Wednesday, September 28, 2011

winnie's first year

last month was winnie's first gotcha day-versary. looking back at how winnie's progressed over the last year, she has come a long way. she no longer trembles when she's held by someone. she takes treats from my hands. she'll even approach me when i'm eating, interested in my food. she used to be too scared to even eat a treat or her food when anyone looking at her. her personality has blossomed. she is playful, and she wants to play so badly. that spunky little girl is in there, just dying to come out. but she's still so scared. and she is still a danger to herself when she's scared. she'll run head first into a wall, trying to get away. or she'll try to jump out of someone's arms at chest height. so, since it was time for her annual checkup at the v-e-t anyway, i asked him about anti-anxiety medication. i tried some natural remedies, but they didn't seem to help. and this isn't forever. it's just for now, to see if it can help to calm her down enough so she realizes that we're not here to hurt her. it's been almost a month, and so far, so good. hopefully big(ger) things will start happening soon.

as for the rest of her vet visit, she's completely healthy. and she weighs less than the cat.

winnie's gotcha day - aug 29, 2010
august 29, 2010
scared to death in the back seat

winnie bear
october 2010 meetup
the only way to keep her from hiding under the table was to hold her

winnie-bread girl
halloween 2010 meetup
little gingerbread girl

merry merry!
christmas 2010
she is a bearded dachshund

january 2011 meetup
the first time she crawled into my lap, now it's her favorite safe place

winnie naps viciously
february 2011
napping viciously. it's always a good sign when they start sleeping belly up.

Dachshund Pool Party 2011 (12)
june 2011
the annual dachshund pool party at happy paws. she sank like a rock.
we'll work on it for next summer.

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