Heidi is my first boxer, who is currently 8 months old.
Although I was always a fan of small, toy breed dogs, I fell in love with her at first sight.
She is a sweet, happy dog who loves everyone she meets.
I first discovered how sensitive she was after a particularly stressful work day.
When I came home and sat on her steps, she crawled up quietly next to me and rested her chin on my shoulders and just stayed there until I moved.
While is was very comforting, I also discovered her additional talents for easing shoulder pains. If you sat lower than her, she will rest her front paws on your shoulders and put her weight on them by standing on her hind legs. She will move her paws from side to side which feels really good, my sister can testify to this. Only thing is, her reward will be to lick your ears after. Just give her the command – Shoulders – and she does her thing.
My wish is that I can train her to one day become a therapy dog but I was told that although she has the right personality (disposition) for it,
she may not be the right breed for it. Heidi is such a joy in my life!