Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Iowa, United States
Posted July 23, 2016
Our neighbor found Reesie under his porch when she was a puppy and fed her for a couple of weeks, but knew he couldn't keep her. My family had been without a dog for a couple of months after our previous dog had wandered off for good. Living on a farm, it was easy to bring a clumsy hound puppy onto the property. Keeping our long tradition of naming dogs after similarly colored foods, we named her Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and called her Reesie.
Over the last five years, Reesie has grown from a floppy eared, large footed puppy with who swung her head and caught people's legs to a lanky, lazy full grown dog who sleeps in the day and barks at unknown predators all night.
She's a beautiful, stinky, usually filthy animal, but that's not a surprise for a farm dog who has the freedom to explore wherever she pleases. Reesie spends most of her daytime waking hours lounging on the deck or exploring with our adopted neighbor dog, Larry. Reesie will cuddle you for a minute and then ignore you the next...unless she realizes that Larry is being petted. Then she won't leave your side.
I love my weird, beautiful dog. I wouldn't trade her for the world. Although the barking and howling could be less.