Nicknames: Little Missy, Mutley, Jumbosaurus, Behemoth
Birthday: March 11th 2009
Likes: She loves the dog park, swimming and playing with Monty
Pet-Peeves: Not getting to be with Mommy.
Favorite Toy: The bad kitty toys, Monty, Daddy and her Invincible snake.
Favorite Food: Missy loves all food.
Favorite Walk: I love walking anywhere so long as Mommy is with me.
Best Tricks: Giving Hugs and Shaking
Arrival Story: Mommy was looking for an Australian Shepard when she had come across me. I was supposedly 1/4 Australian Shepard and 3/4 Great Pyrenees so Mommy took the bait and drove 5 hours out to meet me and my siblings. When Mommy asked about my Daddy the lady started to describe him and Mommy found out that I had no Australian Shepard in me at all, but Mommy had already fallen in love with me and took me home anyways. On the way home Mommy had been pulling ticks off of me. When we got home I got a bath and my pads shaved so that Mommy could introduce me to Grandma and Auntie. I had purple ribbons in my hair and was already bigger then most of the dogs there but they all still loved me.
Bio: I love when Mommy dresses me up. She paints my nails, puts bows in my hair and buys me new collars all the time. I love prancing around and showing off when I am all done up. People think I am older then what I really am because of my size and are shocked when they find out my age, but that's okay because in the end they all fall in love with me. I also bark at anything and everything, Mommy says I am spotting UFOs or calling in Moose.
So Mommy was on the book of faces doing her usual thing which usually includes liking pictures and playing candy crush...never seen any real candy out of that game but, whatever. Well she was doing her thing and she saw this picture with a pitbull running and the top of picture's text says "The most public face of the bond you have with your dog." Then the bottom says "The recall is probably the most public face of the bond you have, or don't have, with your dog. A recall-resistant dog is embarrassing because her lack of response shines a light on your relationship problems. Doesn't it feel like your dog just doesn't like you when she won't come when you call? All obedience training is entwined with the bond, but the recall is the heart and soul of the training/bond connection. Want to see what your relationship with your dog is made of? Work the recall and you'll quickly find out"
Now you are probably wondering "Why would this upset your Mommy so much Missy?" Here is the answer. I do not come when called instantly or even on the first call to Mommy or Daddy. Now that doesn't mean that Mommy and Daddy aren't bonded with me or that I don't respect my relationship with them and Mommy and Daddy know that. We have not only went through training from Basic to Advanced and passed with flying colors but, I am willing to do just about anything Mommy asks me to do besides come when called. So Mommy is ranting about this pictures flawless logic. She went on to read all of the comments that others posted thankfully she didn't reply to it cause it only made matters worse. They say that if your dog doesn't come when you call it can mean multiple things your dog doesn't respect you as the leader or you are a lazy owner who didn't teach the basics to your dog. Which I can say is not the case here. I know sit, stay, down, wait, leave it, heel, around, freeze, take a bow, crawl, shake and who knows what else. I just don't do one thing well and again that is coming when called. I like to stop and smell the flowers I am also known to patrol the yard because, that is what I was bred to do. Yes Mommy sits outside for about 2-5 minutes calling me to come in but, that's not because I don't respect her that is because, I have to do what runs through my veins first. I was bred to be independent and that doesn't mean that I am stubborn or stupid it means that genetically I am bred to make decisions that will protect my flock. So when people say "She doesn't respect you because, she doesn't come running when you call her." Kinda makes Mommy want to punch something...wait a minute now I know why she is always smashing the candy. Anyways I just wanted to share Mommy's rant with you guys and let you all know that it's okay if you don't come instantly when called. That doesn't mean you don't love or respect the person calling you it means that you are independent and have a job to do because, remember you can take the dog out of the job but, you can't take the job out of the dog.
Including the picture for your viewing pleasure. http://s56.photobucket.com/user/MsTsuni/media/391423_3207767 84720164_1355616594_n_zpsac8a232f.png.html
First of all I want to thank everyone for the Birthday wishes even though my secretary hasn't really been keeping up with Monty's and I's diaries. Though I should be nice and cut her a break because, she did make me cupcakes for my birthday...though she made Monty and I wear birthday hats to eat them so I don't know yet.
Quick updates are in order I guess. Umm...Monty and I have been going to work with Mommy for the last week because, Monty has really frail skin right now and hurt himself the vet said to watch him cause he couldn't do anything for it so watching him means hanging out with Mom, Dad and Grandma at work. That was fun actually cause I get to see a lot of dogs and people...which makes me happy. This morning I got to go with Mommy to the vet to get my shots updated because, they were due and she needed to send a copy of the paperwork to the rescue she has been volunteering with because, her and I will be going to a rescue get together next month. I am excited about seeing all of the other big dogs like me personally. That is also part of the reason why Mommy hasn't been updating as often is because, work has been crazy and her spare time has been going to help rescue runs.
I guess I really can't complain about her not keeping our diaries updated because, she is working hard for us and then helping homeless dogs as well as making me and Chickadee birthday cupcakes. I guess she is a keeper and she did say she will make more time to get onto Dogster for us. So again thank you everyone for the birthday wishes.
I feel so special today. I am Dog of the Day and I got to sleep in with Mommy until noon. Then Grandma has company over so I got to say hello to them and Mommy gave me spuds just cause I was cute. It is totally my lucky day.
I want to thank everyone for the congratulations, rosettes and pictures. I am truly blessed to have you all in my life.