Deer, rabbits and other wildlife were getting too close for comfort when we lost Izzy's services as property dog. After weeks of careful thought, we were ready to find one or two young mixed breed dogs with the right genes for holding their territory while being nice companion dogs -- what we call property dogs.
We could hardly believe it when we met then-named "Chubby" (center) and "Belle" (left) at the June Adoption Day event hosted by the Floyd Humane Society. A week later they came to live with us, and proved to be such wonderful dogs that my daughter, Madison, picked a third litter-mate for herself (right). The gleesome threesome of mixed breed puppies have very happy lives!
The pups go to school almost every day. They are fast learners, but they probably need better teachers. We have read half of the dog training books available at the library, and we are up to "lie down." We all have so much to learn!