Cody has quite a story.
When we adopted him from his previous owner, he lived most of his 8 years on a long chain. This chain was to keep him safe as his home was close to a busy road. If Cody was left off the chain, he would act like a canine Houdini i.e. find a hole in the fence or make one and then run and visit his other friends (human and canine). At a young age, he was hit by a car and although he survived the ordeal, his right hip would never be the same again. Thankfully he has full use of all his limbs, and only suffers from discomfort from time to time.
When we brought him home to the old farm where we currently live, we kept him on the verandah for a few days to allow him a chance to climatise to his new surroundings. After those initial days, we showed him around the grounds and this quiet (non barking) dog became the happiest barking dog on the planet. Cody soon became king of the farm, king of the rural roads around our home and king of all the humans he comes in contact with. He is the most lovable dog and makes friends with all humans. He is not a huge fan of cows, chickens, horses or vultures but all in all he loves his life.
Cody loves :
- rolling in horse manure,
- kids and staff in the opposite school,
- sleeping in freshly dug garden holes, and
- playing with his adopted sister dog (Canela)
As our time grows less in Panama, and we prepare to pack and leave for our new home in China in a few weeks time, we take a walk (leashless) with the dogs every day. We shall be so sad to say good bye to our new pets. But we are thankful to leave them in the safe, kind and capable hands of a beautiful new family.