Photo Comments Age: 9 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
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Cookie; Miss Joy; Joy-Joy; Girl; Honey
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December 18th 2007
Walks, playing frisbee in the yard, fetch in the house, launching over snowbanks into 2 feet of powder to retrieve snowballs, and cuddling
getting anywhere near the water at the beach -YEEKS!
Stuffed animal squirrels, opossums, and pig farmers.
canned food mixed in for dinner - esp. salamon; human dinner scraps too
nature trail that leads through the wood to the bay off Mantaloken Rd.
catching the frisbee; making you love her
After having to put our beloved 14 & half-year-old Dalmation down in Feb 07, we weren't sure about another dog. And then I started searching Petfinder . . . found Joy listed through Good Dog Rescue . As they are based in the South and transport dogs up North, you have to adopt without actually meeting the dog! But after about five phone conversation with her foster mom, reading up on the amazing breed of the original American dog - the American Dingo, and having seen the initial photo, we were ready.
When we picked Joy up, she sat timidly in the way back of our Forester. At home she was remarkably well-behaved, but moopy, lethargic, and shy. After three weeks we started worrying about our future with her, and then the temperatures dropped.
With the cooler air came a lively and playful spirit we had never imagined existed. She was suddenly fun, loving , and most importantly, our dog.
She has been a constant companion ever since - driving in the car (where she brief likes to sit in my lap in the front) up to VT for weekends, charming even the non-dog people in the family, and settling into bed between us (but only until we're asleep -she really is perfect) every night. Funny thing: After our second summer with her, we realized she is just a true Southern belle - she prefers not to exert herself in the heat of the summer, but rather lay in the shade, or better yet in the air conditioning. But when the cool temps return . . watch out!
We are eternally grateful to Good Dog Rescue and wonder everyday how we got so lucky.
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