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Old 01-03-2018, 01:53 AM   #11
MaryRobinson
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Default Re: Adopted syrian is social but afraid of hands!

Hi! Lucky Amber, finding you. 😊 We have had Dora for three months now and Iíve lost count of the hours Iíve spent with her... bathtub training, the. Iím a homemade play pen with her toys. Sheís come on leaps and bounds in many ways: she will allow me and my hubby to stroke her (almost always except when she has PMT- fair enough!!) and will eat from our hands and clamber all over us. Her personality has come out a lot too and sheís a little sweetie; she will pop her head out to say hello if we are around... so Iím sure that with Amber, you can get the same outcome. I am still working on holding Dora; she isnít keen but will tolerate it- grudgingly! For about 5 seconds, then will struggle. I donít know if she will ever get over her hand phobia(she still avoids them if theyíre outstretched without food!) But she is a happy little girl now, and I just transport her from her new big home to her run in a square tissue box, so itís not too crucial. I do long for her to be able to be happy being held- mostly because sheís so cute I want to play with her 😁!- but also to health check her. So am still persevering.
Good luck with Amber- all I can say is lots of time and patience goes a long way! Well done for giving her a loving home at last.
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:15 PM   #12
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Default Re: Adopted syrian is social but afraid of hands!

Aw that's great news! So glad to hear you have such patience and care for her - sounds like she's a very lucky ham!
I had Amber in the bath today for the first time, just for a little while. She seemed OK, and even clambered over my foot/leg a couple of times and had a good nosy round at the new strange surroundings! Doesn't seem as afraid of hands as much as I was told, but she's not comfortable with being touched/stroked just yet. Hopefully with some patience and perseverance she'll come round just like Dora - like you I want her to accept handling so I can health check her, especially as she's just recovered from a damaged eye, but it'll never be 100% 'normal' bless her. I love her anyway, my little pirate-ham
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:21 PM   #13
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Hi Sh4dow85. Yes, itís been a slow process but Dora has come on miles. Sheís not a fan of being picked up for long periods but I can now handle her, pick her up to check her over, stroke her and hand feed her. It took a long time and hands still arenít her favourite thing but she tolerated them and is very cute: soon as I put her in her play pen she is climbing all over me and scent marking me as Ďhersí- so cute! So with lots of patience Iím sure Amber will learn that itís all ok now. Donít give in... itís so worth it and Iím sure will happen for you.
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:32 PM   #14
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I just had to share this everyone... Iím so excited... tonight Dora stepped out of her home and let me carry her to her playpen!!! Sheís suddenly got much tamer and is absolutely fine with being held!!! Hubby and I actually played with her on the sofa and she was scenting us, running herself on us and having fun exploring.
Itís taken 6 months but finally, our once traumatised little girl has taken a giant leap!!! 😍🤗😍
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:09 PM   #15
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That's such great news! Well done to all of you
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:34 PM   #16
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Congratulations. It’s lovely when they finally trust you.
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