Heeeyyy everybody! My name is Cody but I also go by Dad’s best friend, sweet boy, handsome or good lookin’. I think it’s pretty cool I’m the pet of the month for March because my last name is McNally (that’s gotta be Irish right?) and St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! I don’t party that hard anymore though. I’m 9 years old so my crazy days are over. I’m a laid back yet fun-loving chocolate lab.
My parents adopted me from the Orange County Animal Shelter in 2011 and boy oh boy I am so happy they did. Once I got into their house and saw how good life could be, I knew they were my forever people. I admit I was a handful at first. I wasn’t use to the whole “leash” concept so walks were hard. I also chewed up their couch a whole bunch just to test their love for me. And I’ll be darned they stuck with me! They trained me and I learned to be a good boy and happily ever after!
Sometimes shelter dogs just need a little molding and help to become the perfect pet for a family.
You should see what a good boy I am now! I handle lots of duties like: protecting the house, greeting visitors, eating food that falls on the floor and soaking up as much sun as possible on my patio. I also keep dad active by going on lots of hikes with him. I let my parents give me lots of pets in the evening to help them relax after a long day. It’s a lot of work.
My favorite and I mean favorite thing to do is swim and play fetch. I wish I could do that all day but my work keeps me too busy. I also enjoy going on pack hikes with CCLA and getting to see all the other dogs. Just last week I got groomed and went out with my new handkerchief on- I couldn’t keep them off me! Walkers were petting me, dogs were sniffing me, I admit, it got a little crazy. I also really love going to see Dr. Steve. I know all my dog friends hate going to see their doctors but I love mine. He’s really cool and always tells me how good I’m doing. I like just about everything!
Except when my dad puts on his work shoes and then I know we aren’t having a play day. That kind of bums me out. But either way I get lots of belly rubs so I can’t complain.
I am so lucky to have my parents but my mom always says they are the lucky ones; maybe we are both lucky! The two things I hope you take away from my story are that shelter dogs can be perfect companions and I’m always ready for a good swim.