does my heart good
every time I look at this picture as this is what a Clumber’s
life should be!
mom and dad keep me updated on her progress and they keep the
pictures coming and are so happy she joined their family.
had her one year anniversary with her new family in July 2008 and
this is what they shared.
do we say about our Heidi girl? She is the sweetest, absolutely
most loving dog we’ve ever had! Heidi came to us with an open
heart, ready to love and be loved and we have enjoyed every furry
minute of getting to know her. In the past year and a half, she
has become more outgoing, although she can still be wary of new
people – we have an occasional piddle when someone new comes to
visit, but those are few and far between.
still sleeps in her crate – even if we leave it open, she finds
it a safe place. We’d love to have her sleep in our bedroom, but
I will say she snores louder than any animal should and much
louder than Johnny. Sometimes we lie in bed amazed at the sounds
coming from her space! Heidi loves to play and she especially
loves tracking our cat, Sammi – who is very patient with her.
going under our bed where Sammi kitty has a nesting spot. How she
manages to get her 75 pound body under there, we still can’t
quite figure out, but it is fun to watch!
is also still amazing with our son Anderson.
At two, he definitely enjoys roughhousing and she is so
patient with him. He loves to stand there while she licks him from
head to toe! Our girl is also getting very good at resisting
temptation when it comes to Anderson’s toys. Of course, as
you’ll see, she likes to check them out and if we weren’t
looking, might manage to nab one now and then.
have made one decision about Heidi though – we are keeping her
hair cut shorter. Since
the hair was getting a little overwhelming. Heidi visits the
“pet spa” every 4-6 weeks and gets pampered with a massaging
shampoo, nail trim & new hair do.
By all accounts, she’s like most girls and enjoys her day
at the salon.
vet’s office is great and loves to see Heidi come in – they
don’t see Clumbers everyday. She has had a clean bill of health (with the exception of a
bit of yeast in her ears) and is on monthly heartworm/flea/tick
meds, which she does well with.
bottom line is that we love Heidi and are so glad we were chosen
for her. As I mentioned at the beginning, she has such a sweet
spirit and so loving – we would have missed out on something
special if we had not adopted her. Thanks for giving us the