I haven't been online much lately, because I got a new doggie!! She came up on my boss's email (she is on a bunch of different email lists) for needing a new home and my boss said she would be the perfect dog.
Her name is Vera; she is an Eurasier American Eskimo mix. She has been through a lot in her few years, but she has an amazing potential to be the best dog. It took her a little while to warm up to the both of us, especially Bill being so big and hunkering. She listens to us, knows tricks, plays well with our neighbor dogs, and can even be off leash in our backyard and not run away.
Today is day four and will be her ultimate test. I am going to work for about 6 hours and daddy won't be coming home a lunch to make sure she isn't getting into anything. Sunday we left her alone for a test run for a couple hours and she jumped up on our counter (how? I have no idea) and ate a 1/4 stick of butter. Luckily, that was all she ate considering some of the most toxic items were up there, too: grapes, potatoes, garlic, onions, and two chocolate chip cookies.
Yesterday she did better, only biting a little hole in the bread bag. We don't really want to have to put her in a kennel all day and would much rather let her roam the house while we are gone. That is what all the pets I have ever had did, though kennel training can be very beneficial.
Bill is going out of town today, again on Friday, and then all next week. Hopefully she will miss him and not be timid again around him when he gets home. She loves him though and I told him the more he did with her, the more she would love him. He has been taking her out for play dates, car rides, and play wrestling with her.
In the summer I am hoping to do some agility with her considering the amount of energy she has and how athletic she is (hello- 3 foot high counter top). More to update soon; time to go love on my girl before I get ready for work....