Stevie


Basenji/Breed Unknown
Picture of Stevie, a female Basenji/Breed Unknown

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Home:Buffalo, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 4 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Nicknames:
Stevie Nicks / Stevie Poo / Princess Pumpkin Pie / Stephanie Lynn, when she's bad.

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

Gotcha Date:
October 13th 2010

Birthday:
July 22nd 2010

Likes:
Licking your entire face, hands, arms anything else that needs exfoliating.

Pet-Peeves:
Lonely socks! Being crated.

Favorite Toy:
Her peanut butter rawhide bone with extra peanut butter stuck in the nooks and crannies.

Favorite Food:
Peanut Butter

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere!

Best Tricks:
Gimme paw, no, other paw, no, other paw, no, other paw...good girl!

Arrival Story:
We had to put our only dog, Heidi, to sleep last year and we were mourning her terribly...till one day we decided our hearts and souls were empty, so we decided to adopt a new dog at the SPCA. We were there to look at another pooch, but "Lightening" (named for the lightening strike going down the back of her head) caught our attention, fate had her way, and soon she was home in our arms. Never to replace our Heidi, but to forge a new place in our Hearts and Souls.

Forums Motto:
I love shoelaces!

Ruff, Ruff...my Daddy named me Stevie, after Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. My kitty brother and sister are Floyd and Dillon. They named us all after music type humans. Silly. My birth Mommy was a Basenji, no one knows what my Daddy was. Mom and Dad took me home from the SPCA where all of my siblings came from. I love to test my parent's limits and then look at them with my big brown eyes and watch them melt with love for me. I know I've got a lot of learning to do, and I make mistakes, but we are all working together to make a happy home. Even though I chase my brother and sister around, and forget that they are not dogs, I think I might love them when I get older. Mommy tells me life takes time, and I was told she is always right! My Mommy and Daddy are the BEST! They gave me a comfy home, lots of toys, and a lot of love. What more could I ask for? Ruff!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 23rd 2010 More than 3 years!

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Dogster Id:
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Stevie's Evolution as I see it...


May 29th 2011 8:44 am
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Enjoying a lazy Sunday morning, Stevie is in bed with her Daddy. I was checking out the Forum posting's, and remembering when I posted a lot about crate training and stuff, and I noticed that I, rather, WE are past those periods. WHEW! When Stevie was a wee one, we had so many challenges. Now that she is a bit older I'm feeling the absolutely beautiful connection to my dog. She has a different personality. It's kind of like we have an understanding of each other. It's so cool. We still have some things that need working on, some behavioural, some fun. But now it's more fun stuff. I love my little baby so much. That's another thing that's evolved, love. With that connection, there is a deeper love we have for each other. I'm really in love with my daughter. Life is good...

 

April 8th 2011 4:04 pm
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Poopy is lying down by my feet. She's so incredibly beautiful. I like to put her on her extra long leash out front of the house and just sit and watch her. She doesn't get outside much asside from doing her business. She just goes back and forth watching our small world going bye, never stopping to sit, well, she did once! She just loves being active outside the house.
I feel very guilty about the fact that I can't walk her. She's 8 months old and has only been on a few walks. Our pet trainer at Petsmart said to never let her walk unless she is completely under my control and walking correctly. Otherwise she just pulls and pulls, choking herself. I was able to walk slowly when we adopted Stevie 5 months ago, I am now not able to walk at all really. I have no cartilage in my knees and yesterday my rhuematologist said I needed two knee transplants and I'm only 44. How am I ever going to walk Stevie? I feel like the worst parent ever. My baby would LOVE to walk. I've tried training her to loose leash walk, but my legs usually give out, and the consistency goes out the door. She's only 23 pounds or so, but she pulls really hard. I know that if I get these transplants, I will restart to train her and slowly begin to walk her.
I love her so very much. We live in a small one story home so she doesn't get much exercise except for the hard play we engage in. She's so well behaved indoors, does all her obedience skills, tricks, etc, but once we get outside it all goes out the window. The world is just too darned exciting to her. I wish I had the answers!

 

January 29th 2011 3:57 pm
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My little Stevie is now a touch over six months old now, how time flys. She's curled up on the sofa next to me in a quiet house. My husband and I are still trying to figure out what breed of dog she is (possibly the only drawback of adopting a pup from the SPCA). Yes, they still demand her Mom was a Basenji, yes, still not seeing it. She weighs nineteen pounds now, more leg than anything. Someone mentioned to us that she looked similar to a Jack Russell. She does in some ways I guess. I just wish some very kind person in Dogster land could give us a hint. I tried asking on the Forums, but no one ever responds, my posts not being terribly popular. She's such a beautiful girl, very regal. And she wants to learn, learn, learn. I think it's the treats, treats, treats! We're not sure if she'll get to 25 pounds or not, I'll take her as she is, but I guess puppies just keep growing? She's very leggy, tall. Oh, and she has this really adorable little whirlpool thingy going on on her chest, it's so cool! Sadly to say, her puppy tummy is gone, it is now full of hair. I used to put my palm on it and just feel the warmth radiate from it (there was no hair there for months). It's amazing how one little creature can turn your whole life around, no matter what she is or isn't. But it sure would be nice to have some clues...I love my little Stevie Poo.

 
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