Introducing … Rebel!

We have been on the fence for a few months now about adopting another dog.  After losing our beloved Sophie earlier this year, we didn’t want to rush into anything and we definitely didn’t want a rebound dog.

But …. life with just one fur baby didn’t seem quite the same and Shenanigan seemed mopey and under-stimulated.  He began to be very finicky about eating and we were worried about him.  So, what could be the solution to all this?  Rebel!

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We adopted her from Lost Our Home Pet Foundation (her name was originally Wilma).  I had started volunteering there a few months ago and she seemed too timid to last long in a hectic shelter environment.  I’ve always had a thing for the shy guys, the ferals or the almost-ferals.  It turns out Rebel is an almost-feral because once we got her home, she was terrified of the stairs and any new noise (the TV) or movement (the sliding door) seemed to shrink her into herself a little bit.  She thought her reflection in the mirror was alternately a friend or an enemy.

Our solution worked for Shenanigan though – he’s been playing with her a little bit (which is actually a lot for him, he was afraid to play with Sophie as she could be kind of rough) and exploring the yard a lot more and eating all his food – it’s like he is showing off for his new little sister.

A package of (gross) lunch meat turkey later and she knows how to use the stairs.  She is settling in and her shyness is starting to fade away a little bit and revealing a goofy and sweet personality.  It’s never a dull day at the Living Analog abode.  Cheers!  CT

6 responses to “Introducing … Rebel!

  1. Congrats on your beautiful pup! Both dogs seem to be getting along well in such a short period of time.

    • Thanks! We’re excited to adopt “new girl”. Our older dog, Shenanigan, is pretty mellow and non-dominant so he integrates well with other dogs and always has – when we lived in St. Louis, we fostered dogs for Stray Rescue (usually ferals) and he was great at teaching them the rules of the house and yard. Have a great day and thank you so much for commenting! Cheers – CT

  2. Yay! I love Rebel.

  3. Welcome to your furever home, Rebel! Great name. You guys seem to have a dog-color scheme going on that works well with the desert;)

    • It’s true, we may be a little selective when it comes to fur color … with the floor being tan carpets upstairs and reddish-brown tile downstairs, a reddish-tan furball seems to blend in the best 🙂 Have a great weekend! Cheers – CT

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