We adopted "Lady I Can't Explain," now Annie, the last weekend of January. She has blossomed into the best dog friend of our dreams. When we got her, she was really nervous and scared of everyone and everything. Now we can take her on backpacking trips out into the wilderness with groups of people and by the end of the weekend, she is letting everyone pet her and talk to her.
We take her out on the ranch with us when we go to mend fence, cut firewood, work with cattle and much much more. We never have to use a leash in the back country because she always stays within eye sight. She listens to all our commands no matter who is around, or how many other dogs are doing their own thing. She loves to run in large open spaces like fields or the beach. She'll run so fast that her hind legs will go up over her ears! Other dogs try to keep up, but she is by far the fastest.
She has her favorite blanket that we take with her everywhere. When ever we need her to to be calm and lay down for a bit, either in the back country or at someone's home, we just lay down her blanket and she knows to stay.
She loves her two cat friends. The younger cat and her run up and down the hallway in the mornings. When ever he runs to the window to look at a bird or something outside, Annie dog goes right with him.
She definitely is the dog of our dreams. We are so very proud of her and so glad the rescue is in place to bring dogs like her to homes that really love and cherish them.
Jackie and Chad Crosthwait