We have had Kona in our life now for almost exactly a year. We have sure enjoyed having her in the family, although with her boundless energy, she often runs us ragged. I happened upon a photo (above) that was taken a few days after we had gotten her and it is difficult to comprehend that that skinny-looking dog is the same dog that we have today.
She was tightly shorn when we got her and we decided to let her hair grow out, which totally changed her appearance. She is still the same dog inside; she still loves to be close, to be touched, and cuddled. Which is all very endearing. She has sure made a positive difference in the Covid-restricted life that we now lead. She came into our lives at exactly the right time.