This lovely lady has only just arrived at CDH and was a little bit nervous when she first came out, but she soon came around ;D
Honey has not been aged by the vets but she dosent appear to be very old.
She is a very sweet cuddly girlie. She wasn't very interested in treats and was much happier to have a tummy tickle instead!
Honey will be available for rehoming on 3rd September, if you'd like more info, please phone the Dogs' Home: 029 2071 1243 or visit Cardiff Dogs' Home, Westpoint Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, open 7days a week, 10.30 - 4pm. Mon/Thurs till 6pm.
Honey totally lives up to her name, she is a real honey!!!
I had her in the garden today for some playtime and she is just lovely. She was a bit unsure about coming out with me when I opened her kennel, but I sat on the floor with the door open and in just a minute she was my new BFF ;D
She had a nice little sniff around the garden and a real stretch of her legs! She enjoyed a game of chase with me but wasn't overly bothered by toys
She kept checking in for a cuddle
She does seem a tad nervous, but this must be a very bewildering time for her. The sound of the train going past frightened her a bit as did noise coming from the car park
Honey is a lovely lovely girl. She was extremely affectionate towards me, was very gentle taking her treats and she is as pretty as a picture! I hope she isn't waiting too long for a loving home x
Honey (now Poppy) was settling in brilliantly and starting to get over some of her anxieties...sadly yesterday an uncollared staffie at his gate saw her and launched himself at her without warning while we were out walking, injuring her ear. She's gone back a bit as a result unsurprisingly, but still is as loving as ever. Hopefully she'll recover from the experience soon...and get rid of her funny bonnet! Cath
She is settling fine overall, is a happy little thing and clever too- she has learnt to sit, stay and (sometimes!) lie down and is working on "leave." Still quite anxious about being left but was getting so much better but today hasn't let me get out of her sight so far...but she has been to the vets twice in the last 24 hours so that might explain it! She enjoys long walks especially where there are lots of interesting smells....and toys!
Ah love her! She looks very content there with her teddy ;D
I love her brown spots poking through her white fur!! I have a completely white JRT girl, Pickle, and her fur looks exactly the same at the moment. Saying that, I think most of her fur is on my floors at the mo
I hope Poppy makes a speedy recovery, sounds like she is coming on just great with you. She was a nervous girl when she was at the Home but as soon as she knew she could trust you she was just golden! x
Hello Becky, Poppy here just giving you an update! I am continuing to train my mum, it is a slow job as she didn't understand me at first but finally she is starting to learn! We have help from a wonderful lady called Caroline, who trains mums like mine to deal with "prickly" dogs and mum now uses lots of treats and tricks when we are out so I don't get too nervous around other dogs. Mum and Dad are glad they found me, even though they've taken a while to settle down with me and I heard them say they can't remember what it was like without me. Thank you Becky for being so nice to me, and to all the friends and walkers and staff who looked after me when I was so scared......
Hey Poppy, how lovely to hear from you ;D If anyone can help you around other dogs its Caroline, I swear that woman has a secret magic wand when it comes to dogs!!
It was an absolute pleasure being nice to you and spending time with you when you were at the Home, you're a cracking little girl and we are all so pleased (in a good way!) that you weren't with us for too long before your mum and dad found you
It's been 6 months since I left CDH and time has flown. I can do all sorts of clever things and tricks now and feel so smart! Mum and Dad have had lots of help from the wonderful Caroline because I am a special dog who goes from 0-70 in a second!
Other people say I am a real problem but I don't hurt anyone, I am just noisy because I get upset easily. Mum and Dad take care not to walk me in busy places and do lots of things like playing with the ball and giving me puzzles to keep me busy and happy and I am so happy now! Mum reckons I didn't go out when I was little and didn't get to know how to be round other dogs but she and dad are going to carry on doing what Caroline taught them so I can slowly learn not to be so nervous and relax a bit more.
Mum says she may not be able to walk me in a park with lots of dogs but she loves me so much she would never swap me and she and dad are so so happy they found me....
I hope you and all the wonderful helpers are well and thank you all for all that you did for me and carry on doing for dogs like me.
Post by Poppy and Cath on Sept 7, 2014 7:41:50 GMT
Hi Becky, Poppy here again. A year today I came home, amazing! Time has flown. I am so grateful to you and all the wonderful staff and helpers. I am still a bottle of shaken Pop... I have the right name but i can manage to stop myself a little now. The other day mum told me to leave the ball when she had thrown it...and I did! I still am nervous of other dogs but have a couple of doggie friends I trust now. So a wonderful year! Thank you all so much!
Hey Poppy! I cant believe it has been a year already!! Time flies! It sounds like you have settled in amazingly which is all thanks to your human family eh Good work on the leaving of the ball, not many dogs can manage that temptation Lovely to hear you have some doggy friends that you can trust. A few of the vol's on here have been going to a dog walking club thats based in Cardiff which you may enjoy. The humans that go are very aware of dogs that need space and who may not be comfortable around brand new dogs until they have said their hellos at their own pace. If you fancied joining them to make even more friends I know they would give you a great welcome (at your pace obviously!)
This is their Facebook page if you wanted to take a look