Hi, guys! It's me, Dutch. (Remember me? I was with you back in September. I was a stray in McCook.) I just wanted to THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for taking such good care of me until my new family, the McLemores, could come and pick me up! YOU ALL ARE AWESOME!Dutch, July 2010
Well, I'm living a half mile outside of Colby, Kansas, now. I have a big yard (1.5 acres) and my own swimming pool (see me in the pic). I also have a great neighbor dog, Abbey. She's some kind of cute little Australian shepherd or something. We love to RUN REALLY FAST so I get lots of exercise. She also is my very favorite chew toy (but I never hurt her!)
The McLemores have 3 big boys--but only Brandon is living at home right now. Blake's at K-State but he comes home often to see me. I haven't met Ryan and his wife, Samantha yet 'cuz they live in Minnesota. Dutch, July 2010I love to chase Brandon around the house. We have a big kitchen with an island in the middle, and also a circle around the living room and kitchen area. I bark and get pretty excited when we play! But I've also been on my best behavior and I settle right back down and am still my loving, sweet self. My owner's say I should be my own breed, 'cuz everyone would want a dog with my personality and cute, little "floppy" manerisms! I can tell that they all really love me 'cuz they're always hugging me.
Another thing I love to do is go on walks in the country with my owner, Suzie. Actually, they're hikes. She takes me off the leash and I run in the fields and hills. They keep saying stuff about going hunting, or something like that. . .I'm anxious to see what it's all about.
I had a bacteria in my stomach and intestines, (the vet thought it could be from what I ate when I was a stray) but I've been taking medicine and I'm feeling quite a bit better now.
At night I sleep in the house on my own doggie bed, but during the day they put me on a light chain while they're all gone. They lay my bed on the front porch so I guess it's not too bad; but I'm sure happy when they get home!
My favorite toys are my doggie tennis balls, and my squeaky duck. I also have a squeaky football and lots of big rawhide chews. For halloween, I'm going as a dalmation, 'cuz my owner, Bob, is the Colby fire chief.
Well, guess I'd better go for now. It's getting late and I need my rest. Thanks again for everything and give all my friends up there a big, wet "lick" for me!
Love to all, Dutch