Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My big girl, Queenie

This is Queenie. She just ran into our yard one day. It turned out that she belonged to a neighbor, who after a while decided he didn't want her anymore. She and Zoe got along great, and it was love at first sight for me, so she came to live with us.

Note the goofy expression, long snout, and ridiculous ears. Her mother was a Golden Retriever, believe it or not. Her father is unknown, but I think there's Border Collie in there. Queenie is exceedingly happy-go-lucky. She's up for anything and loves to play.

In the next picture, she had a few things to tell me. She's very talkative. She's the only one of my dogs whom I've been able to teach to "speak."

Here she is rolling around on her back and playing. She is tall and slender and I love seeing her stretched out like this.

And this one is a quiet moment -- you can see how gorgeous she is in this picture.

Queenie was a handful when I first got her. Her previous owners had let her run wild, and she had never really bonded with them. As a result, she took a while to bond to me, but now she's very attached and frequently comes to me for loves or to play. She has a boundless, infectious enthusiasm for life and the world around her. If I need a pick-me-up, all I have to do is look at her and she will grin at me.

Queenie goes to day care once a week at All Things Pawssible -- it's a great place for dogs with lots of energy -- she meets up with her buddies for an entire day of playing, and she loves it. If you have a high energy dog whom you just can't seem to exercise enough on your own, I highly recommend day care -- although of course it's great for any dog who loves to play!


June Cutoff Cash said...

Okay, I LOVE her! Love love love her! She is so pretty. My sweet doggie girl. Okay, now I am getting my dog voice in my head.

Catherine said...

Thank you! I always think people should fall in love with that goofy expression immediately. She is really sweet and funny.