Emily preferred to sleep through the night on the floor next to my bed,
which made my cat VERY happy as she usually sleeps with me.
You were right on, she had to be awakened at 8:10 this am. We
went to bed about midnight. She is asleep already, but I will be
taking her to the barn today now that she is acclimated to me, and I
know she will love all the attention. But there will be all
those "big dogs" to bark at, so we will have a good
learning session. She stops barking at mine after one bark
and I say no, so we'll see how she does with LOTS of horses.
I will carry her, of course, no danger of her getting stepped on, so
don't worry. And......... I got my first kiss this
If only Spring would come!
Wow, she'll be so impressed having
her own site. Feel free to put whatever I have written to you
about her on there. I went to work (it was hard leaving
her)...gone from 8:30 to 11:00pm. I left her free in the house,
and she was sound asleep on the throw near my computer chair when
I returned home. I woke her up and we went out to go pee.
She is back to sleep, and I am going to let her sleep on my bed if she
wants to when I go to bed in a couple hours. She can just jump
down if she prefers the floor.
I have brought her out a lot today and rewarded her for
peeing and pooping outside. I think she is marking her
territory outside....but not inside. What a good girl!!
She is SOOOO smart, Inge. Already learning not to bark at the
horses by me saying No.. I just can't believe it!!!!
I just love her.....
Emily is lying
on the floor next to my computer chair on one of the knit throws I
brought in the car with me to bring her home. (See attached!)
On the way home I petted her constantly, and she laid on her back
and showed me her belly on the car seat. Good thing I made it
home without driving into a tree! When we pulled up and she saw
the horses (they are right near the house), she started barking
madly....first time I had heard her bark! Too funny! We got
out of the car on leash and walked all around the house and went to get
the mail... she peed about four times and then had a big poop...then a
little loose one....nerves, I think. When we finally went into
the house, I took her all around the downstairs rooms (where I
live) on the leash. She growled at my cat, who is NOT happy.
I told Emily NO, that was not allowed. She stopped. Then I
took her off the leash, and for about a half hour she inspected every
inch of the four rooms. (Found a few crumbs, had a good drink of
water.) Then Bear came downstairs (he eats every day about three)
and met her, and he can't resist her already. I sat at the
table with him while he ate and of course Emily sat with us. When
he went back upstairs (he has the whole upstairs to himself andf
only comes down for meals and his shower), she came to me where I had
gone to my computer, so I went and got the throw and put it down next
to my chair. She is resting all curled up next to my feet, eyes
closed, but I know she is not really sleeping. She is tired, but
still watchful. I am so glad she has settled down right next to
me and is as comfortable as she is to be able to close her eyes.
Of course I can't resist reaching down and petting her, and she rolls
over and shows me her belly for rubs when I do. When I go to work
at 8:30 tonight, I will leave her in my bedroom with the door open but
with the dog gate blocking the opening. I'll leave the other
throw in there for her. It will be hard to leave her to go to
So, I think that this very crucial "phase one" has gone
Thank you so much!!!!! She is the best Valentine's Day present I
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Emily - very brief clip
"Finally she found me!"
In her foster home
At the shelter in Ohio