Likes: Mud, water (no more than chest high), working, going to see the horses
Pet-Peeves: Semi trucks, rude dogs
Favorite Toy: Tennis ball (she peels them like an orange), bone, my cats
Favorite Food: Raw chicken, beef, turkey, eggs, chicken feet, pig feet, Blue Buffalo, beef jerky
Favorite Walk: Anywhere we ride the horses, Jordan River Parkway, Timponeke
Best Tricks: Along with my PSD tasks (alerting to panic attacks, settling & tactile stimulation) I also know Wave, touch, shake, speak, speak loud, roll over, turn around, high five, up (jump up on object), hug, down, back, where's the bone/ball.
Arrival Story: After my last dog past away, I went looking for another companion for myself. I found Sita on the local newspaper ads. The former owners told me that they had developed allergies to her (I question this as they had a bulldog as well that they were keeping). Their loss!! She's an awesome dog!
Bio: Sita was very hyper when I got her. She jumped up on people, counters and I was told she didn't walk on a leash. I started training her the second I got her home. Within 5 minutes she was walking quietly on the leash (almost at heel position). I had plans of training her to be a therapy dog, compete in obedience and agility and be my companion on horse trail rides. Life got in the way and although I trained her to CGC standards and beyond, we never got around to dog competitions. I never imagined that she would be so important in my life. After three years of training, Sita is now my PSD. Sita gets compliments all the time on her behavior and I'm a very proud Mamma!
Sita has been a superstar lately. She's taken her role as big sister very seriously! The puppy has really helped her relax. She'll nap in the car now when we are out driving. Construction zones don't worry her as much. She's getting better about wind storms. We haven't done any public work lately, only because I worry about leaving the puppy alone. So I just do my shopping as quickly as possible. She's really been loving the dog park trips, especially when we have the park all to ourselves. She lets loose like she's a puppy herself again! LOL
Poor Sita got stung by a yellow jacket today :(. We had just finished a playdate with some clients & were loading into the car. She was sniffing in the grass, then jumped into the car & freaked out! She was furiously pawing at her face. I got Tia in the car, then went to look at Sita, who had calmed down a bit by then. I started looking through her beard & the cheeky bugger was still hangng onto Sita lip! I was finally able to pull it off with the lid from my Pringles can & trapped it in the can so I could see what it was. Darn thing!! I called my vet, who was out to lunch, but they calledme back & told me what to give her (a dose of ledum palustre every 15 minutes for 5 doses). Thank doG I have a cool vet! Sita seems fine, just a little swelling on her bottom lip. I swear, if it's not one of my fuzzy kids, it's another. Sigh
So mom looked at my page & realized she hadn't done an entry lately. Not much going on, other than my crazy sister. Mom hasn't been taking me out in public much (stores & such). She gets more anxious about leaving Tia alone than she does about going into the stores alone. So I babysit while Mom makes her trips into the store as short as possible. I still get to spend all day with her. It's great that Mom works for herself! The only time we are apart is when Mom is at the barn. There are a lot of high strung horses there. Nobody is allowed to let their dogs roam around so Tia & I stay with the car. Mom opens the back up & tethers us to the car. We have lots of room to move around & we can lay in the car if we want. The car is parked where Mom can check on us often. Mom says we need to have some alone time, just her & me, but we don't have anyone to watch the puppy and Tia is so not ready for public work yet. Maybe Mom's Mom will watch Tia for us for a few hours one day.