Saturday, January 3, 2015
Meet Abby - A Lab Mixed with Love
Her tail is also slightly bushier.
What do you think-- flat coated retriever mixed in there?
In any case - she's the best dog, doesn't chew, and is extremely gentle and loving even as she patrols the neighborhood like any good Canine security officer - keeping the grass free from dangerous rabbits and squirrel flash mobs. She also walks really well on a leash (yes, that's a U of I color leash my husband made out of paracord. )
I don't know her background, other than she'd been left at a shelter--heartworm positive, but she had been someone's indoor pet. She reacts very emotionally to children - wanting nothing more than to go to their side and snuggle, it was almost heartbreaking to watch the first time--she was missing her old home so badly. She obeys basic commands, and she's good on a leash.She wouldn't get on the couch either - until I let her know it was OK. When I threw a treat for her last night and instead of catching it in her mouth. it landed on the floor between my husbands feet as he did the dishes after I cooked supper, she didn't grab it. She sat quietly until I told her she could get it. I didn't teach her to do that.
She's a great dog all the way around.
Though we still get the "look" especially on pancake morning
But she gets her treats - even if it isn't a plate of Mom's famous eggnog pancakes.
This blog was started to share more of Barkey's stories as so many friends asked for that. But it's just as much Miss Abby's blog now--continuing that legacy of love he started 11 years ago. Thank you everyone for stopping in to say hello to her and thank you for the people who volunteer their time to rescue and foster.
Abby's Mom LB