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Victory: Seven Months In

“We dream of a day when humans take responsibility for their actions and realize that dogs are a privilege, not a right.” ~Unknown

Today marks seven months since we adopted our little Victory!  You can read more about the previous months’ milestones here.  The time is just flying by and Victory is blossoming!

Below are some things that we learned about Victory this month:

  • She completed her Level I dog training (and we think that we will enroll in another training class soon)!
  • She went out to eat with us a few times this month and she had a great time, although she is still a little scared walking in parking lots, so we carry her!
  • She went with us to get ice cream for the first time at Ritas!  She did a great job and she loved the vanilla custard (we gave her a few licks)!
  • She had another bath, and she is doing better and tolerating her bath time a little more each time.  She looks so fluffy and feels so soft after a bath!
  • She still loves to chew, and she chewed my scarf to pieces last week that I sat on the bed while I took a shower!  (Now, I know not to set my clothes on the bed in the morning for fear she will chew them!  During these times, I tell her “no chew chew,” (except for when she chews the daylights out of her toys) and then her ears go down and she skirts away, and then I feel badly!)
  • She still loves going to the dog park and since the weather has been so much nicer, we go to the park a couple of times a week with Victory.  She still loves the ‘big dogs’ and she looks so dainty and small in comparison — imagine little Victory looking up and sniffing a Great Dane, which happens often!
  • She loves to put her front paws on the armrest and her back paws on the back seat while in the car when we are driving — she loves going for rides in the car!  (Don’t worry, I hold onto her and she then comes into my lap, and I wish there was a way that I could capture this in the car — she is so, so happy!)
  • She still loves evening walks in her Hound About, which she inherited from her brother, Biscuit!  Everyone in the new neighborhood just smiles when they soon discover a little golden sheltie, Victory, in the Hound About, while we are out for a walk!
  • She recently started to put her head and snout next to my head and face during the night.  Now, I wake up to her little head leaning up against my face each morning!
  • We celebrated our first Mother’s Day together — more on that tomorrow!
  • Her sheltie furs keep coming in and she if filling out well!  (We can’t wait to do a before and after photo at the one year mark, in October!)
  • She still has not barked as of yet!
  • She is still waking us up for her nightly drink of water, despite our efforts — we are still working on this!
  • Most of all, we love her so very much!

If you have not already, be sure to check out the six month video, and our most recent video of our little Victory!  We hope that you have a great day!

Happy Monday!

 

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  1. Pat Pope #

    She is absolutely GLOWING in this photo! That is so sweet about her sleeping with her head by yours. Lucky you! Have fun with her.

    May 12, 2014

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