I have attached pictures taken on my blackberry over the past couple of years. As I mentioned to you before, I live near Lake Ontario. I take Molly to the lake as often as I can, and she loves jumping in the water and chasing the birds and having pets from passers-by. Pictures above show her swimming with ducks, frolicking in the snow, and cooling off in the fountains at the Exhibition grounds.
I had a baby in October 2012, and Molly has adjusted well to having some competition. Through the help of my brother and nanny, Molly still gets lots of walks, lots of pets, and probably gets even more attention now, with somebody home all day, than she did before, when I was at work.
Molly has no health issues, and, surprisingly, given her age, no grey or white hair at all. She is mobile, active, and doesn’t look at day over 3 or 4 years old. She still stops traffic when I take her out, and people come out of their cars and houses to walk over to her to give her pets and hugs. She still doesn’t like other dogs, or cats (even worse), but her leash manners have improved dramatically from what they were before. She is nowhere near perfect, but she functions well enough for a city dog. She’ll never be a dog park socializer, but that’s fine – she’d rather be at the lake swimming.
That’s it for now. I still read your website regularly, and enjoy hearing about all of these wonderful animals.