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Rosie

Resident of the Month:

Rosie is our rescue dog, and we love her! That was not always easy to say. Because she was a rescue, we had no idea of her life before us, but we sense there was some abuse in her past. The first day we brought Rosie home, I took her to our barnyard to help me put the residents away for the night. Once in the barnyard, I took her off her leash since it was a secure area. Within 5 minutes she managed to get low enough to crawl under the gate and off she went! After a futile search we contacted our surrounding neighbors to be on the lookout for her and a couple of tense hours later, we were notified that she had been found and Rosie was brought home. About a month later we were outside, and all 3 dogs were outside playing nicely but something spooked Rosie and off she went again! We searched until dark in a drizzling rain without luck. I feared we had lost her for good. Later that night, Tara looked out the front door and there she was, sitting like nothing had happened. She also had a bad habit of chasing cars and barking at neighbors. So needless to say, our relationship with Rosie had a rough start! But she is such a unique dog, so different from the Labrador Retriever breeds we have always known. We were always amazed by her speed when she runs, as she so much faster than our other dogs. Rosie will chase me on the ATV and can keep pace as the speedometer tops 30 mph! You can also see her genetics at work whenever she gets around our sheep, she instinctively begins to herd by running next to them to make the sheep change direction. But mostly she has slowly turned into a big softy! Every night when I go to bed to read, Rosie comes in and jumps on the bed (without permission) and snuggles next to me. She stays there until Tara kicks her before she comes to bed. Rosie thinks she is a big lapdog! I love this sweet girl and I am so glad we adopted her. It is for all these reasons that she is our latest Resident of the Month!