Thought you might enjoy a few new pictures of Duncan, and hear how he’s doing. He’s been here almost 6 weeks now, and he’s doing great! He had his first grooming last week, and is looking very handsome. The first picture (top of page) is right after his spa day. We took it outside, so it’s a little glary, but you can see how lustrous his coat is. A friend gave him a set of squeaky toys to welcome him, so his collection of playthings is growing! He loves them all, and likes to relocate them throughout the downstairs. The second picture (right) is him with one of his new toys. As you can see, he’s filled out a bit and is just about where he should be. He’s energetic and so curious about everything. He’s found his “voice,” too, and has the cutest and most joyful bark. He doesn’t do it often, just when he had something to say! It always takes us by surprise and has us grinning every time. The funniest one was last week – we were watching TV (he loves TV, especially the History Channel) and a commercial for Dunkin’ Donuts came on. At the end of the ad, they said the tag line, which ends in “Dunkin.’” Literally a few seconds afterward, he let out with a big Whoof! I do believe he recognized his name! Although they’re spelled differently, they are pronounced the same. Art and I just looked at each other in disbelief and started laughing. What a smart pup!!
It still amazes me, and it probably always will, that with all Duncan has been through, he is so incredibly gentle, sweet, and happy. The love and care he got from his wonderful foster mom when he was recovering had such a positive impact on him. Every morning, he does a little happy dance, as if to say “wake up, it’s a great day and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it.” And he does! And so do we.