Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pip Pip Hooray! (Part 2)

Well, around 4 PM yesterday we brought home our little girl, Pip.

She both barked & tried nipping our fingers at first... (to which her foster Mom replied, "Oh she's never done that before!" .... Riiiiight.)

It took a while to get her into our car, she kept trying to bite us. But once in the car, she sat comfortably next to me.
Her, with her bad breath & herbal smelling shampoo.

The first thing 007 did when Pip came inside our House- was walk directly up to her and sniff her face. Pip growled.
Moneypenny stayed at a safe distance but followed Pip around.

Pip has had about 7 "accidents" in the house, so far.
She isn't a fan of toys or dry food. But she loves wet food.

... She's stopped nipping at us and she lets us pet her with ease now. She's not growling at the cats *as* much and she sleeps comfortably through the night on an old comforter.

I'll admit, this has been much harder than I thought it would be.
I've already had two small breakdowns over it. (Thank goodness for phone calls with my Mom!)
I don't want to let her down- she was found as a stray in NYC & also rescued from a high-kill shelter. I feel like she deserves to spend the rest of her life in a firelight home, completely with cuddles & treats.

Wish us luck as we continue to on this journey. :)


Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Pip is a cutie! It will take time, just be patient as you, the kitty & Pip get used to each other. Best wishes!

always, koru kate

Nicole Gabel said...

What a cutie! Kudos to you guys for taking in an older dog, too. If she's already calming a little by day two I bet she'll be in great shape after a couple of weeks. Good luck and stay strong!

andrea said...

when my finn first came home he was prone to accidents too.
some things i found worked were taking him outside A LOT. it seemed excessive but it was better than him peeing in the house. taking him out as soon as he got up in the morning, immediatly after meals, every hour and anytime i left him/came home.
when i took him outside i would tell him to "hurry up" in a very cheerful pleasent voice. as soon as he peed/pooed i would give him lots of praise! this is something a trainer told my parents to do years ago and it works. even now as soon as i say "hurry up" finn will pee on command.
last but not least patience and trying not to get upset when the accidents happen. it is hard i know.
the cats and dog will eventually get along, or at least tolerate each other!
good luck and i hope these help a bit!

Erika @ Our Cozy Cubbyhole said...

SO ADORABLE! I know it is frustrating at first but trust me, it will get easier soon! It just takes a little extra love and patience until Pip gets settled in a couple of weeks. Bo was a slight terror when I first brought him home but a few weeks later he was a dream dog. I am so happy you guys gave a rescue dog a wonderful new home! :)