Our puppy mill girl, Hope, now knows how to play with toys! Play, however, is chewing and tearing like Jake does.
Last night I handed her a cheap toy. She still does not take anything directly from our hands, so I put it in front of her. She picked it up and started to play while I watched. This was a tremendous breakthrough.
Hope has been out of the puppy mill for nearly two years. I am assuming she is around seven years old now. We are so pleased with her progress. This summer she learned the word “walk” and gets excited when we say, “Do you want to go for a walk?” She learned how to walk properly on a leash long before that. The first time we took her out for a walk she dived under my car and refused to come out. On a walk a few days after that she heard an airplane overhead. She hunkered down and was paralyzed with fear.
Our girl is becoming a beloved pet. Special thanks to helpful furkids Jake and Windy, who is feeling better.