Which is funny because usually when the weather is hot and the kids are running amok, our poor puppy doesn’t get as much attention and exercise as she desperately needs. I guess we’re getting ready for cooler weather and long days alone together.
She’s our family member. When Cassidy surprised us with her last March, he had already known what I knew instantly – she’s a real family dog. We didn’t want a dog for someone else to watch or walk, or one who isn’t good around children. Athena’s foster family had kids and they told Cassidy what he needed to hear – that she was a gentle puppy and not mouthy with us.
She’s good with the cat, good with the kids, and a complete companion for Cassidy and me. She is protective and loyal, and completely fun-loving. It’s been hard this summer to take her everywhere we want to take her, because she can’t stay in the hot car at all, but we have our favorite places to go together as a family. The dog park, as pictured above, is full of trails and meadows and wildflowers galore. I like to take her out there with an iPod and go power walking. Every few minutes or so, she’ll come weaving in front of me to let me know she’s always still there and always protecting me. That’s my favorite.
My second favorite is to take Athena to the beach whenever we go to Cape Cod in the summer. She’s an excellent beach dog and when I saw that she had photobombed this photo of Scarlet and Cassidy in a spectacular fashion, I made a meme of it.
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