|DIXIE BEFORE THE WEIGHT GAIN.|
You drop Dixie's leash and she'll either stay right with you, or she'll come charging back to you when you call to her (most of the time, anyway).
Lady's big advantage was helping me take out the trash. Lady, a snow-dog type, would pull mightily if needed. It felt like a little tractor was pulling me. Dixie's getting better, though. When we took out the trash barrel today, Dixie stayed in a straight line, and she tried hard to help me pull (as hard as a fat, three-legged beagle can pull).
The negative for both dogs is boredom. A bored Dixie tore up a bunch of paper in the living room the other night.
Still, Dixie tries hard to please me, and Lady rarely did. But she was a sweet girl the last few years of her life.
NOTE: Lady passed on Sept. 17, 2016.
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