This is the stray, after a month of trust issues with humans, notice how innocent she is sitting up on her bed.
Here, she is going to welcome her new human friend, the one who captured her heart by acting like a dog who wanted to play.
This is a bad picture, I was trying not to disturb the innocent one who is sleeping nearby on her cushy bed. However, you can just about make out the dirt that lays on the porch, after it has been flung from my flower bed. What remains is a 12x10 inch hole that is approx. 6 inches deep.
What to do now~
We have treated her for fleas, put mite meds in her ears, placed tick meds on the ticks, gave her food, water, showed her not all humans are evil, played fetch, showed her we have lots of love to go around.
Okay, I know, I said; "I had plenty of dirt to fill in holes", but, this does not mean I enjoy filling them 2 and 3 times each day. What we have here is a case of separation anxiety, she is fine when you are with her, it's when you come inside that she shows her disappointment and starts to dig her way to Puptavia.
She is a young dog, we're guessing about 7-10 months old, we have no background history on her, and basically, don't know what to do to ease her separation issues. We are feeling guilty for havin to keep her outdoors, as last night was rainy, windy and wet. She kept running from her bed on the front porch to a large room that connects the barn to house. I went out at 1:00am and closed her in figuring she has a dry place to sleep, but she was not comfy and whimpered, so I cracked the door open, changed the bulb to an energy saving bulb and returned inside. Shortly after, the outside motion light came on, she had ran out of the room and was once again sitting on her dampened bed, upon the front porch.
We feel good inside knowing we have provided her well, but, Iam not sure, I have the time to spend training a young (deserving) pup. Our farm already consists of 39 animals and pets, which is a lot of work when hubby goes on a business trip and I am responsible for the care of these little guys.
Anyone, out there looking for a companion; make a great pet, she has not bothered with the horses, chickens, or the bunnies. She will need someone with the time to train her, I believe, she is a smart, eager to please, (still a pup) very affectionate animal. I must admit~ I didn't know if it would be possible to win her over as we have, but, the pictures show it all...