JUANA: We went back and did some old radio shows, because we wanted to catch up a little bit. Every day around here is important and this day was especially important, because new rescue Lizzy was returned. First of all, Lizzy was in a foster home and then she had a home visit. Erin took care of the home visit and Lizzy was adopted. Her new family couldn’t keep her, because she suffered from separation anxiety, when they went to work. They put her in a crate and she hurt herself breaking out of the crate. She had scrapes on her nose. Then they tried putting her outside, because they had a fenced yard, but she got into it with their cat and that didn’t work. Then the foster parents, who rescued her, couldn’t keep her. They travel so much for work and they were out of town, when she was returned. So Lizzy came to Straydog and she is so sweet and so friendly and we wanted to try and find a kennelmate for her. Wup had been by himself for a long time. He kenneled with Annie for the longest time, before we lost Annie. The crew wanted to try Lizzy with Wup, because Lizzy is so very sweet and Wup doesn’t get along with just anybody. Lizzy is very submissive, so we hoped that Wup would like her.
Before we get to Lizzy and Wup, I want to show you the pictures I got of our crew working very hard in kennels.
And this is Zoe preparing meals in the Kennel Office.
Erika is such a cutie. She was adopted once, but she bit one of the little boys. That was a very long time ago and she’s never gotten adopted again, bless her heart.
Then Wayne came and helped his father. Tyler built a brand new shelter for Ricky and C-Stat in the back of that kennel. We didn’t need the old shelter and it took up way too much room. Now that kennel works so much better and it is huge.
Maci came through holding Lizzy.
I asked Ronnie to hold Wup. We didn’t even have enough time to take a photo, because Wup was so bad and he was all over Lizzy. It didn’t work at all. The crew started introducing them through the fence and that never works.
I had Ronnie hold Wup and I had Wayne hold Wendy. Wup wanted to attack her, but I kept talking to Wup and telling him to calm down.
Everyone was saying that it wasn’t going to work. I wanted to walk them. Wendy is so very submissive. Even though Wup wanted to attack her, Wendy just wanted to kiss him and Wup realized that she wasn’t so bad. Wup just wants to act like that, but he’s really not mean. I know that Wendy is very, very submissive.
I told them to let Wendy and Wup off their leashes and everyone was so amazed and happy that Wup had fun. He was playing and running and enjoying himself.
There’s Wendy. She jumped in the pool to cool off. She’s so fat and she hadn’t been running that much in a long time.
Wup is so athletic. Wendy hasn’t been playing that much, because Chester doesn’t like to play. Wendy was cheating. Wup was running in big circles and she would run in a little circle to catch him. Then we walked to Wup’s kennel and Wup was fine.
He’s still adjusting, because he doesn’t know how to be a kennelmate. But it’s worked out and they are doing well. At feeding time, dogs can get aggressive, so we bring sweet Wendy inside. Then after feeding time, we bring her back outside to Wup.
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