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    Wink Updates on Kiah :D

    It has been far too long since I visited these boards to update all you wonderful people on Ki's progress. Life has been so busy, almost all of my times goes to work and Ki.

    I have wonderful news. After over a year of working with Kiah, she is in almost perfect health. She is down to 49lbs. She knows over 30 words. We walk up to 2 miles a day. We can share space, sit outside around other people and dogs. She isn't nearly as afraid of everything, she has confidence and will investigate. I can walk her in downtown areas, through crowds of people on a Friday night and she listens perfectly. She is finally acting like a dog again. She fully trusts me now and I can snap her out of it in seconds If she has an outburst or gets triggered. Once I got her back to her "essence" I was able to decode some of her old behaviors. One thing I noticed was her prey drive, which I am sure her previous owners mistook for aggression and that's where the abuse came in. A few months ago I came home from work and she was screaming/peeing everywhere. I rushed her to the vet. After many xrays, they found arthritis and swollen joints in her hind legs, loose patellas and some abnormalities, plus a UTI. All due to previous trauma (cept for the UTI). That explained so much, poor girl...
    She still works for everything and does such a good job. You can tell she wants to learn and get rewarded.

    I also introduced Kiah to my moms dog, who is very submissive and non-reactive. We worked in some small sessions, we had 0 issues and even went for a walk without a single outburst.
    As of today, the only issue we have are allergies, I have to clean her paws/wrinkles twice a day. She loves it now. I'm so very proud of her and all the progress she made. Best of all, her favorite thing to do now is cuddle.

    For those people who don't know Kiah's history. She came from a severely abused/neglected background, there is an intro post telling her story.

    SO this weekend I have to fly out to Cali for a funeral, first time i'm going to leave her. I have some good people who I will have spend time with her come over throughout the day/night. I'm still a bit concerned, at least I have the cameras up.

    Sorry about some of them coming in sideways, they look fine when I upload them, but rotate when I insert.

    Of course I have some great pics to share,
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    I can't get over how different she is now...
    Everyday I see an improvement. Everyday she respects and trusts me even more. I'm honored that she chose me...


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    Stories like yours make me so happy and reinforce the power of love.
    My sunshine doesnt come from the skies,
    It comes from the love in my dogs eyes.


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    Aww Mike this is wonderful news, I'm so glad she has come so far, and is doing so well, it just shows what a loving home, time, patience, kindness, and a great Daddy can do to make a difference in a dogs life, who has been neglected and Abused. Good job Dad. I love her pictures, and her colouring is so beautiful, she looks like a tiger, and I love her brown eyes. She is a sweet heart.
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    Aww, it's so nice reading about positive outcomes She's adorable<3
    You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it.



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    ​@Bullyproof...
    GOD bless you, Mike, for not giving up on her...this post did my heart
    so much good...thank you for your update! Kiah looks amazing and
    you've done an awesome job with her...you deserve a medal (look
    under your avatar Don't be such a stranger, y'all are missed much!


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    ​@Bullyproof...
    GOD bless you, Mike, for not giving up on her...this post did my heart
    so much good...thank you for your update! Kiah looks amazing and
    you've done an awesome job with her...you deserve a medal (look
    under your avatar Don't be such a stranger, y'all are missed much!
    I agree with Carol so I have given you a medal too as you have done wonders with Kiah and that was so good to read how far she has come.

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    Thats awesome what you have done for her, she is a beautiful Girl!

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    I am so so happy to read all this.... tears of joy! That is amazing and I am so incredibly happy she found you and you saved her... giving her a great new loving home where she can be a happy, healthy Bulldog!

    Thank you for the update all the pictures are wonderful

    Safe travels to Cali.... and try not to be a stranger!
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    What a wonderful story, about Kiah, and what you have done for her-and with her. A person like you shows that there is still some kindness and caring . Thank you for what you have done.
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    It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"

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    You are Wonderful Mike for giving Kiah a Wonderful Life. Thank You for not giving up on her. LOL to You Kiah.

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    That is awesome... She could have been a twin to my Winston who also was Brindle with a black mask, she is beautiful!!!

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