Cuddles picked her new home perfectly

Posted by Nerilie Watson on 18 September 2011 | 2 Comments


I was volunteering when I came across my first ever Whippet back in 2000 and she was around 3mths old (then named Midget), I took her out and we sat and cuddled for ages... when I put her back in her kennel, she did the softest grab at my leg and held on and then gave me that look.. which completely touched my heart...  “Cuddles” is 11 ½ now and is truly the “sweetest little dog”, she thinks a cuddle and doggie kiss will fix everything.


When she was 8yrs old I introduced her to her first ever dog training class which she loves attending through Paw Prints Pet Training (who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!).  Trevor (Paw Prints) educated me on crate training and this has now given Cuddles her “safe place” when there is a storm or fireworks, this has made a huge difference in her well being...   Paw Prints have even had her attend Puppy Kindy Classes to let the pups meet a “nice older dog”.

In 2010 she has been attending Challenger TAFE with me while I study to achieve my dog training accreditation, and is really enjoying all the basic and agility dog training classes, meeting other dogs and new people.  She even knows how to “speak” on cue when she wants a chewy bone treat....rather cute..


Cuddles really has a kind and calm personality, gets on well with the cats and  my chooks... she is always accepting of any new foster dogs and foster cats... show’s them the ropes and then gives them a kiss....

You can look for Cuddles in the 75th Anniversary book!  It was a sheer delight to have found her that day at the refuge... and as we say “the dog picks you” which is exactly what she did... and I wouldn’t have it any other way!!

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  • How true! the dog really does pick you, and what a loving and caring life she has been given. Such a lovely story.
    Thank you.

    Posted by Jane, 20/09/2011 12:38am (7 years ago)

  • A beautiful natured doggy with brilliant intuition!!! Glad you found each other :)

    Posted by Gay, 19/09/2011 5:05pm (7 years ago)

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