Saturday, October 9, 2010

Family Friday - Darby

I'm a day late (and always a dollar short) on Family Friday this week. We've been having a "difficulties" with the new principal at L's school and it has ended up consuming huge amounts of time this week. I won't go into it all here, let's just say there is more to education than test scores. Not to mention, my child does excellent on the tests, thankyouverymuch.
Meet Darby!

Isn't she the cutest thing? We actually got Darby from the animal shelter in August a few weeks after our van was stolen. Our old dog, Scruffy, can't really hear or see or run or any of that dog stuff anymore, so we needed a dog that was protective, energetic, aware, all that dog stuff. Darby is excellent at all dog things.
So far Darby is pretty much house trained now. She also can sit and will fetch the ball and return it 80% of the time. She also, of course, was recently spayed. The kids totally love her, pet her, run with her, and just think she is the queen of all dogs. Darby walks L to school every morning with us. K especially loves to tell Darby how cute she is. The other day I saw Darby sitting watching K, and thought that soon that dog will be in a princess outfit having tea with K. That is how good Darby is - no problem with the children.
Darby looks a lot like our old dog, Guiness. She will not be as big as Guiness, her paws are way smaller. She weighs about 23 pounds now at approximately six months old, and will grow a bit larger, but not too gigantic. She has huge amounts of energy, so we must play with her and exercise her every day.
Welcome to ouf family Darby!

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