| Rosie and Sweetie snuggling on the couch
Rosie came to the MSPCA as a 5-month-old puppy. Part Pit Bull, part Australian Shepherd, her unusual look caught my eye. But what melted my heart was how frightened she was; huddled in a corner, Rosie was afraid to be touched. She had spent her early life locked in a tool shed, with little exposure to people. But the minute she got out of the car, Rosie’s entire demeanor changed. Excited to meet my other dogs, happy to run in the yard or swim in the lake, Rosie blossomed into the dog we knew she could be. And of all the dogs we have ever had, Rosie is the very best with our cats. They seek out Rosie for an afternoon nap, curling up against her for warmth or draping themselves across her stomach. They enjoy grooming Rosie, especially when she has just come from a swim, and it is not uncommon for Rosie to drop her head down low in front of a cat, with a little nudge to ask for a grooming. They sleep together every night, and I couldn’t ask for a better canine companion for me or my cats.
-Heather, Rosie’s mom