ChaCha

frequentflier

happy to be living
Sasha (ChaCha) makes a little progress every hour. Baby steps. My rescue friend had to come help me yesterday with the resource guarding. Today she is in her own bed and I will take her for frequent walks and to my store when I go feed the store kitty.
The house cats are still an issue. She is very reactive.
I laid on the couch yesterday and watched a movie. She snuggled up to me and let me pet and stroke her.
This girl has clearly been abused. She is slow to trust but I think, with time, she will learn to trust me and know that I am not going to hurt her. My friend suggested I make the name change gradually.
She's going to be a happy and loving ChaCha! Baby steps.
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
Sasha (ChaCha) makes a little progress every hour. Baby steps. My rescue friend had to come help me yesterday with the resource guarding. Today she is in her own bed and I will take her for frequent walks and to my store when I go feed the store kitty.
The house cats are still an issue. She is very reactive.
I laid on the couch yesterday and watched a movie. She snuggled up to me and let me pet and stroke her.
This girl has clearly been abused. She is slow to trust but I think, with time, she will learn to trust me and know that I am not going to hurt her. My friend suggested I make the name change gradually.
She's going to be a happy and loving ChaCha! Baby steps.
Awww I love it when they snuggle with you. She's a cutie.
 

RareBreed

Throwing the deuces
Sasha (ChaCha) makes a little progress every hour. Baby steps. My rescue friend had to come help me yesterday with the resource guarding. Today she is in her own bed and I will take her for frequent walks and to my store when I go feed the store kitty.
The house cats are still an issue. She is very reactive.
I laid on the couch yesterday and watched a movie. She snuggled up to me and let me pet and stroke her.
This girl has clearly been abused. She is slow to trust but I think, with time, she will learn to trust me and know that I am not going to hurt her. My friend suggested I make the name change gradually.
She's going to be a happy and loving ChaCha! Baby steps.
How is she with your husband? Usually the men are the abusers so animals tend to shy away from men more than women.
 

frequentflier

happy to be living
Sasha aka ChaCha seems to not care about the thunder. She is still resource guarding at times and gets wiggy at the store when back in my office. Protecting her bed and the barrier that keeps behind my desk, even when I am there. Someone has treated this doggie badly and she is like Jeckyl/Hyde at times.
It took me awhile to get an appt at vet to get initial appt, bloodwork, heartworm etc done and hope to get a faster appt after that is done, for spay and dental. I hope the spay helps with possible hormonal issues and really hope she does not go into heat in the mean time. That this girl has not been spayed in 5 + years makes me think she has not been treated properly and some would call it neglect.
We make progress every day, baby steps. She is a very sweet dog but carries a lot of baggage as well. I am patient and hoping to do right by her with the help of a trainer. My cats are stressed and unable to roam freely around the house as they once did. She does not react if they are still- it's the movement that sets the prey drive in mode. Help is needed with that. She is crate trained and is good about going in at night (it is not punishment!) but the cats are still not coming around. They are all over 12 YO and I feel bad about the stress this girl's presence is giving them :-(
 

frequentflier

happy to be living
Sasha/ChaCha had an appt at All Kinds yesterday and passed her physical with flying colors! Unfortunately, they cannot get her in for a dental and spay until OCTOBER! They said she is getting ready to go into heat.
Ah, no...the rescue managed to get her in at Tidewater in Charlotte hall on Monday for the spay. We will deal with the dental at a later date.
The Great Dane next door is not neutered and the owners have him trained with an underground fence. Though my doggie is never outside without me, I doubt anything will stop that 110 lb beast from trying to get at her.
And, yes, I think it is safe to say I am a foster failure!
 

RareBreed

Throwing the deuces
Sasha/ChaCha had an appt at All Kinds yesterday and passed her physical with flying colors! Unfortunately, they cannot get her in for a dental and spay until OCTOBER! They said she is getting ready to go into heat.
Ah, no...the rescue managed to get her in at Tidewater in Charlotte hall on Monday for the spay. We will deal with the dental at a later date.
The Great Dane next door is not neutered and the owners have him trained with an underground fence. Though my doggie is never outside without me, I doubt anything will stop that 110 lb beast from trying to get at her.
And, yes, I think it is safe to say I am a foster failure!
That is about how long it took me to get the spay/neuter appointment for the kittens. Luckily they are young enough to wait that long but I have heard that a 4 month old could go into heat. I hope that is rare because I estimate Boone and Gracie to be about that age.
 

spr1975wshs

Mostly settled in...
PREMO Member
That is about how long it took me to get the spay/neuter appointment for the kittens. Luckily they are young enough to wait that long but I have heard that a 4 month old could go into heat. I hope that is rare because I estimate Boone and Gracie to be about that age.
It is possible for that young a cat, folks at the rescue from whom we got Cooper and Buff rescue Baby-Mommas all too often.
 

RareBreed

Throwing the deuces
It is possible for that young a cat, folks at the rescue from whom we got Cooper and Buff rescue Baby-Mommas all too often.
Yes, I am glad the surgery happens in a few days. At this point, I don't think that either has hit "puberty " yet. I want to keep it that way.
 

spr1975wshs

Mostly settled in...
PREMO Member
Yes, I am glad the surgery happens in a few days. At this point, I don't think that either has hit "puberty " yet. I want to keep it that way.
Both Cooper and Buff got neutered when they reached 2 1/2#, about 3 months of age.
I do not believe they even know they were supposed to have "dangly bits."
With Cooper at 17# and Buff at 15#, I do not think they are under size for not having gone through puberty.
 

RareBreed

Throwing the deuces
Both Cooper and Buff got neutered when they reached 2 1/2#, about 3 months of age.
I do not believe they even know they were supposed to have "dangly bits."
With Cooper at 17# and Buff at 15#, I do not think they are under size for not having gone through puberty.
Judging how big Boone is at 4 months (size wise not weight), he is going to be yuuge!!
 
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