Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sweet Sisters--Heidi and Abigail

We had the good fortune to meet two sweet rescue girls this morning. Abigail is a six-year-old Shepherd mix, and her sister Heidi is a twelve year old collie mix. Abigail did well in the Medium Roll; she was sociable and attempted play with the irresistible and gregarious Marley. Heidi wasn't too sure what to make of all the little whipper-snappers' whipping and snapping, so she just kept it cool. This is a well-balanced and calm older gal, and it's a great contrast in energy with some of the wilder pups. I have found through my own observations that a pack does best when there is a wide variety of energy levels present. It means that no matter the mood, there's something to do. Whether neckfighting or chasing, snuggling or wrestling, different energy levels help to keep a pack balanced.

In other news, we have officially launched Fort Fido's first Howl-o-ween costume contest! Take a photo of your pooch in their Halloween finest and submit it via email, post it to our Facebook wall, or bring a print in to the lobby. Submissions will be accepted until October 23rd. Voting will be open from October 24th through October 30th, and winners will be announced on Halloween. To make it a little more fun, there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! Put your best paw forward, and good luck in the contest!

I hope to be receiving some great pictures from you all soon!


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