Introducing Snowy

After months of constantly searching various sources, both locally and in other parts of the country, I finally found a new little dog to join my family. Losing Sophie in February hit me hard, especially as she had slowly been showing positive signs of recovering from her stroke, and though I’ve still had Poppie I’ve spent so many years with two dogs that things just weren’t the same with only one – I needed to get another little friend, and as much for Poppie as for myself.
Snowy was eight months old when she came to me a few weeks ago. Size-wise she is taller than Sophie was so is about the same size as Poppie, and though she isn’t actually a long-legged Jack Russell some of her photos do make her legs look quite long. Originally from a manic household of five kids, three dogs, and two adults who didn’t have enough time to devote to her, she was so timid and scared that she would jump at her own shadow and not having been socialised she would back away if anyone went near her. She was very quiet for the first couple of days after I got her but then slowly started coming out of her shell, even gaining the confidence to jump up onto my bed and settle down by my pillow.
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In the transport box the day I got her
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Two days later she found my bed
Snowy had been with me for a week when I introduced her to Poppie. A trial walk round the field at the end of the street went okay so I drove to the canal and took them both for a walk along there. On the whole Snowy was fine but she wasn’t keen on other dogs approaching her or people passing her, which was understandable when she hasn’t been socialised.
A check-up at the vet’s after three weeks showed that she was the right weight for her size and was 100% healthy, unfortunately as circumstances had interrupted her original injections they had to be started again but she was as good as gold in the surgery and never moved an inch when the actual injections were done.Β 
Over the few weeks Snowy has been with me her personality has changed a lot, and if I’d been hoping for a calm, quiet, gentle little dog like Sophie then I would have been very much disappointed. She’s turned into a typical young Jack Russell living life at a hundred miles an hour, and she’s as mad as a box of frogs. She’s also a collector of all things weird and wonderful and in spite of having several toys she will ‘find’ various things to take into her bed – her favourites are the cardboard tubes from toilet rolls and Michael’s socks and I have to check her bed twice a day to see what’s in there.
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I won’t deny that in some ways, and possibly because of her previous life, Snowy isn’t the easiest little dog to deal with, especially as her socialising issues need a lot of work. Although I didn’t initially want a dog with ‘problems’, in every other way she was just what I did want so there was no way I could have walked away once I’d first seen her. Sorting out her issues will take time but I’m in this for the long haul and I’ve no intention of giving up on her; she’s funny, affectionate, adorable and very cute, and I’m looking forward to her being part of my little family for many years to come.

23 thoughts on “Introducing Snowy

  1. Snowy’s good points outweigh the bad ones so with time and patience she should turn out okay. I couldn’t give her up now though, she’s just too cute πŸ™‚

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  2. YAY, the photos we’ve been waiting for 😁 🐾 😊

    So lovely to see all of her, and you’re right, she’s got very long legs. What a pretty little girl she is now I can see her standing up. Said it before, said it again – well done you: you’ve absolutely saved her life, both physically and mentally.

    Yes she has some issues but given her awful start, it sound like she is doing brilliantly. Look forward to lots and lots of future updates, xxx

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    1. I thought you would like this post Jayne πŸ™‚ I’ve not really managed many photos up to now as she won’t keep still for long enough, that’s why I had to fasten the lead to the thing in the playground. Right up to when Sophie became ill she never stopped running when let off the lead, Snowy is so alert and active I think she’s going to be the same once we can sort out her socialising issues πŸ™‚

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  3. Congratulations Eunice, Snowy is lovely and very cute. You rescued her and she will have a good life now with you and Poppie and she’s landed on her paws. She’s still a youngster and will learn as she settles into her new life. What is it that’s so fascinating about pups and socks, our Annie used to steal socks. I’ll look forward to seeing more of her and future updates of her adventures.

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    1. My friend Janet’s dog used to steal her (clean) underwear off the clothes airer and take it out into the back garden πŸ™‚ I found one of my mouse ornaments in Snowy’s bed the other day, fortunately not an expensive one as she had bitten the tail off! I did find the piece of tail on the floor so at least I can glue it back on πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  4. Lovely to hear that you’ve taken in another dog for you & Poppie. She looks really sweet & bet she’ll go far with your love and attention. Thanks for sharing & look forward to lots of doggie posts along with your rambles. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. I’ve had two dogs for well over twenty years and losing Sophie early this year left an emptiness which only another dog could fill. Snowy isn’t the easiest one to deal with just now but she will learn in time, and for all her faults she is just hopelessly adorable πŸ™‚

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  5. She is very cute Jo, and apart from Poppie all my dogs have had names beginning with ‘S’ – not all named by me – so maybe she was meant to be. I’ll ignore your kwestion ( πŸ™‚ ) on the next post but she will be a year old on January 4th πŸ™‚

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