Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Molly makes progress with her new adopter Az

N's friend Az came over again today for another orientation session with Molly. It went VERY well. They made so much progress today and so far everything is going faster and smoother than I thought it would. I was afraid Molly would be difficult.. Well, she IS difficult but she is coming around very quickly. Today Az and I hung out on the couch and Molly was cautious but hung around us as well. She still barked, growled, howled, backed away, whenever Az moved too quickly or spoke too loudly for her liking.

Throughout the session we gave her treats, drawing her closer and closer to Az each time until she was cautiously sniffing his fingers and feet. Shortly before Az had to leave Molly started taking treats from his hands. She did so several times. She would still dart quickly away from him every time she got her treat but hey, at least she got near him in the first place right??! We're hoping that in the next couple of sessions, she'll allow Az to pet her or at least sit next to her.

Molly will have another friend at Az's house besides his 3 year old dog Kopi because he and his partner adopted a puppy from SPCA Selangor on Sunday! Puppy doesn't have a name yet. She is a 3 month old local mixed breed dog like Molly. White with random black and brown patches. She's big for her age and I'm hoping that she and Molly and Kopi will be firm friends. Three mutts in an awesome house in Bangsar with their dads. Molly is naturally friendly towards other animals and I know she won't be aggressive to Kopi and Puppy.. I just hope that Kopi will be able to accept another adult female dog in her territory.

Please continue to wish us luck and send us good vibes as we continue Molly's journey to a forever home... It's been a long process with so many ups and downs along the way. I can't believe I've been fostering Molly for a year and a half. Maybe all this waiting is meant to be and it's all worth it for Molly to have the best home possible. I love that silly little dog, even the way she stinks :)


~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

It's great that you guys actually thought of orientation sessions. I must remember to do that too. Az and his mate sound like such great guys! 3 mutts -- WOW! You gotta have really big hearts to have the time and affection and energy for 3 mutts!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That was an excellent idea -- orientation sessions. I'll keep this in mind for future rehomings. :)

*sending positive vibes and thoughts to you, Molly and Az*
And my cats send purrs and headbutts.

ManekiNeko said...

It's an excellent plan -- Molly can meet Az in HER space, where she feels most secure. When she does actually move to Bangsar, Az will smell familiar and (maybe?) even comforting. I really applaud you for the very thoughtful effort you are making to get Molly into her new home! :-)

havetailwillwag said...

actually the orientation sessions were N's idea!! she's terrific with dogs and knew exactly how we needed to plan molly's rehoming. i'm just along for the ride :)

Bobby said...

I am glad Molly will be near you, I do hope she settles well.I am sure she will.