Two exciting updates rolled into one, from Lilly's new family:
Amy writes to confirm something that we were all hoping to hear and never doubted... that Lilly really is a fine ambassador for Singapore's strays! She's been out and about at dog-friendly events and has stirred up interest in international adoption. Hey hey hey, just what we wanted to hear!
Amy says: "Lilly is truly very special. I believe that her way of making one feel special and delighted to have her attention, will make her a wonderful therapy dog, once she socializes a bit more." Let's all keep paws crossed that over time, and with Amy's training, Lilly will be assessed as suitable for such work. What a strike for Singapore Specials that would be.
Lilly's skinny dipping gets her into trouble:
I rushed home from work today, having received a distressed call from my girls that Lilly had disappeared in the orchard on a walk. I ran to the top hill of the orchard and whistled. Lilly raced up in minutes - smiling and dripping wet. When we walked together towards one of the ponds, she took off and was skimming the water in a graceful splash - looking back as if to encourage us to join her. Bindu did, and then the girls.
Lilly loves running free - but will be on leash with the girls, as she will not come to them when they call her. I'm not sure if she just trusts me more - she never strays out of my sight, or if she figures that they're just kids, and no need to mind them. But they have some training with treats to do.
Lilly is playful like a puppy with Hudson and Bindu - wisely she avoids Izzy, who nips everyone she plays with.
Hugs from us all - especially Lil Lil (as my girls have taken to calling her)
Amy and family,
Brimfield, MA : USA
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring -- it was peace. "-- Milan Kundera