Monday, December 12, 2011

Our middle girl...

People are always so shocked that our girls are so far apart in age...15.5yrs to be exact, so to make them feel better I tell them we also have a 13yr old...Her name is Nardia and she has the sweet heart you will ever find...We adopted her about a month after I moved to the USA...She had been abandoned in a city park in Charlotte NC and was eating out of the trash cans and begging for food when a sweet family found her.

She had already been a mother once from her condition...She was also in season again and possibly the reason why she was abandoned in the first place...The family that found her was not able to keep her so after weeks of trying to find her owners finally advertised her in the paper "Free to Good Home"



That is how we got her...She was a challenge to keep contained in our yard and that of the Family that rescued her, and how she got her name...They affectionately called her NAUGHTY DOG because of it...They also had very heavy NC country accents and to my Aussie ear it sounded like NARDIA...and seems the dog agreed because she answered to the name instantly .

We took her to the vet and had her "fixed" in more ways than one...Found out she was about a yr old and a Lab/Chow mix...She stayed a city dog for the next 4yrs as we lived in Charlotte...


How far our Girl has come...She now lives the care free country life since 2004...Has freedom to come and go from the house as she wishes...We have no boundary fences here, yet ironically she does not care to go farther than she should...She loves to roll in the grass making silly noises, hang with the chickens, goats and cats...With her "big sister" now grown up, she enjoys playing with her little sister Sara, who calls Nardia her BEST FRIEND.

At 13yrs she is still as stunning as ever...I hope to surprise her in a month or two with a new puppy to mentor...Because the best way to train a puppy to grow up to be a good dog, is to have a GREAT dog to show them the ropes. 


Uh oh, she maybe getting a little hard of hearing these days but her eyes are still good...She spotted me snapping these photos of her from the top of the yard under the cottonwood and came to see what I was up too.

Such a lovely happy smile...How blessed are we to have this girl as our middle child.

Blessings Kelsie

5 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh Kelsie, that is such a sweet story. I love animal stories with happy endings :)

dr momi said...

What a great middle child...she is a cutie. Great post!

allisamazing said...

She is beautiful. We also have a pure black lab/chow cross who will be turning 5 in a few days. He's my baby :)

Ellen said...

Oh Nardia is just beautiful, and what a special special girl. You have both been blessed to have found each other. I love that last picture, you can truly see her smile. Lovely, lovely story.

mississippi artist said...

I love smiling dogs! I am so glad Nardia has a wonderful forever home with a sweet little girl best friend.