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Entered: 09/20/2019
Status: Adopted
Age: 2; born 04/30/2017
Color: Liver/White/Tan
Weight: 45 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, has gained to a healthy weight, overall good health
Temperament: Good with adults, has briefly met toddlers to teens well, good with dogs, unknown with cats

Monday's Story . . .

Update 12/23/2019: “With long, strong legs and a nose to match, she’s in constant motion and can cover ground.”

Monday has been a treasure to foster.  She’s continued to be kind and gentle, loving and affectionate, steady, and adaptive.  She’s spent most days at home, enjoying an hour or two or three of off-leash time.  With long, strong legs and a nose to match, she’s in constant motion and can cover ground.  She’s a joy to watch.   When rainy weather keeps her indoors, she works off energy through serious romping and wrestling with another dog.  Initially it took considerable pestering to get her housemate to play but, once he figured out how much fun could be had, he came out of his shell and now matches her enthusiasm and quick maneuvers.

One outing for Monday was a trip to town on Veteran’s Day.  She turned heads as she walked nicely to a good vantage point for festivities.   As people asked to meet her, she paused and welcomed attention. With calm, keen interest, she watched the parade pass by about 50 feet out and held her “sit” when the new fire engine blasted its air horn.  Well done!!

Fast forward…on Monday’s “Santa” list is a new toy.  She takes chewing seriously, so a black Kong ball is topping her list.  She also likes a home-made flirt pole and would enjoy a fancier design.  Most importantly, she’s ready to start 2020 with a new family.  Vital for her happiness will be people who are comfortable with living closely with their dog.  Monday is a touchy-feely gal.  She loves to touch a hand, nose-bump an arm, or sniff a face to get attention.  She can share a couch for an evening of TV or reading and never stir. She will crate at night but is most content on her dog bed beside the people bed; she usually allows all an 8-hour snooze!   Continuing vigorous, physical activity will be important.

This is one special gal.  If she seems a good match for your family, please ask about meeting her. 

Original: "Monday is a soft-natured gal. One can see that in her eyes and overall expression."  

Monday was rescued about a year ago by her owner’s brother in West Virginia.  When he found her, she was malnourished and clinging to life.  The best information on her was that she’d been set loose by her original owner.  Her rescuer didn’t think she’d make it through the weekend but, she surprised him on Monday, and the family decided on her new name.  Unfortunately, when this family faced a move, they couldn’t take her with them. 

Monday is a soft-natured gal.  One can see that in her eyes and overall expression.  She loves people and invites attention with gentle nose bumps.  She hasn’t met youngsters in her foster home but reportedly has been around children as young as 7 with ease.  She was a bit wary but most cooperative during her vet exam.  At home she’s been on the grooming table to have her ears and feet tidied up and did great.

This sweetie loves dogs too.  She shares her foster home with several and is savvy and respectful as to which will play and which won’t.  She teases with beautiful play bows.  When no one is ready to chase or wrestle, the toy basket is her go-to for entertainment.  She leaves no Kong un-mouthed, sometimes chewing very hard; generally, though, she seems determined to scatter all across the living room floor.  Her foster mom counted 8 Kongs underfoot by 8:30 one morning…had to be Monday!

Above all, Monday loves being outdoors.  She’s very birdie.  Unless it’s raining, she’s always eager to spend an hour or two in her fenced yard and field.  She starts by running laps around the perimeter and then settles down to hunt every inch of the space.  When out-of-sight, she’s consistent to recall.   Porch time, when she can monitor bird feeders, keeps her mind busy too. 

Monday’s learning house rules.  Overall, her house manners are good.  She enjoys run-of-the-house, though she’s not above checking out the kitchen counter or picking up a slipper.  She’s housetrained and has been almost accident-free since arriving.  She’s crate trained and willingly goes to her kennel when her family leaves home or when bedtime arrives.  She’s been a good traveler when crated for several hours on the road. 

Monday’s on-leash daily for short walks.  She sits without being asked for her leash to be put on and off.  She’s learning which side of her person to walk on and is becoming a pleasure to be out with.  She will “down” most times when asked and is working on “off.” 

With wonderful temperament and basic skills in place, Monday could be a perfect fit in many homes.  Further training with her could be a joyful endeavor.  She will be happiest in a home that provides ample outdoor time and activity daily.  Having a playful canine in an adopting home would likely top her list of wanna-haves.  Alternately, a near-by dog park might provide regular fun for both her and her family.  Given her fieldie interests, it’s easy to envision Monday on hiking trails with her people.  With her tail carriage and long, easy stride, Monday’s beautiful to watch move.  If any of this is what you are looking for in your canine companion, ask about Monday.  She’s a gem.