Below is a photo of Alexis, our cousins new foster. If she looks like she was running in the water, she was. There was still several inches of snow melt water on top of the swimming pool cover. She jumped in to see what it was and investigated it thoroughly before getting yelled at. Her story is that she was an outdoor dog, her neighbors finally convinced the owners that if they did not want to allow a dog in the house they should give it to someone that did want her. She is staying with my cousins while they teach her some manners. She is not scared of anything outdoors, but inside every noise is a new reason to be scared. Even sitting is still a challenge for a dog that has had little interaction with humans and other dogs. She is learning to love the warmth, companionship and fun that comes with sharing a home with humans and other Goldens. She has a lot of energy and she played very well with us even though it was her first time with a big pack. She has such a fun personality that she will make someone a very wonderful companion. We suggest that her Forever Home should be with someone that likes to hike, run or jog as she has a lot of energy to burn.
We are still looking for a suitable Forever Home for Abby and Daisy. Abby is having so much fun, she comes inside, watches the back yard through the glass patio door, when a squirrel comes down a tree or an intruder takes a walk in the park, she is out the dog door like a shot. She must run 20 miles a day, just keeping the back yard safe for dog-kind. Daisy takes a different view. She finds a good place to lie down and watch carefully. She considers herself the house historian, she will keep close eye on Abby's actions, without having to participate unless someone comes too close to the back fence. Then she will run out and help. Daisy is a lover, not a barker.
The swimming pool cover is cleaned off, they pumped the remaining water off of the top after Alex took her romp in it, so the opening of the old swimming hole is very near. Life is good.
Mogley G. Retriever