November 26, 2010

White Dog, The Other White Dog, Another White Dog and yes, even Still Another White Dog all gave a blissful sigh as they paused before plunging their snouts into their various dinner bowls tonight. Turkey was not eliminated from the seasonal reasons to be thankful...it was only a day late! And baked sweet potatoes with butter and cinnamon! AND homemade pumpkin ice cream to cap things off! AWD and SAWD, we are pretty sure, were on a virgin voyage of family feasting but WD and TOWD led by example as they licked their bowls microscopically clean.

When we returned home yesterday after our wonderful outing, we too, wondered how Puff had fared being left alone all day. First we must interject that neither of the new kids has had a single accident in the house, nor have WD or TOWD felt the need to mark territory. That said, we expected Puff to either be in her crate or huddled under the benches on the deck. We were happily surprised that she was in the living room (of course she scooted into her den as soon as we arrived)! There was evidence that she had taken the opportunity to explore her environs a bit while all were gone...kibble from the communal bowl was gone, some chewies had been moved, and she had clearly gone in and out several times! We were pleased at her bravery and were even more astonished that Puff kept peeking out at us as we all settled into the living spaces...coming as far as a few steps inside the room before she ran back to her crate. We talked to her and encouraged without making eye contact or appearing to notice her, and for an instant while Steve was brushing his teeth, SAWD poked her head into the bathroom and nosed his leg. Progress even if it is just tiny tiny steps is still progress!


Hailey said...

aw! That is such great news to hear. Change & trust takes time.... it's evident that it is coming a lot sooner. Happy Thanksgiving All WD's!!

Hugs & smoochies! XOXO

Pepsi Bum said...

OH, this brought a smile to my face! I love it when pets show their trust in you even though their past was horrific.

Trust takes a lot of time, but with patience and TLC (which you have provided), everything is possible!!


Jacqueline said...

YAY for sweet Puff!!!...We are so excited to read this wonderful news=small steps lead to bigger ones=great progress!...Your Thanksgiving video was lovely; the setting was so peaceful and beautiful=very symbolic of your loving family unit...Nuka was just precious in her pink sweater and it was just TOO ADORABLE to see Siku "walking" her sister with the leash...We are just in love with you guys and so grateful to know you and be your friends; as always, sending love and hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Teddy Bear said...

We are so glad that Puff is doing so well and that she took time to explore her new home. I am sure she loved the turkey.:)

Teddy Bear

Daisy said...

Puff, you are brave!

Mack said...

Sounds like you guys had a great Turkey feast!
I bet it is only a matter of time before Puff gets up on the couch for a snuggle!

Brian said...

That is so great, each and every bit of progress is so wonderful!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


The images of the explorations made us smile!


meowmeowmans said...

Awesome news! We are so happy to hear that Puff is being so brave, and making some progress in her new forever home. :)

Glad your Thanksgiving was a good one!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We bet she was trying to find all of you while out exploring. Tiny steps are good.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Thundering Herd said...

Catching on reading a week's worth of blogs and so glad to hear of Puff's steps forward. They may seem tiny to you, but reading a week of events, I can see giant leaps. Puff is so lucky to have found you.

P.S. - remember that Kodiak came to us heart worm positive, too, so we have been through it. Let us know if you need anything.

Ginger Jasper said...

Tiny tiny steps are good because they are progress steps.. I am so pleased.. Hugs GJ xx

Sagira said...

Sounds like your dinner was yummy

And yeahhhh those are some awesome steps forward. :)

Kari in WeHo said...

Hooray for Puff!