Friday, January 6, 2012

Lissa has Company

When Lissa came to me to stay for awhile she had been in a previous foster home for nine months.  The hope was that Lissa might come out of her shell more in a different surrounding and eventually be adoptable.  

As you all know, it's been difficult for Lissa and she is a scared little girl.  She quakes in the presence of strangers so when I got a call from her former foster mother who wanted to come and visit her, I was anxious to see how Lissa would react.  

Debbie brought her two kids who barreled into the house anxious to see Lissa.  I was immediately 'on alert' fully expecting her to bolt through the house and hide.  Boy did I get a surprise!

Lissa never moved, she heard and recognized the kids voices as they came in the house.  That is Debbie, the former foster mom in pink and her son.  Believe it or not, her daughter is scrunched in there too next to mom and brother!!   The look on Lissa's face was priceless, she actually looked relaxed!!!  It was all I could do not to cry.  

I think the visit helped Lissa to know or understand that her former people were still 'out there'.  She seems even more relaxed in the last few days since they were here.  I 'think' she may have been very distressed by their disappearance even though it was she that left them! 

And, oh by the you remember the 'reading' the Animal Communicator did on Lissa?  (a couple of post's back)  Lissa had given the name 'Frank' to the AC and told her she loved 'Frank'.  I thought perhaps Debbie's husbands name was Frank, but no.  However, guess what.....Debbie found out that there IS a Frank at the farm where Lissa was raised!!!  

Hmmmmmm!  You just never know!  



  1. I was wondering how she was doing. Hopefully she will make some progress after their visit.

  2. Oh that is so sweet! Lissa would do well in a home with children it looks like. That is amazing the animal communicator came up with "Frank" as that's not too common of a name I wouldn't think!
    Hope she continues to be more relaxed...... she's a beautiful dog!!
    Cathy G

  3. Oh, your photo warms my heart, I am so happy for Lissa. I hope now she came make some real progress. If anyone can make a break through with Lissa it will be you, you are so patient, kind and caring. I do believe! "FRANK" Have a good weekend, greetings from Maine, Julie.

  4. I just heard a story on the news last night that dogs were pretty good at telepathy...some knew when their owners left the office to come home! I think Lissa is very sensitive. It may take a while, but this is encouraging. I believe what the psychic says too!

  5. Here's hoping that was a breakthrough for Lissa!!!
    Sending pug hugs :)

  6. I'm so glad that you had some good news regarding Lissa.

    How nice of her former foster mother to come and visit with the kids. You can see that they love her and that Lissa is responding to love and their familiar sounds and smell.

    I wonder if they brought a blanket with their scent on it for Lissa to lay down on if she would respond to that since a dog sense of smell is so strong. Thanks for keeping us up to date with Lissa's progress. JB

  7. Hmmmm, you never do know for sure, do you (we)?


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