Winters name is now Sadie...She is absolutely great. I love her to pieces. She is a typical puppy geting into puppy mischief and playing nonstop. I also have a 4 year old Alaskan Klee Kai that has finally come out of his shell. They play constantly. Ruff at times, but no blood shed - just alot of noise and throwing each other to the ground. They are seriously just playing. It has been great to see him play after all these years of thinking he was a cat and just sat on the top of the couch. They are both taken for long walks daily and Sadie loves the snow. We have plenty of that for her to enjoy. She catches snow balls. We are working on basic obedience - she is doing quite well. She has a wonderful kind personality. I am a nurse and I was bringing her to work with the young brain injured patients and they would light up when they saw her coming and would do everything they could to pet her, hug and kiss her. Of course she loved kissing right back. It was great to see some of these folks smile even if it were only for a few minutes a day. She loves all other animals and children of all ages. She is easy to take in the car. She sleeps in her car crate. She has already grown at least twice her size and has put on weight. I have to say all of you at the rescue society are angels for what you do.
Both Newt and Ben are rescue pyr's. I got Ben out of a kill shelter in TN. They are the joy of my life. I have always Had pyr mixes and always will. There is such love and loyalty in the breed. A playful nature that you might not expect from a large breed. I love them so much and try to expose them to all sorts of situations and places so they will be comfortable and sociable. So far so good! They love the cats too.. AWSOME members of the family!
My dog is doing wonderful. His name is not Linus anymore, we've changed it to Sebastien, he responds to that completely now. He really IS a Sebastien, his look, his stride...he's very French ;) He's gained 16 lbs since he came here too, he's 95 now and that's were he is supposed to stay because he's only half pyr. His hair also has darkened a great deal, it's almost a champagne color now, I suppose that is the golden retriever in him. He sheds A LOT and he hates being groomed, which is just too bad for him, he he he. He's adapting to life in Philadelphia just fine. We've had 80 inches of snow since I had him. he was afraid of the snow at first, but then I showed him how to play and I took him to a place where I can let him off leash and now he loves it. He also will do anything for cheese. He wears a backpack when he goes hiking with me and he is going to become a therapy dog! There isn't a day that goes by (literally) that I don't get a compliment on his beauty. People are always asking me what kind of breed is he and where I got him. Most people are surprised and saddened when they hear his story. He's just too cute to have been on the streets. Veterinarians anticipate his age at 19 months, he's a puppy and he plays like a puppy except he's well behaved and great on the leash! I love him so much, I'm very proud to be his mom. He's so loving and sweet, he will lay in bed with you and cuddle for hours! My family loves him very much too.
One thing that is pretty neat is that we've discovered that Duke LOVES the snow! This is something he probably would not have had a chance to enjoy had he not made the journey from Houston to his forever home with us in Fredericksburg Virginia. He's a pampered indoor dog now, but when we take him outside in the snow for a walk, he REALLY comes out of his shell. He runs all over in circles, bites the snow and slings it with his head, slaps it around with his paws, and gets VERY playful. He's never happier than when he can play in the snow, except maybe when he's with the kids loving on them and getting a good ear or chin scratch. He's so happy, and has made us so happy too. He was meant to be with us. And he'll live out the rest of his days thoroughly loved and cared for. It's such a joy to have rescued him and gained his trust, love, companionship. We are grateful for him every day. We truly appreciate everything GPRS did to help us complete our family by bringing Duke to us. May God bless the continued success of GPRS. Please pass our gratitude on to others.
Dove is doing great. We love her. She is so good with our grandchildren and so affectionate. I have had dogs all my life but none so sweet and loving.