We recently visited the family that fostered Annie after her rescue. They live on a huge, beautiful piece of property that includes chickens, guinea hens and 5 Newfoundland dogs.
Maisie adapted very well to all of the open space and while she wasn’t successful in getting the other dogs to play with her she did discover a new love for chickens.
While Maisie is pretty comfortable being a city dog, it was really fun to see her flourish in the country. She loved running free. She stuck her nose up and sniffed the fresh air. She raced through the tall grass and got wet with the morning dew. And she made friends with a chicken.
If I ever doubted her gentleness, that was put to rest with this interaction. She regularly chases bunnies and squirrels in our back yard. I have seen her catch a bunny a couple of times, and she acts like she wants to hug them but they usually escape too quickly. With this chicken, she was allowed her moment of affection. She hugged it, rested her chin on her back, and carefully sniffed her all over. Once she was done, the chicken hopped up and ran off. It was a beautiful moment and Maisie was thrilled that she had made a new friend.