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As everyone here knows Hannah (who is 9yrs old) has been with us since January. She came to us needing a life overhaul basically. Her fears ranged from people, hard surfaces, loud noises, any kind of comotion, grooming, toys,...well basically all the things that come with being a dog. 1 by 1 my husband and I have worked with Hannah to over come her fears and learn that there is a life beyond breeding, being crated and living as a recluse with out hands on attention, toys, chewies, regular grooming and snuggle time with people. We are Hannah's 3rd home so none of this has been easy for us to teach Hannah...but as I have said before and posted with pics, Hannah is making huge strides in baby steps.

Over the last 2 months Ralph, Jasper and I have been bringing Hannah outside to sit on our swing when we have company, when our friends bring their dogs for visits and whenever we bring Jasper out for walks. Although, she was terribly nervous the 1st few times Hannah kept trying partly because she now hates being left out of anything we are doing and partly because she has learned that our yard is not a bad place (for short periods of time).

This week I am proud to say Hannah is walking down our porch stairs on her own, across the drive way and into the yard not only to go for short walks but to go potty. We are over joyed by all if this as is Jasper who loves having his girl go for walks with him. Car rides and trips to stores are still a work in progress but for us this week has been a huge triumph for Ms Hannah and we couldn't be happier for her.

Back in April:
On our swing during a puppy visit:










Today before she went out:
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I just love Hannah she has made it clear she love's us too. Hannah and Jasper get along so good together. I would never hesitate to adopt an older Chi and give them the love they need. I'm so proud of the progress she has made so far.
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You are the best Ralph...not only for adopting Hannah with me but for taking the time to understand Hannah's needs, working with her everyday and loving her for all that she does and all that she is. This is why I love you and your fur kids love you so much. Oh and yes I would never hesitate to adopt another older chi in need either.
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so sweet.Congrats Ms Hannah.I am so glad you took her in and yall have done a very good job with her.
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Hannah is awesome and it's a thrill to see her progress !

Noone should hesitate taking on an older dog ! It's a special experience you
can't really imagine until you live it.

She's lucky to have you guys
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I know how great it is seeing them make progress. Good for you for taking the time to work with her and get her over her fears. Yeah, adopting older dogs is great. They have their quirks and history, but is so great to take them in and see them blossom. No puppy messes and they usually have some idea about where to do their business. I didn't really want any puppies, but I ended up with two. Not that I am complaining, Billy is so much fun and Xena is so bold and inexhaustable.
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