My dog’s name is Shadow. She is a black lab combined with a beagle. She showed up at our house one day, and we couldn’t find who she belonged to and the vet couldn’t either – she thinks someone dumped her on the dirt road, so we kept her to take care of her. She is still a puppy, so we feed her puppy food. We built her a small dog house and put the food and water next to it. She refuses to let us train her. She is very stubborn. We keep her on a line that she can run on and are building her a fenced in area to play, so she doesn’t get our chickens.
I take Shadow for walks every day. We go to Grandma’s house, to the mailbox, and all over the front field. She likes chasing squirrels! She also likes playing with any animals or things that move. She does not like cats. We also give her treats when she does something good. We are trying to train her to sit, stay, and come (heel). So far, it is not going well. Dad says that we got a free dog and it cost him a grand. I’m not sure what that means, but I love having Shadow at our house!