Nicknames: usually just plain "Billie", or sometimes "Bully"
Birthday: July 4th 2009
Likes: To play with her sister Friday
Pet-Peeves: none yet
Favorite Toy: Her pink stuffed lamb
Favorite Food: wet food mixed with dry
Favorite Walk: she doesn't have all her shots yet, no walks yet
Best Tricks: she already knows not to jump up on me
Arrival Story: Billie Jean was dropped off at the animal shelter where I work. She'd been found wandering in the hills, on a horse trail. Our shelter does not take stray animals and our procedure would be to call animal control to pick her up. I just couldn't resist her. I see many pups pass through our doors, but I thought she was the cutest puppy I'd ever seen, and so sweet. I knew she was a pit, or pit mix, and I was a bit worried because of my cats and other dogs. I don't know her story, or why she was dumped, I just knew I had to have her. We are raising her to be very sociable with people and other dogs and cats. I hope she will grow up to be a sweet girl.
Bio: Some folks ask if I was named after the tennis player, but I wasn't. I was named in honor of the passing of The King of Pop. My Mum grew up with MTV and Michael Jackson, and she wanted to do something in his memory. She was thinking about calling me MJ, but just then, on the way home in the car, the song Billie Jean came on the radio.....and then we had no doubts what my new name was to be.
Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement for my Mum. I have been meaning to write, but I'm just sooo tired from all the walking! Mum is trying her best to keep me exhausted, but I think SHE'S more tired than ME even BOL! Sometimes we take not one, but TWO walks!
Gotta run, kinda busy right now in a photo session with my Mum! She's working on a scrapbook with all of us in it, even the cats too! My sisfer Friday's scrapbook page title is "Bird Dog", and mine is "Bad Dog". Gee, I wonder why?
Mum called me a good girl today. Yesterday, I wasn't. I went for a walk in a park fur the first time yesterday! It was so much fun, so much to see and to do. I saw kids skateboarding, swimming and play basketball! I walked on all types of surfaces, even a bridge! I was scared of the bridge, and also a napkin when it blew by, and after we left the park I was scared of a lawn ornament. When we returned to the house, I was a very bad girl, defiant, and Mom said worse than ever! Today, we again walked in the park and I was much better. The walk was longer, almost an hour in addition to the fast walk with Dad and Friday this morning. I know my Mum is exhausted, but I don't think she'll give up on me! I'm trying so hard!
My friends it sure is a happy day for me! I'm so excited about being a diary pick today, and last night the behaviorist told Mum and Dad that my problems were easy to fix and that I'm really not an aggressive girl at all.....after all I didn't even flinch when my kitty brother was playing with my tail. I was ashamed of my submissive pee when the trainer stared at me. I have to keep away from my sister Friday until my pawrents have me under control execpt for during bedtimes and nap times when I'm not excited. My behaviorist thinks I'll be fine within a couple of weeks because I am so easy to work with, and basically I'm a happy dog and the rest of the household is pretty balanced. I'll come back with more details later. Thanks to those of you who have been praying for me! Thank you Dogster for picking me!