Perky Update!

It occurred to me that I have not posted about my dear Miss Perky in a while.   I just downloaded some photos that I thought you might enjoy.

She is about 9 1/2 months old now and pretty obedient for the most part.  She understands when she needs to be on “best behavior” – and when she can get away with some shenanigan!  She is one smart pup.

Perky with a friend from a local farm

Perky with a friend from a local farm

Perky loves to go see the horses. When I start off in a direction opposite to the farm, she stops and looks at me with her head tilted the other way – letting me know she would prefer to go visit the farm. I think she thinks the horses are just big dogs. The horses are just as happy to see her, galloping over to greet her when they see her.

Perky in "uniform," on a walk

Perky in "uniform," on a walk

Perky knows to act like the future Guide Dog that she is, when she has her jacket on. All bets are off when the jacket comes off!

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Miss Perky at rest after some hard play!

Of course, it’s not all work all the time! Perky does live a “dog’s life” – she has run of the house and lots of play time in the backyard where there are all sorts of interesting things to explore, such as squirrel and bunny trails.

What a pleasure to be raising such a wonderful pup!

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4 Responses to Perky Update!

  1. Dee April 22, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    WOW she really has grown…what cute pictures. I love Perky and the horse 🙂

  2. Vicki Bensinger April 22, 2009 at 10:14 pm #

    She is darling. I’m going to be so sad to see her go. I still don’t know how you can let her go but then, you are doing a wonderful thing. I just get too attached to quickly.

    I think it’s adorable how she thinks the horses are just big dogs. They are just so sweet those pups of ours, aren’t they.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  3. Maria April 23, 2009 at 7:35 am #

    Thanks Dee, that is my favorite too. She is so funny with the horses – gets into her playful crouch, then jumps and gently nips the horses on the nose – like she does when she is playing with other dogs. I guess the horses don’t mind too much because they keep coming over to see her.

    Vicki, I’m sure I’ll cry buckets when she goes in for her training – but I have to remember I’m only a foster mom! I would love for her to become a VetDog

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