Penny's not here at the moment and it's very quiet in the house. It's strange that we are so aware of the absence such a quiet, laid-back dog. (Well, she's not quiet if anyone dares to pass by in the street, or if a person should come to our door, but in general she's just lying around keeping an eye out for someone to go near the lead or the food bowl.)
We went to a family wedding at the weekend, and needed Penny to be safe while we were away, so she boarded with Cindy, our trainer, pack leader and generally wonderful 'dog person'.
Although we're home once again, it seemed a good idea to let Penny stay over with Cindy for a few days extra.
When I dropped Penny off, Cindy wanted me to come near evening, so Penny could go for a walk with 'the pack' and get comfortable with the other dogs (whom she knows from our regular walks), before they all settled down for the night.
She certainly settled in quickly, taking off with the other dogs and with Cindy, not looking back to see whether I was keeping up, which is rare for her to do.
(That's her investigating the grass near the water.)
We know how lucky we are to be able to place Penny with such an experienced, caring person. I've even had photos of her sent to my phone, so I can see what a happy time she's having.
But it will be great to have her home once again!