This is Venus
Clyde has had dogs for many years but not the case for me. Having grown up with a mother that didn't like animals, she never allowed us kids to have any. And many times even as grown ups, we follow in the same footsteps as our parents and live the way we did with them. But since Clyde has come into my life, I've become a different person and thought bonding with a dog would be a wonderful experience. And since our babies are grown up and far away, Venus will become our new "retirement" baby.
After we let Venus get comfortable being around us, we tried taking her for a walk. As soon as she saw the leash she was excited, but we had her calm down before putting the lease on. To my amazement she walked by my side, and ignored the other dogs, cars and people we passed by. The short walk went so well that I took her out alone later that evening, and Clyde snapped a few photos on our way back.
Out for a walk
Venus is so well behaved that she sits, lays down, and offers a paw to shake with little to no effort. She's surrounded by four neighborhood dogs in adjoining back yards that she can interact with. When Clyde and I sat down for dinner she did try to get her nose in the food, but we didn't allow it and had her sit near by to continue bonding.
If she's doing this well on the first day with us I'm sure the three of us will have many happy, healthy years ahead to enjoy each other. So now it's two gringos plus one......along the gringo trail.