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.
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………