Frozen in Colorado, By Adrienne
I just got back from my trip to Colorado where I spent an entire week freezing my hiney off! I was so glad to be back in VA! It was 78* Tuesday. I now have a slight cold from all the temperature changes. It snowed Saturday, 3 inches and started snowing Monday just as I was boarding the plane. That just added to there already 12 inches.
While I was there I got a new puppy for my mom for her birthday. Hannah is a 15 week old Red Merell Australian Shepard. Mom wanted a new puppy for agility since she has to retire Indigo do to hip dysplaysia. Indigo is only 2 and will have to have hip replacement surgery. She will only be able to compete in a senior division after the surgery, but she will live a long and hopefully pain free life! Mom has started competing in agility with her 5 year old Golden, Cody. He won his first title in his first competition. YEAH MOM!! Now she has her hands full with Hannah. I am so glad she is not my puppy. She is too smart for her own good. We had her house trained in 3 days and she was already learning basic commands. On the other had she is into everything, food aggressive and toy possessive. I wish her all the best!
Mom is also fostering Tonka, a 14 month old Husky. He is the sweetest dog I have ever met. He's also full of energy just like a puppy. He is so gentle when he takes food, you almost have to put the food in his mouth. He loves to cuddle and run in the snow. He's probably the best puppy I have ever met. He does have a sad start to life. He was first purchased by a mother who's son wanted a puppy, but he didn't want to bother with him, so he was left in a kennel most of the day. So his mother found him another home. Home 2 wasn't much better. Dad was a single parent and when Tonka became too much for him to handle, he and his daughter started to fight about getting rid of him. So the daughter ran away from home and took the dog with her. Which is how my mom ended up with him. The daughter was staying at her boyfriends house, which is next to my mothers. The daughter left him tied up to a tree in the back and he would sit there and howl. One night after listening to him howling, my mom went down to the house. All the lights were off and his water was frozen, nobody was home. Mom took him off the tree and back to her house. He has been there ever since. No one has come to look for him.
Now she says is going to have him posted on a local web site that a friend of hers does for pets. But I know my mom and I think Tonka is a permanent family member. He fits in so well and I know she is attached to him. If I didn't have 4 dogs already, I would have brought him home with me. Tonka and Hunter would be great together! So with Tonka that makes 5 dogs, 3 chickens and 2 ducks!
The other picture is of Mt. Princeton. We took it on the drive to pick up Hannah. Can you say COLD?
posted by Adrienne at 1/09/2008 09:00:00 PM