Thank you so much for what you are doing and
for allowing me to adopt Tigger. If you don't remember, she is the
only puppy rescued from the Danville mill last year. She is a one
year old cairn terrier now and has been absolutely the best. She
stays with me weekdays in Lansing because I work for the Governor.
Weekends we come home to Clinton Township where she plays non stop
with her two cairn sisters in our half acre (fenced) back yard. She
is in puppy nirvana. She adapts well to this traveling lifestyle and
is by the door on Mondays so she doesn't get left behind. She loves
the whole family, but knows I am her special human.
She is very bright, agile (I am hoping to try some agility training
with her), very affectionate, pretty obedient (for a cairn) and just
the cutest dog. She learned "sit" the first day I had her. She now
will lay down, roll over, crawl, come, stay etc. She is an avid
"fetcher" and has de stuffed a record number of dog toys! The first
day she met her two cairn sisters, she immediately rolled over on
her back and was submissive enough that they immediately voted yes
to the adoption! (You may not know that I tried Phoebe, the mini
poodle and while she and I got along very well, she wanted my other
dogs to back off and told them so. They voted no pretty graphically
on her by peeing by Phoebe's food bowl.)
Tigger has been great company on those cold dark winter nights as
well as this nice spring and summer. We take a short walk every
morning and a long one every evening (unless weather is too bad).
She was perfect on a leash as a young puppy, but started pulling
when she got a little older, so she is walking with a gentle leader
now and will graduate from that when she slows down a little. It is
amazing how well it works to get them walking without pulling. It
worked wonders for our other dogs. Tigger's favorite resting
location is flopping on the back of the couch. She has her legs on
the cushion side so if she loses her balance (rarely) she just drops
onto the couch. I will send a picture from my husband's computer
when he is home (he has the color scanner).
I help out Lorna where I can with her little herd of dogs and will
try to contribute financially as often as possible. I am so
impressed and supportive of what APB does.