Just wanted to give you an update on Sydney's life up here in Canada.
She is the love of our lives. We couldn't imagine life without her.
She finished obedience class and was outstanding. She won a first place ribbon. The first night there she trembled and hid in the corner. I thought for sure this was going to be an almost impossible thing for Syd, but she made great progress and her confidence was building daily.
She loves her walks every day and is very set on routine. Even on Saturdays and Sundays mommy better get out of bed at 5.30 so we can go for the first of 3 walks for the day. We do climb back into bed on the weekends, especially now that the snow is flying. She certainly has become accustomed to the comfy life. She has her own bed (got her a toddler bed) right beside mommy so she can petted and soothed anytime she frightens.
She's still a very skittish dog. Trust me if someone broke in it would be us trying to save her instead.
She loves the dog park and for the most part loves all the dogs. The shepherds seem to scare her though so we just avoid them.
We are working on defying the "I can't leave food alone" stigma that comes with those lovable coonies. She can stay with those treats on her nose for up to 2 minutes. Now we are going to learn to sit and let that biscuit sit there on top of her nose. However if it comes to peanut butter, I don't think we will win. As you can see, she loves when one of those jars is empty. That's an all day-event and she has learned to stick her whole head in there.
Anyway just want to let you know she's healthy, happy and extremely well loved.
Thanks again for a great girl! She's the best dog we have ever had.
Greg and Sue