Thursday, January 16, 2014

“Tricks & Treats”

The dog had no self-confidence, but just wanted to please people. She was cautious, but clearly wanted to be loved by her new owners.

As they worked with her, she began to believe in them, and herself, too.  Along with the basics of dog training, she was taught some easy tricks and the joy of treats. Soon she caught on to the human expectations, and her confidence grew. 

She became quite self-assured once she felt that she truly had a “forever home”.

Our Polly, the "Coydog",
at 17 years old
(rescued at one year old)


Story & Photo: McGuffy Ann Morris
~for all "Rescue Dogs" & their people~



27 comments:

  1. all they need is love and consistency. bless them. :)

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  2. OH Polly ... we do miss you. She was very confident when I met her ... she was in her teens by then. What fun times she and Izzi had together. Great story, McGuffy ...

    Andrea

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    1. Yes, I know you loved Polly, as she did you & Izzi. She came a long way from when we took her in as not much more than a pup. That is what it is all about, them becoming who they are meant to be. She did that, and we loved her for who she was. Thanks, Andrea.

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  3. A beautiful story about a dog who was loved very much. That results in amazing transformations in all of us, humans and critters alike! Such an awesome photo, I know you must miss her very much!

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    1. Indeed we do. Everyone loved Polly, except wildlife. But we won't go there...

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    1. Yes, the vet said it was the coyote genes.

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  5. What a lovely story. Your dog looks wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your thoughts.

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  6. Polly was an absolutely adorable woofie. You were so lucky to have her for such a long time. You must miss her everyday. Hope you have that adorable photo framed somewhere so you can see it often. Thank you so much for sharing. XO, Janet

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    1. Thanks Janet. We were blessed by Polly.

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  7. What a wonderful blessing of love for you and for Polly!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. You would have loved Polly. She was a great dog.

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  8. Polly was a beautiful girl. I'm glad you had many years to share each others love.

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    1. Thank you for that. Everyone loved her because she loved everyone. She made it easy to love her.

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  9. Delightful tale. Obviously you have lost her, which is sad, but memories of her will remain with you. I still think about my dog Bob, even after 68 years.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, we lost Polly almost two years ago. We rescued Stella last year, or she rescued us.

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  10. This is beautiful. I have always had a great affinity with dogs and luckily they thought I was part of the pack!

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    1. Well, if they lived with you, you were part of the pack! Dogs are wonderful that way, aren't they?

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  11. That is so sweet...she looks lovely...

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  12. Dogs do take a devoted pack to help them get over a rough start; bless you for being a devoted pack to Polly!

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  13. so sweet. amazing what a little faith and kindness can do - for all God's creatures; big and small. :)

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  14. Awww, goes to show what love and kindness and patience can do! :-)

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  15. A beautiful dog- she looks like she was loved very much!

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