Abbie is approximately 8 years old. She was surrendered to IRR due to a change in family circumstances.
Fosterer’s initial report – Ireland: July 2012
Abbie walks well on the lead, though pulls at the start as she is eager to get going but then settles.
I took her to the stables and she was fine around children, horses and adults. She was off the lead at all times in the stables and came immediately when called. She does shy when meeting new people but quickly comes round.
I walked her in fields beside my house off lead and she comes to her name / stops when you ask her to and waits until you catch up. She tried to chase a cat in the garden, so not sure how cat friendly she would be.
Overall she is a beautiful, friendly, loving dog. She was a pleasure to have and be around. Gentle natured; well behaved and loves attention.
REPORT FROM ABBIE’S FOREVER HOME – JULY 2012
Abbie is a very affectionate little girl and full of energy.
After her arrival here she ran round investigating every room again and again. Her tail never stopped wagging. Not showing any signs of being timid. She is quite responsive to commands, i.e. ’Not that way’ – she will turn round and come back. She will come when called so with time may be able to run loose along the fields. We will have to see. She attempted to go up the stairs but stopped on being told ‘no’. This morning she came upstairs when Don and I were there, had a good sniff round and then went down again to lie in the hall. Quite amazing we did not expect her to be quite so good. However, she is a little less co-operative about getting off the sofa which can be a bit awkward sometimes as I need to lay on there occasionally with the back. Today she jumped on and I left her and sat beside her, or that was the idea, but she decided that I should have the same treatment as her monkey toy we have for her. I am not sure how long monkey will be with us. Abbie is not going to love him, more like dismember him. Quite a little character.
Abbie’s remedy for keeping cool is lying down on the stone floor in the kitchen, spreading her hind legs out behind her so that her undercarriage is flat on the cold floor.
Don and I wish to thank you all so much for your support when we lost Oliver, it meant a great deal and helped so much and still does and for your help in finding Honey for us. We are so lucky to have her and hope she will be happy here for as long as she needs. She will be much loved.
You are a wonderful Rescue organization and if there is anything I could do to help at any time do please ask.