Shelby was my “little buddy”, Colorado is my sweetie-pie…but I sometimes refer to her as the Queen of Spazmania. As I’ve said, she isn’t a replacement for Shelby but rather a new companion.
I love her to pieces and she’s become a very big part of my world. I look forward to coming home to her enthusiastic greetings, most of the time seeing her peering out the kitchen window as I walk to the door.
I think we’re good for each other. She’s much calmer than when I got her, but, if I spend too long on the computer, or watching television she lets me know in no uncertain terms that she will no longer tolerate not being the center of my attention.
She has a clear way of communicating this by dropping a tennis ball or her rope at my feet and pawing me. If I don’t immediately stop what I’m doing she starts her “bounce and bark”. So yes, she’s bossy but I love the look on her face when she’s waiting for me to throw whatever toy she’s chosen to play with.
She’s great on walks, I can take her by people and dogs with nary a flinch (most of the time).
I just took this pic of her (sorry for the “green eye” lol)…that’s the flash on my camera…
You’ll recall when I first got her I mentioned that Colorado saw nothing wrong with getting me out of bed between 5 and 6am to go play fetch…
This is her in the morning now 🙂
I still miss my little buddy, and always will. But there hasn’t been a single second that I’ve regretted taking this enthusiastic and loyal lady home with me.