Grace Staffie x DofB 2010? Gatwick Kenns

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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB ?2010 Gatwick Kenns

Post by anne » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:02 pm

Tummy tickles!
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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB ?2010 Gatwick Kenns

Post by anne » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:52 am

Grace and I headed to the paddock again today. Grace wasn't entirely sure she wanted to go but once we got there she enjoyed pottering around. When I sat down she came over for a quick cuddle but she preferred to be independent and just explore. Grace seems much happier off lead with space to wander and take her time investigating smells and just potter. I think she would love a garden to call her own. It started to pour with rain and we got rather wet but back in her kennel I rubbed Grace dry with a towel. She loved this, clearly she is a girl who loves to be pampered. I fetched her some dry snuggly bedding and she then happily snuggled down in her bed to rest. I love this girl but she needs time and patience to build her confidence outside. The security and stability of a home will, I am sure, help her to feel safe and confident much more quickly.

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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB ?2010 Gatwick Kenns

Post by anne » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:03 pm

Still reluctant to go to the paddock today, Grace and I none the less made it there and once off lead, Grace happily pottered about sniffing. Occasionally she jumps up and ties to grab a branch from the tree but an assertive 'no' soon stops her in her tracks. In an effort to get her to play, I tried throwing a ball, kicking a ball and running around. The running did the trick and she ran around with me, engaging with me, enjoying the game and she suddenly found her voice and barked with delight. How wonderful was that!
In the first two photos she is coming to me when I called her, tail up and wagging and looking very happy. thumbs.gif
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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB ?2010 Gatwick Kenns

Post by anne » Thu May 03, 2018 6:20 pm

Grace and I had a wonderful time in the paddock this afternoon. Grace was beautifully behaved while we were waiting for our turn in the paddock. She was calm and relaxed eating grass and watching Oscar dog in the paddock while I chatted to Diana. Then once off the lead she happily chased me around in the paddock, barking with delight at the game. So wonderful to see her happy and enjoying life.
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Look at that smile!
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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB ?2010 Gatwick Kenns

Post by anne » Fri May 04, 2018 6:58 pm

Sorry folks but I don't think there can ever be too many photos of this wonderful girl playing and looking carefree and happy. I believe she has bagged herself bed, breakfast and cuddles with Sarah this weekend so hopefully many more photos to come. woo.gif]
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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB 2010? Oxted W/E Foster

Post by Sarahk » Sat May 05, 2018 12:12 pm

Yes, I'm the lucky one to have this beauty in foster over the bank holiday weekend and a sunny one too, how good can it get :D
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Well what can I say, Grace is amazing, absolutely loves home life and has been good as gold with none of her kennel anxiety in evidence at all - it really is a privilege to see the true character of these beauties emerge, and in Grace's case it was instant - I can honestly say it feels as if she's been here an age rather than one night - and bear in mind I'd only briefly said hello to Grace before she hopped into my passenger seat and travelled home with me last night after walking.

Grace travelled really well, interested in where we were going and tummy and ear tickles too thumbs.gif On arrival she was keen to get inside and to my surprise (given how the big wide world seems to phase her at kennels) keen to explore my garden - with a real joy in her step woo.gif]
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I think you can sense her joy in this photo :0)
After that cuddles and snoozing on the sofa were in order after enjoying her dinner ofcourse. Grace has also proven herself house trained, out for bedtime 'business' last night and all good until this morning when we popped to the garden at 6.30 where she obliged again and then back to bed for more snoozies and a lovely long Saturday lie in :D
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and demonstrating her love of tummy tickles too !!!
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and snoozing and cuddles ...
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Morning sleepy snuggles xxx
The conservatory doors are now open and its lovely to see Grace being her independent self, exploring when she wants to, playing with a ball, coming and going outside and in and absolutely relaxed and a total joy to be with love4.gif Grace is one adorable, loving, lovely, gentle, kind and beautiful girl with an equally beautiful nature love4.gif love4.gif love4.gif
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And time for some upside down rolling too thumbs.gif
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Seeing her like this makes you realise how challenging kennel life is for Grace and also what a resilient, amazing girl she is to trust so quickly and lose all those anxieties the moment she returned to a more normal doggie life, totally LOVE her :D love4.gif :D

Come on Grace's new family, she'll fit right in and bring happiness in bounds into your life love4.gif thumbs.gif love4.gif
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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB 2010? Oxted W/E Foster

Post by Sarahk » Sat May 05, 2018 12:20 pm

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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB 2010? Oxted W/E Foster

Post by anne » Sat May 05, 2018 12:33 pm

Thank you Sarah. I was waiting for a Gracie update and I am so happy to see her showing her true character and that she can finally relax and unwind. Hopefully now everyone can see what a special girl she is and how she would make a very special companion.

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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB 2010? Oxted W/E Foster

Post by Sarahk » Sat May 05, 2018 8:42 pm

A few more pics snapped on my phone :D
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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB 2010? Oxted W/E Foster

Post by Sarahk » Sat May 05, 2018 10:55 pm

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loving the freedom to go in and out when she likes :0)
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sunbathing !
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and rolling !!!
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back to sunbathing !!!
And some time to snooze ...
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crossed paws xxx
:crossfingers.gif: may Grace's home come soon xxx
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Giving me those 'pleeeease' eyes as I ate my lunch ! Grace rather fancied some of my cheese !
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Cuddles xxx
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"More tickles please !" :D
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"Play now please !!!"
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Bless little Grace, mid afternoon I thought I'd see if this lovely little lady would like a walk (she puts the brakes on at the kennels) - looking enthusiastic as I popped on her lead and harness and keen to get out the front door, down the front steps, and along the pavement ...
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... but it was still too soon for her, the brakes suddenly went on 3 houses down the pavement and bless, she just wanted to come back... so we did :D
Recalling the lovely Rowan who is now homed with the lovely JoJo I wondered whether if we drove a short way that would be easier for Grace, so we drove up to the common - still too much too soon for dearest Grace but we sat on the common and had cuddles instead love4.gif
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And then did the same from the car, all to try to build up Grace's confidence thumbs.gif
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Bless her she was very pleased to get back to my front door and get inside love4.gif
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Re: Grace Staffie x DofB 2010? Oxted W/E Foster

Post by Sarahk » Sun May 06, 2018 7:18 pm

Mornings with Grace, she's quite a lazy girl in a morning !!!
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And quite lazy when she'd got up too 0002.gif]
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But then it really was too hot to do anything else today xxx
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