Hi, Erin! Mulan is continuing to do very, very well in
our family. She's a sweet pup and everybody who meets her falls in love.
She's beginning to want to herd things around more (chickens, mostly)
and is a genuine help to me when I feed the sheep, keeping them in line
and behind the fence. She is still very, very playful, but has learned
to respect when I tell her "that's enough! Let's go!" and get back to
work (at least, until she can get me to start playing again.)
We kept her name Mulan; I think it suits =-) She is
doing very well, learning the ropes around here and earning her kibble
keeping the sheep and pigs in line, and playing with the kid (and
anybody else who will play with her!) No further trouble with her hips
or anything else, she is robust and very active. Very people-oriented,
wants lots of love and snuggles and attention (fortunately, no shortage
around here!) but in return she is very willing and wants to please.
Once she understands what I want, she is totally committed to doing it
(especially if it's something fun like moving the sheep or chasing off
hawks). I've attached a few pics so you can see how she's grown. Hope
all is well with your place, Hooray for Springtime!