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    I Get to Help!

    I am kind of excited, tomorrow I will get to go have a first meeting with my friend's Saint Bernard, Emma. Emma is a rescue, and is shy and afraid of strangers, so Annie (her human) thinks it would be good for her to get to know a friendly stranger! I will have to restrain myself from running over to hug her, but I have not petted a Saint Bernard since Bruni passed away! If I can get a picture or two I will, I promise!
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    Sounds like fun! Hoping you get a few pics!

    Forever in my heart...Casey,Ginger,Corey,Mandy,Sassy,Lacey

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    AWWWWwwwwww... That's wonderful!

    Looking forward to the report.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
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    Wish I was coming along, love to see a pic, have fun!

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    Awww, you lucky duck! Gentle hugs to Emma. I hope with time and patience she comes out of her shell and realizes that strangers aren't scary.
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    I love Saint Bernards! Please give her some extra petting for me! I would love it if you could give her a big hug for me, but not if it won't help her get over her shyness and fear. Annie is getting a very special visitor! (and by extension many visitors )
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

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    Today's Visit!

    Here is the beautiful Emma doing "sit" - right away for me! She was very well behaved, and understood I knew what to say, and before we were officially introduced, I let her give me a good sniff, so she knew there were indeed treats in my pocket.



    She is about 6 years old, and has been with her mom Annie for 4 years.
    I've Been Frosted

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    Here are Emma and her mom Annie:





    And Emma trying to earn a cookie from me!

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    It all went very well, I got to do some good skritches, and even got a nice "lean" which delighted me and surprised Annie. No hugs yet, as she is extremely face shy, but next time I may get to deliver a belly rub!

    For a Saint, she is very well trained, can not only do sit, stay and down, but can tap with either paw, do army crawl, and even, with the enticement of a treat, spin!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It all went very well, I got to do some good skritches, and even got a nice "lean" which delighted me and surprised Annie. No hugs yet, as she is extremely face shy, but next time I may get to deliver a belly rub!

    For a Saint, she is very well trained, can not only do sit, stay and down, but can tap with either paw, do army crawl, and even, with the enticement of a treat, spin!
    Yay, Emma! The picture of Emma waiting for a cookie from Karen gives me a huge smile - it's like she's thinking, "I know you have a cookie there and I am so beautiful that you'll just have to give it to me." What does "face shy" mean, though?
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

    Cassie's Catster page: http://www.catster.com/cats/448678

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassiesmom View Post
    Yay, Emma! The picture of Emma waiting for a cookie from Karen gives me a huge smile - it's like she's thinking, "I know you have a cookie there and I am so beautiful that you'll just have to give it to me." What does "face shy" mean, though?
    Face shy means she's very sensitive about anyone getting near her face, or staring into her face. Butt skritches were fine, but no ear rubs yet!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Oh my gosh what a beauty Emma is! I bet it was fun to visit with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chocolatepuppy View Post
    Oh my gosh what a beauty Emma is! I bet it was fun to visit with her.
    It was. And I was very well behaved, I did not squeal with delight, or hug her like I wanted to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It was. And I was very well behaved, I did not squeal with delight, or hug her like I wanted to!
    That had to be hard to resist!

    Forever in my heart...Casey,Ginger,Corey,Mandy,Sassy,Lacey

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    Oh, she's gorgeous! And what a great job you and she both did, Karen!

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

    -- Terry Pratchett (19482015), Sourcery

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