Meet Reagan…our new “baby girl”!

february-09-011This is our new dog Reagan!  She’s a 9 month old black lab and she’s the sweetest thing!  We found her on petfinders.com.  She was in a “high kill” shelter in Kentucky.  The women who brought her up last saturday drove a van up here loaded with about 30 dogs!!  They volunteer their time to try to find good homes or foster homes for these dogs so that they are not destroyed.  They loaded as many as they could fit to save their lives.  Certainly a tremendous thing to do.

Reagan’s story is that her owners had to move and couldn’t take her with them.  She had been in the shelter for about 2 months or more before we adopted her.  Considering where she had been living, she is absolutely awesome!  She’s just a big lap dog, and as you can see, she’s very good with kids.  Andrew has tried very hard to get a rise out of her, but she is just so happy to be here, she doesn’t care what he does. 

 

Shfebruary-09-018e loves to chase a stick or a frisbee and is working on actually bringing it back to us.  I’ve started “clicker training”, which she seems to be responding to very well.  She is learning very quickly and can already sit on command, come when called, lay down, and Joe is teaching her to roll over.  She is so lovey and loves all the attention she can get.  I know, I know….she looks VERY similar to our last dog.  That’s just one of the things we love about her.  I don’t know how we got so lucky, but she is really a sweetheart! 

Joe cried when we picked her up.  He had no idea we were going for a dog.  He was so happy and they are best friends already.

We’ve been trying hard to keep her off of the furniture.  But she looks soooooo comfortable when she’s snuggled on the sofa.  We did compromise and allowed her to use the seat at the end of our bed as her sleeping place.  I have no idea why she would want to lay there!  It’s so narrow and there’s a perfectly good fluffy pillow on the floor.  But no!  She wants the bench.  Okay, okay.  (How long do you think before she’s ac tually in the bed???)True Love....Puppy Love

True Love….Puppy Love
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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cdls
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 19:58:56

    Petfinder rocks! We found our cat on Petfinder and he was in a volunteer “foster home”. Looks like you found the perfect dog for your family!

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  2. Rhonda
    Feb 28, 2009 @ 02:29:32

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family. She is beautiful. I love the picture of Andrew trying to ride her.

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  3. Heidi @ GGIP
    Feb 28, 2009 @ 12:12:43

    What a cute puppy! I had a lab when I was a little kid and I have fond memories of him.

    I am SO GLAD you got her through an organization that saves animals. Those people really do work hard to find good homes for dogs.

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