Carat, CGC

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Age: 7 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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Carrot Head, Stinky One, Little baby girl

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

Gotcha Date:
October 1st 2010

June 15th 2010

Running, exploring, wagging her tail, giving kisses.

Standing still...being made to wait for her treats during training.

Favorite Toy:
Spineless chew toy

Favorite Food:
Nature's Recipe!

Favorite Walk:
Her backyard!

Best Tricks:
She can TP the entire house in about 5 seonds.

Arrival Story:
I had put down Cheena on 9-24-2010, & was feeling very sad & lost. I couldn't really function without a dog in the house. This might sound like it's a bit too soon, but the Sunday after Cheena was put down, I went to a town about 1 hour away, looked at Carat & fell in love. I went ahead & said I'd take her, with the option of changing my mind if I didn't want her. I went back on October 1, 2010, & got the little feisty, excited girl. I tried every name I could think of to call her, & when I said...HERE CARROT, she came running. Her name stuck...she's an explorer...& with Cheena's help, Carat is getting used to the house & yard.

Forums Motto:
I jump wiff Gwee, I jump fow Joy!

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October 2nd 2010 More than 6 years!

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The Life & Times of Shihtzu Carat!!!

My Momma...,

February 18th 2014 10:02 pm
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My momma has a disease. It's Fibromyalgia. Momma had it under control for a few years, and just recently it has started 'flaring' up under many circumstances.

She used to take about 8 medications for this crazy, incurable and debilitating disease, and now she only takes one. She has bouts of depression, leg pains (Irritable Leg Syndrome), a compromised immune system, tingly hands and fingers, and a bunch of other issues related to Fibro. She gets migraines when the flare is starting.

One of her biggest issues is insomnia. She can go to bed after midnight and still be up no later than 8:30 or 9:00 am. Even though I worry about her, she's still very strong. She knows her limits, that's for sure.

You might ask what triggers Fibro. There are many triggers that momma experiences, but the biggest ones are: cold weather, red wine, tomatoes, stress, sleepiness, drama, humidity, change in barometric pressure, and lack of exercise. Momma walks a lot, but she still hurts all the time.

Momma said tonight that a move may be in our future. We'd love to go somewhere just a little warmer. Momma says I'm her rock, and Roo is the one who keeps her smiling with his crazy antics.

I'm what momma calls her 'therapy baby dog'. I am there when she's depressed, hurting, and even when she's sleeping. I will continue to be momma's therapy dog. It's not a hard job because I love my momma!



September 13th 2012 10:09 pm
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Momma is wwitin' dis fow me.

I DID it! I went through my CGC evaluation without any issues at all. Momma and the trainers weren't too sure because I'm so stubborn.

One more step for me...that is to go to places like the VA Hospital and other hospitals and visit with old people, etc. I will like getting petted, and helping people feel better if only just for a little while.

Momma says I have done such a good job for being just over 2 years old. I'm glad momma is proud of me.

Now I have to go snuggle with momma. You see, she has depression, and this training has kept her out of depression & concentrating on OUR time together. My suggestion is this. If you ever get the chance to get trained and then continue on to CGC training, it might be a little costly, but well worth it.

Next stop after this is tricks class. I can stick em up, and wave for momma. Then I might go wiff Roo when he does an agility class or two.

See ya all later in MY favorite place...right here on Dogster.

Miss CGC Terrorist Carat the shihtzu.


Dis is weawwy gweat I finks.

August 25th 2012 9:45 pm
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Momma is typing this for me since I don't talk very well. She's not doing in in 'Caratspeak', but in human speak.

I am going to be a CGC dog. I have 1 more class & then on the 8th of September at 1pm MST, I gets to go takes my test. Momma was a little aggravated at me today. I know commands in both English & Spanish. When momma told me to sit, I didn't obey. So she told me to sit in Spanish.
I sat. She told me to stay (in English). I stayed. Then she told me 'down' in English. Again i didn't obey her. She said it in Spanish, and I DID it. And I stayed & waited (the command was given to me in Spanish), like I was supposed to.

I don't want momma to know, but I was just testing her today! All in all, though, I had a great day at 'doggy college'. I'm sad that I'm going to have to be leaving it pretty soon.

Roo starts his in a couple of weeks and I'm not too sure he's going to do what momma wants him to do. See, he's such a baby momma's boy. We shall see.

I guess I'd better go to sleep now, because I got tired out from momma walking me & playing with me before & during school.

Nappy time!

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