Libby & Lola
October 2, 2008 update
We've finally taken more pictures of the girls in their environment. As
you can clearly see, they have it made. We are trained well and respond
to their every need. Libby has become known as the groaner as she makes
frequent groans when she's at rest or sleeping. Lola is "fatty" as
she has really broadened out. Guess she isn't exercising enough or I'm feeding
her too much. In any case, Diane and I are trying to correct these
with smaller portions and more walks. Bailey has become the pack leader
when girls are off the leash. However, neither Lola or Libby have learned
any of the commands we're trying to teach them, whereas Baily does them all.
Still, all is "work in progress". Hope everything there is going
well. Enjoy the pictures.
Diane & Joe
|Libby and Lola have been adopted and are living a life of leisure in
Naples! Here is a letter we received about their progress from puppy mill
to home companion.
Thought I'd give you an update on what's going on here these days. Everything
is progressing nicely. Girls are much more at home these days. Often going
for rides in the car with each trying to get Bailey to give up the front
seat to one of them. She's not willing to do so all the time, but does so
every once in a while. Bailey has not yet given up her Alpha title! A lot
of the barking at every little noise has diminished significantly but not
entirely. When one barks the other has to also...like team work. Kids are
becoming more loving! Often seeking our attention and some petting. Libby
seems to enjoy me more as Lola is to Diane. Not always exclusively but mostly.
We are enjoying our lives with the gals and treat each moment with great
pleasure. We talk of them to friends often pointing out eaches foibles. Will
be taking some more pictures soon. We'll be sending them on to you to see
if you notice improvement in their physical makeup. Thats it for now.
Every day is a great day...for the girls. Great food, fun in the sun and
sleeping quarters anyone would envy. That about sums it up at this time.
Car rides are routine and walks are less stressful for the owners as they
are learning their proper place. Libby is the real lover but Lola not far
behind. Bailey still maintains "kingpin" status as she can out-smart the
others in any given situation....except one. She can't eat as much nor as
fast as the other two. She manages to eat the good stuff in the mix but often
leaves a bit of food for the others to steal. Last night left the bedroom
door open to enjoy the temperature without AC. Kids went out once at about
2 AM doing their business then right back to bed without so much as a
peep.....great improvement to say the least. Lola remains close to Diane
as the other two are always at my side. When I leave to visit a neighbor
all whine that they didn't get to go. In time this little hiccup will change.
In the meantime the training never stops as the improvements in their behavior
demonstrate. Until next time...best from Diane and I.
How they looked when they were rescued.
|12. Libby. 114lbs 18 month old blue merle female. Shy but appproaches.
13. Lola. 90lbs 14 month old Harlequin female. Lick sores on front
feet, skinny, some hair loss. Shy, scared, does not approach.
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