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Meet Fenway aka Babe , a nine year old female Tibetan Terrier who was originally purchased as a puppy and lived with a husband and wife who then had children. As the children started to grow up the family decided to rehome Fenway and did ...so with an older couple. This couple truly did not understand the care requirements (Picture 1) as well as the quirkiness of the breed. Their biggest complaint about Fenway was that she was aloof (â¥ ) as well as naughty around the dining room table (â¥ ) . Those of us who know TTâs know that those two things are just typical traits of our beloved breed.
Fenway has been in foster care for about 3 weeks and here is what her foster mom has to say:
Fenway began her stay with her current foster mom as an exceedingly well-behaved but subdued little lady- not surprising considering her recent shuffling around. But she has taken it all in stride beautifully, has been great with the other dogs as well as the cats, and never made even a peep for the first 2-3 weeks with us. Walks have been a pleasure, except that usually when I want to go one way, she goes the other! We compromise & all is well. The biggest "issue" I have had with Fenway has been on her walks- when she decides it's time for a break, she lays down, and that's that! Time for a rest. Anyone who knows Tibetans knows that they have a mind of their own, and they know what they want. Fenway knows what she wants, but she is always so darn polite about it! In any event, since she is usually right about when to take a break, it all works out. We rest & enjoy the world for a few minutes and then we continue on our way! One of her pictures is of her finding her patch of grass & taking a break..
If this is the biggest issue a dog can have, I'll take ten like Fenway any day...
Into her third week with us, Fenway started to play! It is adorable- she will grab a stick when necessary, but she loves tennis balls and loves to run around and play with her humans. She also started to bark joyfully while playing! She is still as quiet as a church mouse in the house, but it is gratifying to see her blossom as she settles in. Whoever adopts this little lady- and she is in every sense of the word a true "Lady"- will be adding a loyal, loving, and altogether enchanting companion who can teach us how to relax and enjoy life just a little bit more.See More
If you are interested in adopting Fenway please fill out an application at www.ttca-online.org in the rescue section. You will also be asked for a veterinarian reference and two non family personal references. Adoption fee is $250.
Tibetan Terrier Club of America Rescue
Scotch Plains, NJ