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At A Glance
August 14, 2012
Introducing, for your viewing, admiring (and in some cases – sniffing) pleasure the latest guest to visit us on her way to her perfect home - JOCELYN!
She has been with us for three days, and this is what we know about her so far. First, she has told us that she is friendly, enthusiastic, and gentle. She loves treats and scratches, and is wild about exploring our yard with special emphasis on the chipmunks who scatter and chatter whenever she bounds out to play with them. She seems to be quite comfortable with our resident dog, Susie, though neither of them seems very interested in the other. The cats, Chopin and Midori live in their own universe and couldn’t care less what she does. Jocelyn was content to return the gesture after a sniff and tentative wag at Chopin.
From the people who rescued her and the woman who brought her to us we know the following. She is a ten year old golden/chocolate lab mix (though others think she may have some Chesapeake and Husky in her). Her owner abandoned her when she lost her home and a neighbor tried to take her in, but was unsuccessful. She ended up in a county shelter from which she was rescued. She is a darling bag of brown fur who seemingly loves everyone who approaches her.
We had no records of her health care, so this morning we all went off to Otter Lake Animal Care Center. She hopped right into the back seat and settled in for our ride. While there, she got all her shots, a few tests and her chip. Dr.Scanlon determined that she has been spayed. She was calm and seemingly happy throughout the procedures, wincing only once during one of her shots. She weighs 56 pounds and looks 20 pounds heavier due to her thick matted fur. Next week we have her scheduled for some trimming, so it’ll be fun to see what the new Jocelyn looks like.
Jocelyn arrived thirsty!
Play date with the local chipmunks!
Relaxing with the Community Bone