Likes: Peanut absolutely loves squeeky toys the most. She loves tickles on her belly and she loves, loves, loves, all the attention she can get.
Pet-Peeves: Peanut doesn't like when other dog owners don't & won't bring their dogs over to meet her.
Favorite Toy: Anything squeeky. She has a hedgehog, a duck, and a pink flamingo that she can't get enough of.
Favorite Food: She is very spoiled and is fed Taste of the Wild, which is a grain-free food. The first ingredients are Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison.
Favorite Walk: She loves the dog beach in Long Beach (Calif) which is where we live.
Best Tricks: She can shake on command and is in the process of learning how to play dead :)
Arrival Story: the story goes like this~~
On March 20, 2010, i had to put my 13 year old gray tabby cat, Elvis down after he was afflicted with kidney failure. I had him since he was 4 weeks old. Needless to say, i was extremely sad about it, but i had to be strong for my other cat, 2 year old, Popcorn, who was absolutely devastated that his buddy, his brother from another mother was gone. 10 days later on March 30, 2010, i got a phone call early in the morning from the animal hospital behind my house informing me that Popcorn had been killed by a car and they wanted to know what i wanted to do with the body. I was shocked, speechless, heartbroken and said nothing until i let out a scream and ran over there with a friend to see if it was in fact, my Poppers. It was. As i write this, i still cannot hold back the tears of that unforgettable day. Later that afternoon, i started to thumb through the classifieds determined to get another cat ASAP. I even went to a sellers house and couldn't hold back the tears and they suggested i give myself time to grieve before adopting another animal. I went home and cried myself to sleep and woke up the next morning and without even realizing it, i ended up at the pound looking, searching....
I looked at every cat but it was much too painful and ended up in the dog kennels, just to find something to make me smile and as i was leaving, i realized i missed the very last kennel and when i looked inside, there was Peanut ! She was smiling at me. I knew right then and there that she was MINE ! I looked at her info card and i noticed at the top of her cage, it read 'CONDEMNED'. I asked the kennel worker why she was condemned and the worker told me that she was to be put down the very next day. I ran, and i mean i RAN to the front desk and in a very matter of fact voice, i told them i wanted to adopt Peanut (whose name was Spud...ewww) and after the paperwork was filled out and all was said and done, I was a new mommy and would pick Peanut up the very next day from the vet where she was to be fixed and micro-chipped. We were meant to find each other, and although we've only been together a little over 2 months, we've changed each others' lives ! I thank my lucky stars for her and she is the best, most lovable dog i have ever met in my life. We go everywhere together and everywhere we go, she attracts so much attention and everybody loves her.
Bio: I asked the people who worked at the pound why nobody had adopted her in the short time she was there and how it was that she even got to the pound and they answered simply, nobody was interested. They went on to tell me that she had been found running in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in the Long Beach (Calif) area and when animal control came to pick her up, she ran up to the officer, scared but glad to be alive. I believe in my heart that she knows and is so grateful that i rescued her from an undesirable past.