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Today, for the first time ever (since we rescued her about 16 months ago) Queso rolled over and let me rub her belly! Such an exciting milestone and I couldn't wait to share it with you all. She's a former puppy mill momma, and we adopted her in December 2008 as a sweet six year old, very cautious and self-protective. She's a very independent girl and not often affectionate, so this really made my day! I grabbed the camera with my other hand to capture the magic! :wub:
 

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That is so heartwarming! What a wonderful milestone she's hit. :) I'm sure as the years go by she will amaze you even more.
 

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That is totally awesome! :wub::wub::wub:

And it definitely IS a milestone... she is showing that she has confidence in you now, not to mention real affection! B)

Queso is obviously a very lucky dog to have you for her forever mommy!
 

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I am so excited and so happy for you!!! Queso is such a sweetheart and having a rescue of my own, I know this is a HUGE milestone. I can only imagine how excited you must be to know she loves you that much and is able to now show it. :wub:
 

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Today, for the first time ever (since we rescued her about 16 months ago) Queso rolled over and let me rub her belly! Such an exciting milestone and I couldn't wait to share it with you all. She's a former puppy mill momma, and we adopted her in December 2008 as a sweet six year old, very cautious and self-protective. She's a very independent girl and not often affectionate, so this really made my day! I grabbed the camera with my other hand to capture the magic! :wub:

I'm so happy for you!!:chili:
I took in Bitsy and she was so mistrusting and snippy and growly,I wasn't sure I could trust her. She too was a breeding dog,not a pet. All she knew was having puppies,very little people interaction,what little there was must not have been positive.

Took her almost 5 months to let me put her on her back or to let me rub her belly. I had to work w/ her daily and hand feed her to gain her trust.Like JMM said their need for food will overcome their fear and eventually they'll associate you w/ good touch,not bad.
I've heard turning their belly to you is a sign of trust,so let's hope that's the case and more good days of love will be coming.

Took almost 5 months to break through Bitsy's issues,it felt good to know that she felt like she was home and was loved. She looks like such a sweetie....
I'm happy for you,truly,I know how good it feels to give them that first belly rub,it's real break through!:aktion033:
 
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