Ready for some life updates? Lets go!
#1: Lucy turned 10 in May! This golden girl has slowed down a lot, but she still gets frisky from time to time and jogs around the yard after the other dogs. She still has some peripheral vision, but otherwise is mostly blind. She does really well getting around though! Every now and then she seems to have an off day, where I have to give her lots of warnings to keep her from bumping into things, and she sleeps so deeply now. We also had a little health scare. She has a growth under her chin, but after doing a biopsy, it has been confirmed that it is not malignant…thank goodness! Lucy is still Queen Bee around here, and I don’t think she plans on giving up that title anytime soon.
#2: I never formally introduced Kobe, and he’s just celebrated his one year adoptiversary with us! Kobe is a small Shepherd Terrier mix. His has long legs which makes him taller than Oscar, but he has a small little body. He is a high energy, super active dog! Thankfully I bought a house in June, with a giant yard. Kobe runs like a greyhound, daily, only stopping to chase lizards or harass the other dogs. He would be outside 24/7 if I let him. He LOVES it out there! Oscar & Lucy cannot keep up with him, and most days don’t want to, but its not for lack of him trying! Kobe graduated puppy training class, but it was politely suggested that he redo the class for more training. LOL Other than his energy, he really is very well behaved, loves dogs, and is a great cuddler!
#3: Oscar is doing well. I think he is around 9ish now. I’ve had him for 8.5 years, and I’m pretty sure he was around 6-8 months old when I adopted him. Anywho, he is losing muscle mass in his back legs due to age. This makes him a little wobbly, and the wood floors are his nemesis…but I have placed rugs strategically throughout the house, and that seems to help him. Other than that, he’s the same ol’ clingy, me-obsessed, lovable boy he’s always been!
#4: Ok, NOW to the new kid on the block…we’ve added a 4th pup to our lives! You might be thinking: are you crazy? 4 dogs is a lot! Yada yada yada. But here’s the thing, I work from home full time now; I own my home and have a giant yard; Kobe needs an active, young companion; Lucy & Oscar need a break from Kobe. So all of that being said, I had very loosely been thinking about adopting another dog. I hadn’t looked online or anything like that. I wasn’t looking at all actually; it was just something I had started contemplating. Anyway, I was out running errands and had a little free time, so I decided to swing by the humane society because it was only a few minutes away. (I do this often to give the homeless pups some attention. Highly recommend if you are looking for an easy way to help homeless pets!) I wandered through the dogs, saying hello to the ones who wanted attention. Then, I turned a corner and saw two kennels full of Lab puppies. I went in to see them, and these sweet puppy eyes got me! I met this fellow, and decided that he was exactly what Kobe needs…and so, here he is!
He is a 3 month old Chocolate Lab mix. He has fit in perfectly with everyone, and most importantly, he and Kobe have become fast friends! Adding Jack to our family has had the exact effect I was hoping for, occupying Kobe and giving the old folks time to just chill without being (playfully but constantly) bullied. Jack ADORES Jayden. He is (mostly) potty trained, crate trained and has learned “sit” and his name so far. Stop by our Facebook and Instagram pages to follow their daily antics & adventures!
Well that’s how things are going with me! How are things with you?? Leave me a comment and stop by our social media to say hello!