When Lady first came to her furever home with us, we were pretty sure she would make new doggy friends quickly. As it turned out, Lady liked most dogs, but did not tolerate grouchy, dominate dogs that wanted to push her around. My sister has a young Welsh Terrier who had a reputation of running roughshod over visitors, two or four legged. When they first met, Lady (with her confident, even tempered energy) ignored Rocky's antics and they soon became fast friends. For almost 3 years Rocky and Lady spent a lot of time together. Lady and I gladly accepted any request to dog sit Rocky . We became a tight, stable pack and had lots of fun playing "Rocky chases the toy and Lady chases Rocky". The Rock still gets excited when I visit (now without Lady) and it seems like he knows that something is missing. Yes Rocky my boy, I miss her too.
Being a much younger dog, Rocky really infused energy and some puppy playfulness into Lady. They played together, explored together and cuddled on the couch during down time with their pack leader. This was their routine when it was just the three of us. It was a very special time for all of us. Rocky and I could do very well on our own, but Lady glued it together with her calm, confident energy, making it possible for the Three Amigos to always enjoy our time together. Those were some great times.
In May of 2008, I saw an on-line biography about a female Golden Retriever that had been given up by her family and needed a furever home. It was love at first sight. After meeting her in person, it was very obvious that this was a special dog whose lifeforce was off the charts. Supremely confident with amazing self-esteem, she commanded any room she entered. Yet she was gentle and possessed that female Golden "Love me, Love me" persona. Almost three years later, she continued to seduce humans and K9s until the very end. Lady left for the Bridge on March 1st 2011. This is my feeble attempt to illustrate just how special Lady was - Her humble subject, The KT