Me and my Shadow cuddling.. it was easier when she was younger..
I was just sitting here thinking of some of the good times. I guess I will enter bits at a time.
When we first rescued Shadow from the humane society, she was soo shy, and timid and thin. She was only 34lbs! we felt bad for her and so we let her eat.. Neal left on the road the day before I picked her up. When he came home, she wouldnt go near him, she was scared of men, and continued to be not too sure about men for the rest of her life. she was finally okay with Dad, and grandpa and Uncle Bill. But for other men, she wouldnt go near them. I guess she must have been abused by someone as a pup.
Over the years she certainly did develope her own personality for sure. lol if she didnt want to listen or come, she wouldnt! My Dad"Grandpa" always said she was going deaf,, but then I would wisper her name and she would come to me, lol. She just had selective hearing. too funny... But she did always know when the cheese came out of the fridge.. nothing would stop her then.
She use to play with me and dad until she stayed home with grandma and grandpa, after that, she would play with grandpa, run and jump at him, or chase him down the hall so he played back.. then she would get down and bark at him.
With grandma, she would play with her toys with her, then I would try but she wouldnt play anymore with me. go figure. She prefered to cuddle and love me instead I guess.
While Shadow was with Grandma and Granpa, she had her partner in crime, Winnie. Winnie passed away in 2006. They were inseparable. Winnie taught Shadow how to bark when someone was outside, or next door, or walking by on the road. Up till then, you barely ever hear Shadow Bark. Neal and I would sit in the truck with her and try to teach her to bark. Then gave her a treat as a reward. But Winnie taught her well. When Winnie passed away, Shadow spent the next few weeks/months looking for her friend, and would refuse to lay in Winnie's corner. Amazing how much they know isnt it?
Well, tears are falling yet again, I will end it for tonight. I miss you sooooo much Shadow, and I hope you are happy and have been reunited with Winnie. xoxo