Monday, September 7, 2015

We got ourselves Rylee

I have been mulling over this idea for months.
Even up to the point of us going to our destination, my mind was still asking the question, "Am I asking for trouble?"

As we parked our car, I felt a sense of excitement. All anxiety pushed aside for a moment.

We approached the area. I heard them before I saw them.
I was walking with hubby and the kids ran ahead.
I knew they were behind this partition that was blocking our sight.

Then they came into sight.
And the first one we saw, a light brown and white girl, caught our attention at once.
Straight away hubby and I agreed she was the one!
(Although we later only found out it was a she.)

The kids were super duper excited.
I had taught my son how to approach a dog since he loved dogs so much.
My girl lessor so. She just follows what kor-kor does.

As we studied the 2 pens that held some 9 of them, our hearts started to gravitate towards another fella.

Pen 1 had 5 of them at age around 7 weeks.
Pen 2 had 4 of them at age around 4 months.

I scarcely had a look at Pen 1. Probably since all of them were sleeping.
And they seemed rather too small.

Pen 2 held the girl we loved initially.
But as we tried to approach her, she cringed away and even barred her teeth.
I also realized looking at the 4 of them that every time she moved, her brother moved with her.
I asked the MDDB lady about it.
She related the incident of how their mum was abused by a shop owner in Shah Alam.
And how the brother saw the mum die in front of them due to starvation.
So, the little brother is a little traumatized and have thus gravitated towards his sister for care.

Given I had 2 kids, I did not want a dog who would have personality issues.
My son, trying to approach and pet the puppies, started to love another girl.
I watched and saw that she was the friendliest of the lot.
When my son placed his hand tentatively near her, she would stretch out her head and smell him.
Up to the point where he could even pet her.

After some minutes of looking at other dogs, we decided to get her.
We paid the adoption fee of RM50 and RM100 for her previous vaccination.

Rylee is 4 months old. Rylee in the database of female dog names means Loyal Companion.
She is still fearful of many things as it stands now.
But there are moments when her puppiness breaks through and she gallops around.
She barks and her bark is quite loud.
Hopefully we will not have trouble with her barking.

2nd day today and I didn't have much issue cleaning up her poo and pee.
She poos in one specific place. And pees in the same area.
So, it's 3 areas specifically...where her ball is, where her poo and pee are and finally where her food bowl is.
We put her in a play pen currently and cover up one area for her to cuddle beneath.

The only grouch currently is that she loves to upset her water bowl too often.
Perhaps coz she is bored.
So we end up having to fill up her water bowl very often and drying up her area.

Other than that, I love her to bits!
I don't find cleaning her a chore, more of moments to play with her.
I am sure she will be a joy to the family.
My heart overwhelms with care for my little girl Rylee.