We are doing absolutely great. I’ve changed her name from “Pecan Pie” to “Lucy” (artic issue! needed less syllables in name) and Lucy is doing very well. She’s very sweet-natured, very smart, trains well, and we’re starting an intermediate “focus” training in June. She’s growing into such a big beautiful dog—so many people on the street comment on her looks and want to pet her. She’s social, friendly, and despite a tendency to jump up on people to get a good sloppy lick at their face, she’s well-behaved. No major health issues so far, finished all shots etc., and aren’t scheduled for a follow-up at VCA now for a while. She loves going to the park but hates leaving and has learned that she can sometimes stay longer if she simply sits down and looks around innocently as I tug her leash. So I’ll have to figure out another behavior strategy for this one (but it makes me laugh so much that I can’t be stern…this is one of my major parenting problem.)
Here are a couple pics—Lucy is playing with her Elmo doll (what is it about Elmo that appeals to kids & dogs?) I’m only peripherally in the pic. You can see my shoe, then my leg—she likes to gnaw her toys while laying in my lap. How can anyone help loving her?
Watch out—if I ever get a yard and a bigger house, I’ll be back for a sister or brother for Lucy! J