Cody – Born in 2010 – Rescued in 2010 – Adored ever since
Cody is an Ohio dog, born sometime early 2010, my guess is he spent the first six months of his life tied up in a yard. One thing is clear, he was not properly socialized. I met Cody in September of 2010 in Ottawa, I went to visit him at his foster family and from the moment I walked in he was all over me. The foster family was in awe and insisted he never reacted like that, I didn’t believe them, he seemed like a perfectly normal dog. So I adopted him and when I brought him home he was too scared to walk on the street. I realized why they were astounded the first time he was introduced to some of my friends, he wasn’t quite as trusting as he had been with me. Maybe it’s one of those “he picked me” moments, but either way, it sent us on a long path of learning, training and patience. I enrolled in a dog trainer program just to be able to help fix him. I’m happy to say today he is most at home in the mountains but even though he doesn’t love a busy street, he can walk across them and comes around to new people pretty quickly.
Buffy – Born in 2012 – Adopted in 2012 – Been a menace ever since
I got Buffy at 7 weeks old. She was the pup of an unplanned litter and I was newly armed with my dog trainer training and had changed jobs which meant I could no longer bring Cody to work, so I bought him a puppy. I will fully admit she made me cry. She was a menace as a puppy and hard to contain in her pen throughout the day (I should have called her Monkey). I came home more than once to a trashed home until I figured out a high security prison style installation onto her pen.
Buffy has some husky, golden retriever and maybe something else. I’m lucky in that she has the trainability of a golden retriever and the energy of a husky. An awesome combination that makes her an excellent adventure dog. Even though she is actually very well trained, she loves to talk back with her husky sass and she is a total goof who keeps me laughing.