I am typing this with just my left hand because there is a coonhound under my right hand insisting on being petted. Lonesome Dove (now Julep) flew to New Jersey from Texas in late July. She is an older dog who may have been abused and who had scars from bite marks on her hind-quarters. Fortunately my husband and I have been able to heal her physically and emotionally. It is hard to believe that we have had her for almost 5 months already.
Julep is such a loveable dog who makes friends with everyone she meets. One weekend shortly after her arrival, she met 17 different people at our vacation house down the shore. She was friendly to everyone single one, even the non-dog lovers. The first time we took her for a walk on the beach she was afraid of everything including the water, dead horseshoe crabs, sea weed, and her shadow. She is still afraid of the water but has adjusted to everything else we encounter on the beach.
Julep is still wary of most dogs but gets along very well with a coworker’s Boston Terriers. She loves the car and wants to go with us whenever we leave our house. She is even good on our 2+ hour trips to the shore. She possesses the typical coonhound traits that I have read about such as counter-surfing, getting into the garbage, and sleeping on the couch despite having two beds. She loves playing with her stuffed animals and long belly rubs but her favorite thing in the world is devouring a pig ear.
This is the only digital picture we have so far and as you can see she was not too fond of “Santa.” We will send more pictures when we can. Finally, we would just like to thank Coonhound Rescue for allowing us to adopt this wonderful dog.
Donna and Mark