Age: 7 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Holls, gorgeous, baby girl
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August 25th 2009
May 1st 2006
Holly loves walks, food, and kids... the more the better.
The hose, baths, and rain. Generally that involves having to get wet... oh, and raw liver.
Anything that might be eaten, though she really likes rope toys.
Rawhides, pig ears, cheese, and raw meat, lots of it.
Anywhere that might possibly be walked, preferably a place with lots of squirrels, or even better, raccoons.
Carrying her leash, my slippers, purse, or basket, and waving.
It started when I was 11 in 6th grade. My class read "Where the Red Fern Grows" I decided that I wanted to get a dog. I bugged my parents, they said no, but I was determined to get one. So I started saving every penny I got (literally). I started walking dogs, reading every book on dogs I could find. This went on for three years. Over which time my parents got divorced, I got more jobs, read more books and got more determined. My best friend also finally joined me in my dog obsession and we read books, and went to dog events together. Finally, late in the summer of 2009 my friend and I went to the local Humane Society. She was going to get one, and I asked my mom again, now that I had enough money and experience. She said yes, and the nest week we went back to the Humane Society. Holly was there in one of the front kennels looking miserable and lonely. We met her, and she was so friendly, and good with the dogs around her that I decided that she was perfect. I paid for her myself, and have trained her myself. She's my buddy, and goes everywhere with me. Looking back it's kind of funny, our story is a parallel to "Where the Red Fern Grows" (Well, almost... hopefully she won't die any time soon) I saved up in a little tin can, traveled a long way to get her, and she's a coon-dog! On August 21st, 2010 Holly passed her CGC. On September 26th she passed her TDI test.
When I developed a psychiatric disability in late 2010. Holly helped me so much, and after discussing it with my doctor, Service Dog handlers and my family I decided to train her as my SD. Unfortunately, while she did her tasks well and with alacrity, she simply wasn't comfortable working out in public. She washed out after several months, and continues to be a beloved family pet, and my faithful companion.
As of August 21, 2010 Holly has passed her CGC!
On September 26, 2010 Holly passed her Therapy Dogs International (TDI) test! On to therapy work!
Squirrel? Squrirrel! SQUIRRELLLLL!!!!
The Groups I'm In:
Alpha Dog Anti-Squirrel Brigade, Advocates for Positive Training, Black and Tan Coonhound Connection, Clicker Training, How do I train my dog to do that?, Junior Handlers Club, Trading Dog Goodies.
The Last Forum I Posted In:
Ode to the "Dogs in the City"
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July 18th 2011 11:58 am
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After a lot of talking, and thought. I have decided that it would be best if Dozer went back to living with my friend. She has really missed him, and because of the SD training I don't have as much time and attention to devote to Dozer.
So, Dozer will be staying with us for a few more weeks, but will be moving back to his people's place in August.
February 21st 2011 5:05 pm
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Poor Dozer had his tooth pulled today. Holly was very worried about him not being around. She sulked a little, and when he came back, all groggy and tottering around like a drunken sailor, she was very concerned about him, always wanting to be near him and smell him, just to make sure he was okay.
On the upside we finally have gotten a meat score! A lady called me about the ad I had posted on Craigslist about raw meat for my dogs. We went to check it out, it was great! She had a couple big boxes of grass fed beef (including some really, really nice cuts, some pork ribs, a ham (which we will end up eating, since the dogs can't) and a TON of RMBs, all for free! I am SO excited about this, it is our first big score! I'm going have to make sure to keep mom out of my freezer though, she was shocked at all the great quality meat I got.
We'll see you guys later!
February 14th 2011 9:45 pm
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Dozer, owned by my bestest buddy, has been staying with us for a while. His people couldn't have them where they are living, so, he came up to hang out while his people found a new place.
Things have just gotten a little more complicated though. Dozer has always had some health problems, he came to my friend's family with teeth in such bad condition that he wouldn't eat. They discovered he has allergies to grains, and, most recently he busted one of his big molars.
I was checking over his teeth one day to make sure he wasn't getting any tartar, and noticed that his right molar had a huge chunk missing off of one side, so much so that you can see the center of the tooth. We took him into the vet today to get an estimate. It was huge, an absolutely whopping bill. This was the final straw. His people cannot afford it, and it is not something that can just be left alone.
Long story short, after much talk and thinking, Dozer will be staying with us. I will be taking care of his dental issues, and he will live here. I feel horrible about it, but thankfully his family agrees that it is the best thing for everyone. So, at sixteen years old, I now have a pack of two dogs. Looks like our adventures are just beginning.
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