Favorite Toy: Everything, whatever is best at the moment, kong for fetch!
Favorite Food: Pumpkin!
Favorite Walk: She likes to make sure her neighborhood is okay or the park with woods
Best Tricks: She gives a good, firm, lasting handshake.
Arrival Story: We were looking for a dog to adopt. Shelby was 4 months old when we found out through a contact, her family needed to place her. Shelby has a lot of energy and her first family worked a lot of hours. -Through a heavy rain storm, D.C. and Baltimore traffic, and over 100 miles to get her; pedal to the floor! Love at first sight!
Bio: We are trying our best to give Shelby only all natural foods, no wheat, no preservatives, and holistic meals. She eats EVO no grain food or Orijen and all kinds of supplemented good things. We also make homemade jerky, and she gets some pumpkin and a little bit of Wellnes or Blue Bison Wilderness wet food with each meal, and some lowfat yogurt each day. We hope to see the differences food choices make in Shelby's life.
I've been thinking about this for a long time...what to write...today marks one year since I have been on Dogster. I could write all kinds of things that I am sure we all feel...I did not know this place existed and neither did my mom...we had no idea I would need this place to learn and to help me be the healthiest pup I can be...we did not know that we would make friends that we hear from everyday...there are just some things that cannot be described with words because it is deeper and more important than print on a page...just like a forever family...you know if you are my forever furiend...we all know....
I received a lot of presents this holiday season...presents from family and furiends...but the best present sof all are the people and pups who care so much about me...Thank you all...it's not the presents but the kindness and thoughtfulness and knowing that I have so many special people and pups in my life...and I know this is special...I see mom's eyes even get a little watery...and that is when something is special...
October 27th is the day mom came to get me. I didn't know what was happening. I was already 4 months old. I needed a different place. The new mom drove with one hand and let me lick the other other as I stared at her the whole way to my forever home.
Today we went to the park, just like we did last season. The trees are the same pretty colors and there are the same smells in the air and on the ground. Dad was waiting there for us. He was wearing that outfit for playing ball with all the other dads. We played fetch with kong, a stringy ball left behind by some long ago homerun, a lowflung frisbee, and my boomerrang. Of course, there was time for my favorite pastime, chewing sticks and finding the perfect weathered log to carry around. I am a true retriever.
Last year, I chased leaves on the ground like they were something wild. This year I watch as they gently fall to the ground, satisfied to see them once again. I look up at mom along our walks to tell her I am thankful for each one and to hear that I am a good girl...having come a long way in one year.....