Monthly Archives: August, 2015

Blessed Sleep

Tonight, as my husband and two dogs left the TV room and walked past Tinker’s room, I stopped for a few moments, because something about him was different, and I wasn’t sure what it was. Then, as I watched him, I realized what it was: Tinker was soundly, deeply asleep. Usually he is curled up …

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Aaaannd There It Is

I have been waiting to see how many of his old behaviors Tinker would pull out and use. I had written before about his penchant for bringing his feces into his bed, as well as placing them about his previous home, especially when the wife, with whom he really had quite an attachment, would just …

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Catching up

*NOTE: I had written this about four weeks ago, and in looking at my posts this morning, I realized I hadn’t actually published it! Enjoy…   Tinker’s progress continues, and his bravery continues to amaze me. The last time I had written about him was almost a full week ago. So much has happened since …

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Keeping the Conversation Going

Staying mindful of the importance of not pressuring Tinker into interaction and keeping the pace he sets, I have been inviting interaction in the mornings only thus far. We have been having a lovely conversation and if I push him too hard, or get too excited and begin to behave in a manner he could …

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How Not to Begin

My husband and I attended a lovely outdoor food festival last week, and while there we noticed one of the vendors had brought their puppy, which looked to be approximately five to six months old. She had been tied up with a leash while her guardians were busy, and at one point the husband walked …

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The Little Man is Showing His Hand

This morning went very well with Tinker; no grumbling at all and while I was changing his pee pads and was mere inches from him, he commenced grooming. All good things, so I thought I would try calling him to me once again today to see what he would do. The little man had a …

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Each Day Brings Something New

Tinker has now been with us almost five full days. Dogs typically learn where everything is in a new environment within two days. Since we have kept Tinker in a bathroom, this was accomplished quite quickly, and has served to help him to feel comfortable with his environment by not giving him a huge space …

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A little at a Time

Tinker continues to venture out to learn a bit more about me each day. Today he approached and sniffed, sniffed, sniffed, sat within inches of me, then returned to the bathroom and stretched out on the floor of the bathroom, rather than the crate. These are small things, but for a dog like him, it’s …

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Courage

Tinker, our new family member, and I have been engaged in a very intense conversation. I say “conversation”, because Amichien™ Bonding is about learning to communicate in a dog’s own language, Canine. Eye contact and body language is the language of the dog, and more information is gained by monitoring pulse rates, sweat glands, hormones; …

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The Communication Has Begun

As I has previously written, a new dog joined our home this week. He’s a very frightened little guy; to the extent that he would actually eat his own feces, as well as hide it in his bedding. We had picked him up yesterday and settled him into a bathroom with a baby gate, to …

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