What do you get when you take these ears
and this nose
and these eyes
and this cute little peach patch on the top of the head
and this beautiful speckled peach and white fur
and this tail
and this tongue
and this head
and this smile
And you put them all together in one medium sized, soft, sweet package?
You get this cute, happy, wiggly, slightly shy but very social, beautifully raised, and very very loved Goodfish.
Yes, I slipped over to Karen's yesterday afternoon for a short while in order to say hi to Goodfish's adoptive parents and photograph Karen's former foster pup who was originally found near death up north (near Goodfish Lake, hence the name), was saved by a good hearted man and a patient vet, travelled around the bush of two provinces and a territory enroute down south, joined us on our Wednesday Walks, and eventually was adopted to a stellar home with Eunice and Leslie. Their love for Goodfish is obvious, as is her love for them.
Karen has a lovely piece of property with a huge, huge yard for the dogs to play in. It backs onto open fields with a view of the Mt. Sicker. We sat in the shade of some trees and enjoyed the light breeze which wafted across the open fields on an otherwise very hot day.
I only stayed a short while as I knew my brief respite from coughing wouldn't last long, but in that short while I took over 300 photos. I have spent the last 12 hours trying to choose my favourites. Here's a few more:
Goodfish is likely a yellow lab/sharpei cross. There are times she looks so much like my Emma it hurts,
and at other times one can clearly see the sharpei in her face (as well as in her curly tail).
No matter what her breed, she is quite possibly the sweetest dog on earth.
Thank you, Eric for rescuing her, Karen and Norm for fostering her, and Eunice and Leslie for adopting her. Each of you played a big role in saving her life, teaching her manners, caring for her, and loving her. She is one very, very lucky pup.