I haven’t done a Tali update in a while. Here she is, looking like a true Flat-coated retriever, sopping wet and with a stick in her mouth. She turned 7 months old on 17th May, and has done lots of growing since she came to live with us as a 4kg, 8 week old pup. Now, she tips the scales at 20kg.
Flat-coats love swimming, and Tali is no exception. On our daily walks to the (private) dog park with agility course, where we have a subscription, she now systemmatically goes for a swim in the lake before we head around the park towards the agility circuit.
Sadly, there will be no swimming for her over the coming days. We took her to be spayed on Friday and she’s wearing a very fetching body-suit while stitches are in. Stitches come out on 6th June, so in the meantime, she’s having to make do with gentle walks on the leash.
She can still be quite a handful, and we’ve had two incidents of naughtiness: Tali has stolen and eaten a kitchen sponge (the ones for doing the washing up) TWICE. We’re having to make sure the kitchen door is shut when we’re not in there, because she’s tall enough, when standing on her hind legs) to steal anything she likes from the kitchen table or counters. On a happier note, she’s learning to leave the cats alone.
Speaking of which . . . a photo taken by Mr Lindashee, when they came to visit early May, of Abby (and Le Bleu enjoying some down-time) looking totally chilled out.