So I probably should’ve written sometime in the last couple weeks about this… but so much was going on! First, we went to South Carolina for a week, and since then we’ve been settling in and getting our newest family member used to the way things work here.
About a week before we went to SC, we went to the pet store to buy puppy things. We were planning on finding a dog while we were in SC, but instead adopted one the same day. Zora (previously named Belle) was there with the East Mississippi Animal Rescue and she captured our hearts! We went to lunch to think about whether to get her or to wait for one in SC, and decided on Zora.
This is Zora on her adoption day:
The girl who was fostering her told us she’d keep her until we came back from South Carolina, and get her spayed while we were gone, too. I couldn’t stop thinking about Zora through the whole trip!
When we got back, we went to pick her up. The poor girl had stitches from her spaying and fleas to boot! Not comfortable at all. The next day, we made a trip to the vet and got her stitches out, flea killer stuff, puppy shots, and all sorts of other good stuff. Zora was MUCH more comfy after that.
Zora quickly warmed up to the house and became more confident, and now she prances around the house with a pop in her step! She loves her chew toys and works hard for treats.
She loves tummy rubs and will play fetch when it pleases her to do so.
So this is what she’s been working on in a week and 2 days of training… we’ve been working on sit, down, stay, wait, roll over, shake, “crate”, go potty, and walking on a leash. Yesterday we added “spin around” but she doesn’t quite have that yet. Want to see how smart she is?