BeeGee – UMDR ID#017-0901
Fostered by Karlene S.
BeeGee was surrendered to Ugly Mutts when her owner was no longer able to care for her due to a severe illness. She is a young dog, just 14 months old and was bought for the previous owner in hopes that she would be a good companion for the woman. Although this was done with only good intentions, the woman was far more ill than was realized and after caring for BeeGee in her nursing home, it finally came to the point where she was unable to even care for herself let alone a little dog.
BeeGee With Her New Mom
She sure has been thirsty – drinking so much water and it is not hot in here because I have the air set for 21. Little monkey has really big pees – once on the ensuite bathroom floor, once on the plastic chair mat in my office, once on the kitchen floor – and yeah finally once on the pee pad. I have 3 pee pads set up inside and one on balcony. At least she is not doing it on the carpeted floors or area rugs!!
If she sees me cleaning it up and I quietly say “were you a bad girl?”, she runs to the chesterfield and hides her head under a cushion…she does seem to know what she did was wrong. I really praised her when she went on the pee pad and gave her a treat. I think she just has some adjusting to do but boy is she a bundle of energy…we play with toys constantly but she is now finally napping on the lazy boy with me. I am loving having her in my life.
She had me running all over the back yard but the good news is….she wore herself out before me. She is taking a nap between my legs on the chaise lounge. So adorable!
Update: September 24, 2017
We’re having a ball! And the great news is….she had an accident yesterday morning but since then has done her business outside. She uses the pee pad in the en-suite bathroom in the middle of the night and then goes outside the rest of the time. She is now loving running on the grass – training to walk beside me but until her curiosity subsides, run she does. She had a great time at Southside park chasing the geese yesterday; and this morning (before it got too hot), my two sisters and I took her to Paris for a walk and she was so friendly with everyone she met – young and old and inbetween. Everyone commented on how adorable she was and just couldn’t resist her. We bought her a special water bottle and she adapted to drinking out of it immediately (and of course being a bad mother – I let her have a few licks of my ice cream!!)
She only barks twice when I leave her and then settles right down. She hears the key in the door when I return and jumps up and around me to welcome me home. We did a test today while we went out for an hour to grab a bite and she was perfect at home alone. Best part is—she loves her afternoon naps (with me!).
They didn’t have the crate size in stock that I need for her but will be getting more in on Tuesday so I will pick one up then. My sister thinks it is definitely the safest way for her to travel in a car, but when the 3 of us were out in the car, we put her blanket in the back seat and she looked out the window a bit then settles down for a nap. She gets so excited when I pick up her lease – and is always ready to go. Looking forward to the cooler weather so we can spend more time outdoors.
Update: October 21, 2017
Well today is OUR first month anniversary and I just had to contact you to let you know that the last month of my life has been the happiest ever! KiKi (BeeGee) and I had some challenges during the first couple of weeks but those are behind us now and we’re just loving every moment together. She uses the p-pad in the ensuite bathroom when needed but many nights simply holds it until we wake up. If I am still sleeping and it is just after 8:00 am, she licks my ear to let me know it’s time to wake up.
I did have a challenge with her only wanting to be “hand fed” but I have added a little hamburger to her food and the grease coats the kibble so she is quite happy to eat on her own. She certainly does like to beg for food and that can be a good thing! I quit eating ice cream, cookies, chips, etc. while watching TV in the evening because I don’t want to say “No” to her so I have lost over 7 lbs with eating better myself and walking/running so much. She sure loves the outdoors and the weather has been so great that we go for a 30-45 minute walk 4-5 times a day and then spend a couple of hours on a long training leash tied to the picnic table where we play fetch. She is going to be so disappointed when the snow flies!!
She has so much energy and approaches everyone with enthusiasm; dances on her hind legs around them and then greets their pet. Other dogs in this building are all in their senior years (like the residents!!) and they just find her too much, but last night one of the girls on my floor and I were talking when we came off the elevator so decided to unleash our dogs and see what would happen and they played just great. KiKi was in her glory as the two of them ran back and forth the length of the hall. Everywhere we go, people comment on how cute she is – and she certainly is.
We took her for her annual shots and met the vet – and KiKi was a sweetheart with her as well even though she was getting poked! She weighed in at 4.2 kg so she has put on a little weight – she sure has a healthy appetite. The vet gave me a bag of Hills Dental Food since she says the breed is prone to teeth problems and that if I fed her this, I would never have to brush her teeth. But – the pieces are so big that KiKi throws them in the air and catches them, then it takes her 10 minutes to eat one kibble. Mealtime would never end on this food so we’re using the North Paw you provided with the hamburger and she is enjoying that.
The puppy in her is still prevalent – I pulled out her harness to go for a walk and then decided to go to the bathroom first – when I came out of the washroom I couldn’t find the harness but then saw the leash sticking out from under my bed. When I tried to put the harness on her, it wouldn’t fasten and then I realized she had chewed off a piece of the catch on it so had to go and buy her a new one. She is absolutely perfect when I leave – not a peep out of her. It is almost worth going out just to receive the happy greeting I get when I return – she dances around me on her hind legs with joy.
I could write a book on her – she is just so lovable and has brought so much joy to my life in just one short month so I am really looking forward to the future.
Thanks again, – I just had to let you know how much I am enjoying her.