Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Elsa, But no Quilting

I took this photo of Elsa yesterday. Elsa has not had a good start to her life and we are hoping to change that. 

 What we do know is she was brought to our veterinarian on February 9 with a massive wound on her back that was abscessed. The people that brought her in said she was a stray.  According to the vet's wife and our friend, Betty, she probably managed to live on her own for a time. She was underweight and afraid of everything. I got a call from the Vet's office and they left a message saying they had a German Shepherd pup and they thought we may be interested in adopting. I met her on Wednesday the 17th and returned on the 20th with our dog to meet her, who is part shepherd. I took the photo above on that day.
My husband picked her up on Saturday (while I was at sew expo) Porter and Elsa are finally on decent terms. Because her wound is still open we are only allowing supervised play. 

A rare quiet moment with both of them.


Playing with my new brother is very tiring!
I'm awake and ready to play!

After her rough start we are having a few issues but will  build her trust first before too much official training. 

The third day and she finally walked through our kitchen that has wood floors. She hasn't quite figured out the stairs yet either..... puppy steps......

Thanks for indulging me today.

Have a wonderful day!!

49 comments:

  1. She is just beautiful--I know she will be a happy and grateful member of your family. My son adopted a puppy under similar circumstances and Kota is such a darling girl now....goos luck and enjoy hugs, Julierose

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  2. Elsa is such a beauty! Her gaze is intelligent, challenging and curious. We've always adopted dogs that are out of the puppy stage, so I can't quite imagine life with a very young dog. But looking at your pictures, I can see why there is no sewing happening at your house. I'm happy that Porter is adjusting to being a big brother.

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  3. With your love ... & a bit of time she will be fine!

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  4. Elsa is beautiful. She just needs time and patience and a lot of love. It s wonderful that you are giving her a forever home

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  5. awe...so sweet. You are such a wonderful owner for this special dog. I know you'll nurture her to be a perfect companion for Cody.
    I got teary thinking about her sad start in life. Keep us posted on her. Elsa - perfect name for a German Shepard

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  6. Aww, what a good story. Can't imagine a puppy in the house again. Given what we know about you we know she will thrive. All in good time. Looking forward to more Elsa stories and pics.

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  7. Elsa is a very lucky dog besides being beautiful. A little time and she'll tell you how happy she is. Please keep us updated on her progress.

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  8. She is a very pretty dog! And very lucky to have come to live with you.

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  9. Porter will get lots of exercise "watching" his new sister!! They are both good looking dogs. Lucky Elsa, to have found a loving home. Hope she can heal quickly. That looks quite nasty.

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  10. What a lucky pup!! She is a beautiful girl!!

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  11. AWwww - what a sweet puppy! She has found a wonderful home and she will love you so much - Elaine

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  12. What a sweetheart. You and Elsa both! It is so heartwarming to see animal loving people adopt a rescue dog. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Elsa will certainly be a great compagnon for Porter and she is lucky to have found parents like you....

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  14. A very lucky dog to have found such a good home. Looks forward to progress reports as you all adjust to each other.

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  15. Gorgeous pup. I love my Twister, he keeps me company.

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  16. Lori,
    Elsa is beautiful, Porter will keep her in check!! A future running mate!! How lucky are you.
    Laurie

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  17. What a sweetie. Hope she is able to make this her forever home.

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  18. Elsa is so blessed to be a member of your "pack". Hugs to you & your family for surrounding her with the love she needs to trust and grow into a sweet companion.

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  19. Very special that you have taken on the challenge of a new pet that has not had a good start in life. I hope her wound heals well.

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  20. So happy for this poor little girl to have found you. In time she will adjust. Having a similar situation, actually two dogs at the same time, I am grateful daily for their companionship. Best dogs I have ever had.

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  21. So sad what Elsa has gone through, but she's one lucky pup to be brought into your family to be loved and cared for. The issues will be worked through with time.

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  22. It is a pleasure to have a doggie post inbetween the quilt news. I hope we will enjoy regular updates, as I'm sure we are all animal lovers and would like to see Elsa's progress. She is a sweetie.

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  23. I am so glad she has you! Rosie started in terrible circumstances, too...

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  24. One very lucky pup to join a new safe pack! Trust will come in time, German Shepherds are the best!

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  25. That is so sad but glad she has you for her new home, I know she will be loved and thrived.

    Debbie

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  26. I am so happy that you found each other! Keep us posted!!

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  27. So very glad that Elsa has found a new home with you. She looks like she is so sweet. The wound on her back makes me hurt. I hope she heals quickly and forgets her troubles soon! Glad she seems to be adjusting.

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  28. Lucky Elsa....what a nice addition to your family.She really has a sweet face and hugs to your family for giving her a second chance in life.

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  29. What a cute little puppy. I'm sure she will grow to love her new home. Enjoy!

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  30. Dear sweet Elsa, she sure has had a rough start :( It is so good of you to welcome her into your home, where she'll be loved and cared for. It will take lots of cuddles & patience but i'm sure it'll be worth it. Porter and Elsa will become the best of friends in no time at all :))

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  31. Glad Elsa found a loving home! She is a very lucky pup. Thank you for taking a chance on her.

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  32. It is OUR pleasure to indulge you listening to your wonderful story. Such a happy ending to a terrible beginning. She couldn't have found a better home. Give her a big hug for me please. She's a cutie. ;^)

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  33. Elsa looks like a great addition to your family! I'm sure Porter will eventually get used to her!! Good for you adopting such a darling girl in such need of loving!!

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  34. Always a challenge when introducing a new pup into the household which includes a fur companion. Throw in unknown backgrounds and and you face a double challenge. Your care and comfort will shine through though and Elsa will see that. She is so pretty and is blessed to be in your care. My very first dog was a German Shepherd. They are such a wonderful breed and beautifully intelligent. I wish you all the very best!

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  35. Such a sweetie. I cant wait to meet her. Porter will grow to love her and vice versa. Poor girl to have such a rough start.

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  36. this is such a wonderful thing that you are doing! Such a lucky pup to be in your care now, I am sure that with your love and patience all will be well. We have a rescue dog as well (found wandering the streets in Spain)and is it so worthwhile. Adopt don't shop!

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  37. Elsa is beautiful ! Please continue to post pictures of her and Porter as well. You are doing a wonderful thing and she is young enough that she will learn to trust you and love her new safe home. I have two white GSDs and one was adopted as a two year old. There were times when he was challenging but he has turned out to be well worth all our efforts! You are doing a wonderful thing and I don't mind a bit that we're not seeing any quilts today!
    Ellie

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  38. Kudos to you! Elsa and Porter are beautiful. It takes time for the newly adopted to adjust, but it won't take her long because she's in a wonderful place now. Thank you for sharing.

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  39. That top picture of Elsa looking up at you shows such beauty and intelligence. Her wound looks awful though--lucky that somebody was able to coax her to the vet and she found her way to your family. A happy ending for all.

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  40. Elsa is a wonderful name and she is so lucky to have you. They are such smart dogs and I'm sure she'll be trained in no time. After chewing ALL the shoes in the house, Dolly finally left puppyhood behind at about age 3, but I'm sure Elsa will be done long before that.

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  41. She is lucky and you both are lucky: she found you and you found her in your life.
    Wonderful Lori

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  42. Bless you for your kind heart. Thank you for rescuing this sweet girl. Soon Elsa and Porter will be cuddled together on that bed. She is a lucky girl.

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  43. What wonderful pictures! Elsa hit the jackpot finding such a wonderful home and I love that she has Porter to show her the ropes as well as you and your family. Your post just made my day!!!

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  44. Love these photos! Elsa is a fortunate puppy who deserved a forever family, and you are a generous family who deserved a beautiful puppy. What a wonderful situation all around.

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  45. She looks like a sweetie. I know you will make a difference in her life. Thanks for rescuing her.

    Charlotte

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  46. Of course no sewing, you have a new baby to care for!

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  47. Elsa has the most adorable face. It looks like she's come to a good home.
    Blessings to all of you.

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  48. Good for you for adopting a rescue girl, Lori. We're involved in Airedale rescue and the girl we have now sounds like your Elsa as far as fear and apprehension. Hannah was afraid of paper, the tv, the door, silverware, the computer -- just everything. She'd never been inside a house so, of course, wasn't housebroken. I think it's great that Elsa has a "step-sibling" there at your house. Once they become friends Porter will be a big help in overcoming her fears and teaching her the rules. She is beautiful and it's wonderful that she has a good home now.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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