Saturday, April 25
Poor Mookie was unable to come to grips with the fact that she wasn't the baby of the house anymore. After more than a year of trying to help Mookie accept the new baby, Mookie's owners very sorrowfully surrendered her to FBRN.
Here is the first report from her foster mom:
"I picked her up last night and her dad was heartbroken to let her go! She spent the night just chilling in a quiet room away from my dogs, and she passed out snoring!
She is GORGEOUS with one black spot on her back - so adorable…she hasn't done a whole lot yet, but she hasn't had an accident, she is totally [up to date on vaccines], just needs a microchip and a once over and she should be ready to go!
Her dad said she was bit by a dog a few years back and hasn't trusted them since. She definitely needs to be placed as an only dog. While I see signs that she will come around with the right dog, she is very anxious, and I think she would do best soaking all the attention up herself!"
Mookie is settling in to her foster home, and if you'd like to offer her some support or sponsor her, you can check her out here.
Usurpation is a difficult thing for many dogs. How well we remember the birth of our younger sibling, and the resentment and dismay we felt upon first encountering the squirmy, demanding young morsel of life. How often we dreamt of a world without siblings and a return to the pre-lapsarian Eden of our earliest days, when the sun rose and set around us and our needs. How intense were our feelings of schadenfreude when our second sibling came around to bump the first sibling from her post as center of the world. Happily, the feelings of emotional kwashiorkor receded in time, and soon we three were a merry band of hoydens terrorizing the court and environs and driving our poor mother mad with worry and embarrassment, as all children do.
It is sad to see a Frenchie who cannot overcome her initial distress at the arrival of a newcomer. We hope that as an only dog, Mookie can once again find happiness and balance.
The Frog Princess