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    Ladybug

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    Entered: 09/12/2015
    Status: Adopted
    Age: 11
    Color: Black/White
    Weight: 60 lbs.
    Gender: Altered Female
    Location: Brigantine Beach, NJ
    Health: UTD, HW-, losing to a healthy weight, overall good health,
    Temperament: Good with people of all ages, good with other dogs, unknown with cats




    Ladybug's Story . . .
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    Update 10/16/2015:  Bugs is not much of a morning person.  She prefers to get up, go out for a short morning walk, have breakfast, and go back to bed...what a life!!” 

    Her nickname may not be the most elegant for such a lovely senior lady, but she likes it and comes to her family when she hears “Bugs!” 
     
    Ladybug has been in her foster home for five weeks now and has settled in nicely.  She has never had an accident in the house, is never gated or confined to a room.  She has the run of the house and when her family comes home, she meets them with a smile and ten minutes of a whole body wiggle. While she is sometimes protective of her food and water bowls and may grumble if the resident dog is near them, in general she does enjoy other dogs.
     
    Bugs is not much of a morning person.  She prefers to get up, go out for a short morning walk, have breakfast, and go back to bed...what a life!!  After dinner she goes for a long walk and then just wants to lie around after playing with her toys for a few minutes before falling asleep and waking up to go out for the last time before going to bed until the next morning.
     
    This lucky lady just went on a five hundred mile road trip over three days with her family.  She traveled like a champ and loved the car, either sleeping or looking out the windows during the journey.   Not a peep and no complaints while she slept in hotels and with meeting many other dogs and people.
     
    The close observer will notice that this senior has lost ten pounds while in her foster home and is just a beautiful gal as she loves being petted and brushed.  Would your home enjoy the company of this wonderful, easy-going senior?  Don’t let her age discourage you; Ladybug would be a happy, go lucky companion for any Springer Spaniel lover...especially one who is also not a morning person!!

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    “Low energy she may be, but she is also happy to do anything that is suggested—just take her along!”

    After major changes in her owner’s life, Ladybug was placed in a shelter in Maryland.   Lucky, lucky Ladybug became a MAESSR girl and currently enjoys coastal living “down the shore” in New Jersey in a home with a resident MAESSR Springer.  Miss Ladybug, named for the spots on her nose, has been in foster care for just over a week and is pretty much adjusted.  She loves to go for long walks and sniff and watch what is going on in the neighborhood.  She welcomes people coming up to her and enjoys their petting while appearing not to be interested in the birds or squirrels met along the way.   Ladybug (oh, pardon the indiscretion) is more than a bit overweight and is going on two long walks daily to shed some of that excess—which seems to be working.  As a true lady, she does not pull on leash at all; however, she does know her own mind and may sit down after a couple miles and anchor herself to the ground for a few minutes of rest.
     
    This senior eats right next to the resident Springer and has shown no issues with food or toy guarding.  The perfect house guest, she does no inappropriate chewing and does not attempt to get on any furniture.   She does not counter-surf or trash dive.  At night, the new family member sleeps in the bedroom on a dog bed or on the floor next to resident dog, sleeping through the night until her family wakes in the morning.  Ladybug is 100% housetrained and lets her folks know by going to the door and tapping on it.
     
    Does she know commands?   Well, say “sit” and Ladybug will bark!!  End of discussion.
     
    Even with her age and weight, she has no problems at this time doing flights of steps. This is one very laid back Springer who will play with stuffed animals for a few minutes, and then just hang out by one of the humans in the house.  In fact, she is never more than a few feet away from a person in the home—just wants to make sure her people are still there
     
    Ladybug was a perfect lady at the groomer and the vet and while having her ears cleaned and nails trimmed.  For her, car rides are a good chance for a nap. Low energy she may be, but she is also happy to do anything that is suggested—just take her along!
     
    Unlike her nursery rhyme namesake, MAESSR’s Ladybug will be so happy moving to her furever home--rather than flying, she’ll just amble along.  She’ll be a wonderful companion dog and would like a family who likes to go on long walks and just spend time with her.  Senior ladies deserve the best—can your family make sure Ladybug has a fantastic fall and rest of her life?   She will be at MAESSR’s Annapolis Springerfest on October 10th if you’d like to meet her.