almost 9 years ago I rescued a puppy from a horrific situation she had been spayed at 2 months with no antibiotics and when i found her she had so
much infection and swelling her tummy dragged the ground with blood trails. I had an animal rescue back then funded soley by me and my family money.
after months of surgeries with weeks in between to allow healing of this and that she was finally a healthy dog of 6 months and unlike many of our
other rescues had become a part of our family. During these surgeries and even long after she never whined, whimpered or groaned, NOT A PEEP i tell
you. not even when she was clearly in serious pain.
So as time went on I checked with her vet who told me her voice should be fine and maybe it was merely the emotional trauma she endured that she
remained silent. I tried everything. One of my rescues was a talker so I worked with her and him together to get her to bark and even fake broke into
my house a few times so she could learn the other dogs barked and protected the house and they got rewarded. But to no avail she never made a sound,
not a groan not a grumble not even a burp or a fart could be heard coming from the lass.
One night after being out drinking at a dinner with friends I had gotten a ride home to avoid a dui, however i neglected to get my keys back from my
friends at the restaurant. By this time my rescued pup had grown to a healthy (still quiet) 1 & 1/2 year old gal. One my vet said was worthy of
champion bloodlines evidently- oh he loved it when she came in for check ups. During the last year I had to stop rescuing animals as family money was
running out and even my two jobs couldn't support that many vet bills etc so I had by then thinned the heard down to just the family pets, her being
one of them.
So here i was breaking into my own house on a dark evening when all the neighborhood was quiet. Mind you I only had three dogs left at that point. One
mute girl, one 16 yr old boy with a booming voice and a little chihuahua so you can imagine my shock when I heard TWO BOOMING barks on the other side
of my door.
At first I thought someone thought i still did rescues and must have brought by another dog, and when I went inside it was just my same three, my big
boy, my mute girl and the little yapper chester. To my dismay I couldn't figure it out, so I figured I must be drunk and went to bed.
Then next day my bf at the time came over and wow RARARARARUFF she roared! I was so proud I praised her and gave her treats and forgot my bf was at
the door outside lol
So that was 8 years ago roughly and here's the problem- she won't shush now. She talks more than I do. a moan here a grumble there and whine a whimper
a groan and a growl. She has found her voice and at times it is annoying cause she's difficult when i am on the phone and she is trying to communicate
with me. she tells me when its time to fill bowls, go outside pet her, give her treats, she even is vocal about her jealousy when someone else gets
pets. I know work with her and she can say I love you and she has a distinct 4 syllable I want outside which my hubby finds hilarious.
So she found her voice and I have a dog that is vocal more than most people. She is my shadow and my best friend and I can proudly say Im not crazy
yes my dog talks back lol
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