January 13, 2012

Happy New Year from Liu Liu (formerly Rita's Kim)

Happy New Year! We are so sorry that it has taken us so long to provide an update on our wonderful golden! Liu Liu (formerly "Kim"), who found her forever home with us on May 1, 2010, is doing very well! She is the light of our lives, and we love her very much. She continues to be such a smart dog, and is also very loving and protective of us. Although Liu Liu always tries to please us, she does not like anybody who comes on our property who she doesn't know such as the mail carrier, gardener, or anybody who rings our doorbell. In November, Liu Liu chased away a stranger who had jumped into our backyard. Potential burglars beware!

We aren't sure what to think of Liu Liu's newest exploit. For the past few months, when we are not home, Liu Liu has been taking our kitchen towels outside through the dog door and burying them quite deep in our flower beds. We have found several of them, along with some beef bones we had given her, when digging with a shovel. Well, at least Liu Liu is only taking our kitchen towels - our shoes or clothes would be much worse!

Liu Liu has also discovered that she LOVES swimming in our pool. This past summer, our daughter, who had watched an episode of Dog Whisperer where Ceasar Milan teaches some dogs to be comfortable in a swimming pool, worked with her. (We introduced Liu Liu to our pool when we first got her so in case she fell in she would know how to easily get out, but she was always too scared to go in by herself.) Well, that has changed, thanks to Ceasar and our daughter! Whenever our pool cover is off, you can find Liu Liu happily swimming around in either the pool or attached spa. Fortunately, we have a heavy-duty automatic retractable cover for the pool so we can control when Liu Liu swims.

Attached are some pictures we have taken of Liu Liu this past year! Thank you so much to Liu Liu's rescuers - Liu Liu has enriched our lives with her presence, love, and antics!