Just a quick note and some recent photos of our little girl, Cheyenne Alicia...hope you like them. You'll find photos of her at home and in the backyard. There is also one photo of her first trip to the beach: her first trip to the ocean and as you can see, she loves it.
Cheyenne is doing fantastic. She's settled into country living like a pro, as if she has always been here. Sometimes she is the first to hear something outside and she is quick to let us know by barking and running around the living room. Her canine brother is quick behind. Sometimes we let them out to check on things; sometimes we don't. When we do she is quick to follow Damon out into the yard, each of them running to a different corner of the fenced yard to see what is invading their space. Of course, by their barking, whatever it is is gone quickly. Sometimes it is deer down at our deer feeder; they look back up at the dogs unafraid. Sometimes it is a raccoon wandering around the property. Cheyenne is very proud of herself when she protects her property, and deservedly so.
She has become quite a homebody. She remains on a long rope connected to her leash and harness with Damon on the other end. She can only run away as far as he'll let her. Every time we walk, though, we unleash Damon and Cheyenne follows him close behind. We've let her off the leash a few times and she's been a good girl following Damon out of the house to the car to greet Daddy and when they go in, she is right behind them. She is very much a family dog, but every now and then the huntress comes out in her when she hears, sees or smells something. Because the Husky Spirit is so strong in her, we can't let her fully off the leash just yet. Though, after a full year in our new home, we will begin to try and do so slowly and see what happens.
She is still playing mother to our two senior cats, Charlie and Princess.
Some of her favorite things to do: curling up on the couch or bed with mommy and /or daddy and getting loving. She loves getting her cheeks and ears rubbed. And if you stop too early, she'll grab your arm or hand with her paw. She loves when mommy bends hown and hugs both she and Damon at the same time. She also loves when mommy sits down on the middle of the sofa and they each get a side and time to cuddle with her. She loves food and is quite the chow hound. We have to watch that she she doesn't get too fat, as she likes to lounge around while Damon wants to go, go, go. Her favorite food is the same as Princess: fresh seafood. She even likes mango, broccoli, zucchini and cheese. She does enjoy going for family walks everyday; she walks so proudy on her leash alongside Damon in front of us. She now looks forward to her Sunday drives with Damon and daddy. She's still not sure of it and cringes whenever a big rig goes by us on the drive.
CHEYENNE & DAMON AT THE BEACHShe loves and adores her big brother, Damon and can't be separated from him. One night Damon had to spend over at the veterinary hospital to remove a fatty lipoma and she was lost without his presence. She wouldn't eat without him. She enjoyed her walk but you could see she missed him. Good thing he wasn't gone for long. Of course, when we went to pick up Damon, she had to come along and she "sang" to him at the hospital when she heard him come out. She hadn't even seen him yet. She was so happy to see him again.
As I write this, she is alongside me, cuddled up with her head close to me, grabbing my left arm when I stop petting her. Ever try to type with just one hand? She's a sweetie. She's truly a loving, beautiful, protective girl and we are so glad we adopted her. She's only been with us fifteen months now, but it seems as if she has been with us forever. Damon loves her too, and is very protective of her, especially around other dogs. He won't let them near her and she won't let other dogs near him. In the dog park that is different; they are socializing and have no problem with that. When we clip his nails, she stays close by. When we clip her nails, Damon is close by his eyes steady on the "evil nail clippers."
Well, have to run. Thanks again for all you do. The dogs, cats and families THANK YOU!!