Nico


Pharaoh Hounds/German Shepherd
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Home:Dallas, TX  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Neek, Girl Dog, Nico Pico

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

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

Likes:
belly rubs, Greenies

Pet-Peeves:
Her brother Eli's constant nagging, her brother Max's silliness, fences, being alone

Favorite Toy:
Eli, squeaky balls, dirty socks

Favorite Food:
Anything, especially table scraps.

Favorite Walk:
"I don't walk, I gallop."

Best Tricks:
"melting"...a slow slumping from a sitting position to a rub-my-belly position

Arrival Story:
Eli needed a big sister to keep him company and keep him humble. After several trips to different shelters, looking for a mastiff-mix female and having no luck, we happened on Nico (they called her "Nellie") and she just seemed right. She had been in the city shelter over a month and I'm sure she was glad to find a home.

Bio:
The shelter folk had her tagged as as 'shepherd/lab mix,' but I don't thinks that's quite it. She has a sighthound shape, very lean and lanky, with large, pointed ears, amber eyes, ticking on her paws and a flesh-colored nose--my best guess, based on her appearance, lightning-fast running ability and intelligence is a Pharaoh Hound/German Shepherd mix. The vet thought she might have some malamute or heeler in her heritage, but we will probably never know. She has a beautiful stance and an awesome bark, and she admits that her brothers annoy the heck out of her sometimes.

Forums Motto:
Escape Artist Extraordinaire

The Groups I'm In:
Cameraholics!, Phabulous Pharaohs

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 7th 2005 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
116200


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Max

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Lions and Tigers and Vets, oh my.

February 8th 2005 7:59 am
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So far, I'm enjoying my new home--it's a lot better than lying on concrete in a tiny kennel. They don't let me get on the couch, though, which was (apparently) allowed in my old home since I do it so frequently. They especially get upset when I have muddy paws. My little brother Eli is such a freak, though, sometimes he won't leave me alone and I have to slap him around a little bit and remind him, "Hey, I may be new but I won't take any guff from little pups!" I think he's learning his lesson. As much as he annoys me sometimes, I get lonely and howl if they separate us at night.

They took me to the vet last night where I had the chance to bark at the office cat and see a chocolate lab who was crazy on his leash. I weigh 51 pounds, and the vet said I looked very athletic. (Mom's been talking about getting me into agility, maybe, after I go through basic obedience.) I'm proud to say I didn't whine at all even when they took my temperature (oh, you know how they do it!) and a fecal sample. Even after being in the shelter since Christmas, the vet said I'm healthy--no heartworms, no parasites and a strong heartbeat. I didn't really like the taste of the Sentinel tablet they gave me, but every time I spit out, I laid calmly and let them put in back in my mouth. They were surprised that I didn't struggle at all. Finally, I chewed it up and it wasn't too awful.

I haven't told them yet what my favorite kind of toys and food are. I'm saving that for another day.

 
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