Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Here's Heidi

I Love this picture of Heidi (left). I think it makes her look young, almost puppy like. The vet has aged her around 7.  The down side of having a  rescue dog is that you know very little of their prior history.

She seems to be enjoying her life with us so far.  Her first day at home was  spent running in and out from the house to the garden. She just couldn't get over the freedom of being able to go outside on her own.  If I moved away  from  the doorway where she couldn't see me she would come racing  back to the house .....she really lacks confidence.

Day by day bit by bit she is starting to trust us and is settling into a routine.
After a visit to the vet where she had 7 teeth removed, ears cleaned , nails trimmed and shampoo for her dry skin (probably due to her previously poor diet.) She is starting to look a little healthier

I'm trying to think  of ways to  get her to play which may sound silly but all she's ever  known is a cage.   If I had to describe Heidi I would say she is a serious dog that if she were a human  would be one that never smiled.  Which makes it even more special when on the rare occasion she wags her tail for us showing her happiness. She has only been with us for 12 days..... and we have 7 years of nastiness to undo.

She gets  crazy when smelling something for the first time almost like a dog possessed there's no doubt her favorite smell at the moment is chicken.

Like all Basset Hounds Heidi has found the most comfortable place to lay her head.

1 comment:

Lorna May said...

She's lovely and looks so young!
What an awful beginning for her.
she looks like she has found a favouite spot :o)
Charlie will fall in love when he sees her.

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