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We know very little about Pepsi's history before she came to us. When she arrived she was a very nervous and insecure 6 months old little dog. Still just a pup really. She smelled strongly of disinfectant shampoo, was very thin, and ravenously hungry. Besides eating all she wanted to do was curl up for a cuddle in a warm and sympathetic lap. She answered to "Pepsi", so we kept the name.
As her character emerged and she became more confident it was like having a hyperactive toddler in the house. Excited, inquisitive and into everything. Housetraining took just 2 days.
In common with many rescue dogs, she was very possessive with her food - not with us, but with one of our elderly 16 year old Springers still with us at the time. Her table manners quickly improved. She now sits patiently and waits to be told "OK" before starting her dinner.
Pepsi
At first we didn't understand why her eyes and inner lids were so red. We assumed it was an infection, or caused by pulling on the lead when out walking. Then we saw a dog with very similar red eyes on TV. They had been inflamed by toxic fumes from accumulated dirt and urine in a confined space.
Pepsi's eyes are much better now. She has put on weight and even grown a bit more. She still has a couple of hang-ups like occasionally wanting to "puppy bite" me (and no one else!) when she is over tired. I can forgive her that. She has settled down really well, and we wouldn't be without her. Pepsi's a little treasure of a dog.
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