Daisy (that's how we spell her name now) is doing just fine. She
is a beautiful and loving dog, and the vet reports that she seems
to be very healthy. She weighs about 62 lbs now.
She and our older chow cross "Bravo" play all the time
- a lot of wrestling and chasing one another around the back yard.
She is very bright and clever. She will eat anything that won't
eat her, and we have to watch out for any small tools or such left
out in the back yard (although that problem is lessening as she
gets older). She has also removed a shrub from the "hedge"
around the pool deck to make a little "cave" to relax
We feed both the dogs in straight-wall bowls made of a fairly hard
plastic. After she has eaten, she often takes her bowl (but rarely
Bravo's) and plays with it, first pushing it (upside down) rapidly
along the patio like a giant hockey puck, and then throwing it up
in the air.
Last summer, urged by Carla's grandson, she began to take to the
pool, and really loves it. In fact she went in for a little dip
today, although the water is still quite cool. During the warmer
weather she will often go in by herself and swim around for quite
a while before exiting.When we have pool parties, she loves to get
in the pool and play with the guests. Sometimes she gets a little
rambunctious and jumps on the swimmers' backs, so we have to look
out for nail scratches! We have a wood bench on the pool deck, and
often Daisy likes to lie on it for her afternoon nap.
We're really glad that you made it possible for us to get Daisy.
We wish you continuing success in bringing animals and people together.