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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.


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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
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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.

Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: middleofnowhere] #347576
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Val, she has come a long way and her coat looks great. I can relate to the problem with thunderstorms, that's a tough one, good luck. As for FB she knows exactly what she's doing when she messes with Neilla, doesn't she? grin Our cat, Neely, got along great with Sean but there were times she knew how to push his buttons.


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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: SeanRescueMom] #347577
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Middle I can relate to the horse and dog thing, it was between Cheyenne and my mare Pixie. The would aggravate each other, when one was good the other was stirring up trouble. So when it happened, I would yell at both of them.

SeanRescueMom, yep FB knows exactly what she is doing. So I am working really hard at calling Neilla to me and giving her a treat. Food solves a lot of things for her.


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] #347580
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It's really helpful for me to hear about day by day progress. Neilla sounds (and looks) like she's really worth the time.

Please do continue to update-it's just wonderful to see a dog come home.

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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Mary Jane] #347581
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I've been wondering how Neilla was doing. She's looking great and hopefully the interactions with FB will get better.

My 2 get along pretty well with my grandson's cat, but every now and then I have to get on them about not annoying him too much. Bentley (the cat) is fine with Ciara, but Caleb intimidates him.


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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Woodreb] #347655
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Another quick update.

Neilla doesn't like the Thundershirt, she hates to have her hair matted down. I have the DAP plugin in the Laundry Room and Put some DAP spray on a Bandana plus one TraquiTab which seems to be a pretty good combination. Will keep working with the combo and her. If it is really stormy she loves it if I take some of her food and toss some on the floor and she goes into Hoover mode.

I am pretty convinced that at one time in her life she had some OB training. The other day I called her name a few times and no response. I put my OB voice on and "Neilla Come" and she came happily trotting to me.

She is a bit silly sassy. I start feed time with a little dog food in a bowl and make her wait, she sits, tosses her head then waits until I tell her it is hers. She will wait while I am putting food in her dinner bowl. Then we go over to the kitchen for me to add her supplement and other goodies. This is where the sass gets going. She will either sit or lay down and bark while her tail is going swoosh swoosh. She can be intimidating because she has a really deep voice.


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] #347670
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Thanks for the update, it sounds like you have figured out how to get through thunderstorms with her. That was always one of my biggest anxiety problems with Sean.

She may be sassy but she certainly has spunk when it comes to feeding time. Any improvements with Fuzzybutt and her?


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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: SeanRescueMom] #347673
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SeanRescueMom thanks for asking. There are small things happening with her and the FuzzyButt on both sides. This morning Fuzz was coming up from the lower level, Neilla was over by the kitchen, she saw Fuzz and slowly walked over to the gate, Fuzz moved but didn't dart away. So I called Neilla back to the kitchen and gave her a really yummy reward, some raw ground meat. Before Neilla would charge over to the gate and Fuzz would run like her life depended on it, so I will take any little progress I see with them.


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] #347966
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Any more new improvements between Neilla and FuzzButt? In your last post it sounded like things were going in the right direction.

I thought of you yesterday because DH and I went to an art festival and couldn't take our eyes off a lady with a Great White Pyrenees. We approached them and the dog was super sweet. She told us she adopted her only 3 wks. ago from the same shelter where we got Sean. She was brought up on a transport from TN with her brother but she said her brother was no where near as friendly.


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Neely - 2003/2015
Gizmo -2008/2011
Neeko -1991/2005
Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: SeanRescueMom] #347970
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Not a lot of improvement between the cat and dog, I think they like the game of just f'ing with each other.

Neilla is doing well. Hubby was giving her a bit too much freedom when he would take her out by not putting her on leash or in a fenced area and it almost cased a big problem. So now she is either on a line or in one of the two fenced in areas we have. I am really impressed on how smart she is, just like the Sheps she likes her routines. So times she will head to the laundry room on her own when it is meal time for us. I need to get some more pictures, he patches on her back are getting darker.

Meeting people is a work in progress for her, we don't get many visitors and I haven't had time to take her places.


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] #348736
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Val, any updates or improvement with Neilla and Fuzzybutt?


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Re: Neilla's Journey [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #348738
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I'd like to see an update too!!! smile Its been awhile since we've heard about Neilla.


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