A Rescue Saluki Comes To Her New Forever Home

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Week Three

Atireh is doing great. I've had so many people ask me to keep adding to the blogs. She is such a sweet Saluki, really dear.

She has been running with the other Salukis, but now she has also started playing in the house with Abby & Daphne. It gets a little rough, so sometimes I have to stop them or I'll have no lamps left in my living room. One is already tilting at a weird angle thanks to them.

Atireh used to bolt and flee when you approached her. Now, as I approach, she still moves away, but it's a slow move. As long as I move slowly, I can get my hands on her head. Once I touch her, she wags her tail and licks my hands. I also do the "Proud Saluki" thing I was shown when I picked her up. Basically, to not let her hang her head, but to lift her head and say Proud Saluki. She never fails to wag her tail when I do this.

Today I called her while I was in the kitchen, and she actually came to me. We made a big deal out of that. :)

More and more she'll come to me on her own. Give a little poke on my arm with her nose. She is very good about asking for attention. She knows she'll always receive it.

I had always been told little black Sauki bitches were feisty. Well, Atireh is living up to that. She's not aggressive, but she guards her rawhides and growls if Abby comes near to take it. Now, I was able to reach in and take the rawhide. I wanted to see what she would do. She did not try to defend it from me, so that was good. She will eat and drink out of the same bowl or bucket with the other dogs, so she's excellent in a pack. Not aggressive, but not a pushover either.

Saturday, we will going down to pick another rescue up. I wish we could keep her as well, but we are only a link in relaying her to her new foster home. I'll be interested to see how Atireh reacts to one of the dogs she lived with before coming here.

Hopefully, I can get some photos of that reunion. :)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Betty

You better not keep her! :0)

We're excited to meet our new foster dog and look forward to seeing photos of her and Atireh. I'm told they were quite close with each other!

Looking forward to meeting you on Sunday with our precious cargo!

Doreen

1:30 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing such great work-please keep adding to your blog, it is nice to hear about these fine dogs progress.

6:31 PM

 
Blogger Judi said...

Betty,

You are doing a GREAT justice for Atireh.

She is one lucky girl to have you.

Judi

7:29 PM

 

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