It's been forever since I posted Haley pics... she's 10 as of this winter, and though she's still wild as ever out in public (people never believe she's 10!), she's a bonafide couch potato at home. I drag her off the couch/recliner a couple times a day to eat/go out, and she goes to work with me most days, aside from that, trips to pet friendly stores (where she rides in the cart, since she has a hard time with slippery floors these days) and slow, lazy strolls into the backyard are about the extent of her activity,
These start from around april '10...
It took about 5 full minutes for her to believe that if she put her foot up, I wasn't going to shove her overboard! Keep in mind this is the same dog who will nearly break all 3 legs trying to launch off that same bulkhead into the slippery boat unaided, try to get her near the water without a vessel for her to board? No way!
We spend a lot of times on our little "walks" like this... her standing there staring at me as I try to convince her that she does have to walk to get back to the house.... she's certain that I should either purchase a teleporter for her, or carry her up on my back like a giant papoose.
She can get up to a decent speed when she wants... stopping can be a little crazy!
"You have treats!?!?"
Random sharkfin ear
She had facial paralysis on the left side last winter, and as it improved , the left side went from being super droopy to slightly "lifted" up, hence the smirk (she's fine now, though still a little higher on that side)
Doing what she does best
Lazy bones even makes a nest out of the life jackets on the boat
Contemplating a raw diet
Two years, I'd have said without a doubt that she was cat aggressive, she'd tried to chew on our family cat, and expressed a large amount of interest in the neighborhood ferals... I've gotten 3 cats in the last couple years, and through a ton of work, she's gotten to be pretty tolerant of them! Wouldn't leave them unattended, and she still seems pretty interested in eating strange cats, but I couldn't be happier.
"Get it off!"
This Cat, the Blk/Wht cat, worships Haley... Haley tolerates This Cat's worship
"It's getting my blanket wet. Aren't you gonna DO something about this?"
"You see this? I want a new bed. And some treats. Lots of treats."
Sleeping with the enemy
And a couple recent videos... she's not the most active dog (obviously), but she does keep me pretty entertained
Thinker salmon stick (aka dog crack stick) in a kong toy
Continuation- she's a poor loser
Catch the treat!