Cora remains emotionally traumatized by her years in the mill. She loves her family, but does not enjoy the company of strange people. Here's what her mom says:
"Cora is now 10 years old and still dislikes anyone other than us!! LOL She lives to eat our son-in-law, so we crate her when he is here for anything beyond 15 minutes or so. We have a permanent gate from the living room to the rest of the house with a part that slides or rolls open/closed, and it is invaluable for us and the crew!!
Cora is the only girlie dog here with 2 frenchie boys and 2 puggie boys to beat up and keep in line!! LOL She is cuddly with us on the sofa, but only when it is her choice, we still have to "catch" her to hold or pick her up, even though she knows we will never hurt her, she still has the instinct to flee when stressed....
Overall, she is a healthy dog and only visits the vet once a year for annual tests and the very rare ailment, usually her knees acting up as she ages."
Gwen's dad also sent us along some photos and he told us a little
Here's his note:
"...When we adopted her in 2005 her age was approximately 5 years old and now she should be around 15. The thing is, she gets around better and is more active than dogs I know that are a quarter of her age."
As you can see, Gwen has very little gray in her schmuzzle, and she is a very pretty little beast.
If you know of another of the NC10 survivors, please do let us know! We'd love to hear from them.
It's good to touch base with old-timers like Gwen, Cora, and
The Frog Princess