When we our 16 year-old dog died, we were absolutely devastated. The kids had never known life without Gus, and being a family that isn’t complete without at least one canine, they were soon asking, “When are we going to get a dog?” Mom’s answer was, “When it’s time, a dog will find us.” That time came sooner than expected when our neighbor called to “suggest” that we meet Rodney. As soon as we did, there was no doubt that we’d been “found.” There was also no question about changing his name after the kids pragmatically stated, “How would you like it if someone kept changing your name?” And surprisingly, there was also no adjustment period - at least for Rodney. (The cat might tell you something entirely different.) As soon as Rodney stepped though the door into the house, he was right at home. While full of boundless energy, he’s also fairly respectful of the boundaries we’ve set. We’ve been enjoying lots of walks and trips to the park. He especially likes to go “creek walking” with the kids and chasing anything we throw. He’s also enjoying some basic search and rescue – at least what we can remember from training that we did with another dog more than a decade ago. We couldn’t be happier that Rodney joined our family!
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