Gracie #4 (#140855) and Lotus (#140856)
Gracie and Lotus are a bonded pair of 7 year old Labs who must be adopted together. They are AKC registered purebred labs who ride well in the car and love squeaky toys. Gracie is a spayed yellow female who is 70 pounds. Her best pal Lotus is a 93 pound neutered black male who needs to lose about 10 pounds. Both are heartworm negative and up-to-date on vaccines. Gracie is almost completely blind and is also diabetic. She receives inexpensive insulin shots and gets around just fine.
Update from their foster family 2/21/2015
Both are doing really well. Lotus is making progress on his leash skills and outdoor manners. He is so smart and handsome! Neither are really into the snow, they did not seem to notice. Gracie is an angel, gets super excited for her walks, it's like she is going to explode! They both sit to get their leashes on, but Gracie's butt just can't stop wiggling with anticipation. It is adorable! They both know commands: sit,, stay, give (they give their paw), and down. They are so much fun and two of the sweetest, funniest, most affectionate dogs I have ever had the pleasure to know. Their foster dad and I are completely, utterly, smitten! It is hard to do anything but love them; a lot of chores around the house are getting neglected because we cannot stop petting and hanging out with them.
You would never know Gracie is blind. She goes up and down our front and back 3 steps just fine, though she would do best in a house without stairs. We block off the stairs to the second floor and neither have shown any interest in going up. Giving Gracie her insulin is a breeze, she does not even react to the shot.
They ride beautifully in the car (and love going out and about), are house trained and fine left on their own. They both sleep through the night on the couch or their dog beds (mostly just the couch, which they LOVE). In the morning they greet you with such enthusiasm. Gracie wiggles so hard her back legs come off the floor! Lotus, though a bit more subdued, gets in on the act. Both have awesome lab leans and are ridiculously affectionate. They think they are lap dogs and love to cuddle on the couch. It has been great for keeping their foster parents warm on these cold evenings! There is no such thing as too much love or cuddles for these two! In the house they are perfectly mannered: no counter surfing or begging (they show interest, but just say No and they leave it alone), are quiet unless someone comes to the door, then Lotus barks and Gracie follows his lead. They quietly chew their antlers on their beds and know better than to bring them on the couch.
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