So yesterday I had the absolute privilege of walking Keita at the RR charity dog walk.
She was the perfect companion. She stepped gracefully into my car and sat on the passenger seat without making a single sound or fussing at all. She gave me a happy kiss on the cheek and was settled straight away. Keita poked her nose out of the window and was sitting with her bottom on the seat and her front paws on the floor! This made me chuckle.
When we arrived, Keita was pleased to see lots of other doggies. She said hello to lots of people who were fussing her and took treats from people ever so gently. On the walk she was connected and very happy. She walked side by side with Georgi for most of the walk and her and Dexter fell in love!
She barely pulled and was a dream dog. She has the softest fur and enjoys cuddles.
When the walk was over, I didn't want to take her back to her kennel so Zoe.P and I decided to continue walking her and Georgi and then to go out for a pub lunch.
Again, Keita was an angel in the car, just taking in the views and fresh air. She was tired this time, so was leaning back against the head rest, closing her eyes.
At the pub, Keita and Georgi greeted a range of adoring fans- Keita rolled over for tummy tickles and people all thought she was beautiful. She is very puppy-like when she moves sometimes but extremely gentle- although she is a big dog, she is calm and seems to be aware that she needs to be gentle.
We went to eat our food and Keita sat and looked at me for a few minutes, I gave her a treat and she then lay down on the grass whilst I ate my lunch.
A little staffie puppy came to see her and the puppy was extremely excitable but she took it all in her stride and was very pleased to see him and was very gentle.
On the way back to kennels, Keita was again on the front seat. She stepped over carefully into the back seat and feel asleep on the back seats. She is an absolutely angel.
I can't fault this beautiful dog- good meeting people and dogs of all sizes, walks nicely, very connected to walker, gentle, takes treats gently, waits, a brilliant car passenger, listens well, not too interested when human is eating food- and she loves cuddles.
We went for a stroll around the paddock (she didn't fancy chasing the ball). She had a sniff around and then when I walked to the gate, Annabel followed me and waited patiently whilst I put her leads back on.
With a heavy heart, I put her back in her kennel. I hope to meet Annabel again a soon but hopefully her forever home is around the corner.
Never stop doing little things for others; sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.