I know I have been blog-absent lately, but I have really adorable excuse. Meet the newest member of our family.
This is Daisy! We think she is a Beagle/Jack Russell mix. She is between 1 year and 18 months old. We adopted her in June from the Wetumpka, AL shelter. You might be tempted to ask, "why AL, instead of adopting in TN"? It's a story, but not a long one.
|Daisy's favorite toy, a squeaky ball|
We attended a meeting about Diabetes Alert Dogs and decided we needed one. Mr CT, has type 1 diabetes and has lots of low blood sugars when he is working hard for long hours. Diabetes alert dogs that are trained cost $40,000, but you can train your pet to detect high and low blood sugars for about $600. No brainer for us, except, we didn't have a dog.
About 2 weeks later, we received a call about this sweet little girl that had been in USDA scent training, but flunked out b/c she was afraid of the sliding doors at the airport. She ended up in the Wetumpka shelter and on the working dog rescue network.
Thanks to a wonderful volunteer, we were able to get Daisy to our forever home in TN. I wasn't sure how this was going to work out b/c Mr CT, has never had a dog and said no every time I asked about getting one.
|Daisy has won Mr CT's heart|
Daisy goes with him in the truck every day and sticks by his side at home. She takes naps in my lap, but she is a Daddy's girl for sure.
Very smart and easy to train. So smart, she even took her own selfie!We were concerned about how 16 year old Punkin would react to a dog after having the rule of the house.
|Punkin's favorite bed is a Dillard's bag.|
Daisy has completed the Basic Manners class and will start obedience training soon. Once she completes obedience, we will be ready to enroll in the alert training program. I also want to start Agility training with her at some point, but she already has a lot on her plate.
It's enough to make a toddler need a nap!