No one said it would be easy, they only said it would be worth it.
Meet Edith! Edith was found starving on the side of the road along with his littermates. Thankfully rescuers were able to get him out of the streets and into a vet to get a check up. Edith is happy and playful boy who would love nothing more then to find his forever home. We are looking for an active family that understands the responsibilities of raising a puppy as a member of their family. Edith is patiently waiting for a home to call his own!
Edith decided that she prefers to go by Edie now that she lives in California, but has been generally quite happy to have made the trip half way around the world. She was not entirely pleased that she had to wear a “cone of shame” for her first week while she recovered from her surgery, but she’s had it off for a few days now and her image with the neighborhood dogs is recovering. Edie quickly made friends with Gus, a 2-year-old cat who was adopted around the same time, and the two enjoy napping together – provided Gus doesn’t try to take Edie’s favorite sleeping spot. Edie’s favorite pastime so far is playing out in the backyard. She likes to play hide-and-seek in the vineyard, wrestle with her stuffed animals, and roll around in the grass.
Potty training has been pretty easy too. She had a couple of accidents early on, but mostly because I think she was mistaking the throw rugs for her potty pads. She would seek those out specifically. We took them out of the house for a few days to break the habit and she’s been fine since then. She sleeps great at night too. I think she gets tired enough during the day from all the action that she will just go into her crate at night and lay down on her own.
Edie has also enjoyed going to meet other puppies at Puppy Play Time at one of the local pet stores. In fact, on Sunday she ran into an old friend from Taiwan. We met Bethany, now known as Pepper, and her new owners. We were chatting with them about the dogs and when they heard Edie was a Lab/FMD mix, they asked if we had gotten her from Taiwan. It turns out both Edie and Bethany were rescued by Eve and quite possibly were together in Taiwan.
We haven’t managed to take a picture of all of us with Edie, but I’ve attached a few of the pictures we’ve taken of her. The first two are of Edie sleeping after a lot of playing in the backyard. She ended up wearing out my son too, who took a nap alongside her. The next one is of Edie sleeping in her favorite bed. And then in her second favorite bed. Then there’s a picture of Edie and Gus napping together. And the last three are Edie and I making an attempt at selfies.
I’ve also linked a couple of videos of Edie. The first is of Edie wrestling with her duck in the backyard. The second is a video I took right after we took her cone of shame off. She was obviously thrilled to be able to touch her ears and did this for about 10 minutes.
By the way, Edie starts obedience school on Saturday and I’ll send you the documentation from that when she finishes.
If you have extra time on your hand and would like to help please consider volunteering! Rescue groups need dedicated volunteers to help with events, fundraisers, home checks, transports, etc. All of these things help enable the rescue to expand their network and help more dogs in need.