|Purred: Wed Jan 2, '13 7:37am PST |
|Within These Walls
Paisley is a worry wart. She is a protector of these walls and the creatures that live within it.
When we brought her home, she was a mere four months old. She had been through two fosters and two homes in less than two weeks. The first foster couldn't continue to foster after she found a home with doctors for a week. But the doctors took one look at her and determined that she wasn't all Doberman, and handed her back to the rescue saying they "didn't connect". The second home took her in, but the new mom broke her foot the same day. The family decided it was poor timing. This is where I come in. I had looked at her photo online and decided she was the puppy to bring into my family. Little did I know that she would be so loyal, loving, and worrisome.
Due to the extreme of moving around so much, she developed separation anxiety. Destroying thousands of dollars in our home in the seconds it took for us to use the restroom. Thinking she needed more activity, I took her through obedience, agility, and Rally. Each activity making the problem worse. It seems she thinks her job is to stay at home and guard the family. I quit the activities and she became happier almost instantly.
The lines of our walls represent her love for them. Her gratitude at being cared for.
Because I'm sure it will come up, I edited this photo with iRetouch. The only elements I edited were B&W (increased it-but did not turn the entire thing B&W) and brightness (increased it). And the same editor resized it to 640.
ETA: I chose this photo because I liked how her head was cocked just perfect with the lines. She had also just jumped up on our new king-sized bed to snuggle with her Daddy. It took a zillion tries for me to get one where she wasn't acting so crazy! These photos are presh to me!
Edited by author Wed Jan 2, '13 7:43am PST
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