Just adopted an 8 year old Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever Mix from Tarrant Humane Society. She is a very laid back, extremely friendly and sweet, devoted after some bewilderment over losing her family (family lost job and then lost home, car, and dog. I can't imagine their heartbreak). Her name is Trudy and her coloring is black with white feet and a blaze of white on chest. Since I do not have a fenced in yard, have been taking out via leash every time we exit the house to go to bathroom, walk, office/gallery, mail box, and it has been COLD here. Today in Colleyville, Texas, it was 19 degrees and never got over 28 degrees. Tomorrow it is supposed to snow.
Never have I spent so much time talking in a low, loving voice, telling this wonderful companion how wonderful and beautiful and good she is. And, she is all of these attributes. I am in love with her and feel that unique devoted love that a dog can give in return. She has hip dysplasia, so she is getting glucosamine/chondroitin and will try and get a little weight off of her. You will be seeing paintings of her, that I am sure. She loves people and dogs. And, dogs seem to love her.
And, the year was so good in art sales that I bought a Lexus RX 350, crossover that seats go down. Will give you a formula for buying on line, which I did. Could hardly wait to tell my two Sons. They gave their Mom proper enthusiasm for the "good buy" their Mom got.