Breed Unknown/Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Home:Harare, Zimbabwe  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 5 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Mimi, Mother, Cutie, Kitty-pup, Baby

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

September 1st 2008

I like when mommy pays me the same attention as she does to my kids (kittens)

Anyone or anything close to the property. Wooffff - I'll get them.

Favorite Toy:
My cats. We play together. What they like - I like most. All other toys mommy got me I destroyed.

Favorite Food:
Raw beef on bones with bone marrow in them.

Favorite Walk:
All over the yard. I don't like to be walked by humans, I walk myself and I walk my cats.

Best Tricks:
Taking my blankets from my beds to the most desirable spot in the yard.

Arrival Story:
Wooffff... I was 8 weeks pup then. I just sat there in the shelter with my mother and siblings, when my daddy came and saw me. He said that he fell in-love with me at once. Daddy and mommy took me to their home. I also was lucky, because mommy fell in-love with May, my best play mate and my darling sis now. We fell in-love with each other, while on a way to our new home. We played a lot and a lot more. I love cats. They are so great. Then I knew I will be a guardian of daddy, mommy and May.

At first I was kept inside the house because there was a big bad dog there in the yard, who wanted to eat me and May. The other big dog was okay, but daddy and mommy kept me inside for safety for about a month until other big dogs agreed not to eat me. During my stay in the house my mommy instructed me not to go to the May's litter box, but to go to my own. I was given the same litter box as May had. I didn't know what to do with it. Once I peed in there, but mostly it was all over the carpets. Mommy was very good to clean after me and she never punished me for that, because I was not allowed outside. Then My granny told my mommy that dogs don't use litter boxes. They learn to ask out. I heard that and when I was allowed to go out, I was a good girl ever since. That was my very young puppy-hood. Later when all was good, I got another treat - I got more cats to look after and play with. This was real joy for me. They are such small sweet beings and they love me very much too. I like to be loved. Janie loves me most. I think that she is in total love with me. She cleans my ears all the time.

Forums Motto:
I am just a pup who loves Life.

You live fully only if you Love truly:

My feline family and some other fun stuff.

My Feline family is the most important thing to me.
I love my kittens so very much!!!
Thanks to Mommy of our special friend Daisy Glass for making this Pic for us.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 21st 2009 More than 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Mia's Diary

I'm hurt and in training.

November 29th 2010 6:54 am
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Well, on 24-11-10 I've been silly.
I stuck my paw somewhere and skinned one tow naked.

Daddy was awake at 5am and he heard me cry out a bit, then he saw me limping into the house. He saw what happened to my paw.

Then mom woke up and saw it too. Mom put the wound powder on my wound straight away, but I kept licking it off. So, she was putting it on for two hours until vets opened. Vets said that what mom did was the best thing anyone could have done and wound was fresh and clean, well with clean bone sticking naked.
Mom was very cruel and didn't give me anything for pain, cos she wanted pain to be, so I'd be quiet and just lie down until they took me to vets.

So, I was taken in, and I did not resist anything, cos it was rather very sore.

Vets said that it's a very difficult injury to fix quick and the whole toe is being skinned like that with bone visible - so, I was left there for a surgery.
Vets said that they will try to save my tow, but if it won't be enough skin - they'll still have to amputate it later.

I was picked up four hours later and vets told my humans that because I was here in just the right time - they found enough skin to stitch on, but there is a lot of open wound still and skin will have to graft itself over and I will have to have about three month or more of bandaging and re-bandaging.
They said that there is no 100% and I still might lose my toe.

So, since I was back - I am not limping, just running around, but that's why mom started to train me to her voice and commands that she can control me better in order not to move too much.

I'm responding to training very well and surprise mom with it.
Cos, see - I'm an outside dog and I sleep out, and nowadays I'm made to sleep inside and I even peed once on a carpet so far, cos I'm not house trained. But that was only once, and it was mom's fault, she woke up too late and I could not hold any longer. So, I was not punished in any way, but I still felt bad 'bout making a mess.

Mom said: "never mind that" and daddy agreed.

I'm due to go for my first change of bandage this coming Friday, and lucky me - I did not take off my bandage, even that vets didn't have my size tube for collar to stop me from destroying the dressing. When I attempted it, mom watched me all the time and she told me what might happen if I'm naughty. So, I just put up with it and I've been very good.

My feline sisters and bro support me and lick me in the face after sniffing my bandage, and they are happy that I sleep in the house.

Well I'll tell you later what will happen with my toe.

Love & Light to everyfur,


A little more about my origins.

January 9th 2010 11:08 pm
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Hi, every Pup and Kittie.

I told a bit to my good pal about myself and he suggested that some others might like to know a bit more about me and my kind too and, I thought I'd tell you.

It's nothing really much, I'm just a happy pup as many, and I live with my furever family for almost a year now.

See, my canine mother was one of those dogs, who are easily to come by in Zimbabwe. So, I'm one of that type of dogs, who normally end up being strays around here, or living a very poor lives with poor humans, or without humans at all.
African humans come to be our mommies and daddies most of the time, so we are called as some special African Dog here.

We don't have a breed yet. But we were here for generations and even our looks and traits are so common within our kind, that humans are thinking to give us a name for a breed- at least that's what our Vets say. Mostly we developed from Rhodesian Ridgeback, Wild African Dog and different small strays...
But then we bread between each other for so long, that we came to be almost look-alike to each other.
We are known to be quite short, we grow very fat and have short legs, that is if we get to eat well later in our life, but being starved as puppies.
Me and luckier pups like me, who ended up to be rescued by more well-off humans and are fed well from our puppy-hood - we can look like that: not fat, not thin, tall on legs, elegant, very energetic and playful.
But the coloration of our short coat is basically the same between all of our kind, lucky or not.

We are very different in nature and size, it depends where and how we live.
We are super adjustable to any environment and way of life. We are known to be very intelligent and we don't need to be trained.
We just do whatever is wanted from us naturally. We can be very good guard dogs, very vicious and protective towards our humans, we can be very sociable to anyone at all and very good with small children, we are good swimmers, good runners, good jumpers and good diggers, (and yessss, definitely very good eaters).
We are normally very good with any other animals, no matter how big or small. We have big hearts and full of love to give if it's wanted.
We are very stoic and strong, and we don't have any sicknesses to come by easily.
See, because humans in here are not really interested in dog breeds - we are still evolving, being mainly free from any restrictions. We are rarely spayed or neutered, or vaccinated for anything.

That's about all I know about my origins.

But me - okay, you can see how I look, so judge from there.
I am raised on a raw diet with necessary additions of dog supplements.
I'm very large for my kind. I'm very aggressive towards other humans, but after much of argument with my humans - I allow others to enter and be, as long as my human and feline companions seem safe.
I'm very strong and agile, very protective and loving.
I was raised with cats and they are the love of my life. I've learned a lot from them too and I have certain skills that felines possess. I teach them all I know too.

Well, that's all I wanted to say for now. Will bark-up something later.

Love & Light to everyfur

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