What happens to a dog when there is a divorce in the family? Difficult situations and stress affect dogs the same way than people, but they express it in a different way. Today's story is from Gloria (her second testimonial) and how she adopted a dog that had so much energy and needed special attention to become the pet she is today. Read her story:
"Jen came to me as a foster dog, a product of a divorce. She had been left with the ex-wife and child, rarely obeying either. Stats: 2 years old, female, Brittany, xtra-hi-energy, mischievous, always on the verse of starvation.
A sandwich in your hand, fair game-she would snatch it with a run, leap, grab, gobble and gone. Food on counter (if you turn your back) disappeared in seconds. Tissue, also a passion, if it peaked out of a box or pocket, seized and swallowed. Jen raced around the house, toy (or something else) in her mouth daring you to try to catch her.
Who would adopt this foster wild child? I DID! Why? When Jen was good she was very, very, good. Jen would sit close by me; look up with her big, brown expressive eyes, gazing into mine with absolute devotion. When called to “come”, she was the 1st dog back in the house; asked to sit/stay, a total statue. I saw the dog that Jen could be. She just needed more, well lots more, positive attention, exercise and a routine she understood. Jen has been with me now for 7 plus years, a great member of our family. She plays well with other dogs, never has destroyed a thing, and is usually trustworthy.
She has never lost the gleam in her eyes as you can see her brain working. Jen also charms every single male that she meets. Many are sure that she wants to go home with them. If they only knew, she would control them before they knew what happened. –Gloria Yarina, Vero Beach, FL
For more pictures of Jen go to her website.