New Dog in the House!!

I interrupt this art blog to introduce Batllo (as in Casa Batllo in Barcelona, pronounced  bat Yo). 

Batllo Sunday Sept 6

He is a 3-5 year-old terrier/daschund (?) mix who was rescued from a puppy mill.  We adopted him on Sunday and are in love with him.  He needs lots of calm, quiet, tlc.  He’s very calm in the apartment, spending much time in his crate, but venturing out occassionally.  Outside the traffic is too big and noisy, but we will help him to acclimate.  We he accepts touching and physical care, but is easily overwhelmed by close smushy love, so we let him have his space.  He seems to like other dogs, though we have yet to see his little nubbin’ of a tail wiggle yet….all in good time.  It is so good to have a dog at home again…to walk and care for.  It doesn’t take away the sorrow we have for losing Mimsey, but he fills a new spot we have just for him!

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4 responses to “New Dog in the House!!

  1. Awwwww, I love him. What a sweetie. I hope he realizes that he’s with people who love him and will help him get over his traumatic experiences…like you said, “all in good time.”

    • allmimsey

      He’s beginning to figure some of it out. It will take a long time, but we are happy with his progress in such a short time. Thanks!

  2. I am so happy you took in an abused dog. If he’s anything like mine, he will adjust and learn to enjoy attention. He won’t get over everything but most of it. Animals have feelings but I guess some people don’t care about animals – my husband says it makes him wonder how they treat the people in their lives.

    • allmimsey

      He is already really showing signs of settling and we are thrilled! We know from our previous dog, who was physically abused that the abuser was violent toward his girlfriend as well….we are the lucky ones to have the chance to offer love and safety to these dogs. Mimsey brought so much to my life, and now Barley is already such a joy. Thank you for your comments.

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