Stormy is a beautiful 8 year old girl who LOVES being around humans. She is a snuggle bug who lets you know how much she loves you by giving you all kinds of boxer kisses. She's an easy girl to love - she settled in right away and has been spending most of her days on either her favorite dog bed or next to one of us on the couch or chaise. In the 2 weeks that we've had her, she hasn't had a single accident. She's pretty much adjusted to the walking schedule we already had in place for our other dogs - but will also come right up to one of us and whine to let us know if she needs to go out before the next scheduled walk.
Stormy has been great with our other dogs - although she has been known to give a few deep warning growls when she wants to let Mea (our resident "wild child" puppy) know that it's time for her to slow things down a bit.
So far, she's also been good with our resident kitty - but we're still watching her around him because she is FIXATED on him whenever he surfaces. The only way we can typically get her attention away from him is to bribe her with treats. Even with treats, once they're gone, she's usually back on track trying to find the kitty...and will whine when we don't let her get close enough. We think she's just really curious about him - but are watching to make sure both remain safe.
She's a nice, calm girl most of the time, but we've learned that in spite of her age, she's quite the little gymnast. We have been using a tall baby gate to block the back half of the house off from her, so the kitty can feel free to roam the bedrooms. As long as one of us is with her, she won't leap over that gate...but if she's not supervised and knows that one of us is in the back of the house, there's just no stopping her! The funny thing is that at 58 lbs, she makes less noise going over that gate than our 11 lb. cat.
We're so glad we opened our home to Stormy...she's a sweet, gentle girl with a lot of love to give. Our vet has found a small, mast cell tumor on her left side, so she'll be having surgery on Thursday (9/8) to have it removed.