Sunday, August 22, 2010

Presley Update

Well its very hard to believe that it has been just over a week since my little rescue girl Presley went to her new home. Things have been strangely quiet in my house. It is weird having two dogs again after living for so long with three. I miss her little snuggles, kisses, and curiosity about the world around her so much. It was incredibly rewarding to see her blossom and become interested in her world rather than be so scared of it. I know the dog that left for her new home was a very different dog from the one that was rescued by the CKCSCC.

It also gives me a lot of pride in saying that all of the dogs who went into rescue aside from one have now found their new homes. Two of them were harder to place in new homes due to some health issues. They all were lacking majorly in socialization and training. It is incredibly heart warming to know that people will open up their hearts and homes to these dogs.

The one Cavalier who is still looking for a home is a 2.5 year old Blenheim boy. He will need a very secure, dedicated owner, who is experienced in working with behavioral issues. Unfortunately somewhere in his past he has came to understand that being aggressive towards people in certain situations is ok. This is especially hard to deal with in a Cavalier as the last thing you would expect from our beloved breed is aggression towards people. I believe our Rescue Coordinator; Elaine Ellis is working on a update for him to go on our CKCSCC website. More info can be found out about this boy through Elaine.

Now what I really wanted to update on;

I am so happy to report that Presley is doing wonderful in her new home. She had a very uneventful flight, and walked into her new home like she owned it. I think she has come a long way in the week that Tania has had her. As much as I miss her I know she is being treated like the much loved Princess she is. I am very fortunate to have found the home I did for her. I owe it to my good friend Debbie, and the power of social media and the internet to let people connect in ways that were not possible in the past. Without her, and a forum bringing cavaliers owners together we never would have connected with Presley's new owner Tania and Presley would have missed out in the best possible home I could imagine for her.

Tania has been incredibly awesome at keeping me up to date, sending pictures, emails, and even took time to give me a couple phone calls too. It has been *so* appreciated! As hard as it was to let her go, being kept up to date and being able to enjoy her new accomplishments and seeing someone else enjoy her company has made it all worth it. In the week that Tania has had her she has accomplished a trip up their cottage, a new home, a new yard, a new sister, a vet visit, the dog park, and met two new gorgeous Sheltie friends. I know things will continue to progress and I'm sure that Presley will continue to grow in confidence and social skills. Both of which she had none of coming into rescue. Thank you to Tania for having this special girl come into your home. I know she is worth it! Also thank you to Tania's good friend who has been wonderful support for her and a wealth of information. I have heard so much about you and I'd love to meet you someday!

Some pictures of Presley in her new home. Photo credits to Tania. Thanks for letting me post them on my blog!

Presley and her beautiful sister Nova
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In her new Yard, the sun is bright!
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Ahh Sunbathing Girlies
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Pretty Girls
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Presley's beautiful new Sheltie friend. I love that they are both tri colours!
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Life is Rough Here
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Relaxing with her Sister
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Conquering her new world. Love the doggy smile! This picture to me shows just how happy she is and how well she is doing!
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3 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for your little girl! You did a fantastic job. She seems so happy, well behaved and calm. And her new family will treat her like the queen she is. I love the pictures with the sheltie!

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  2. What a lovely happy success story. Presley is going to be so LOVED now and has a sister to play with so she won't ever be lonely or sad. Thanks for sharing this beautiful story with us and photos always make your stories so much more interesting. Hope you find a home for the other Cavalier. Keep us posted.

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