It’s been since 1210/11 Snowflake Too came to live with me.
You told me she was found wondering the streets. I can believe it, because when she needed to go to the bathroom, she did all her business on the run. So it was hard to clean up after her. Then that first winter, it was hard because she was white and it would snow taller than she was. She was 3.9 lbs (I just checked her papers) when she arrived. So that meant shoveling the dogie yard. It lead to a lot of hunting. And after several trips to the vet, (no illness) I was able to stop her weight loss down at 2 lbs7 oz.
This past winter I decided to close off the dogie yard access from the house, to help keep the wind and snow from coming into the mud room and in the house (the cold). I thought it would be great to use the wee wee pads. She had accidents all over even before my bright idea. But any way a new task to learn. Before this get much longer, this week is three weeks in a row for being in the right place at the right time. Times before that she would do her circles and move right to the edges, my poor carpet. Now she has improved her aim and hits the middle, and is able to stay within an 4 ft square. Maybe this winter I can get down to one or two. And this past week it was the same in my weaving studio. Right to the pad.
But there is one more tail to this story. We went on a trip, to a place that I volunteer and was elected Tres., to sign checks. She was carried at all time because, well just because. Then we went outside to get in the car and I had her walking on her leash and I was talking to her, I asked her if she knew what grass was for. Then a light bulb went off, and I said “do it” and by golly, she did!!! Later that day we visited the Vet and she is now weighting a healthy 4.9 lbs.
Thank you for doing such a great and needed job of rescuing these delightful animals and sharing your love.