I'm so glad someone wants to hear about Katie. She is the greatest dog, happy and anxious to please. She absolutely loves my husband, John, and follows him around the house, especially if he is busy doing some repairs. If he is near the floor, he has Katie practically sitting on him or sticking her nose into whatever he is doing.
Katie is very active and loves her stuffed toys or a tennis ball. She brings them to us daring us to take them from her so she can tug on her toy or run after a ball. She has a fantastic appetite but that is because she gets some people food mixed in with her Merrick. If we give her a treat (dog biscuit) after her walk she bats it around like a cat before she eats it. If her water bowl is empty, she turns it over so we know she needs more.
Her favorite spot is in the living room in the sun or on the couch in the family room. She sleeps in our bedroom on a stuffed chair (on john's side of the bed). She travels well in the car and hates to be left behind. We do take her with us as much as possible.
We have young grandchildren whom she greets with enthusiasm. She LOVES my grown sons and cannot get enough of them when they stop by. My one son also has a boxer, Lucy, who visits us regularly. Lucy and Katie love each other and run around until they get tired and find a dog bed to rest on.
Over all, Katie is a great dog. The only problem is that she has had several Mast Cell cancers removed since we adopted her. I constantly worry about any lumps or bumps. I do not want her to have any more surgeries. I do know about Mast Cell because we did lose our yellow lab to that cancer. It was very sad.