Kassy Chocolate Labrador Retriever Female 5 Years Old ID#3064

chocolate labrador retrieverMeet Kassy!  She is a sweet 5 year old chocolate Labrador that just arrived into Brookline’s care from Juniata County with her sister Lexi #4.

Please read Kassy’s blog from the bottom up.

September 28, 2022

Hello Everyone!  I’m so excited to let you know that I have a new friend here at Kamp!  She reminds me a lot of my sister. Lexi!chocolate labrador retriever

I love playing chase and going for walks with her. The trainers say I’m helping her get more exercise so she can loose some of her baby weight.  Win, Win for the both of us!chocolate labrador retriever

September 6, 2022

This is Kassy checking in!chocolate labrador retrieverI am back at Kamp, and playing with my furry friends.  I really like playing chase with one of my friends.  He doesn’t bark at me so we get along really well.

My favorite friends at Kamp are the easy going type that just like to hang out in the pool after a good game of chase.chocolate labrador retriever chocolate labrador retrieverI’ve meet some little people that love giving me scratches.  I like scratches a lot.  They say I’m really sweet and I can tell you I love soaking up all their affection!

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I’m really looking forward to finding my forever home!  Summer is over so I’m hoping that my time at Kamp will be done soon too, and I can have some quiet time in my new home.

August 15, 2022

Hi everyone!

Guess what? I have an honorary Grampa! chocolate labrador retrieverHe’s FM’s Dad and he came to visit yesterday. I never had a Grampa before, but I really like him! Since I’m recuperating and need to take it easy, Grampa and I watched baseball ⚾️ all day yesterday: he sat in the recliner and I laid at his feet and got belly rubs (and cookies). I love to be near people who want to pet me. chocolate labrador retrieverAnd, by the way, TV is fascinating!! (FM said “major head tilt action”)—how do the people get in there? And why can’t I have that ball?

Today we sat outside in the shade while FM did some schoolwork (yuck); now I’m snoozing beside FM and my foster fur sister. I still need to wear a diaper for the next couple days to keep track of how well my ureter repair is working. I don’t mind—I’m so good about letting FM&D put it on and I don’t bother it overnight. I see Dr. S for my checkup next Tuesday, 8/23, and I’ll be ready for my furever family soon thereafter. Please help me find them!

Love, Kassy

August 8, 2022

Hi friends!

I hope everyone is keeping cool. FM wanted me to share the news that I made a new human friend today, Abby. She’s 13 and loves dogs; I decided I liked her right away and promptly sat down for her to rub my head and then my belly.chocolate labrador retriever

I met her mom, too, who thinks I have the softest fur and prettiest matching coat and eyes.

FM and I have been working hard on getting me to come away from the fence when I get distracted by other dogs. Look at my progress!chocolate labrador retriever

FM & FD are working on my Foster Placement Questionnaire to help me find my furever family. As soon as Dr. Sadanaga clears me after I have my procedure this Friday, I’ll be ready for adoption. If you know anyone who wants an awesome cuddler, I’m the best! I’m doing well with crate training, and signal to go out to potty by going to the door. I’ve mastered the carpeted stairs and lie quietly next to the table while FM &D eat supper.

Love,

Kassy (aka BrownDog, the Kassador Retriever)

August 7, 2022

August 5, 2022

Hi everyone,

Kassy here! It’s been an interesting week and I want to tell everyone how I’m doing and what I’m learning.  FM took me to see a specialist on Tuesday to determine what might be causing me to leak. I’m scheduled to have a procedure next Friday, 8/12, which will hopefully stop me from leaking and then I can start looking for my furever home.  If the procedure works, I won’t have to wear diapers anymore. Hooray!chocolate labrador retriever

I really like my foster Lab siblings, but I relish getting snuggles and belly rubs from FM & FD, so they think I’ll be happy with or without a canine buddy.chocolate labrador retriever So long as I get lots of love and ear rubs from a human, I’m a happy girl. My favorite thing is to curl up against FM or FD and get my ears rubbed (and my belly rubbed. Or both). I also love to chew on antlers and bones, and even Nylabone-type chews, too. I’ve tried chewing a few non-dog items (a cookbook, the edge of step ledge, but FM told me those were off limits. Oops!

We had loud thunderstorms last night and I wasn’t afraid of the thunder this time. Myles and Quinn weren’t bothered, so I decided I was okay, too. I learned what a vacuum was this week and it’s loud, but it doesn’t scare me, either – and neither do lawnmowers or edge trimmers. FM says I have a pretty solid temperament and everyone who’s met me tells me I’m a sweetheart.

I am getting used to being crated for short periods (90 minutes) during the day while FM & FD run errands; the other Labs spend that time in their crates, too, so I don’t feel like I’m being singled out. I also get a yummy PB Kong then, so what’s not to like?  I sleep in a crate in FM&D’s bedroom at night, and I go in with a cookie around 9:30pm and after snuggling into my blankie, I’m quiet. The other dogs wake up around 5:30am, so I follow their lead, but I think I’d sleep in longer if they did (FM says she would, too).

I love exploring the fenced-in backyard and run back and forth to smell the scents and see what other critters have been around. I also chase butterflies and hummingbirds, but they’re quick (I’m quick, too). Since there’s still a possibility that I’m in heat (the specialist vet wasn’t 100% sure, so FM isn’t taking any chances), we haven’t gone on any walks outside the fenced in yard. There are a lot of dogs in this neighborhood and FM said some of them are young males who aren’t fixed yet (I wonder if they’re broken? They look pretty cute to me…) and she doesn’t want me to have any trouble.  I don’t like trouble – if I do something naughty (like run into FM&D’s bathroom and pull down the ceramic Q-tip holder and accidentally smash it, or chew up one of FM’s makeup brushes), FM and D tell me “no” sternly and I put my head down. I’m trying really hard to be a good girl and FM&D said they need to remember I’d never lived in a house before and everything is new to me. I love being praised for doing things right and being a good girl, and I like the treats they offer and take them gently. chocolate labrador retrieverSometimes when the resident Labs get petted, I try to push my way into the love-fest, but I need to learn to wait my turn and not hog all the love. I’m working on it. It’s a good thing they’re patient.

I am good with other confident dogs, but no cats for me – I’ll chase them. I like watching the little kids playing next door and FM says she’s going to have me meet some kids this weekend. I heard kids laughing on TV last night and popped up from snoozing to look for them, happily. I make great eye contact and have a killer head tilt, too, that works on FD to get extra cookies.

Keep cool, everyone. I’m going to spend time in the puppy pool with my foster siblings this weekend and maybe get a bath. Remember, if you have any questions about me, email my foster mom.

Bye for now!

July 27, 2022

Kassy continues to get acclimated to life in a foster home. Today we had a girls’ day while foster siblings M&Q went to daycare for some normalcy and foster dad went in to work.

Kassy helped me pick up groceries and prescriptions at the CVS drive-thru; she was a little leery of getting in the car but some yummy treats and gentle coaxing helped.chocolate labrador retriever

She was a placid passenger in the backseat of my SUV: she didn’t make a peep during the entire (short less than a 30 minute) trip.

We came home and enjoyed sitting out on the patio and watching the neighbors’ kids play ball; then Kassy got a quick sponge bath and enjoyed a towel massage (leaving her smelling like a lavender retriever).chocolate labrador retriever

It must’ve relaxed her, because she napped soundly afterwards. 😄

We took a quick trip to the vet later in the afternoon to get Kassy checked out because she’s been leaking urine (despite being on Proin), licking herself, not fully squatting to urinate (and walking while she goes), and she isn’t fully emptying her bladder. Thankfully Kassy is negative for another UTI, but her vulva is swollen and she is clearly uncomfortable. The vet prescribed some Rimadyl to make her more comfortable until Kassy is spayed on Friday. He thinks Kassy’s hormones are likely exacerbating the urine symptoms and wonders if she may have an ovarian cyst pressing on her bladder. (We’ll know more on Friday.) For now, we’ll continue the Proin and hope the Rimadyl gives her more relief, too.

Kassy was a very good patient-she allowed the vet and tech to give her a thorough exam (they got down on the floor with her and she was all wiggles and kisses).

Kassy ate her dinner when we got home, and then (best news of all!) BOTH of her foster siblings wanted to play with her (even mopey Myles)! Hooray for progress!!

Kassy is a very sweet, curious, playful girl who is happy to snuggle and get belly rubs. She follows us wherever we go inside, but also is getting braver exploring our fenced in yard.chocolate labrador retriever I’m referring to her, Myles and Quinn as the “Fuzzy Dozen Paw Patrol” from now on: they don’t miss a trick (or a delivery truck)!

July 24, 2022

Kassie came into foster care today.chocolate labrador retriever She is acclimating to having two furry foster siblings and being in a house. So far, so good. She played in the pool with her foster sibs at BCK,chocolate and black Labrador Retriever then rode quietly in the back seat of the car on the hour trip to foster home. She enjoyed learning about peanut butter kongs from foster dad, too.

July 14, 2022

Kassy loves exploring the big yard, going for walks and playing in the kiddie pool and the pond!chocolate labrador retriever Both she and her sister, Lexi, are very curious and friendly and are enjoying lots of love from the staff at BCK.  They have also met and played with several other dogs.  They are still not interested in toys, but like bones.  Kassy’s leash walking is improving on just a regular flat collar – good girl, Kassy!

Kassy will be spayed soon – send good thoughts for an easy spay, and stay tuned for updates.

July 7, 2022

Kassy is loving her new found freedom at BCK.  She loves being able to run around the huge fenced yards, but especially loves the pond!  It turns out she is a real water girl, and loves nothing more than to splash around on these hot days.

She and sister Lexi are learning how fun life can be now that they are done having babies.

Kassy loves exploring all the new sights and smells, and is working on her leash skills, which are improving.

Kassy is super affectionate with people and very curious and friendly with other dogs.

Kassy and her sister, Lexi, are still waiting for a foster home so they can learn more about all the good things that life has to offer!  They’ve heard that living with people full-time is awesome!

June 20, 2022

Kassy has been settling in to life at Kamp.  Her trainer reports that Kassy is super sweet, but has some work to do as far as walking on the leash is concerned.  They are still trying to get her interested in treats and toys since she never really experienced those kind of things on the farm.  Stay tuned for more updates to come as they learn more about this pretty girl’s personality!

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