In January of 2006 i was attending an AKC trial when a friend offered to take Freeze on a vacation of sorts over the winter. This friend had a difficult to get along with sheltie who had a chronic illness, and Freeze was one of very few dogs this sheltie got along with well. So I let Freeze go live with her, and quite by accident her neighbors fell in love with Freeze while out walking with my friend every morning. They had recently suffered some difficult losses, and when my friend could no longer keep Freeze, they immediately offered to take her. I was hesitant but since my friend lived so close and could offer advice, I let them try it. Well they all got along fabulously and I made the tough decision to let Freeze be officially rehomed to live with them permanently. I already had Kiba at that point, so wasn't lacking in dogs to train, and Freeze did not stand up well to the rigors of agility training.
Freeze's 11th birthday was this last Tuesday, it's been over 4 years since she left me for her wonderful retirment home. Here's a few recent pictures of her, fat and happy, enjoying the easy life!