Talking Dog with ‘Boundaries’ filmmaker Shana Feste
Bark: Tell us about your dog Loretta.
Shana Feste: We rescued Loretta from a kill shelter here in Los Angeles. She was an “owner turn-in,” which always is heartbreaking because the animal is so confused as to how they ended up in the shelter. But I fell in love with her immediately—she was six months old and super scrappy and scared. When I first called her over to me, she did a little belly crawl that was so endearing.
We brought her home and she immediately hid in my laundry room for a week without even looking at our other rescue dog, Skipperdee. My husband and I had rescued her so we could give Skipperdee a playmate, but she wanted nothing to do with him! Turns out she was just waiting for her cone to be removed; once we took it off, she leaped into the air and played with Skipperdee for almost three hours straight.