September 14, 2013
I am excited to introduce Pennie to you! Pennie is a PB 8 yr old female golden with lots of love to share. She has seen the vet and is a healthy girl at 59#. When she was 1 year old she had surgery because of hip dysplasia. She recovered beautifully. Although, arthritis is settling in a bit as she ages. She loves to chase tennis balls and squirrels. In fact, she has caught squirrels.
Pennie was surrendered because she had broken through her invisible fence and went after an older gentleman walking by her home. The gentleman was new to her neighborhood & she didn’t recognize him. She just grabbed his shorts and there was not a bite of any kind. The surrendering owner had her since a pup and loved her very much. She felt that she could not keep her safe any longer with just an invisible fence. Pennie has always been very protective of her home and would bark and "try to be scary." As soon as she was told it was okay, she would welcome them with a wagging tail, looking for the requisite Golden pets.
Pennie has been with us three days and she has been the perfect house guest. She thrives on attention! She has been on a road trip to Eau Claire & did great in the car. She is very adaptable. She loves the grandparents, especially because they loved her up. Pennie nudges, paws, and cuddles in for human touch. She loves belly rubs. See her smile…
Pennie has no resource guarding issues that I know of. I feed all three dogs in separate corners of the kitchen. She is the last to get her bowl. She walks with me to the other spots until we reach her spot, looks at me, and when I say “ok” she eats. She has a very gentle mouth to take treats. She has given our resident Golden a warning when he tried to drink again after she waited for him to finish. Not aggressive – just a warning that it was her turn now. He understood. Below he is trying to get her to play.
Pennie’s needs: She definitely needs a fenced in yard to keep her contained and safe. She is very loving, house trained, and has free roam of the house. In her previous home she was left home 8 hours/day, but expect that when you get home she will be at your side the rest of the night.