|Abby loves to snuggle!|
Today is the second anniversary of the day she found us on a hiking trail in Coloma (Sutter's Mill), California (and here are some links if you're interested in reading the original post and the one-year post).
|Abby, the first week with us: skinny & submissive with shock-collar scars.|
Since then, the ride has been bumpy, stinky, muddy, snuggly, furry and pretty much completely wonderful. When we first had her, she didn't know how to play tug-o-war, bark, chase a ball or just enjoy being a dog. Clearly, she had not been given boundaries or received positive feedback in her first "home." Well, we took care of that in short order!
|Graduation from Intermediate Obedience Training! YAY!|
Ron and I often muse that now she must hear "GOOD DOG!" more in one day than she heard in the first two years of her life. As a matter of fact, sometimes she even "helps" the trainer show other dogs how to behave! Now she plays, growls like a terrier should, is a PERFECT watch dog, loves children, people in wheelchairs, dogs and pretty much everything life has to offer - including tug toys and balls!
|She loves to play with her friends, like Buddy.|
Oh, and she's even on Facebook. and has started posing for super-awesome artsy portraits.
|Custom portrait of Abby by Kevin Seconds (and yeah, he'll paint your dog too!)|
I'm not sure what "they" mean by it's a dog's life, when describing something bad, but I do know they certainly weren't talking about THIS dog!