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Re: chewie the chow chow needs loving family

Postby suzzane72 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:29 pm

Just an update on Chewie. Looks like our girl is going to California! We're very excited about her future home. Many thanks to all on this site and we will give an update when she flies (end of Sept.)

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Postby CoraP. » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:29 pm

I'm so glad to hear this. I was worried about Chewie. Please let us know how everything goes! I'd love to hear about her new home and how she adjusts!
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Postby chakasmom » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:48 pm

I am so happy for you and especially Chewie. I have been watching this thread and was worried for this cutie pie. Thank you for being vigilant for his well being.

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Postby janet » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:31 am

this is great suzanne!!!!!!!!!!! we wish chewie all the best in his new home.
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Postby jacqui » Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:58 pm

great news :D I hope you'll keep us posted.
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Postby suzzane72 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:24 pm

Hello all! Chewie made it safely to her new home in California today. Her new family reports she's a little scared, but doing well. Thanks to everyone!

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Postby Abbiegirl » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:12 pm

So happy to hear Chewie has found a loving home...you should tell the new owners about this web site and maybe they could let us all know how Chewie is adjusting....this is great news.
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Postby CoraP. » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:35 pm

I'm glad Chewie had a good trip. Hopefully she will soon be adjusted to her new home. Yes, it would be great to hear how she's doing now and then, if her new family would like to join!
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Postby suzzane72 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:10 am

Chewie has settled in very quickly and happily with her new home and family. Best to all! Any new updates will be in community discussion so other chows in need of new families have the spotlight.

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Postby CoraP. » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:28 pm

Thanks for the update. I'm glad to hear she's doing well!
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Postby Cafe_Latte » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:13 pm

Hi everyone, I'm Chewie's new owner here in California.
Just to bring everyone upto date, she is doing really well for being uprooted from Texas and transplanted
in the heart of Silicon Valley, California with only four days under her collar.

She's a character, actually a little princess that needs to learn how to be a Chow Chow.
Though I do have to say she's got aloof down pat.

Thanks for everyones concerns, suggestions and recommendations.
Stacy

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Postby jacqui » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:04 am

Stacy,
Congradulations and thank you for the update on Chewie.wishing you all the best and please keep us posted.
some pictures would be nice :wink:
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Postby CoraP. » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:46 pm

I'm glad Chewie has settled in for you. Please let us know how it continues to go!
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Postby MickChick » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:04 pm

I'm so happy Chewie found a new home; I've got a 5 year old chow girl rescue who doesn't like other girls very well, either, not to mention I'm pushing the envelope having a chow where I'm at (onthe restricted list), and still waiting to hear if I'll have a job come January (new administration coming in). Other than those few problems, I'd have offered her a home myself!

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Re: chewie the chow chow needs loving family

Postby Cafe_Latte » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:36 am

Update:

Its been almost three months since adopting Chewie, and she is doing really well.
When she arrived, she acted more like a privileged child or a princess and seem to lack the senses of
being a dog, and kept her distance from my other two chow girls (as expected).

Though she still acts a little princess-like, but learning to be a dog - love chasing and barking at squirrels,
enjoys going on daily walks and runs, looks forward to getting home after being out or away from my other
two chow girls. And the other day we had three break through's:
1. she tried to entice the other two to play with her while laying on her back and being complete submissive.
2. learned to shake upon command
3. figured out that pig ears are chew threats and not a toy to throw around

Really happy that she's here.
Stacy

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Postby jacqui » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:14 am

Stacy,thats great to hear Chewie is doing well with you and your family :D
thank you for the update.
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Postby CoraP. » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:51 pm

I'm so glad that Chewie is coming along so well. Thank you so much for the update!!
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Postby Cafe_Latte » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:31 pm

Another update:

Chewie and my other dog (Chow Fun, aka Funny or Funny Bones or FunnyGrrl) are building a greater bond with one
another since Funny's sister (Chow Mein) died on March 04, 2009 at the age of 14.

Both have shown signs of missing their house/yard mate, but seem to be bouncing back.
Chewie is leading Funny to the dogpark and Funny is schooling Chewie about being a dog and how to act like dog too.
Chewie love going for rides in the car with no particular destination as long as she can see the world beyond her backyard.
But while at the dogpark, she acts like a princess, wonder around the dogpark acting as if she own the place and picks and
chooses which other dog she's going to interact with. Has determined that she dislike german shepards or others that show
or exhibit signs of dominance over her. More into the equality (like a liberated woman) on many fronts like size and general
personality, but cares less about looks, should see some of the mutts she hangs out with. LOL

What is it about with dirt, freshly dug dirt, Chewie has been extremely playful in the yard where we're doing some landscaping,
she been picking up tennis ball size dirty clods and tossing them around and the pouncing on them til they crumble and is happy
about flattening it or jump over the guideline string til it breaks and then jumping in and out of the trench. Or with her rawhide
chews, she plays hide and seek with them or tempt Funny to take it away, but hasn't figured out that she needs to keep the chew
closer to her rather than within Funny's reach, then looks so surprised when Funny actually takes and eats it.

Thats it for now
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Postby Cafe_Latte » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:42 pm

Latest news:

Chewie has a new playmate, Bruin!!! a 14mo old male from Rocket Dog Rescue.
He loves to romp and play, and just what Chewie needed.

Never new she'd play ball. Bruin loves balls, she loves to take it from him and he'll chase her for it.
So let the games begin.

Pict to follow in a day or so.

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Postby kingalls » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:10 am

\:D/ \:D/ Yeah! Sounds like they are going to be a great brother and sister pair!
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Postby ngraham » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:23 pm

That's wonderful to hear. I'm sure Bruin has adopted a wonderful new forever family. Welcome to the board and I hope you and Bruin have alot of wonderful years together!
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Postby chowfrnd88 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:59 am

CONGRATULATIONS!! That is such wonderful news!!!!!! We're all so happy for you and for Bruin! Can't wait to see pictures!!:)
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Postby CoraP. » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:48 pm

I'm so happy to hear Bruin has found such a great home!!
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Postby Cafe_Latte » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:52 pm

Its been a year and two days since Chewie came to us.

Looking back at the day when she arrived, nervous and scared about being in a new place and with people and dogs that she didn't know.
She was a prissy little princess and didn't really know how to be a dog.
Funny little quirks that we noted were: Wouldn't walk on the lids or cover plates on the street or sidewalk, avoided puddles and didn't know how to chew or gnaw on bones and doesn't like people food. But now, she has become a real dog, hunts and chases birds/squirrels and some buttlerflys, can shake paw upon request, wrassles with Bruin and others dog at the dog park, gnaws bones like the best of them, barks/growls are strangers or unknown things/noises, and really loves chicken, beef, tuna and salmon and has learned to care for Chow Fun, and most recently milk foam (macchiato w/o espresso) and loves to swimming in Lake Tahoe and going for daily scootering(run).

She's still a little shy with people, and somewhat aloof with other dogs unless she has known them for several month (at the dog park).
This weekend we celebrated with her doing our usual with her and the other two (Bruin/Chow Fun).

Really glad that we were able to adopt her.
Thanks to all for the support.
Stacy

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Re: chewie the chow chow needs loving family

Postby Sirchow » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:59 pm

I love reading the after parts of the "happy ever after" stories and this one is just great. What a fantastic family Chewie got for herself when she landed in California. I was just looking at the photo of the three of your chowkids and one hauman one as well in another thread. They look so happy and relaxed together. You are an advert for keeping more than one chow of the same s*x together. Thank you for giving these beautiful creatures the chance of a happy and healthy home. Your chowkids are beautiful. A little picture or two here would be nice. :D
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