Smoke has been such a wonderful addition to our little rescue farm, and we love, love, love to spoil her! She is in good company with two Aussie mixes, and a cat named Chuck Norris. (All rescues of course.) She is really great with the younger Aussie, who is a special needs rescue, and he really looks up to his big, patient sister.
Smoke has a ramp up to our bed, so she can be her loving, spooning self all night long. She also loves convertible rides....as you can see from the picture. We were picking up mums for the neighbors in this photo, she loved helping me 'deliver' them by greeting everyone with a lean and a tail wag.
Smoke gets home-made organic food (with a special mix for her kidneys and joints) which has really helped with her health issues. She has slimmed down to her ideal weight and gets up and down on her own now, and frequently uses the doggy door, no more accidents in the house, yay! She also has a new pep in her step as we explore the woods. She never used to sniff and explore much...she was just too focused on keeping up.
While we once thought her kidney 'disease' was going to make her senior years a bit rough, she has really proved to be the comeback kid. With my mom moving in recently (she has Parkinson's), she has been a sweet therapy dog for her and is so gentle with Mom when she needs some doggy companionship when things get tough for her. I am SO SO thankful that I kept this foster girl and made her part of our special little family!! She has a good life of love and snuggles...and is the light of our rescue home for sure!