Her name is Lulu - Kept it she is such a Lulu
I adopted her in 2010 and she is still with us! Most days has almost as much energy as she did back then!
She had to have her Cruciate Ligament repaired several years ago with surgery but healed very well and recently had some fatty tumors removed from her neck. she is healing quite well from those as well. Also recently had a UTI but that cleared up and she is
She is such a people dog! LOVES people and children ! is also very animal friendly. Regularly attends doggy daycare to spend some time socializing with other dogs.
She eats 2 cans of wet food a day. She was eating Nutro but all of a sudden stopped liking that one so we are using Blue Buffalo and she really likes that.
She has never really been a toy dog but loves to go on long walks and hikes she has been up several of the 4,000 ft mountains of NH and all around. We go for morning walks and evening walks and on weekends go for long walks around a large lake near our home. She is starting to slow down a bit as the vet estimates she is around 13 years old now.
Lu has won over so many non-dog people and made so many friends.
The story I would like to share with you relates to the photo I added of Lu with my mom. Lu and my mom were inseparable, I adopted Lu shortly after my brother was killed in Afghanistan. My mom was not leaving the house. She would not get out of bed she would not eat . I knew when I adopted Lu I would need help since I worked some crazy hours as a police dispatcher and 911 call taker and it would be good for my mom. I had no idea just how good. I may have adopted Lu but Lu was my mom's dog all the way. Even on my days off my mom was right there to take her for walks or feed her . they would sit for hours in the back yard - Lu napping Mom reading. Lu never pulled or tried to take off on my mom while walking. She never barked or growled. From the moment I picked up Lu she was in my mom's lap. Even when she got to be 65 lbs she was still my mom's lap dog. They went to the beach together and chased waves. Lu was with my mom through every step of her battle with cancer. Never leaving her. Slept by her side every night. Including the night she passed. She brought my mom endless comfort and joy. She brought life back into my family. To this day she still roughhouses with my younger brother and plays tug of war with him and turned my sister in law who was scared of dogs into a big Lulu fan. She lavishes kisses on my friend's kids and is patient with my friends child who is non- verbal autistic they sit together and Lu leans on her and she puts her arm around Lu like they just get each other. This dog changed my life and has had a positive effect on the lives of everyone she meets. She is a snuggle bug and an adventurer. While she has grown from my baby girl to my little old lady she is still spunky as ever.
Adopting her was the best thing I have ever done and may ever do. she has certainly given me more than I will ever be able to return.