Age: 20 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
|Home:Chantilly, VA ||[I have a diary!] |
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Nor-Nor, Nori-Belle, Brown Dog, Boo, Big Brown Dog, My Love, Old Fart, Fossil, Stink Butt
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Sleeping, Lazing about, Grooming the cats, Barking at anything she deems "threatening", Being anywhere near me and/or touching me, Visiting Grandmother & Grandfather, Car rides, Eating
Other dogs, Thunderstorms, The vacuum, Being apart from me.
Nori doesn't like toys much, if it's not edible she's not interested. Though she does enjoy playing with the cats.
Pretty much anything edible. There was also that incident with the 15 cans of cat food ... ate them cans and all.
Nori doesn't much care for walks, she's rather go for a ride in the car.
Sit, Stay, Lie down, Shake (both paws, you can ask for which one you want), Speak, Rollover (well part way, she is arthritic), Understanding everything I say.
Nori came into my life on Jan. 15th 2003, my first day of work for a local animal hospital. I'd always heard bad things about Pit Bulls and was wary of this large brown dog. But as time passed and I learned her story, I became more and more attached to her and she to me.
One of our doctors was doing relief vet work at a shelter and came across a very thin Pit mix nursing 10 puppies. The Dr. was there doing Heartworm and other basic tests. This dog, named Pandora, allowed her into the cage to draw her blood with no aggression or apprehension, she only turned her head away was the blood was being drawn.
Pandora's story was a sad one. Animal Control had been called by her owners because they no longer wanted her. AC arrived and found a thin, malnourished female Pit mix chained to a stake in the ground with no shelter. It was obvious she was nursing puppies, but the owners insisted the puppies had all died. Upon further inspection AC found 10 puppies, alive, in a box with the trash. Pandora and her puppies were taken to the shelter.
Pandora was going to be euthanized because she was an old, unspayed, female Pit mix who was very aggressive towards other dogs. She was also Heartworm positive (which turned out to be an error).
The Dr. decided this dog needed to be saved and brought her to our animal hospital once her puppies were weaned (all 10 puppies were happily adopted) and renamed her Nori. In March 2003 her time was short, she'd been at the hospital for several months and nobody was interested in adopting her.
By this time Nori and I were fast friends and I just couldn't let her go. So even though she was well outside the limits on size for a dog at the apartment I lived in I took her home with me.
Nori has made such a wonderful addition to my life. I have since become disabled and cannot work. She is my constant companion. She "raised" 2 kittens who are now her playmates. She even tried to nurse the boy kitten because he was sickly. She has lingering problems from her life before I met her (she has several tick borne diseases as well as bb gun pellets and a .22 bullet still lodged inside her not to mention having multiple litters of puppies, the last at aproximately 10 years of age). But she has a wonderful life full of love and constant attention. She's a very gentle, laid back dog and my Mom's favorite Grandaughter (she doesn't as for money or give her anymore Great Grandkids lol).
I'm hoping Nori and I are blessed with much more time together. I couldn't love her more, she is my shadow.
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10 YEARS OR OVER??? DOGS or CATS, Justice For Saxony!, light a candle...., The Pet Detectives, Virginia Pitbull Lovers, ~Royal Pits~
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|January 1st 2005
||More than 8 years!
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April 20th 2005 3:05 pm
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Well my Nori girl hasn't been doing too well lately.
She's been having increased difficulty getting around and just seems a bit sluggish. I'm hoping it's just the change of seasons has brought on a flare up of her tick borne diseases. We go to the doctor soon, so we'll find out.
Of course this just flares up worry in me because I couldn't love this dog more if she was my child. Infact, she's the child I could never have.
January 9th 2005 12:37 am
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Last night Mum left me alone again! I mean that cats were here, but it's just not the same without Mum. I'm always so afraid she isnt going to come back and I'll be sad and alone again.
She went on something called a date, I want to know why I couldn't come too? I'm very well behaved, Mum tells me that all the time. I don't even need a leash when we go outside like those other dogs do. I just stick right by Mum all the time and do what she tells me. And I'm real good in the car too, I don't bark or stick my head out the window. I sit right next to Mum in my seat and don't bother anything.
I was so nervous about being alone Logan and I tore up some of this shiny silver stuff on a roll I found on the kitchen counter. Logan decorated with it, he thought it looked nice all over the house. When Mum came home boy was she mad at us. But she never stays mad for too long. I was so excited I jumped and jumped on her so she sat down on the couch and let me give her kisses and love.
We had our dinner and Mum cleaned up all the shiny stuff (Logan was a bit put off by that). She talked to her friends on the computer for abit and then we went to bed. As usual I had to have my butt on Mum at all times. If my butt isn't on Mum, I can't sleep. I don't think she can sleep if it isn't either.
January 3rd 2005 12:35 am
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Today was a slow day here at the house. Mum wasn't feeling well today (she's disabled) so we spent most of the day sleeping. That is fine with me!
Other than sleeping, eathing and going out side to potty we didn't do much. The cats got bored after a while and ran around like two idiots for about an hour, then they joined us in the bed and we all slept just fine.
Mum did play with me for a bit before she fed me tonight though. We always play a little before dinner, we have our routine down just fine.
Well we are all going to take another nap. Logan has already claimed his spot on the bed so I better hurry.
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