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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Our Rescue Dog Lexi - 1 Year On

It has been a whole year since we rescued Lexi our Rottie X Staffie from the RSPCA and now when I look into her cute little brown eyes and pretty little face I wonder how I ever lived without her before!

Lexi has become such a big part of me and Mr P's home. The first thing I do when I come home is race out the back and give her lots of pats and affection. Then I assess the days damage of what holes she has dug, things she has chewed, or mischief she has made! Don't let that sweet face fool you ... she's still a digger and a chewer and a backyard destroyer but I put that down to her being bored as well as still pretty young, I think she's about 2.5 years old now so hoping she will grow out of that soon.

We had our big blow up pool for only 2 weeks and she got her teeth into the pool cover which was an expensive $40 chew toy! Next she's been getting her teeth into the plastic valves on the side of the pool and it's only a matter of time before there's a Noah's Arc flood in the backyard which is going to be an even more expensive chew toy!

Lexi still gets really scared around big groups of people like when we hosted Christmas Day she spent most of the time hiding inside when we were all outside. I guess 13 kids trying to pat you can be a little overwhelming. I finally managed to lure her outside with the worlds biggest lamb bone for her to devour!

Lexi brings out the caring side in everyone, even people that aren't really into animals or big dog lovers start cooing as soon as they see her and try to reassure her and make her feel safe. She seems to have that kind of effect on people.

It saddens me every time I see how timid she is that it's because a human made her that way.

Taking Lexi for a run has been good for her to burn off some of that energy and good for us getting some exercise. I'd love to take her out more, maybe even go on a camping trip or weekend away somewhere that's dog friendly. That is sounding very domesticated I know but it would be a lot of fun!

She is growing in confidence the more contact she has with people and other dogs. She's had a few doggy dates and we've become dog sitters lately with a few of our friends and family's dogs coming to stay ... how cute is Lexi (if a little begrudgingly) sharing her bed with her big sister Bella!

I'll admit it, coming from someone who doesn't have kids that being a fur Mum to this little one isn't so bad. I actually do feel like I'm a Mum sometimes - feeding her, putting her to bed, playing with her, telling her off when she's naughty, it's like training to be a Mum!

Finally, a note to the people who abuse animals like Lexi and turned her into such a timid scared dog I don't know how you sleep at night. She is such a beautiful sweet thing and you are an ugly disgusting monster. I hope karma catches up with you. Sorry rant over!

You can see my letters to Lexi 3 months on and 6 months on here.

Lexi a whole year on - we love you long time Lexi!

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  1. What a sweetheart she is! My son has allergies and asthma, so we can't have a dog right now. But, I enjoy hearing stories about other peoples love for their dogs! I have no idea how someone could abuse an animal, either. She is so lucky to have you now!

    1. I have allergies and asthma but Im ok with short haired dogs just not long haired ones. Maybe when he's a bit older he might get better around them :)

  2. Awww, she's so cute! So sad that she was mistreated. Hope she doesn't manage to sink her teeth into your pool!

    1. She's a cutie alright! Yea its so sad that there's a lot more dogs out there that need saving too. Me too or I might have to come and use yours ;)

  3. Hi Michelle - thank you so much for stopping by my blog. We have two staffies - we started off with one but he (Alfie) used to dig something terrible so we got him a play mate (Rosie) - and he stopped digging although Rosie does like to chew - luckily nothing too value so far.
    I am not an animal person but I have gotten to love these two - and love the unconditional love that they have for us. They are quick learners and a pleasure to have around.
    Have the best long weekend !

    1. Maybe Lexi needs a friend then, I have been thinking about it mainly for her own company but if it will stop the digging that would be good too!
      Staffies are playful lovable dogs arent they I never knew I could love mine so much either but she got right into my heart and made it smile!
      Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great Aussie Day!

  4. I guess a few expensive chew toys are worth it for all the love and joy she brings you.

    1. Thats what I tell myself Carolyn ... and I cant be mad at those lovable brown eyes!

  5. I can't believe it's been a year! Wow! And she is such a sweetheart! You guys did a beautiful thing bringing her into your home.

    And I'm with you concerning those who abuse animals--I don't get how someone can be that cruel to something innocent. It's bizarre and inhumane.

    1. I know time has flown by! :)


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