401(Grey) Investor

Foster Family

Matthew & Whitney Ball


Saturday May 18, 2019


Sunday May 12, 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen...


We have our first roach! This gal plays hard, but sure knows how to relax. She hasn’t tried to counter surf at all this week, and has progressed to independent with coming up and down our back steps. For some reason, she requires a little more coercion for our inside steps, but we’ll continue to work on this. She’s getting better at this retirement thing every day!


Sunday May 12, 2019

One Week In...


Sweet Carrie came to our home one week ago, and I must say, she has been a wonderful guest. She sleeps through the night, she loves resident hound Fox (but as you can see from the picture above, Fox may still be making up his mind...), she’s curious about our cats but has not been aggressive towards them, and has only had one accident on the second day! Yay Carrie! She crates easily. She does seem to have plenty of energy, so may do well in a home with another energetic dog and/or school age kids to keep her occupied and happy.


This gal LOVES toys of all kinds. She is honestly a bit of a hoarder.

Things we are working on:

Steps-seems to be learning and gaining confidence quickly.

Counter surfing-only seems to happen when I’m getting her meals ready, I guess she’s just like all the other greys and loves to eat! She stops with a firm “no”.

Affected gait-she has developed the tendency to pull up that back left leg that was fractured/casted and hop like a bunny when she wants to get somewhere a little more quickly. If she is walking slowly, she uses that leg functionally. I have been working with her just about every day on range of motion/stretching, encouraging weight bearing (that leg does seem to still have some weakness), and some soft tissue work. This foster mom is a PT for humans, but my tricks seem to be helping her. Anyone could learn these techniques, and I would be glad to share them with her forever family! She is a very good patient.


 
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