This lovely lady is Misty. She was a little bit unsure of her surrpundings when she first arrived but has been helped to feel more at ease by the fab staff and vols who have been spending lots of time with her this week.
We had some garden time with Misty, and she just loved running about after the ball, bringing it back every time
She hadn't met Becky or myself before, but she quickly felt at ease enough with us to bring us her ball
And she is a very well mannered girl, sitting whenever asked and staying perfectly still with no jumping up waiting for you to throw the ball
Misty is a stunning looking girl, with a full lovely Rottie tail too
We know that Misty is a bit of a water baby, so she had a quick dip
And she will also give her paw in the most perfect way. What a sweetheart!
Misty is available for rehoming on 19th September. If you'd like more info on her, please phone the Dogs' Home: 029 2071 1243 or visit Cardiff Dogs' Home, Westpoint Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, open 7 days a week, 10.30 - 4pm. Mon/Thurs till 6pm
Cardiff Dogs' Home: 029 2071 1243 or visit Cardiff Dogs' Home, Westpoint Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, open 7days a week, 10.30 - 4pm
Both Charlotte & myself have been working with Misty over the last 3 days & what a difference a little bit of patience and love can make. As her thread states, Misty came in to the home a very unsure & frightened young lady, but she has already blossomed into an absolutely beautiful & happy rottie girl
Once Misty knows she can trust you & is comfortable in your company, she is such a sweety. She will sit and give her paw for a treat, which she takes ever so gently. She also loves her toys especially tennis balls. Again Misty will sit & wait patiently with her big beautiful brown eyes looking up, just waiting for you to throw the ball, then she will bring it back and drop it in your hands, ready to go again! She loves this game so much that you actually have to stop throwing the ball for her to take a break.
Charlotte and myself have already fallen head over heals for this gorgeous girl, and I have no doubt that she will be wooing a few more people over the coming weeks.
I'm getting later and later with the walker's tales! Anyway, it's obvious with Misty that Charlotte and Jo have put in quality time with her and she is just lovely I took her out yesterday morning and she was just golden. Charlotte walked down the lane with us to make sure Misty took to me ok but after a few cautious glances up at me and sniffing my hand on the lead when she thought I wasn't looking, she seemed to decide I was ok She was great on the lead and crossing the road (we walked up the verge until a break in the traffic so she wasn't stood too long to get stressed), and enjoyed carrying a stick or a plastic bottle around with her and dipping her paws in the river She has a beautiful smile and looks up at you every so often as if she understands every word as you're chatting to her
Kathleen, I'm so glad you opted to take Misty for a walk. Isn't she fabulous!! As soon as she knows she is safe with you she settles down & enjoys her walk and also seems to like being chatted to (not that she gets much choice with me ). She does seem to have a bit of an infatuation with empty water bottles, and you can tell when she is comfortable with you as she will keep dropping it at your feet waiting for you to kick it .
Misty has come so far in just a few days, and although we think she is already an absolute cracker, I'm sure with a little more time and by meeting new people she will be a fabulous and happy girl who will be showering people with lots of love & attention.
I knew it wouldn't take long for this girl to blossom, told you all she needs is a bit of aunty Charl and Jo loving eh Jo?
I'm so happy that she is getting out with different people everyday, and I think she is finding it a lot easier to trust now as I took her out to a new walker the other day and she practically jumped in to their arms!
Also when I was putting her back in her kennel the other day (after I hadn't seen her for 2 long days!!, she showered me with kisses.
Really hope she isn't waiting too long for her forever home now
I've walked Misty a few times now and she just loves going out for walks! Yesterday she even came up to mid-walk for a fuss She's absolutely beautiful and playful - she loves the plastic bottle game so much she fished one out of the river to play with She does a fantastic sit and although she can be impatient crossing the road she's very responsive so you can keep her attention on you whilst waiting for the green man. She's seems intelligent so really needs her forever home where she can carry on enjoying life and learning.
Very happy to have walked the lovely Misty for the last couple of days. I am so chuffed at how far this girl has come and have raved so much about her, that I took my other half down on Sunday morning to see her.
I love how she now comes bounding out of her kennel with sheer excitement at going for her walk (compared to the timid and unsure little girl she was a few weeks ago), and on Sunday we even had a couple of barks of happiness as we walked down the lane!
We walked down to the river and back with a water & treat break en route! She seemed fairly comfortable with Simon so when we stopped for the water break he offered her a couple of treats with Misty kindly accepted.
Once back at CDH we just had to go into the garden for 10 minutes. Misty absolutely loves the garden, I think I have said before that she is like a bigger version of Sadie and will run around non stop playing fetch with tennis balls! She hasn't flopped in the sand pit yet as Sadie does, but you never know what the future holds. Misty must have had some sort of training in the past as she will sit on command when both waiting for treats or for the ball to be thrown, then she will bring it back and drop it into your hands - clever girl! She even started to bring the ball back to Simon yesterday which made my heart melt, bearing in mind she had only met him for the first time that morning.
Misty is a very special girl and now that her true personality is finally starting to show I hope she doesn't have to spend too much longer waiting in kennels.
Last Edit: Oct 2, 2014 10:52:49 GMT by Becky: photos added
Regular walkers will know that Misty has struggled to settle into life at the Home from day 1. Even though she had her 'favourite' walkers and staff members, Misty was sometimes unable to get comfortable around strangers and was very loath to let newcomers into her world. Recently though, despite her very loving nature, she became unpredictable even around people she knew and loved, and last week there were two separate incidents involving Misty and very trusted volunteers which gave rise to increasing concern. Misty's behaviour became so worrying, the staff and vets discussed her options with a trainer/behaviourist, and sadly the decision was made to let her go.
The volunteers, staff, and especially Misty's 'special friends' are understandably all devastated that we couldn't do more to help this beautiful girl.
Rest easy at the Bridge Misty, free from your demons. You were loved, truly you were.