW wrote:
Jean you and Vickie can and do work wonders on those souls that have lost their way and love of life. THANK YOU for taking the time and giving your love so freely, to those pups that would other wise be forgotten and never had a chance for a happy and love filled life. You both make all the difference in the world to these pups.


I agree totally! :love

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I'm so thrilled for you & Penny! She will be just fine from now on,
she's home now & you are her Mom & thats that! :joy :sun :YAY

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How wonderful that she's becoming braver and happier! I'm so glad for both of you! :hp

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