- Adopted: 04-16-10
- Gender: Female
- Age: 2 yrs
- Size: 40 lbs
- Color: Tri
- Cats: Unknown
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Unknown
- Traits: Athena is very expressive. She hates opera and moans and sighs to let you know she is content.
Athena is an absolutely adorable 2 year old tricolor girl, so sweet, so affectionate. She loves to cuddle and give kisses. She is so happy and lives to please. Athena obviously had some training prior to coming into foster care. She knows sit and down but does not hold them well so we are working on that. This girl has been a joy since the day I picked her up. She came to me eagerly and settled right down to enjoy the ride home in the car. She rides beautifully in the car. She loads up on command and does not come out until she is told she can. Athena is completely housebroken. She has not had a single accident and has shown no desire to go in the house. Athena has made no attempt to climb my 5 ft chain link fence and she walks well on a leash.
Athena has all the spunk you would expect in a field setter. She is super energetic and loves to run and play. She is a rocket dog in the yard. She gets along well with her 3 foster siblings and is constantly trying to engage them in play. They are a little older and are not always in play mode. Athena would definitely benefit from a like minded canine companion with a high level of energy.
As they say, a tired setter is a good setter. With her energy-level, Athena's curiosity can get the better of her. She will counter surf and go through the trash. You definitely need to "child proof" and redirect her energies. She likes to chew on small objects she finds during her explorations, say rubber door stoppers, makeup brushes, prescription reading glasses-- you get the picture. She has played with my slippers but did no damage. She has watched my crew and has followed their lead. She was quick to learn the ropes around here. She is crate trained and goes there on command. She is crated all day when I work, so that may explain the overabundance of enthusiasm.
Athena is very expressive. She moans and sighs to let you know she is content. She squeaks to be let in the back door. She does not like opera; she absolutely howled when the tenor on TV sang "Figaro." She has gained a few pounds and probably is about as big as she is going to get. At 40 pounds, she looks fantastic. Athena is sweet, smart, loving and funny. You could want for nothing with her in your life.
Deby Meeks and family hope that Athena finds her forever home soon!