Saturday, September 12, 2009

Abby Never Ceases To Amaze Us

We still can't believe how awesome Abby, our dog, is that we found on Pet Finder. Not only is she doing very well in her dog classes, but she also gets along great with other dogs, cats and people of all ages. Gerard and I felt very proud of her when her dog trainer said how awesome she is. Abby posted all about it on her blog: Dog Trainer Is Impressed With Me.

On Labor Day we finally decided to take her to the little dog park about 10 minutes from our house. It's a small patch of land with a few trees, 3 picnic tables, a box of some dog toys surrounded by a fence. There were four dogs there and although they were all off leash, Gerard and I were leery about letting Abby go free so Gerard just walked around with her. All the dogs were very curious and excited to see her and all came to greet her. The Boxer started jumping at her which we didn't like so then we left shortly after that. I guess he wanted to play but Abby didn't want to play that game.

We took her up again after Gerard got home from work on Wednesday last week. This time there were eight dogs there and we let her go off the leash. We were both so proud of her that she still followed us around and her and I raced to the fence. It was a tie. Gerard and I both stood far apart and took turns calling her to come and she did! There were various sizes of dogs and it is a nice place to go to meet some of our neighbors. We look forward to going often.


Daisy said...

It just proves that there are some wonderful dogs out there just waiting for a Forever home!

BeadedTail said...

It's wonderful how Abby has fit so well in your home and your life! Hopefully other people will realize their next best friend can be found on Pet Finder!

Kathy said...

We found the very best kitties, one at the SPCA and the other at Peaceable Kingdom. We've been so blessed to find them and they couldn't be happier with us. You lucked out too and made Abby so happy to have a home. No wonder she loves you and obeys so well. Good dog! {virtual head pats!}

The Author said...


Your adoption story is just so wonderful. Dog parks are lots of fun but just as you discovered sometimes there can be dogs there that don't mesh well with our dogs. Glad you went back because dogs really do love the play time.

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