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Billie the Shadow


A short little update after a few more days of settling in.

Billie is continuing to feel more comfortable with her environment and with us.  She is completely comfortable around April and Rupie too;  more so with April, as greys really do have a connection with each other.  Rupie is good with her as long as there’s not too much horsing around, or he gets a bit jealous and over excited.

But April and Billie will walk around the house together, have a little play dance and even step over and around each other when they’re lazing about.   No grumbles, just complete acceptance.

She’s happy to lie in her cuddler quietly while we’re relaxing at home or watching the TV, but as soon as we get up to go to another room, we have a blue shadow following us.   We find it unnerving sometimes as we’re used to light colours dogs around the house (April is nearly fluorescent white) and then suddenly we realise Billie the Shadow is in the same room!

She comes up to us when we ask her to and loves having a scratch under the chin or behind her ears and is quite happy to stand next to us while we give her a good rub or cuddle.   Mike has been at home all day with them today and she’s now coming up to him too, so progress indeed is being made.

She’s nervous of unusual noises, which is not surprising, but is also inquisitive and likes to check out everything in the house.

Billie is eating well, and we’ve established a nice little routine of who gets fed when.  Now we’ve just got to get her poos a bit more normal!!

Today’s walks were better than they have been.  She’s been out twice for a short, ten minute stroll up and down the street (April can’t walk too far due to her club foot) and certainly seems to feel more confident when Auntie Apie is nearby.  We won”t push her too far just yet, as we think she has already done amazingly well to cope with so many new things in only 4 days.

Billie is relaxing in her new comfy bed – much better than a concrete floor! It doesn’t take them long to get used to creature comforts!

April is so relaxed with Billie around that she spends lots of time ‘roaching’!


Author: Fabulous Fur Friends

My name is Kylie and I am passionate about animals and their welfare. My husband and I live in Bendigo, Australia and live with our three dogs - Rupie, Billie and Chelsea - all rescue dogs. I enjoy writing and aim to share health and welfare issues and updates as well as some short stories.

8 thoughts on “Billie the Shadow

  1. Yay go Billie, what a lucky gal you are to have a fab foster home like that! I love to hear April has taken her under wing, and can be Auntie Apie. Catchy that!

  2. I know all about shadows, mine is black and scares the life out of me at night, not the mention teh times I trip on him when he lies down on the carpet which is the same color.
    Great to read about Billie’s progress

  3. How is Billie getting along?

    • Hi Sue, she is coming along really well – friendly and cuddly. Walking is still a challenge but we’re having play date today with one of the other dogs,Taz, rescued from the same place. I’ll do another update after that!

  4. Reblogged this on KAY'S GREYS and commented:
    And another little update on our lovely blue girl Billie from fabulous Kylie 🙂

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