Monday, May 17, 2010

Ted and Dana at Home





















Ted and Dana have been at their new home for 72 hours now, and where do I begin? My family, and the dogs and I are just having the best time. Everything is working out wonderfully...better than expected! So let's have some details...the car ride home was long for them, but they slept most of the way and the best part is when they made it home they played together for three hours straight in the backyard ! Seven months of pent up energy is getting released from these two and they feel great. We all agree that it was an excellent decision to adopt both of them. They love each other so much and can often be seen kissing one another or sleeping together. They can play in the backyard to get out a lot of their energy, and they both are just really social dogs so it's nice for them to always have a companion. They play together so much and we do so many active things with them that they both eat three times a day (and i think Teddy has even lost a little weight) but I am sure they will put on some pounds soon.


I have taken them hiking two times, on countless walks, and to a dog park, but my favorite activity was dog beach. We have a wonderful dog beach by us with countless dogs running around, and everyone is so layed back and just having fun. Dana felt comfortable immediately and got along so well with all of the dogs and had no problem wandering off to explore the area. Teddy was surprisingly cautious at first, but it didn't take long for him to realize what a great place he was at. Pretty soon he was tearing down the beach left and right, splashing into the water chasing balls and dogs, and meeting every dog and person at the beach. They just had the best time, and after a bath and a meal they slept the rest of the day.


They fit in perfectly into our household. My family is shocked at how loving Dana is ( I think she has gotten even more so since she's been here) and we are all in love with Ted's goofy, easy going, and curious nature. I look forward every morning to waking up to see their faces and to play with them all day. Thanks, everyone, for caring about these dogs inside and outside the shelter. I will continue to update you with pictures and stories to let you know how are pups are doing.






7 comments:

Joel said...

They sure look miserable, are you sure they wouldn't prefer to be back in their kennels?

Please send an update every once in awhile Courtney, it's nice to see two great dogs get such a happy ending!

Pam said...

Courtney, what a wonderful life you have given Teddy and Dana. All our dogs should be so lucky! Dog beach sounds great-- enough to make me want to move to S.D. so my own dogs can run up and down the beach with abandon. Thank you to you and your family for your big, big hearts. :)

Alicia said...

That is the best update ever! And the pictures are adorable! Teddy and Dana are very lucky pups - they look so happy in every single picture and it sounds like they are having the time of their lives!

Anonymous said...

O my gosh it's like they are in Dog Heaven. I am soooo happy for them; I never knew Teddy but Dana was such a sweet, pensive darling and LOOK at the SMILE on her face!!!

It doesn't get better than this - bless you and your family, Courtney :)

Addie said...

Ditto what everyone above said <3

Patsy said...

Really, this is just the best! You are so wonderful, Courtney, to have taken these two sweethearts home to become part of your family. It gives us all so much pleasure to see that sometimes, there really is a happy ending!

Joyce said...

This happy ending and wonderful photos brought tears of joy to my eyes. Lucky lucky dogs, and Courtney + family, thank you!!