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Fostering Miss Frankie

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Look who we picked up tonight...:wave:

This is Frankie. She's a 3-4 yr old Pit/mix, about 45 lbs. Her owner passed away 6 months ago and she has spent the past 6 months in a boarding facility. She had all the basic care, but it certainly wasn't a home environment. A staffer at the boarding facility called the rescue last week and asked for help. So she was transferred to the boarding facility we use and a foster was found. I was due to take a neglect case out of the city shelter but this little girl's foster had to back out last minute so I am taking her and we are boarding the neglect case as a kind of "decompression time" (hopefully I will be able to take him in a month or so as he will need a lot of work)

So here she is and of course many more photos will follow
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Is Chester also a pit mix? He's the twin of my rescue Sacha!
People have asked me several times if Sacha is a Ridgeback. I've seen her mom and dad, but was so terrified I can't remember what they looked like. The owner of her mom and dad- a local farmer- wanted a guard dog so did things to make him 'mean' which back-fired and now the male dog is only allowed out of his pen at night when the farmer's children are safely inside. Her mom was there, too, but I was so new to the country and scared with the way the kids were holding week-old puppies. We took Sacha when the farmer said he was going to 'put Sacha in the river' (drown her- eeek!) due to her temperament.

No, he doesn't actually show any of the physical or personality traits of a pit bull type. Best guess is Rhodesian Ridgeback or Ridgeback/Boxer mix. Nearly everyone who meets him says first thing "Is he a Ridgeback?" including some people who known purebreds. It is mostly a personality thing though that makes him so very much not a pit bull, it is funny how different he is from the fosters. So much more independent, stubborn, quiet, and focused.
Oh my goodness she is adorable!!!
Chester had another vet visit today so I took the day off work- My wallet is hurting but the dogs sure benefited though as we spent plenty of time at the park

I swear she has got the adorable look down pat. So kawaii.

Awwwwwww.....so adorable!
Frankie is still here and doing great. She and Chester are enjoying playing freely in the full yard (when the fosters are more recent, they only get the run of part of the yard) and she hasn't been any problems. She'll be staying with the rescue coordinator next week for a few days so we'll get to see how she does with the two female dogs there.

iPhone pics so less than full quality but some fun and cute ones I think...

Oh, gosh! I love the chase photos- especiall the one where you can see Miss Frankie's eyes looking back at Chester!
Considering that even my parents think she's a well behaved, awesome dog, it is hard to believe she's still here (okay, it has only been not even 6 weeks...)

Chase time:

and her and Chester "shake" in tandem
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