Gretchen


Airedale Terrier/Breed Unknown [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Gretchen, a female Airedale Terrier/Breed Unknown

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"Who's the biggest goofball? ME!"

Home:Decatur (Metro Atlanta), GA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 5 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs


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You can see my Airedale self through the I Heart My Airedale shot glass!

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"You can see my Airedale self through the I Heart My Airedale shot glass!"

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"It's my barkday week. (Thanks, Freckles!)"

Freckles made this card for my Gotcha Day? Isn\'t that special? Thanks!

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"Freckles made this card for my Gotcha Day? Isn't that special? Thanks!"

It wasn't me, I swear.

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"It wasn't me, I swear."

Tug of war at the dog park

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"Tug of war at the dog park"

At the dog park

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"At the dog park"

What do you mean,

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"What do you mean, 'get off the couch, Gretchen'?"

Am I cute, or what?

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"Am I cute, or what?"

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"It's a snow day down South, ya'll!"

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Nicknames:
Tornado, Gretch, Messy Marvin, Messy Bessie (due to the dripping water off her beard!)

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
July 11th 2009

Birthday:
November 9th 2008

Likes:
Being next to my Mama.

Pet-Peeves:
When people don't seem to love me or pay attention to me as I think they should. We pass random people on walkies or the pet store or anywhere, I whine and howl at them if they don't come see me.

Favorite Toy:
I didn't know what to do with toys at first. Now that I've settled in some, I love any and all toys. I like my special bones with rawhide rings attached. At any given time I can have 10+ toys out of my toybox. I get bored with them easily. Change 'em up!

Favorite Food:
I have food allergies. I am on super expensive RX Royal Canin canned rabbit and potato diet. After 12 weeks of cleansing I am adding things back in and seeing how I react. I am allergic to dried allergy food and rice so far. I love sweet potatoes~

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere! I love walking in our neighborhood by my friend Lucy's house. I whine and look for her and hope she's there to play with.

Best Tricks:
Shake is all that I know now. Unless you count being bossy as a trick.

Arrival Story:
Adoption day 7/11/09--not sure when her birthday is. I lost 2 of my beloved dogs, Mamie and Violet, within one week of each other. A week later, Gwen, the remaining dog, was depressed and I began searching, after promising myself I'd wait at least 2 months. Gretchen was listed on the Atlanta Pet Rescue site and seemed perfect for our pack...I thought if I didn't act she'd be scooped up by someone else. I saw her on Thursday, applied on-line on Friday, and Gwen and I were in line at opening time on Saturday for an interview. We all rode home together!

Bio:
She's an Airedale/terrier mix. Was scheduled to be euthanized in an exurban county shelter and was pulled by APR. She'd only been with them a week. She's very sweet and gentle, already gives kisses and appears to be housetrained. She's quite skinny and has a bent tail where it had been broken, but seems very healthy. I haven't had a young dog in many years! She's 8 months.*** 9 month update: Miss Gretchen is now showing her Airedale heritage. Chewing, destuffing, being stubborn (but cute) and a bit bossy are her trademarks. I love her all the same.

Forums Motto:
I chew, therefore I am.

The Groups I'm In:
Dyson Dogster/Catster, Squeaky & Fuzzy

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Amount of canned food to feed 40 lb airedale mix?

Favorite non food snacks:
MMM. That would be wood blinds, wooden window sills, lamp cords, books and magazines and shoes.

Most hated command:
"Place." Mom makes me go to my place and I have to stay there at least 30 minutes. I can't move my paws off of the mat. Man, I hate that.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 11th 2009 More than 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1009207

for 2791 days


Meet my family
Mamie (In
Loving Memory)
GwenBenny (In
Loving Memory)
Violet (In
Loving Memory)

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A bark, a yip, a howl


Today is my second Gotcha Day!

July 11th 2011 7:39 am
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Today is my second Gotcha Day! Just two years ago mom and Gwen drove over to Atlanta Pet Rescue to meet me and then I came home with them. Mamie and Vi both went to the bridge in the same week and although she said she was going to wait a couple of months for another fur she caved. Yep, I'm that cute and irresistible.

So, at my forever home, I had lots of household items to chew on and destroy (windowsills, remotes, boom boxes, rugs and shoes). And a yard in which to dig lots of holes. I'm better now about the chewing thing...but worse about the digging thing. I'm a Terrier for goodness sake...that's my JOB!

So, I have a great life and a great home and a great big sis (who is actually half my size...that doesn't quite make sense). Oh happy day!!!!!!

Gretchie

 

My first Gotcha Day anniversary

July 12th 2010 12:32 pm
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Yesterday, 7/11/2010 was my first Gotcha Day anniversary! Whoo hoo! I was adopted from Atlanta Pet Rescue at 8 months old. I now have a forever home, a mom and a great big sister,Gwen (well, she's my big sister but she's smaller than I am.Go figure).


Anyway, Mom buyed me a bunch of Gotcha Day presents! Here is what she buyed me, along with my reviews:
--Spa day at Wagalot Daycare--Four paws up!(www.wagalot.com)
--Spa day includes a bath--Two paws down.
--Bruster's ice cream--Four paws up.
--Squeaky toy (with four different types of sounds)--Four paws up and a tail.
--Furminator brush--FOUR PAWS DOWN.

Overall though I came up in the pawsitive numbers. Oh yeah, I forgot that I got to lick the yogurt container.

Gretchen

 

The best of both worlds

April 3rd 2010 1:53 pm
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I love spring! However, I can't decide whether or not to go outside with Gwennie, or stay on the porch with Mom. Soooo....I'm standing *inside* the doggie door with my head and front paws on the outside, and back legs on the porch. A nice compromise, I believe.

 
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