Friday, January 31, 2014

Meet the newest honorary Primcat… er Primdog!

Hi Friends,

How is everyone? Good I hope! Has this weather been crazy or what? I hope you all have survived the polar vortex. Geesh… it’s been miserable. And everyone here at Primcats has cabin fever! Ready for spring. It can’t come soon enough!

So the big news around here is that we adopted another dog.

What?

The Primcats adopted another dog?

Yep, sure did.

Meet Katie!

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Katie is a 10 year old Yorkshire Terrier.

Katie has a pretty sad story to tell.
Katie was a basement breeder. A puppymill dog. She lived in a basement for 10 years mass producing puppies so her “owner” could sell them. There were 4 of them. 3 females and one male.

She wasn’t loved.

She wasn’t part of a family.

She wasn’t bathed or brushed.

She wasn’t fed enough.

She wasn’t petted.

She wasn’t played with.

She slept in her urine and feces.

She existed for the sole purpose of making money for a very evil, cruel, heartless person… and nothing more.

But Katie got lucky.

That evil person passed away and a family member took all 4 of the dogs to the local Humane Society and surrendered them.

Katie was taken in and freed of her terribly matted fur with a full shave and a bath. 
She was also spayed and they cleaned her teeth. Many were rotted and she lost some of them. But now she was ready for a new life!

I saw Katie’s picture they day they put it up and I was instantly taken with her.

That look in her eyes… it broke my heart. I didn't know her story then (I found out later) … but I could already see it in her eyes.

These are the two pics taken and posted by the Humane Society after she was shaved and freed of her matted fur.  

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I posted Katie to my face book right away hoping someone else would save me from what I was about to ask my husband for. LOL! I begged someone to adopt her and save me from myself. I REALLY did.

There she sat for days… and then it was a week.

I checked every day.

DAMMIT! I texted Shane her pics.
And the conversation went like this:

Me: Picture, picture, 10 yr old 4.5 pound yorkie. Mine?

Him: Cute.

Me: Mine?

Him: Cute.

Me: MEAN!!!!

I was kidding… sort of.

End of conversation, or so he thought.

(side note: I have wanted a yorkie for years. He has always known that. Just like he always knew I wanted and would have a Chihuahua someday. In fact just over New Years our neighbor’s sister was in town with her little one so we had JUST had a conversation about how I want one so bad. And in total fairness he loves them too.)

So then the HS put up some new pics of her coming out of her scared shell a few days later.

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And that was it… I had to meet her.So off I went to the Humane society at lunch. And I took these pics to send to Shane.

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She looks kinda fat here but it’s because she’s bunched up. She is thin as a rail and her spine and hip bones stick out. Sad smile

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She laid on my lap and didn’t move once in 40 minutes. It was sad. She pancaked flat to every touch. Poor thing.

So I sent the pics to him. I can only imagine what he was thinking. I told him I met her and requested a home visit with her because of the kitties and Holly. Holly doesn’t like other dogs. At ALL! So honestly… this was a long shot. But to me it was worth it. He agreed… but I am sure he cussed me. LOL!

The Humane Society agreed to a home visit since I am a previous foster for them and we set up a time for her to come out and I could keep her for the weekend.

I got a nice spot made for her and we waited.

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She came on Friday night the 17th. The day before my birthday. Shane took one look and said “Awwwww.” And I knew he was taken.

We took her into a quite room and she promptly peed on the floor. lol. Mine she said. Winking smile

And then we had to introduce her a cat for the very first time. I was nervous. They didn't cat test her before she came. But it had to be done.

I decided on Tracy because before we rescued Tracy she lived with dogs and knew what they were. Katie however had clearly never seen a cat… And in the span of a minute she went though every emotion ever. It was crazy.

Happy, Sad, Scared, fearful, bouncy, frightened, joyful, attacky, barking, whimpering, whining… EVERYTHING!

She had clearly never seen a cat in her life.

Tracy took it all in stride just like I knew she would. Good kitty!

Here is a clip AFTER Katie calmed down a bit. If you can believe that’s calmer!

Tracy just looked at her like… CHILL!!!!! HA!


We all just shook our heads and said… well… lets try it anyway. Winking smile 

Introductions to Holly went as I expected, Holly doesn't like her. She just wants her to go away. lol. But alas… that’s not how it works around here.

We had our ups and downs over the weekend. Problems with Katie towards the cats. Problems with Holly toward Katie. Problems with Katie’s behavior issues. But by Tuesday I had made my decision.

Katie wants to be a good dog… she just needs a safe,  loving home to do that in. ♥ And we are it.

Holly still hasn't accepted Katie. And that’s ok. We know it will take time. But here are my two little girls  being tricked by me into sitting together for green bean treats.

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I will post more pics soon.

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats (and dogs!)

24 comments:

willa croft said...

This is truly a post that touches the heart! Carmen, I am so glad you gave this adorable girl a wonderful home. As long I live, I will never understand how people can be so cruel to animals. Our Sadie is a rescue dog too, she's come a long way since becoming a part of our family.

~willa~

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Oh my gosh Carmen! You have made me cry just hearing her sad story and knowing now that she is going to be in such a loving new home. She deserved to be adopted by you and Shane. I love the last pic of her and Holly waiting for treats?

Donna

Loretta Thomas said...

Mum is still leaking water from her eyes and asked me to post this. She said that was so cruel the way she was treated the poor darling...She is sooo adorable and tiny! Mum said they all will be big pals very soon. My sisters and I are buddies now, although Ino will whap us when she can! Katie's personality will be there but with love and attention she will adjust...she went through so much cruelty...darn we hate it!!
Purrs,
Miss Kitty Ino & Izzy

Carla from The River said...

Bless you for doing this...you and your Primcat family are the best!

Jessica said...

You made me cry! Such a heartbreaking back story. Now she will have a happy ending.

Katie, I hope you and Holly become BFF very soon!

Raymond Homestead said...

Bless your heart Carmen, you are a wonderful person! I am so happy knowing this sweet little puppy will now have an awesome loving home! There needs to be more people like you!!!!!!

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

All I can say is omg how sweet....I would of done the same....bless you and your hubby...and Holly (she is a cutie too) and kitties..
Blessings
Rhonda

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

This is a truly sad story and too many more like it out there. Bless your heart for bringing her into your home. They are all precious and your family is very special. Thanks so much for what you have done.
Peace and Blessings to all,
Barb

Danice said...

Oh Carmen, what a wonderful thing you have done with Katie. Those puppy mills and so-called "breeders" are so despicable. Katie is blessed that you took her. Our weather is getting really cold, esp. for the South. Stay warm friend :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Bless you Carmen, there is a very special place in heaven for folks as generous and caring as yourself. Katie will now have a loving and caring home, something she never knew existed when that despicable breeder had her. Give Katie a hug and a tummy rub from me! Deb

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Hi Carmen! I want to jump through the screen and hug you for saving this 10 year old sweetie. I also want to slap the people who think they are "breeders". And I mean that. And I would. God bless you and the primcat family as Katie learns how to be loved♥ ~*~Lisa

lilraggedyangie said...

Glad to see you back to blogging as well...I love the primpups and in time all will be ok...in time they will understand what you have given them. You my sister are a beautiful person with a heart n soul of gold...Hugs lil raggedy Angie

Raggedy Creations said...

What a happy ending for Katie. Those puppy mills are horrible. I've seen pics of the dogs and you can't hardly recognize them.

I know she will make you a wonderful pet Carmen and all the other animals will get used to her.

BTW good to hear from you again.

cynthia lee designs said...

Carmen...you already know that I'm so happy that Katie found her forever home with you.
hugs,
Cindy

TheCrankyCrow said...

I love your wonderful stinkin' beautiful heart Girl.... I've been MIA for a long while again, and come back to try and catch up with some of my blog pals, and SMACK...I get Primcatted/pupped in the face..... And it feels absolutely wonderful.... The world needs more people like you..... Big hugs....for you and ever-growing primpet family too..... Robin

TheCrankyCrow said...

PS....She is adorable... And, CONGRATULATIONS!!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Carmen, bless your kind beautiful heart, tears of joy are running down my face. Such a sweetie, she deserves so much love. Thank you for giving her a loving caring home, God Bless, Francine.

Peggy Lee said...

What a sweet little face! It's very easy to see how she tugged at your heart. Bless you both.
My hubby and I were just talking yesterday about how we are looking forward to the day we stop traveling for work so we can have a little dog. Soon...soon.

Margaret said...

Thank goodness! Bless your heart. She will truly love you and your home. Maggie

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Congrats to Miss Katie & her new Mommy & Daddy!She's as adorable as Holly & very lucky to have found her forever home where she'll never be sad or abused abain!

Brenda said...

Bless you Carmen for opening your door to another wonderful pet! I think the picture of Holly and Katie is absolutely darling. :)

Firecracker Kid said...

Aww, she's a real fire ball in your video. It's good to see she is still spry at her age and after having so many litters. You're a darling for taking her in so she'll have a happy life. Best wishes!
Carol

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What a wondrul pst, Carmen!
Bless you for taking in these wonderful animals.
Take Care!

Trace4J said...

So happy for Katie and you.
You truly have such a big beautiful heart.
Yippppeee I enjoyed following along on FB too.
Woolie Warm Hugs