Breezie has been a part of our family now for close to 3 months! Whether we’ve added a new puppy or an older dog, there is always a period of transition. With Breezie, in many ways, it feels like she’s been here much longer in large part because she fits in very well. But here are a few things I’ve learned about Breezie!
- She loves snow! Having been raised in Georgia, she never truly experienced winter. Well we sure have given her a first winter to remember! She’s learned what black ice is, how to ‘walk like a penguin’, and how to find a ball buried under a foot of snow. Amazingly enough she also appears to be immune to getting cold feet, for which I am grateful!
- She’s not keen on wearing a coat. She’ll wear it, but would prefer to not. I would often prefer her to because she’s yellow and gets filthy otherwise. So we compromise and she rarely wears it. That’s the compromise, a dog I towel off a lot.
- She sheds, constantly. It’s true, yellow labradors shed worse than black labradors. I pet her and become a yellow Labrador.
- She’s a fantastic snuggler. After a few weeks I caved and she gained couch privileges. The benefits of her arriving in winter, I was cold, she is warm. About a month later, she made her way onto the bed at times with permission. She’s my 57# heating pad.
- She loves to play. With toys that no other dog in my life ever cared about. So I’m glad those toys are finally getting good use and enjoyment.
- She sucks on blankets. That one took me a long time to figure out. I was finding Tom’s blanket damp and could not figure out why. I finally caught her doing it.
- She’s very, very adaptable. Which I am also grateful for. During training I said to the instructors about half way through, “I feel like this is a dog I could take to the moon and she’d be fine.” The past 3 months our life has been rather chaos and she just rolls with it.