Homeward Bound: Meet Gracie – Lewiston Sun Journal

Gracie, the big-hearted family dog Provided

BETHEL There’s more to Gracie that’s obvious. As a Saint Bernard, she is sure to attract attention due to the size of her coat. At six months, she weighs 50 pounds, but as an adult, she can reach 130-140 pounds. However, the reason she stole Alex Norden’s heart has nothing to do with the normal attributes attributed to the Saint Bernard.

Gracie is the dog who stops and makes sure everyone in the family catches up together on a hike. If someone is behind or has stopped, she is waiting for them. Things like this are just one of the ways Gracie shows she puts family first.

Alex once took the Gould Academy ski team on a weeklong trip to Oregon when Gracie was very young. Now Alex had never had a dog before Gracie, it was her first dog. So when she got home late on the night of the trip and found that Gracie was still waiting for her, excited that Alex was home, by then, Alex knew that Gracie was part of the family. As Alex is a family oriented person, she was delighted to find out that her dog was too.

When she introduced Gracie to her family, who had grown up without a dog, her whole family adopted Gracie as part of the family.

Gracie is patient with manners and an understanding dog. To say the least, she’s definitely part of the family.

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