Judy Yellow Labrador Retriever Female 5 Years Old ID #3029
Judy is really settling into the routine of our home, and she is becoming very attached to me. She follows me everywhere and try’s to climb up into my lap whenever I sit on the sofa. She just loves to be petted and talked to.
We walk twice a day on quiet streets and she is not reactive to dogs or people. When we encountered a cat sitting on a porch she simply wanted to see the cat. This gives me hope that she could do well living with a cat.
The other morning I gave her a prime bone in her crate. She had no clue what to do with it, but Shamrock was happy to demonstrate outside the crate with his own bone. It didn’t take her long to mimic his actions, and she chewed on the bone for about 5 minutes. Baby steps but all in the right direction.
We do have one issue with Judy and it’s that she is a climber. She will climb over the gate at the top of out stairs to get to me, and also climbed over the gate on our deck to join me in the yard. Because of this we will have to carefully consider type and height of fence required for her new home.
This week Judy is staying with another foster while I’m out of town. She was slow to adjust to the new environment, and I would expect the same when she is placed into an adoptive home.
As much as we love having her the time is quickly approaching for Judy to find her permanent home, and I plan to post her as available very soon.
July 24, 2022
I’m thrilled to report that Judy expressed some interest in a toy today. She also chased Shamrock when he chased after a tennis ball. Shamrock is still disappointed that she won’t engage in tug or bitey face, but it’s a beginning.
Judy is a happy girl, and she is happiest when she can put her head in your lap and get pets. She will sit there forever, and often closes her eyes.
She managed to fall into our fish pond this week and came out smelling like a fish. My friend’s daughter came over to help me bath her. She didn’t like the hose, but did fine when we poured the water over her with a cup. She loved the soap massage and being dried with the towel.
She is still leery of the car, so I’ve been taking her with me everywhere to try to make the car a positive experience. Today she jumped in on her own, which is huge progress.
Judy is very good on a leash and doesn’t pull at all unless she gets spooked by traffic. We walk on the neighborhood streets and avoid the Main Street and she does great. She isn’t crazy about all this heat and seems happy when we head back to the air conditioning. For a girl who lived all her life on a farm she is doing amazing for the short time she has been here.
July 18, 2022
Judy is quickly falling into the routine of the house. She follows me around like a 2nd shadow (Shamrock, our Fox Red Lab is my #1 shadow). They have a little competition trying to see who can jump up first whenever I move. They both sleep in my office during the work day – one on each side of my chair.
Yesterday I tried to do a little work in the garage, but as you can see from the photo it was pretty impossible to walk without tripping over one of them (Judy has the Black Harness).
At the end of the day, we all relax on the front porch for a few minutes. Resident dog Holly was trying to teach Judy how to keep watch for rabbits that might be eating our flowers, but Judy didn’t seem to be very interested. Judy does seem to enjoy being outdoors, but only if someone is very nearby.
Yesterday sweet Judy went to get her vaccinations and microchip. She was, without question, the best-behaved dog in the line at the clinic. She greeted everyone with the wagging tail, then calmly lay down to wait her turn. She watched with interest as a dog in front of her got his shots. When it was her turn, she was very brave.
It was really an easy day for me until it was time to put her back into the car. And she flat out refused to get into the car. I put her paws up on the seat tried to boost her back end, but she was not having it. When I tried to lift her under her front and back legs she wiggled away. Just as I was going to go back into the store and ask someone to come out to assist me, I had an idea. I climbed into the backseat and made my way to the other door, and she jumped right in. I secured her to the seatbelt and I was able to get out of the other side of the car.
Judy is a five-year-old very petite yellow lab. She came to Brookline from a farm where she spent the first years of her life producing puppies. She is now retired and learning to live inside a house. She has a very sweet temperament and is constantly wagging her tail.
Judy was very scared during her rescue ride, and had to be carried to the car. During the ride home she slept with her head in foster dad’s lap, and was very happy to get pets, hugs and kisses. When we arrived home, we had to coax her out of the car. She then walked around the yard did her business, and then laid down and refused to get up. It took some time but we finally got her up.The next order of business was to introduce her to the resident female golden retriever (Holly). Holly quickly decided that Judy would be a fine addition to our pack and both the girls walked into the house with tails a waggin.
Much to our surprise Judy walked right up the stairs and began exploring the house. She quickly found the water bowls, had a drink and then settled down in a safe corner.
Judy slept the first night in her crate until about 3:30 AM when she started barking. After a quick trip outside she returned her crate and slept the rest of the night without a peep. In the morning I found her sitting in her crate wide awake and looking around.
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