So sorry to hear of your loss!We had lost Molly a few weeks ago to bloat. I thought that was more of a livestock concern, but it's a very real thing for certain breeds and mixes of those breeds. She filled our lives for 13 years, and gave us so many great memories. She was incredibly empathetic, smart, athletic, and a great judge of character. She's sorely missed, and we laugh and cry at the many stories we have, and at reminders she's left behind.
Being people that always need to have an animal in their life, we adopted a new pup this past Friday. I think Molly would approve. This is Penny. She's a 3 1/2 month old, 30 lb. Black Mouth Cur/German Shepherd mix. I don't see the Shepard in her, but it's supposed to be there. At our first meeting she immediately took to all of the pets we could give her, and showed me her belly pretty quickly. She wasn't loved by her previous owner and actually removed from the home by our animal control.
Since Friday she's opened up so much, gained more confidence, plays well, and has started to feel more at home. I think the pics show her level of comfort already. Her protective instincts are as strong as her will, and we're happy to have her bond to us so quickly. At this pace she'll be wide open in a months time. She'll take some work, a consistent approach to training/socializing and all of the love we can give to earn her full trust, but there's a great dog in her waiting to come out. She's quick to learn and has gone since Saturday with no accidents inside. Sits depending on level of excitement. Shakes, and loves the frisbee. She forgot about the ball we started with since. She loves zooming around the yard and has discovered the scent of a cat that comes around now and then. For the cats sake, I hope it doesn't get lazy in our yard....
Sent from the lost and found looking for my mind.