Snowy’s anniversary

Today is Snowy’s first anniversary – exactly a year since she came to live in my little family at the age of 8 months. Timid and shy when she first arrived home, and very wary of everyone and everything, she slowly came out of her shell, growing in confidence and learning that the humans she met while we were out and about were friends, not enemies.
For the first few months she had the amusing, if sometimes exasperating, habit of collecting things and in spite of having several toys she would ‘find’ various things to take into her bed. Cardboard toilet roll tubes, Michael’s socks, my trainers and slippers, the tv remote, anything she thought was interesting would end up in there, but fortunately for my sanity that habit has gradually lessened and she rarely collects things now.
September 2020 – In the transporter just after arriving home
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November 2020 – Two months after arriving
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April 2021 – with Poppie at the gates of a local historic house
Snuggled up next to me on the bed
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In late June/early July Snowy experienced her first camping holiday with me and Poppie. Although during the first couple of days she did bark a few times at the alpacas in the next field she soon settled down into camping life and was no trouble at all on the site or in the tent, with her favourite place being up on top of the picnic table where she could see everything going on around us. We have just recently returned from our second camp at the same site and again she was really good, with not even a single bark at the alpacas this time.
June 2021 – Snowy’s first camp – watching the alpacas in the next field
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Early September 2021 – Playing in the back garden
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September 2021 – Second camp in Cumbria
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September 2021 – Getting curious about a sculpture in Silloth
I won’t deny that, compared to all my previous Jack Russells, Snowy hasn’t always been the easiest one to deal with and even now still presents me with a couple of challenges, her intense dislike of other dogs being one of them, but she’s still very young so there’s time for her to learn. Other than that she’s funny, affectionate, adorable and very cute, with the constantly waggy tail of a very happy little dog, so I’m looking forward to her being part of my little family for many more anniversary years to come.

17 thoughts on “Snowy’s anniversary

  1. Aww she is very cute. She certainly landed on her paws when she found a home with you and Poppie and Michael of course. I can’t believe it’s been a year already. Here’s to many more anniversaries and happy holidays. Tilly says hello to Snowy xx

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  2. Aww, happy “You’re Safe Now” day, sweet dog.

    Having met Snowy I can confirm what a lovely little girl she is and I still reckon any problems you are working on are due to the (probable) psychological ones she endured for the first few months of her life.
    Looking again at her head – did you ever give any more thought to having a DNA test done?

    I love that last photo 🙂

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    1. The last photo is my favourite of all the ones I took of her on the most recent holiday – she looked so cute stretching up to sniff the other ‘dog’ 🙂 I did look at a couple of websites, the first one obviously American, the second one looked to be British but when I explored it more it was another American one. Both were expensive and to be honest I have my doubts as to how accurate they would be. Something which needs more thought at a later date maybe.

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      1. That sounds just the same as when I had Daisy’s test done. And whilst at the time I thought the results were a bit odd, years later I could look back and see that they were pretty accurate and although “idiosyncratic” – so was she, definitely a one off!

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  3. Poppie is 13 now and just takes everything at her own pace but in contrast Snowy is such a happy, lively little dog – she has certainly helped to heal the hole left when I lost Sophie early last year.

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  4. Snowy has certainly settled into my family very well, in fact it now seems as if she’s always been here though of course little Sophie hasn’t been forgotten. I doubt we’ll be camping again this year but I’m looking forward to taking both dogs on more camping adventures next year 🙂

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    1. She has a pale pink sweater of the same pattern but she suits the black one best. The camping holidays were great, I’m still sorting out my photos from the most recent trip but there’ll be lots on this blog eventually 🙂

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