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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Shilohsmom] #346848
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She's looking great, glad to hear how well she is settling in and what a love bug she is!


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: MaxaLisa] #346853
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Just some notes on what we have learned about Neilla.

She is a very clean dog, she doesn't like mud, will go around or tip toe a muddy area.

She doesn't like it when it is windy, snowing and cold.

Good thing I had German Shedders before her, I have brushed out a plastic grocery bag full of hair. Not sure if she is going to shed this much in the future or if it is just purging the old coarse coat. She is double coated so I do expect her to seasonal shed.

Yesterday was a good dog/cat day. Fuzzybutt came upstairs late afternoon because that when she wants her raw food. She had just been sitting on the other side of her safe gate and cried, but yesterday she came through the gate, through the living room and over to the kitchen and Neilla was sitting by Bill in the living room. Neilla did get a little excited when Fuzz was near by in the kitchen. Had the hubby distract Neilla with some food which is what I use to treat her. She is so food motivated we can use Kibble as a treat. So I want her to get rewarded for being a good girl and not over reacting at the cat.

We don't believe that she spent much time in a house. It mentally wears her out when she has access to the house.

Neilla can run around the house with a drag leash on and never trip herself or get tangled up with furniture.


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #346854
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Val, she is just gorgeous, love the pic of her watching over you with paws on the sofa, as well as enjoying her treat toy. wub She has come a long way and with your knowledge and training she will be the perfect dog for Bill and you. Hopefully Fuzzybutt will agree with that sentence too. wink


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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: SeanRescueMom] #347193
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Update.

The Fuzzybutt and Neilla situation has gotten worse. Fuzzy has a problem with one of her dew claws, it is really thick and curves back into her leg. It got bad and I tried to trim it but the leg was sore and she threw an huge fit of screaming like a wild cat. Took her to the Vet and got the claw taken care of but ever since then Neilla thinks Fuzzy was trying to kill us so she is not happy to see, hear or smell her. This morning Neilla charged and tried to jump her gate and got hung up the top of the gate by her hips. So not sure if that is going to settle her down or make her more intense.

Neilla loves to go crazy and play with her Wubba Kong in the mornings, she runs and growls with it in her mouth. She grabs the streamers and tosses her head in a circle (think Around the World with a Yoyo, Neilla head is your hand, the Wubba is the Yoyo.

She is settling down more in the house, loves to go for vehicle rides.

Most of the time she is good about staying out of the kitchen, if I am in there working she will just lay on the floor outside the kitchen. For that she gets rewards. She likes cabbage but not lettuce. She likes Cantalope but not Raspberries. She likes Dill Pickles, Almond Crackers, Cheese and a few more things.

Overall she is a really good girl, we were hoping she would get along with the Cat, not sure if it is possible so we just make sure that Fuzzy is safe and as happy.


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #347202
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Thanks for the update Val. Love the stories about diet preferences and the Kong. Not so much the Fuzzy B's story.

I'd guess that getting hung up on the gate would give Neilla "pause." I had that happen with one of mine - going over a low garden fence that had decorative "projections". She never tried that again.

Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: middleofnowhere] #347204
03/24/18 06:34 PM
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I hope the cat/dog thing settles in time, I bet they at least arrive at some sort of truce. That's what happened with Indy and max, I taught them their places when they were in the same room and eventually they just learned to respect each others' places. But, of course, I didn't have a cat.

Good luck with the fur :-)


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #347219
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Just out of curiosity, how old is Fuzzybutt? I'm guessing she is pretty set in her ways especially since she was there before Neilla. And you're right, all you can do is keep her safe and happy.

Glad Neilla loves car/truck rides, it's so nice when they can accompany you in your vehicle. She sounds like she's fitting into your lifestyle nicely.


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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: SeanRescueMom] #347229
03/26/18 08:37 PM
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SeanRescueMom, Fuzzybutt is 9 years old. She has always been a cat that was stubborn. After the fire and she stayed at the Vet's office for 6 weeks, when I went to get her she wanted nothing to do with me, she clawed the crap out of my shoulder and back getting away from me. It took her 3 months once at the apartment that I could pick her up or pet her. Then we went through another she was pissed at me spell when we moved into the house. It has taken her 4 months to letting my DH pet her. When he was gone working all the time she wouldn't let him touch her. I have decided that if she wants to hang out in the lower level most of the time I will give her some food, water and a litter box.

I am offering Neilla food when she is loose and sees the cat coming up. Tough to do when she is in the laundry room so all I can do is just be a happy voice "Yep that was just our kitty" I have been thinking about getting a remote controlled treat dispenser for when she is in the laundry room.


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #347231
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Originally Posted By: Wisc.Tiger_Val
SeanRescueMom, Fuzzybutt is 9 years old. She has always been a cat that was stubborn.


Fuzzybutt has been through a lot of changes which is difficult for a cat since they are typically territorial and don't like their surroundings changed. DH and you have been extremely patient with her and I think you have the right idea, i.e. giving her the lower level to hang out most of the time. cattailwag


Sean - 1998/2014
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
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Gizmo -2008/2011
Neeko -1991/2005
Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: SeanRescueMom] #347235
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Heck she is such a pistol, if I don't groom or pet her just right she bites me. Not a cat for everyone.


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #347238
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Originally Posted By: Wisc.Tiger_Val
Heck she is such a pistol, if I don't groom or pet her just right she bites me. Not a cat for everyone.


So glad she's with you. I'm hoping in time Neilla and her will work things out and who knows, maybe they will turn into best buddies. Lets hope so anyway.

Neilla sounds amazing.


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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Shilohsmom] #347256
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I just got caught up on this. Neilla has struck gold with you guys smile


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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #347276
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This would be a great situation for a remote controlled treat dispenser, I would think, as long as a lot of the interactions happen close enough to it. I have one of those that I was never able to use because of jazz's food issues, but I hope to one day when I have the time to finally work on her separation anxiety.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: MaxaLisa] #347574
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Time for another Neilla update.

Cat issue is still a work in progress. At times she sees the cat and doesn't react an other times she charges the gate that keeps Fuzzybutt safe. Neilla gets free range during the day, she is in the laundry room in the evening which gives the cat time to be with us and roam the house where Neilla can't see her. But at times Fuzzybutt wants to mess up our schedule, if I can convince her to stay in our bedroom in a spot she loves to lay in the sun all is good. But I swear she likes to mess with Neilla and go down stairs and then 5 mins later she comes back up again.

Things we have learned about Neilla. She is totally frightened if you have a plastic bottle in your hands and you are any where near her head. She will also cringe and skitter away if you have a spray bottle in your hand and you spray it. Also she is very possessive of any thing she views as a treat, we gave her a bowl to clean out and hubby thought she was done and went to pick it up and she growled at him.

The good things I have discovered. I believe at one time she might have had some OB training. She will walk at my left side, stop when I stop, she will do a front sit on an arm cue all off leash. She loves to sit outside on a long line as long as you are there with her.

One thing we are going to have to work on is she is pretty upset by storms and we haven't had any really big ones yet. I have a Thundershirt for her and some herbal calming things. Also the DAP plug in and a small fan in the laundry room. This is a room without windows, so hopefully I can get her to feel a little safe.

I need to work on her with taking things away, need to work on the trade game. She is OK at times that I grab her Wubba and play tugs with her. I have been working with her on sitting for her food, she is really good when I put a few pieces of food in a bowl, she will sit and give me a head toss, but she won't get up and got for the bowl until I tell her it is OK. With her meal she will sit, but she won't hold the sit for very long.





She has filled out so nicely, I have to watch to make sure she doesn't gain too much weight. She gets 4 1/2 cups a food a day any more than that she starts feeling a little thick across the ribs.

She plays with her Wubba maybe once a day, some days she isn't into play all she wants is attention. She has this need to be touched. so a lot of times she is happy that I hold her paw or rub her leg that she has stuck up in the air. She is learning at times she needs to just lay down and not be a pest.

I have noticed that the lower part of her ears are getting more black hairs.


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #347575
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Well, she's one handsome dog!
Fuzzybutt is a character, too. I swear my horse will do things to get the dogs in trouble so he must belong to the same union that FB does.

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