My name is Christy and I am married (20 yrs this year) with two children--our daughter is starting college this fall and our son is in 8th grade. We just recently adopted a young Akita from our local shelter. My son fell in love with her. He recently lost his boxer/brittney spaniel due to being hit by a car. He wanted a dog that is protective and makes us all feel safe. (We live on a farm and when hubby is away for military it gets a little unsettling.) We have never owned a dog like this one. I feel bad for not doing more research on the breed before adopting, but now that we have her I don't want to give her up. I would like to see her mesh with our family and will do what we need to make sure that happens.
As I said, we live on a farm and have other animals. We have a cat that is supposed to live outside, but he sneaks in every once in a while. I'm allergic to cats so he always ends up back outside. We also have a female lab who is 7, a Shih Tzu who is 5, and a beagle/terrier whose age I'm not sure about. We adopted her in March from a friend who had a baby and couldn't keep her (the dog, not the baby). So far, the dogs do not get along with Kita. I'm worried that Kita is going to hurt the smaller dogs.
In my free time I like to read, travel, and spend time outside. We usually take a family trip to Colorado or Florida, leaving our pets in the care of my parents who also live on our farm. I'm getting back into running--yes, I like to run. I use to take lessons in fencing, and not the kind you build to keep cattle in. I loved it!!!
I will appreciate any help anyone can give so my son can keep Kita.