Leia #2 Silver Labrador Retriever Female 8 Months Old ID#2979
Leia is an 8 month old, 63lb purebred silver female lab who is being surrendered because her owner is having some health issues and doesn’t have the time to care for a young active Labrador. She was purchased from a breeder in MS, and is in good health and has no skin issues which is more common in the silver labs. She is house trained and lives indoors. She is good with other dogs, kids, and cats. Leia is a typical young lab who needs manners work. Please read Leia’s blog from the bottom up.
March 13, 2022
Leia is definitely on the mend. She was spayed on Wednesday, was pretty loopy that evening, but now, several days later, it’s business as usual. LOL. On Saturday morning, for a good hour, she was pouncing on my dogs like a cat and goading them to play tug-o-war until the stuffie couldn’t bear it any longer!
In the week that Leia’s been with us, I feel like it’s safe to say that she is a VERY special pup. While she is just that, an 8 month old puppy, and let me tell you, she still has some of those puppy antics (i.e., randomly chewing on something like the corner of the coffee table, grabbing and running away with a shoe, complete lack of impulse control, etc), she also is such a well-mannered, sweet girl that it’s easy to forget that she’s so young. Aside for the very few times I’ve caught her doing something she wasn’t supposed to be doing, she never ceases to amaze me. When she sees people on our walks, her tail wags so hard, her whole entire body wags. She can go from passed out and snoring like a 500lb human to playing with a toy or following me to the bathroom or wherever I go. She is such a great office mate and so polite when I have to jump on Zoom calls; she either plays quietly by herself tearing apart a stuffy or lays somewhere nearby, again, snoring like a 500lb human. When it’s time for bed, she goes outside and does her thing, lays down at my feet while I brush my teeth, then goes to her bed when we turn out the lights.Leia’s furever home will be such a lucky family!
March 8, 2022
Hi Everyone! I’m Leia!
I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m doing great in my foster home! I was a little scared and nervous at first, but my foster brothers are showing me the ropes and I feel like I’m starting to settle in. The first night, there were just so many new sounds and smells, a new bed, and I was so confused that I didn’t sleep very well. My foster mom said I was up and down, under the bed, going from foster brother to the other, rinse and repeat. BUT, Sunday was a whole new day! We all went for a long walks in the neighborhood where I got to meet my new neighbors. I get so excited to meet everyone that I bark and growl, but I just want to sniff and lick! My foster mom says my bark is surprising deep and scary sounding, especially since I’m still just a baby, so I’m going to work on that. :).I know no one really knows what my life was like in Mississippi, but here, I’m eating really well, lots of apples and blueberries! My foster mom tells me that I have to eat this white probiotic pill because it will help with my itchy skin and help my fur to be soft and shiny, so I do. I eat everything! She also tells me that I’m such a good girl! I think it’s because I only chew my toys (what else am I supposed to chew?)! I really like the squishy fleece toy that’s shaped like a bone and the fleece rope! I like to tease my foster brothers and try to get them to play with me with those. Everyone is also surprised that I haven’t had one accident in the house! But, I’m a big girl, so I’ll just keep surprising them. I’m working on my leash manners, but I’ve made such huge strides with my jumping. Now, I only jump up when I’m SUPER excited (still working on this, too). I hear that I’m going to the doctor on Wednesday to be spayed. Once I’m all healed up, I’ll be ready for my furever home!! Fun facts about me:
1. I can and like to carry my fleece bone and a tennis ball in my mouth at the same time!
2. I’m deathly afraid of the garbage trucks! I would be a million miles away in the opposite direction if it wasn’t for my harness!
3. I’m a great officemate! I’m happy to play with my toys and take a nap while you work!
March 6, 2022
Leia and her sister, Sadie, made the trek from Mississippi yesterday. A HUGE thank you to one of our volunteers for picking up both girls. When I met up with them to pick up Leia, they were walking and stretching their legs.
After helping Leia get into the car, she cried a little bit, probably scared and wondering why Sadie wasn’t coming with us. But, after a nice shower to wash the long journey off, she came home and met her foster brothers! She played and sniffed around the yard for a bit. To say that she is sweet is an understatement. Stay tuned!
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