Monday, May 2, 2011

Introducing our new golden retriever...

Got your attention didn't we?

Actually-Miss Chloe the Wiiiiiiild Mustang has decided that she is a dog trapped in a pony's body. I have always marveled at how human centric she is but lately she has become such a sweet and silly puppy dog.
Today, for example, I taught her a new trick. Watch: Chloe loves me...she told me so!


My girl and I have been having lots of fun together...we both love going for little walks together to find extra special patches of yummy green grass. Knowing that these additional grazing sessions on lush grass is helping to keep her weight from dropping too quickly makes these outings even more fun for me (like I need more reasons to love my time with my girl?)


She also loves spending time with her baby Snapdragon each afternoon. I cannot keep them together full time because of Miss Chloe's special needs right now (she needs access to endless hay, grain, pasture and Snapdragon cannot handle that) but at least they get to hang out every afternoon together in the sunshine.


But I think the neatest thing that has happened recently is that Chloe thinks she is our 5th dog. Every evening we do our final walk of the day with the doggie fourpack down our long driveway. Chloe stops whatever she is doing and trots over to join us and then walks alongside us as far as she can go. She stops to graze at the end of the fence and waits for our return so that she can walk the whole way back up with us to the top of her pasture. She does it every single time we walk down the driveway-we crack up at how committed she is to our daily walk together as a family. What a perfect creature she is-now I just have to figure out how to sneak her into the house at night. I wonder if mr smrp would notice? :)

8 comments:

pam said...

This post really made me happy on a day I really needed it. Tx!

Come on Mr. Smrp let the new puppy in the house... She'll tell you she loves you...

Terry said...

A Golden Retriever! That explains so much! What a sweetheart.

Paint Girl said...

That is so darn cute. I love how she walks along with you!! Baby Snapdragon is so big now!

Maery Rose said...

I'm glad to see Chloe enjoying life with her family.

KB said...

Yes, you got my attention :)

She is SO sweet and beautiful. Have you leash trained her yet? Then she could truly join you for the whole walk :)

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

You certainly did get my attention! Surely, mr smrp will cave to puppy dog eyes! The little snapdragon ain't so little!

weneego said...

i LOVED seeing that! you've made my day and it's just getting started, thank you! love chloe!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Chloe is one special mare. Great video of her walking with the dogs. It looks like she's feeling pretty good and I hope she continues to walk with you for a long time.