I want you all to meet my new companion Bella. Bella is my first rescue animal and was adopted thru Majesty Rottweiler Rescue. This picture was taken by them during the home visit to see how the match was and so they could see where and what conditions she would live.
Obviously the interview process with references I provided, calls to my vet, home visit and conversations with me, I passed the tests. Since I never kenneled any of my dogs when I went to rug camps, they even required that the person who will watch Bella when I go to camps be in attendance too. They wanted to see how that person would interact with Bella as well.
Bella does need to put on some weight and I am feeding her small amounts of food several times a day, with a little non-fat plain yogurt mixed in for digestion. So we are working on that. I was quite surprised to learn that she was, according to the rescue, "close to total emaciation". Just do not understand how anyone could let that happen.
And frankly I am very surprised that Bella is as sweet and friendly for her to have come out of a situation like that. Of course the rescue organization temperament tested her to see how she responded when food was removed, interaction with children, dogs and cats and she passed with flying colors.
Once Bella was healthy enough they did a spay, micro chipped her and did an entropian surgery on her eye. She has had all sutures removed and her eye will gradually begin to look normal.
This sweet dear girl is beside me as I type this. I am on the left but she prefers the coolness of the bathroom tile. She does like to play and likes her toys and go for long walks, but she is being typical Rottweiler and comfortable just chillin'.
I've neglected lots of duties in the last couple days and need to leave and make a shipment of patterns to someone, stop at the grocery store and maybe even pick up something new for my girl. So Bella will go in a crate while I'm gone for an hour and we will both be happy to see one another. It will be much better when I have had her long enough to trust her out alone during my absence. But until then when I come home and no accidents in the house and no table legs chewed off I greet her all excited and happy. And because of that she is happy. Bella wants to please and seems to learn fast so I'm sure it won't be long before the crate training is a thing of the past.