Camera-shy!

What is it about dogs with cameras. Some love it when you point the camera at them as if they know they want to show you their best look.
Others dip their head as if you’re scolding them. 
KJ took a couple pictures of Lady the other night out on the deck and that’s exactly what she does. She really is one of the friendliest dogs I’ve fostered. You just can’t tell by her pictures!

Some notes I compiled last night:
Wants to be with people. Will steal food if you’re not looking. She’s thin. Boney actually. Was hoping to fatten her up a bit but I don’t think she’s gained any weight. She’s petite, 56 pounds, but not a diva. Tomboy. Plays pretty rough. But once she’s spayed will probably gain some weight.
Has a high prey drive. Chases my cats if they run, but doesn’t hurt them. I think she’d go after my rabbits though. She tries to take off after squirrels and we have these ground hogs or wood chucks in the park across the street. Maybe they’re big gophers or baby wood chucks. Wild rodents that tunnel through the park. But man, she hears them chirp and if loose would be gone.
She’s good on a leash except when she sees something she wants to chase. A little training and she ll be fine. She’s smart. She flows when she moves. Pretty head and holds it up like a show dog. She responds well with a quick tug of the leash.
Her coat is better but still dry. I’ve brushed her a lot and it looks better each time. It’s been trimmed in places which will grow out.
Has good recall when in the house. Can bark a lot and whines when I leave, but settles down.
Not bothered by storms.
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Lady’s ‘in-season’ winding down

Lady’s ‘in-season’ winding down

Finally! If you’ve ever been around a dog in heat, you know what I’m talking about. This was my first experience. Lady was supposed to be spayed yesterday, but the vet called and wanted to delay it, to make sure. I haven’t Googled it to find out why, but they don’t want to spay when they’re in heat. The humping has finally calmed down in the last day or so. Even though Brett and Woodson are neutered they were still trying their best, and it’s been going on for four weeks. I can’t take Lady to the dog park, but I did take Brett and Woodson there this morning. It’s been too hot to go all this past week. But today I finally have three dogs all sleeping at the same time. I think leaving Lady home while taking the other two, she was anxious enough to wear herself out while I was gone.
So, Lady is scheduled for surgery Aug. 2. Then will be ready for adoption. If she gets adopted quickly and/or locally, I’m hoping I can hand her over before she needs to go back for the removal of stitches. Otherwise I will have to kennel her when we go on our trip as it will be cutting it close.

Yesterday

Lady’s favorite look-out. I’m afraid she will jump right off sometimes, but hasn’t so far. She’s had a bath and several good brushings. Still shedding that under-coat. It looks like certain areas have been cut away, probably where burs were. I believe she will always be light-colored, but this is also sun-bleached from being an outdoor dog, so it’s possible her coat will grow in darker and it matures. She has enough markings to be considered white factored, which makes sense, as I was told one of her parents was all white.