River turned six years old a couple of weeks ago. Where has all the time gone? It seems like just a few weeks ago, I was placing her on the corner of my bed, indicating she was going to sleep there. She seemed pretty surprised and a bit nervous. It was her first night outside the barn the farmers had set up for their dogs. She was five months old and had apparently thought she would stay with the farmers and her mother forever.
The bed surprised her, but not near as much as her supper had! She had smelled the cooking meat and vegetables and looked absolutely stunned when I spooned the warm mixture into a bowl and set it in front of her. She wasted no time scarfing that down! By the next morning, her nervousness was gone, and she seemed…happy. It wasn’t the barn – our home was clearly better. She soon settled into our bed, our lives, and our hearts.
River is happy to be here. She is devoted to my husband and me, but she also has a life of her own. She has a job that she takes seriously – monitoring house security and alerting us to anyone coming near the front of the house. She also has Gracie as her best friend and has all the toys she could want. We cherish her and are planning on another six fabulous years with her!