Hello everyone at Heartland!
I just wanted to let you know how Sally is doing. We adopted her two months ago and
she is such a joy! She has the sweetest personality and she is so smart! After a few days,
she got used to us and her new home and settled in nicely. She got housebroken fairly
quickly and she has learned the basics: sit, down, wait, leave it, etc. She is a bit of a
chewer, so we keep her supplied with kongs and nylabones, but she's still a puppy, afer
Sally absolutely loves everyone, and wherever we go, she draws a crowd and quickly
becomes the center of attention. We know she is part lab; she always has her nose to
the ground, is sweet and affectionate, and has a big labby grin, and looks a lot like a
small lab. It has also become quite apparent she is part whippet and our vet agrees. She
has a very long whippet tail that curves up at the end, deep ribcage, long neck, and can
run incredibly fast and she has a scissor run, rather than a horse trot. She also can jump
straight up about four feet in the air from a stand! It's quite impressive and usually gets
a lot of oohs and ahhs from anyone who sees it. Sally loves to do about 20 laps up and
down the hall at top speed every day and then she settles down quite nicely. She really
is a couch potato, as her favorite place is in my lap on the couch. Of course, that's my
favorite place for her to be, too!
This past weekend Sally visited our daughter's lab mix rescue, Zoe, and went swimming
for the first time. The two "girls" are in one of the pictures, with Sally being the dog in
the back. We aren't sure if she actually planned to go swimming, as she ran after Zoe
and looked a bit surprised to find the water wasn't solid surface, but she did well and
had a great time.
What a wonderful combination, whippet and labrador, as both breeds are smart and
sweet. We are so lucky to have our little "whippador" Sally. Thank you so much for
taking such good care of her at Heartland and for bringing us together!
Alice and Tom Kecseg