Lily #14 (FKNA Milkshake) Yellow Labrador Retriever Female ID #3288

April 12, 2024

Lily here.  After a few days off the farm, I’m starting to find my voice. I thought I would tell you about myself.

I am starting to enjoy my new life. I have a foster mother who pays a lot of attention to me and gives me a lot of reassurance and affection. I especially like it when she rubs my belly and scratches behind my ears. When she calls me, I like to wiggle my tail.

I went to the vet last week. It was a pretty good visit and I liked the people there. The scale said I weigh 111 lbs. The vet wants me to lose at least 11 lbs. before I am spayed.  He said I have good bones, but I am out of shape. I didn’t get much exercise when I lived on the farm and am also recovering from puppy birth 6 weeks ago. My body is tired. I prefer to sleep and rest, but FM makes me take a lot of walks. They are not long, but they feel really hard. Why must we go out in the rain?  After my walks, I pant for a long time. FM says that the more I walk, the better I will feel. I love FM already and even though I just want to cuddle and rest, I walk with her so she won’t be lonely. It’s better than going in that scary metal thing with 4 wheels.

FM thought I was too stressed to learn how to sit. That was silly. When she asked me to sit, she offered me some crummy, low-calorie treats.  What was she thinking? If I’m going to show her my bag of tricks, I need to be appropriately compensated!  When FM gave me freeze dried chicken, I relented and showed her how nicely I sit. I hope she is now better trained. I plan to hold out on the next trick until FM offers me something even better.

This weekend I saw myself in the mirror. It scared me. I have nothing against big dogs, but this dog was strange and two dimensional. I didn’t know what to do. I love being around foster mom but am not sure I feel safe around other people and dogs yet. I will take my time and decide when I am ready to show others how sweet, smart, and loving I am. The world can wait for my fabulousness!

After a few days in my new home, I started to go up and down stairs. I am very cautious when I do it, but am proud of myself. When I go up, I get to see where FM goes when she puts me in my crate at night and FM gives me extra belly rubs. I haven’t had an accident in the house, but FM wants me to use the crate until she is sure I am housetrained. Silly FM, such a worrier!

I got a big box in the mail from Brookline. It had treats, supplies and lots of toys. FM really enjoyed playing with the toys. I don’t understand what the big deal is, but if it makes FM happy, I’ll watch her play.Yellow Labrador Retriever

It’s time for my next nap so I’ll talk to you later.

April 3, 2024

Lily here.  After a few days off the farm, I’m starting to find my voice. I thought I would tell you about myself.

I am starting to enjoy my new life. I have a foster mother who pays a lot of attention to me and gives me a lot of reassurance and affection. I especially like it when she rubs my belly and scratches behind my ears. When she calls me, I like to wiggle my tail.Yellow Labrador Retriever

I went to the vet last week. It was a pretty good visit and I liked the people there. The scale said I weigh 111 lbs. The vet wants me to lose at least 11 lbs. before I am spayed.  He said I have good bones, but I am out of shape. I didn’t get much exercise when I lived on the farm and am also recovering from puppy birth 6 weeks ago. My body is tired. I prefer to sleep and rest, but FM makes me take a lot of walks. They are not long, but they feel really hard. Why must we go out in the rain?  After my walks, I pant for a long time. FM says that the more I walk, the better I will feel. I love FM already and even though I just want to cuddle and rest, I walk with her so she won’t be lonely. It’s better than going in that scary metal thing with 4 wheels.

FM thought I was too stressed to learn how to sit. That was silly. When she asked me to sit, she offered me some crappy, low-calorie treats.  What was she thinking? If I’m going to show her my bag of tricks, I need to be appropriately compensated!  When FM gave me freeze dried chicken, I relented and showed her how nicely I sit. I hope she is now better trained. I plan to hold out on the next trick until FM offers me something even better.Yellow Labrador Retriever

This weekend I saw myself in the mirror. It scared me. I have nothing against big dogs, but this dog was strange and two dimensional. I didn’t know what to do. I love being around foster mom but am not sure I feel safe around other people and dogs yet. I will take my time and decide when I am ready to show others how sweet, smart, and loving I am. The world can wait for my fabulousness!

After a few days in my new home, I started to go up and down stairs. I am very cautious when I do it, but am proud of myself. When I go up, I get to see where FM goes when she puts me in my crate at night and FM gives me extra belly rubs. I haven’t had an accident in the house, but FM wants me to use the crate until she is sure I am housetrained. Silly FM, such a worrier!

I got a big box in the mail from Brookline. It had treats, supplies and lots of toys. FM really enjoyed playing with the toys. I don’t understand what the big deal is, but if it makes FM happy, I’ll watch her play.

It’s time for my next nap so I’ll talk to you later.

March 28, 2024Yellow Labrador Retriever

Milkshake is such a sweetheart! Yesterday she  started her journey to living her best life. It will take a while, but with patience and TLC she will get there.

She is a 3 year old purebred farm mama. She is also very good girl. After a long day of travel, she tolerated her first bath like a champ even though she was evidently miserable. She is sensitive and has been stressed, but her foster mom (“FM”) keeps reminding her that the worst is over and great things are coming her way.Yellow Labrador Retriever

Even though she is uncomfortable in her new environment, her tail starts wagging when she gets attention. When she is stroked, she settles nicely. She enjoys affection. After settling in a crate through the night, she was happy to see FM this morning.  She is still stressed, but is doing remarkably well adjusting to her new environment.

This girl is severely overweight and deconditioned. Bootcamp started this morning, but will need to start slowly; she needs to build up her stamina and strength. Milkshake is not a name befitting to such a sweetheart, especially one with her generous girth. FM is calling her Lily.

Lily will see the vet tomorrow for an initial visit and will need to be spayed. For now, all this gentle, friendly, sweet creature needs to do is relax into a new life and absorb all the love and caring she can.

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