Thursday, March 3, 2011

Life With Kozmo

Well, if you read the previous post you know we adopted/rescued, whatever you choose to call it, a seven + year old female terrier mix on Saturday that we named Kozmo.

Kozmo Scooter Boldt face She is amazing! She dearly loves attention and is so docile. We’ve heard her growl faintly at the neighbors slamming a door the other day and I heard her whimper softly when Barbie when outside without her yesterday. She has eaten her dog food well, enjoys “pupperoni” snacks, loves Hardee’s burgers and milk. We drove thru Hardees the other day and the lady at the window spotted her and asked if she might like a piece of bacon. Not knowing, we said “sure”, and she loved it and the little burger we gave her also. Yeah, I know …..spoiled. She sleeps all through the night on the bed. It’s a good thing the new 5er has a king size bed in it! She has a favorite blanket already and likes the pillow Barbie bought her Saturday. Let me tell you what she is not fond of at this point. She really is not interested in either toys or those rawhide chews. Another thing she really is uneasy with but gets better about every day is riding in the truck. She wouldn’t sit or lay down the first day or so and she shakes at times, but she is getting more used to it and better daily. We took the 2 hour drive down to Valrico and back Tuesday and about half way thru each trip she finally laid down and rested. We take her pillow and put it on the island area between the two front seats for her.

Let me tell you what she really is enjoying—long walks thru RCC. Barbie takes her out every 4-5 hours. Some walks are longer than others but she loves to go. Could it be because when she gets back, of course she has taken care of business, she gets a “treat.” She now waits for that by the cabinet Barbie has put them in. She doesn’t bark at other dogs(no matter their size), or try to hide, it’s almost like she ignores them after sniffing at them briefly. She has been around many people in the park and doesn’t bark, growl or anything with them either. Barbie has discovered the dog walk here in the park as well. It is a fenced area where you can let the pets roam. It is under the trees and really quite peaceful. Barbie says she loves “spotting” squirrels but doesn’t chase them or bark at them. I’m tellin’ ya we hit the jackpot with this little girl. Each day she manages to crack us up when she takes a treat or pupperoni and “hides” it. Now mind you, we see her all the time. But, she drops it on the bed, in the sofa or on her pillow and then takes her nose and tries to move the covers or pillow and hide it. It is so funny to watch. Last night she must have decided it was time for a snack as she went over and “recovered” a treat from behind her pillow on the sofa.  As a matter of fact, Barbie found one hidden in the sheets the other day when she went to do the laundry. And, in case you are wondering, YES, she is recognizing her name and responds to it when we call her.

Below, you can check out the proud Mommy and Daddy.

‘Til next time………

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8 comments:

Cruzin2some said...

She is way too CUTE. She looks very HAPPY. There is nothing like having a fur baby to travel with.

Travel Safe
Dawn and Denise

SunshinecruiserTN said...

She's settling in and that's a good thing. It is funny to watch them try to hide a treat in the couch, etc right in front of you and think they are really doing something. Glad to hear the joy she is bringing.

Margie and Roger said...

It was nice to see the photos of Kozmo with her new mom and dad. I didn't realize how small she was. She looked larger in the other photos, but I also re-read that she is just 12 lbs. You sure did hit the jackpot with her and she hit the jackpot too. Glad you are having so much fun together.

Donna aka Froggi said...

You definitely hit the jackpot...she is such a cutie. Glad she is working out so well!!

Karen and Al said...

She's smaller than I thought too. It looks like a perfect match and she has found the perfect home.

Wendy said...

What a little sweetheart. It's amazing how much joy animals can bring in our life.

Debbie, Duane, Bo and Laska said...

It appears that Kozmo realizes she's a lucky girls!

Debbie, Duane, Bo and Laska said...

Duane is a dummy, can't spell girl!