Happy 5th birthday Murphy! We have had an interesting year together, what with adding another dog to our home. The change took us on a whole roller coaster training wise, and Murphy was pushed to be flexible and patient with me while I adjusted my time, energy and resources. I was pushed even more so to do the same for him and I think that we have grown together as a result. He is my mirror - what I feel and do reflects in his eyes and his body language. He reminds me to stay calm, to be grateful, to relax, to enjoy and to stay present. He really forces me to be a better version of myself, and I am so thankful for that. I would be lost without this dog. I swear he guides me more than I guide him most days. Enjoy some of our memories from this past year! . . .
A little Pendo appreciation post since we are already missing having her around! She is a gem - patient, sweet, affectionate and the perfect calming force for Weaver. It was really fun watching Weaver learn to relax and be vulnerable around another dog this week! We love you Pendo! ❤️❤️ . . .
Stella is a perfect example of ✨resilience✨. In the fewer than 12 months that she has been alive, she dealt with severe neglect and abuse (hence the solo eye), was put in a shelter that was then abandoned, then flown to NY. Thankfully she landed into the perfect home! Her family is kind, patient and flexible. When I met Stella, she hopped right into my lap, despite having very valid reasons to not trust a new human. She is wicked smart, clear, funny, fast and so so happy in her new life. It amazes me that despite genetic and environmental odds, dogs can turn out to be this resilient! Soon we will work on applying the skills she is learning in her safe space at home to real life, so that we can open her world up a bit - in her own time, of course. She is an inspiration. 🙂❤️✨ . . .
Cinnamon tends to be an escape artist, especially when she is on the scent of something good. To keep her safe and to set her mom up for success, she is geared up with a harness, martingale collar, safety clip and 2 leashes. Better safe than sorry! 😊 . . .