For those of you who have not met Sydney let me give you a little recap. She was picked out and purchased by Roxy and I a couple of months before we embarked on our California adventure. We picked out the cutest puppy we could find. We even picked her despite the fact that she was located in Arizona. But how could you resist this face?!?
Even though she is grown up now, she is the best puppy ever! I was originally very worried about being responsible for picking out a new dog seeing that the dog I rescued in fourth grade (RIP Maddie) was not the nicest, per say. While she loved our family, she hated our friends, other dogs, and the mailman to say the least. Rosemary, who claims "tamed Maddie" could only buy Maddie's affection with treats and human food. Well, with Sydney, faith in my animal selection is been re-born! After her second week at doggie day care she came home with a stellar report card. No time-outs to report here!
Maddie on the other hand would probably have only lasted one day, if that, at doggie day care. I imagine her report card to come home tied around her neck looking something like the one to the right with a note attached to the back saying "Unfortunately Maddie has been banned for life. I repeat, she is no longer allowed at Rover Oaks. She made no dog friends and attempted to attack each and everyone of them. She was in timeout for most of the day. Please look for the legal bills in the mail.".
Well it is what is is. But look at the bright side, now we are not only blessed with a friendly, playful, loving dog with friends, but so are the Longhorns! She is their newest Number 1 Fan! So while Maddie plays with all her friends up in Heaven, Sydney is left to rule the playground of Rover Oaks and cheer on the horns!