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At A Glance
Dave and Jean Chaudoir, Reed Point, Montana
"Best wishes." -Anonymous friend
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
|Aug. 10, 2016
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Please welcome Cognac to the RAGOM family. She is a 9-year-old Golden sweetheart. She lived happily with her owner for many years. She was tearfully surrendered to RAGOM by her owner when she needed to move for reasons of age and health and could no longer keep her.
It was obvious to us from the first minute she came into our house that Cognac came from a loving family and environment. She is very well socialized, loves people, gets along with other dogs and cats, and is just a friendly, happy girl.
She met our Resident Dog (RD) Beau with no problems and happily shares attention and pets with him.
Lately they have given each other tentative “play bows” so we think that playtime will start soon. She likes to take her walks but we need to work at building up her stamina. She weighs 73 lbs. and needs to lose a little bit of weight. Our goal is 69 lbs. We are up to walking a mile at a time and she is pretty bushed when we get home. She pulls like a horse on a regular leash and collar so we have started using an Easy Walk Harness and she is much, much better. We’ve met other dogs on our walks and she does just fine. She gets along with our two dog-savvy cats (she mostly ignores them). They are quite comfortable with her.
This week we took Cognac for her first Vet appointment. We had been told that she had been treated for Lyme’s Disease about four years ago and still showed up as positive on tests. Dr. Jean confirmed that the test came back positive but the T6 blood work showed that no further treatment is required. Her joints, heart, lungs, ears, and eyes look fine and she has a ton of energy for a nine-year-old girl. Cognac (or Conie as we sometimes call her) is hypothyroid which means that she has to take a pill with her two meals every day. The condition can be controlled by the medication and all that is required is periodic blood testing. The cost of the pills is less than fifty cents per day. There was one anomaly with her spleen which caused Dr. Jean some concern. X-rays were taken and we will be scheduling her for an ultrasound scan to see if we can understand if there is a problem or not. Cognac will be “unavailable” for adoption until this issue is resolved.
This past weekend Conie passed the “kid test” with flying colors. Our four grandkids and their parents spent the weekend and she loved all of the activity and attention. She would stand, sit, or lie down for all of the pets that she could get!
Our only concern is that she might accidentally knock down little ones so we’re listing her as ok for dog savvy kids five years and older.
Stay tuned for more about this wonderful girl.