Bonding with the New One

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Saturday I drove to Stamford Connecticut with my Margie to meet and adopt DD Beth. DD was in rescue after one of her owners died and the other went into assisted living where dogs were not permitted. DD is 13. I can't imagine the hurt and confusion she was and is feeling. I lost my Billy the Kid, in July at 12 and I was and am still devastated. So I thought since I can no longer help Billy I could honor him by saving another. When I saw DD, aka Diamond online I knew she was the one.

I like DD better than Diamond and so DD became a part of my family on Saturday and I added Beth to recognize Billy. DD has been doing OK. She was groomed yesterday and I think the other three were relieved while she was gone. When she returned I think the gang recognized she was here for good. DD was never with more than one dog (and then only in a foster home). Adjustments take time. She barks at the others and the boys are afraid of her despite the fact that she is but 10 pounds and the smallest of my group. She follows me everywhere and this morning walked on me in bed to get my attention. I think she is feeling a little more comfortable and I believe the others are getting used to her. I hope that we continue to bond and she feels secure. I can't replace her long time owners, and she is not a replacement for Billy. I do however feel that we can help one another heal and that is a bond that matters.

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Lottie Kendall
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Your last two sentences are so full of wisdom, Sheila. That bond does matter.

"I can't replace her long time owners, and she is not a replacement for Billy. I do however feel that we can help one another heal and that is a bond that matters."

Oct 30, 2019 08:30 AM #11
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Thank you so very much Lottie. I really appreciate your support.       Sheila

Oct 30, 2019 08:35 AM #12
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheila,
I'm sure, given a little more time, ALL will become a big happy family. 

Oct 30, 2019 08:35 AM #13
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Sheila Anderson
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I hope so Carol. Thank you.         Sheila

Oct 30, 2019 08:36 AM #14
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Andrea Bedard
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What a big heart you have Sheila! Not many people would adopt a senior dog, or any other (mature) pet for that matter. I can't imagine how lonely she must have felt without her people. Fingers crossed that she'll settle in just fine!  

Oct 30, 2019 09:19 AM #15
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Thank you Andrea. She is a sweetie and I hope she comes to feel loved and safe with me and the gang here.    :)    Sheila

Oct 30, 2019 09:22 AM #16
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DD is a great looking dog and I know you will give her such a loving environment to live within.

Oct 30, 2019 09:50 AM #17
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Thanks very much Brian.       Sheila

Oct 30, 2019 09:54 AM #18
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Good afternoon Sheila Anderson - DD really looks like she wants this to be the real thing and fortunately she will realize that it is.

Oct 30, 2019 10:30 AM #19
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With  a little time all will adjust and they'll figure it out. I'm so glad she's got a new forever home. What an adorable little one Shiela!

Oct 30, 2019 10:44 AM #20
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Thank you Grant. I hope so. :)      Sheila

Oct 30, 2019 10:53 AM #21
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Anna. I believe that too. Fingers crossed.      Sheila

Oct 30, 2019 10:54 AM #22
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Hi Sheila- DD will recognize the love you have for her and she will become a part of the family soon. When Larry brought home our Lucky, she'd never been in a car, gone up stairs and many other things but she adapted quickly. 

Oct 30, 2019 02:14 PM #23
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Kathy. Multiples are a whole other thing and this little one is new to it. She will be OK, but I look in her eyes and see the confusion and hurt.   Sheila

Oct 30, 2019 02:16 PM #24
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Kat Palmiotti
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I am so happy to hear you have included DD in your family. I bet everyone will get used to each other and will settle down soon. I'm sure she can feel your love already.

Oct 30, 2019 03:38 PM #25
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Kat. I certainly hope so. We are all trying.       Sheila

Oct 30, 2019 03:40 PM #26
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She's so sweet looking!  They will all work it out in time, that's what dogs do.  Every day is a new day and soon they fall into line.  Congrats on being the lucky new mom.

Oct 31, 2019 07:52 PM #27
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks very much Georgie. I love her so much already. I wish I could explain everything to her and the others but you are right......they will work it out eventually.     Sheila

Nov 01, 2019 06:57 AM #28
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Hi Sheila:

DD is so cute, and a wonderful addition to the family. What an special thing to do to remember Billy the Kid. Keep us posted on how things are going.

Jeff

Nov 01, 2019 12:40 PM #29
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Sheila Anderson
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Hello again Jeff. I really appreciate your support and will keep you posted. TY  Sheila

Nov 01, 2019 01:02 PM #30
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