Catio Improvements

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Months later and I finally grew them some grass for the catio. They love it!

Stay tuned, because in the coming months I will be working on a slightly larger project – extending the catio to include the side of the house it hovers over. The cage will come down and netting will go up to transform a previously unused space to a place they can all hang out without getting in each other’s way. While the existing catio would work fine for one or two kitties, having three – esp two girls that don’t always see eye-to-eye means that the catio isn’t always used by all. I think an extension will serve all of them better, as well as give me a chance to learn about new hardware. Low-vis nylon netting, turnbuckles and eye-hooks galore!

Huey (Houston) the Spaniel Mix

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Today we welcome Huey, who has been with Second Chance Cocker Rescue for about a month and needs to get a bigger reach!

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He’s an affectionate 15 lb mix who is so smart and has so much potential as a tiny hiker – he loves walks and jogs.

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His coat and ears are so silky. He has the face of a cocker, but the coat and slender build of a Papillion.

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He is a little slow to warm up, but then he is great with people. He is good other dogs as long as he is given a chance to adjust – and there’s no toy to guard! Cats aren’t a big problem, but so far they aren’t recommended because he isn’t afraid of them! It would depend on how confrontational your cats are (mine are very).

Throwback Foster Dog! Delilah Update!

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Got this text from Delilah’s devoted mom yesterday:

“Hi! We’re OK – she still hides under tables etc.but loves (!!!!!!) her walks. At the park she runs and I show her how to dig holes – she’s a digger!!! Yesterday she met all my kids and their 3 dogs – she did great!!!! Still shy, but she went to the pool area and the fruit orchard and is sweet with my 3 grandkids. They all baby her. She’s a work in slow progress. Haven’t found the right answer for all her needs yet, but maybe later I will get another dog for her. “

What a lucky girl! Sounds like she’s still a little squirrelly, but she’s only been home since July 5th, so to me it seems right on track. Huzzah for Dee!

When a Foster Doesn’t Fit

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Sometimes the fit with fostering doesn’t work out perfectly. In our case, Mr. Magoo was a bit too interested in the kitties.

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Since Second Chance Cocker has a lot of dogs needing foster, it was no problem to swap him with a different dog needing a little help, a mix named Houston. I’ll get him tomorrow!

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I still consider Mr Magoo one of my fosters (three days of keeping a blind dog and a nosy-glutton-for-punishment cat away from each other COUNTS) so I will be gunning for him and spreading the word! Hope you will too.