Misty #9 Black Labrador Retriever Female 5-6 Years Old ID #2868
December 28, 2021
Misty has been enjoying celebrating the Christmas holidays as part of the family. While we need to be watchful of what’s left lying around (because sometimes she decides something looks good enough to eat 😆), she’s been pretty good about all of the new items around the house. She was very curious about the Christmas tree and has occasionally attempted to chew on the branches. Who can blame her? All of a sudden there’s a tree in her living room 🤷🏻♀️ She was a good girl on Christmas Day and hung around and chilled out with everyone. She liked the presents she got and we used them to distract her when needed 😊 Overall, it’s been a great holiday season with the sweet girl ❤️
December 3, 2021
Misty celebrated Thanksgiving with us, and she was a good girl as always. She enjoyed meeting the very small amount of company that we had and enjoyed new people to pet & adore her. She really is just a super sweet dog.
This past Monday was Misty’s big day- her spay surgery at long last!! Finally, she’s officially retired! She did great with the surgery and came home with a GIANT cone of shame. The poor girl was really having trouble maneuvering but has adjusted pretty well to it – bless her heart.
Her incision seems to be healing well, so we’re pleased. I ordered her a recovery suit from Chewy which just came today, so I’m hopeful that we can replace the cone with that, since she’s supposed to have it for two weeks. We’re hoping that getting spayed will curb Misty’s desire to carry around our cats like they’re her puppies, and I’m sure they hope that, too. Lol
November 17, 2021
Misty continues to become more comfortable living in a home. She’s has potty training down now and hasn’t had any accidents in several weeks. We learned, during some of the recent storms, that she’s very scared of thunder, lightning & high winds. At the advice of a trainer that we’ve had come in to help us train Misty a couple of times, I got some calming chews and they seem to be pretty effective. The trainer, Eileen, worked with us on “sit” and “leave it” the first time she was here. The second time we worked more on “sit” as well as “heel” while walking and door manners. Misty’s a work in progress but she’s smart so she learns quickly.
We took her out trick or treating on Halloween and she had a great time! She’s also learned to enjoy the bones that she has, albeit in a very unusual position. Lol She gets better every day with the cats and rarely tries to pick them up by the scruff anymore. They very much appreciate that 🙂
Because she went into heat only a few days after she joined the rescue, she won’t be spayed until the end of this month, but then she’ll be officially retired. She really is a wonderful dog & we enjoy having her in our home ❤️❤️
October 24, 2021
Misty is doing well! She’s really adjusted beautifully to life in a home. She eats eagerly & easily out of a regular dog dish, she’s fully potty trained at this point. She’ll bark to let us know that she wants to go out. She’s really an all-around great dog. I have a trainer coming on Tuesday to work with us a bit on dealing with her & the cats but even those issues are much less frequent than before.
October 20, 2021
Misty continues to demonstrate herself as a great dog! She’s gotten her potty training down very quickly and behaves well in the house. She doesn’t bark excessively and is content to relax in whatever room we’re in. She’s discovered that the sofa is an extremely comfortable place to spend time while in the living room. She goes in her crate easily (with a treat as incentive) and can be in there for several hours without complaint.
She’s an all-around wonderful dog and would make a great companion for any family 🙂
October 13, 2021
Misty is an almost perfect dog! She’s learning new things every day. She went & got a bath the other day at PetSmart. They said she did a great job and even cooperated well while they ground her nails. She found a good spot on the sofa the other day and has decided that’s where she belongs.
Misty loves my 10-year-old son and has a great time playing with him & his friend. When they’re playing outside in the yard, she loves to be out there with them!
She’d be a great fit in a home with kids!
October 10, 2021
Misty is doing very well! She has assimilated into our household fairly smoothly with only a few bumps in the road. She’s coexisting well with three of my five cats and seems to understand that most of them don’t want to be bothered with her. I think she thinks they’re her puppies, though, because she appears to want to mother them. The other night we caught her carrying one of my adult cats by the scruff of his neck. She appeared not to mean him any harm, but he was definitely nonplussed by the situation. Lol She released him immediately when told to.
Misty is doing well with her potty training – only a couple of accidents over the last week which were not all her fault as we’re still learning to understand her signals.
She’s an all-around great dog. She’s going for a bath on Monday, so it will be nice to get her smelling nice. We enjoy having her here 🙂
October 2, 2021
Things are going pretty well. Misty has adjusted pretty well to life inside. No accidents the last couple of days so that’s good. And she’s on board with eating out of a low sided dish so we’re going to try a regular food dish to see if she’ll eat out of that. She still hasn’t really been around my cats so we’re going to start introducing slowly tonight & tomorrow to see how she does.
September 30, 2021
Hi! Misty here! Foster mom thought I should give my own update today, since it is all about me 🙂 I’m trying to learn the ropes in my new home. I’ve lived in a kennel for the past year so I’m still learning how to be potty trained and not pee in the house. Mostly I do pretty well, but I have had a couple of accidents. FM says we’ll keep working on it. I really like when the front door is open and I can look outside! I love to watch what’s going on in the neighborhood. I’m still not sure about eating out of a dish but I did better with it today, and FM says that maybe I’m a “grazer” (whatever that is – I thought I was a Lab?) so she’s going to try leaving food out for me to eat when I want. I’ll let you know how that goes. I got to play ball out in the yard with my human foster brother, and that was fun!! Mostly I bring it back & drop it so he can throw it again. I still haven’t met these cats that I smell, but I’m very interested in them. Hopefully I’ll get to meet them soon!!!
September 29, 2021
Misty handled yesterday very well, as I’m sure it was confusing & overwhelming! I picked her up from another volunteer and we went right to my vet where she stayed for a couple of hours so that she could get an exam and her Rabies vaccine updated. Her weight is 66.5 pounds. When we came home, she was nervous but very sweet and had a hard time settling anywhere. We’re not sure if she’s been around cats before, but she is definitely interested in meeting my kitties. For right now all she can do is smell them and she’s intrigued!
At dinner time she wasn’t all that interested in food, and doesn’t seem to know how to eat out of a food bowl, so we’re going to work on that. She spent the night in the crate and did very well with that, sleeping peacefully through the night 🙂
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