I guess we'll have to keep her now.
Claire just cleared her 2nd round of HW treatment so, according to the vet, she should be free & and clear of those nasty heartworms and able to run amok. Not that she hasn't been an angel. Throughout the treatment, we are supposed to keep her calm and sedate, to make sure there are no complications, but she has been anything but. Grayson is your typical goofy Golden Retriever. Very loveable, lanky, clumsy, always jonesing for attention, a paw-s on dog. He has his hyper moments, but I had gotten him to pretty much settle down as an indoor dog. Does not jump up on you (much) and will greet you at the door with a smile and a wag and wait for you patiently as you change work clothes before he gets attention. I love how he sits at the window when I come home waiting for me to come in.
Anyway, Claire is by no means innocent. Grayson is your typical goofy Golden teenager. Claire is the more seasoned, adult mom, but she does have a bit of a wild streak in her. Whenever Grayson is running wild, Claire will sit in wait for him and, as soon as he is in range, start attacking him. He loves the attention but doesn’t quite know what to do when someone bites him back. She’ll wind him up into attack mode and then roll over and submit. As soon as he stops, she will start biting him again. What a scamp. Those two will go after each other until they both are on the floor exhausted.
We sent in our adoption papers last month and made it official. She has joined the clan. I think the two of them make a good pair. I tried to take both to the dog park last weekend as celebration, but a storm rolled in and the place got washed out. I am planning to take them to the park this weekend to allow Claire an opportunity to roam.