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.
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.
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.
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.