Adding to our crazy life

yums daisy 5Things just keep getting better. At least, that’s what we think and feel. Despite having a very old dog, a large puppy, 4 kids who keep us busy with Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, basketball etc…etc… we decided to adopt another dog!! (Don’t mind her demon eyes, just couldn’t edit those out.)

Daisy Love arrived Sunday. Her former owner lives in our area and Daisy is from the same breeder as Yuma, in fact they are full-blooded siblings. Daisy is just 2 years older. It was the breeder who put us into contact. She was loved immensely by her first owner  and it was so difficult to watch their goodbye but due to things out of her control the owner needed to find a safe and happy home for her beloved dog.

We had Daisy over for a few play dates before Christmas and they went smoothly. Daisy is an excellent dog, well-behaved and she keeps Yuma from digging and chewing everything. She definitely puts Yuma in his places when needed. It has been good for Yuma to have an older dog around. I am guessing she will help make sure Yuma grows into a great adult dog. We definitely see the differences between a puppy and adult dog. Having both seems to keep things in a good balance. There is work to do with obedience. her past owner was deaf so daisy is accustomed to hand signals only. We are teaching her verbal commands and she seems to be picking them up quickly as she does follow Yuma’s lead on that at times. She is not as big as Yuma, although most find it laughable when we say “oh, she’s just 75 pounds.” But with Yuma at about 100 pounds Daisy is much smaller to us.

Yesterday the dogs were out side about 98% of the day and they played constantly. I am not sure where they got that amount of energy but it is rather nice, they are outside a lot.  They came in for meals, a little but of cuddles and then when it was bedtime. Today has been the same. All play, wrestle, chase and so on.

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2 Responses to “Adding to our crazy life”

  1. January 18, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    I’m not sure I could deal with all the fur!!! 🙂

    • 2 Bronwyn
      January 19, 2015 at 9:09 AM

      Luckily, it comes out in clumps not hair by hair. All kids know how to vacuum and I gave up on obsessing about my floors about a year ago. They get brushed outside so that helps.

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