Sandi, I agree with what Heidi says. Another thing I would suggest is have your husband sit on the floor in the room where Piper is and try the string trick. Get a feather and tie it to the end of the string and move it slowly then rest it along the floor. The feather will trigger Piper's prey response and she should pounce on it quicker than if it was just string alone. Also tell hubby to remove his shoes and sit there in his socks. She will get used to his scent quicker and he will be less of a threat out of those hard shoes that she associates with pain or discomfort. (In other words, with her last owner, the first thing she saw from her level were those shoes and then the abuse or whatever started soon after that) Good luck!
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1/26/03 at 9:56am