Zima's a great fit for us.
She's such a lover and the feeling is mutual. She's also a great play
pal for our lab. After Zima arrived, their friendship began with a
game of chase and that was "the event" for several nights to come.
Fortunately now though, they've moved onto tug. (Most importantly,
this is much safer for passersby.) In only about a month, we've gone
through about 3 new stuffed animals. Dogs must have an uncanny sense
for search and recovery when it comes to toys, that is search for the
squeaker and recover it.
One of the things that we've come to appreciate about Zima is her
talent for howling with a stuffed animal in her mouth. She sounds like
a hound with a muffler when she's warning Sis to keep her distance from
her toys. Despite an obvious size difference between them, Zima's
definitely not afraid to stand her ground with Sis, yet it's always
done peacefully. They've managed to swap dog kennels, pillows,
and even take turns on the chair we swore dogs wouldn't be allowed on.
There is somehow this mutual understanding about what's mine is yours
and yours is mine, all treats aside. We're all looking forward to the
spring when we're hoping to put up a fence so the dogs can play in the
Thanks so much for helping us out with our adoption and for caring
about the welfare of so many dogs without happy homes. We continue to
look at the website once in a while to see how all of the other hounds
are doing and feel very fortunate that Zima was so well taken care of
before we adopted her. It's so sad that all of the dogs haven't been.
We're wishing more hounds more happy "tails."
Nathan and Kelly
DeBaillie, Zima and Sis
Page last updated on 3 March 2006