Introducing Freeway

This is Freeway. And this is her, ‘love me!’ pose. We got her from the Humane Centre here in Portland about two weeks after we arrived. She was in an enclosure with another dog that barked at everyone when they walked past. Freeway just sat there and watched.

When we finally met her she was very sweet, quiet and gentle with the children – despite their best efforts to faze her. We decided to adopt her and it was the best decision for everyone.

She has settled in very nicely. She adores my husband (to a worrying degree) and is a cuddly companion for me. She tolerates the children’s antics with mild disregard. And does her duty as a dog – she barks at other, bigger dogs then runs away, hates the UPS guy or anyone daring to drive a brown van and generally secures the perimeter. She eats like a hound, runs faster that I thought possible even for a dog, scratches up the lawn and sleeps in all the places she’s not supposed to. What more could you ask for from a dog?

She wasn’t found on a Freeway (although that would make an interesting story) she is merely named Freeway after my childhood obsession with Hart to Hart and the fact that I wanted to be Stephanie Powers for years and years. Now that I’m resigned to never actually being Stephanie Powers I’m happy to have a dog with the same name as hers.

15 Comments on “Introducing Freeway

  1. Ah, what a lovely dog. I wonder what story she would tell, if only she could speak?
    Would love to have a dog. Maybe when I’m retired I will take in a rescue case.

  2. What beautiful, kind, intelligent eyes she has. Freeway is just adorable!

  3. Awesome. I was hoping that’s where the name came from. Hart to Hart for the win. Max would have been an acceptable second choice. ;)

  4. Such a sweet looking hound!! We have four dogs and I can’t imagine live without them. Know what you mean about Stephanie – thought she was the MOST sophisticated woman I had ever seen! Such an icon! Enjoy Freeway and all the wonderful (and disastrous) hours she brings you! xxx

  5. She does look gorgeous and so sweet. I hope you have a long happy future together and she doesn’t dig too many holes in the new garden but becomes a very decorative asset!

  6. Freeway looks at home already and you have only had her a few days. What a tremendous addition to your family.

  7. Few things give as much unconditional love as a dog. What trusting eyes she’s got!

  8. What a beautiful dog and what fun your boys will have playing with her. Back here in cold, wet England we wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and every good wish for the New Year.

    We look forward to hearing more news from you about your lovely garden. xx

  9. She is beautiful. You are lucky that she is good with the kids and doing all the proper dog things. The perfect name too (I loved Hart to Hart).

    A dog just makes a home I think. So glad you are all settled in. Looks like you are really cracking on with the new garden and it is looking great.

  10. You can’t be Stephanie Powers coz I am (in my head but not in the mirror or anything close to real life haha). That dog is just GAWWWWWWJUSSSSS.

  11. What a beauty! She’s a lovely addition to your family, I guess it’s nice to have another girl in the house too? My partner is still saying no to a dog until we get an extension done… so maybe soon!

  12. Siobhan – just take a detour to the dog’s home. He won’t leave without one.