Mya #3 Yellow Labrador Retriever Female 1 Year Old ID#3163
Meet Mya! She is fresh off a farm, and getting settled into her foster home. Please read her blog from the bottom up to learn more about her.
March 5, 2023
A spunky, 1.5 year old pup weighing in at 91lbs, full of love, energy and personality, Mya is truly special. We adore this sweet girl. Mya currently lives with 3 dogs and 2 kids and we are a busy family! Mya hit the ground running and right away assumed the role for many important jobs needed to run our household.
She wakes the kids up in the morning for school, makes several trips up and down the stairs to help them find lost shoes, socks and sports equipment needed every morning and of course helps makes breakfast and pack lunches. She also makes sure to assist me in driving the kids to school.She cheers them up on rainy Monday mornings when no one feels like going to school and she is in the car to greet them in the afternoon to find out how their days and tests went. She is a great listener and an expert snack sharer. The ideal family will need Mya to continue getting the morning started and accompany them on car rides to do errands.
Mya loves playing in the yard, chewing her toys and bones, wrestling with the pups, going for walks and riding in the car. She loves to snuggle, has no concept of personal space and thinks she is the size of a Yorkie. She has the biggest personality, has great facial expressions and is so funny. Mya’s ideal family will have a pup playmate and will take her on lots of car rides.
February 9, 2023
Well it’s been two weeks since Mya had her eye surgery and she is doing just fine. She had to wear her cone initially which was huge but she navigated with it pretty well. She has been taking it easy and staying as calm and quiet as she can so that her eye heals. Staying quiet is not her favorite thing but she is a compliant patient as long as she has company. Mya has resumed her post in the car and came with me to pick up the kids the other day. While waiting in car line, we had to take the opportunity to pose her with our favorite reusable bag!Mya will soon be ready to find her forever home. Her eye is slightly swollen still and is improving each day but in the coming weeks, she’ll be looking for her forever family!
January 11, 2023
Happy New Year! We had a whirlwind couple of weeks during the winter break and we’re finally getting back on our feet! Mya was due to go to the orthopedic doctor back in December and the week of our appointment, our whole family came down with the flu. We were all sick, falling like dominoes one after the other, so we had to wait until the next appointment became available!
We finally got to see Doc late last week and he thoroughly examined Mya and all of her joints. She is a large, growing puppy and despite the general vet’s concern about her thickened elbows, Doc says she is just fine. Since she runs, plays and hikes without any limitations and she should continue to do so. Moving and exercise are great for her (and all pups) because it keeps her joints active. She should avoid jarring movements like jumping out of high trucks or ultimate frisbee where it could be especially hard to land and she should avoid placing that kind of strain on her joints until her growth plates close. And really for all big pups like Mya in general, that kind of hard hitting impact is likely not recommended- she’s gonna need her hiking legs for a long time since she is only 1.5 years old!
While her joints and bones all checked out just fine, Doc is concerned that her eye could cause her some trouble down the road. Mya’s left eye is pinched like a wrinkle (kind of like a Shar-Pei) and that can cause her eyelashes to brush against her cornea and cause damage. Doc says it will eventually lead to problems. So next week, Mya will go in for Entropion revision surgery to correct it so that she never has to worry about the health of her eyes. She will have to wear a cone and take it easy for a couple of days but it’s a surgery Doc does often and it’s very common. After her recovery and she is cleared, our sweet lil lady will be ready to find her forever family.
Here are some photos from Christmas and post holiday fun. Also, the transition back to the school schedule was a breeze for Mya but not so much for her kids! She remains the early riser, waking everyone for school as well as the ultimate playmate and companion (for kids and dogs) both on the ground and in the car while waiting for her kids to finish school. She is a social butterfly who never misses a chance to take part in family action!
After Mya’s surgery, we will update the everyone about her availability!
December 11, 2022
We’re checking in with Mya! Things around here have been getting exciting since winter break is around the corner and the kids will soon be off from school. Mya has been busy helping the kids to study for exams. She is an excellent listener.We’ve also been busy decorating for the holidays. Mya loves her perch in the window next to the reindeer.Mya is the sweetest girl who loves snuggling with pups and people. She watches over her beagle buddy and loves riding in the car to pick up the kids from school. But she also has a sneaky side and loves lounging on the porch with her stolen goods. She is very stealthy and carries things out of the kitchen and into the yard. She loves all fruits and veggies and often helps herself to the grocery bags and produce!We’ve had a delay getting in to the orthopedic doctor for a check up. It seems lots of pups have appointments this time of year. We’ll check back in after our appointment and will let everyone know when Mya will be ready to find her forever home!
November 19, 2022
Mya is back in action after two weeks of rest and forced relaxation! She was spayed and has healed up nicely. Mya is an active girl who loves to run around and wrestle so restrictive activity is not her favorite but she seemed content to chew sticks and bones and nap with her babies. While in for her surgery, the vet took some X-rays of Mya’s joints. Her elbows have some thickening that may be a result of how she grew or maybe had an old injury? The vet wants me to take her for an orthopedic consult. Mya has not been seen in person yet but our favorite orthopedic Doc did look at her X-rays and suggested that we could do some exercises that should help. She moves just fine and isn’t limited in her ability to play like a crazy puppy but we want to make sure we’re on top of ensuring that she moves well throughout her life. We will see Doc after Thanksgiving.Mya continues to be a faithful companion helping wherever and whenever she can. Doing dishes, riding along for carpool and sitting in the window seat watching for critters are jobs she takes very seriously. Mya will soon be ready to find her forever family. We’ll check back in soon!
November 1, 2022
We’ve had a busy couple of weeks with sweet Mya. We go to the park almost every day to meet our friends for pack walks and to get out Mya’s puppy energy! She is such a friendly girl and has made friends with all kinds of dogs- large and small, male and female and she likes them all. Her favorite friend is Lilly, a Jack Russell, who loves making Mya chase her.
Besides making friends, Mya’s favorite thing to do is ride in the car. She knows the routine and patiently waits by the gate for us to load everyone into the car to drive the kids to school in the morning. She will go for the longest or shortest rides- she just wants to go!
Her other favorite thing to do is help around the house- she is a helper in the kitchen and loves to find the best spot in the middle of all the activity! Mya is going to have her spay surgery on Wednesday so we took advantage of the beautiful weather over the weekend to get her outside before she has to settle in and stay calm for a few days. She loves exploring outside and splashing in the creek. She is a natural on the hiking trails. Mya is making great strides and has mastered the art of living inside, being part of a family and making the most of her downtime by taking naps wherever she can find a cozy spot. Her choices seem strange but this sweet girl isn’t complaining about a thing! We’ll check back in soon!
October 12, 2022
It’s been just over two weeks since sweet little Mya joined our pack and boy have we been busy!
We are making great strides with her leash walking manners and she is a star student! Exploring the woods and trails is her favorite activity. She also loves riding in the car and taking the kids to school. She never misses a chance to go for a ride with her pals.Mya has been learning about all sorts of new things and the biggest challenge has been teaching her the difference between human toys and puppy toys. She is a stealthy gal but we are always prepared to swap out her stolen goods for puppy appropriate toys (she carried the hair dryer from the bathroom to the sofa- it’s not plugged in 🙂And a sleepy puppy continues to be our favorite kind of puppy but I wonder if we’re wearing her out too much? When she’s not sleeping in her bowl, she is a snuggle bug who loves cuddling with a buddy.Whether she is racing around the yard with pups or kids, going on long walks and practicing her leash manners, meeting new friends or learning about living indoors, this girl is up for all of it. Mya is truly a joy and wants nothing more than to be involved in all the activity. She’s as sweet as can be and has quickly become very comfortable living with a busy, loving family in a home. We simply adore her and know her forever family will too!
We’ll check back in soon!
September 29, 2022
Well we got quite a surprise today- a welcome box from Brookline full of toys and treats for Mya! Thankfully she is wonderful at sharing because everyone loved breaking out the generous goodies!
Thank you, Brookline!
It’s been a busy few days getting settled into home life. Mya is one smart girl and has learned the routine quickly. Her favorite, most important job is waking up the kids for school. In order to do this, she had to learn how to do stairs. We just moved and have not put a rug runner on the stairs yet so it took a couple of days and quite a few treats to get her comfortable but she did it!!
And the reward is that she gets to snuggle on the bed while we wash the sheets!
Mya is a typical lab with a hearty appetite and is thankfully food motivated so working on her leash manners and “sit” has been going very well. It’s been a busy couple of days but we’ve managed to sneak in lots modeling photos in the fresh air before the rain hits this weekend. We’ll check back in soon!
September 25, 2022
We’d like to introduce Mya. We would also especially like to thank to Maija who picked her up from the farm and braved the ride to our meeting spot battling flying blond fur and puppy kisses!
We were able to bring this sweet HUGE PUPPY home yesterday and introduce her to our pack. Well, our pack was a little shocked at the energy this young lady brings but everyone seemed happy that she is open to being told when is enough and I almost think she brings just the right amount of spark needed to keep them on their toes. Our guys are 11, 7 and 6 so a 1 year old is a big change!
After introductions and running out some energy, Mya settled in for a nap and fell right into place finding a puppy bed just her size. She is very upset in the crate so we closed off the kitchen/family room area and everyone slept just fine. I slept on the sofa to make sure everyone was happy and all slept soundly!
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