Scooter


Lurcher
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Age: 3 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Baby Girl, Princess Scooter, Princess

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

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
February 6th 2012

Likes:
running through the house like a bat of hell when someone says "GRRRR"

Pet-Peeves:
Thunder, going in her "home" (crate), kitchen linoleum

Favorite Toy:
Monkey

Favorite Food:
Publix dog chow mixed with purina little bites

Favorite Walk:
dirt road in front of our house

Best Tricks:
Sit and settle

Arrival Story:
Scooter was a dog nobody wanted, she was dumped on a dirt road, and was found at her buddies Will and Madeline's house, their dog Lucky became her "momma" and helped teach her how to be a good dog. Her mom and dad (my husband and I) brought her home on February 6th 2012. She takes care of her mom who has health issues, and keeps her family active and on their toes.

Bio:
Scooter, has grown significantly since we brought her home, now that we have taken her to the vet, and got her all fixed up she now displays the traits of a Labrador x Greyhound

Forums Motto:
I'm Scooter nuff said.

The Groups I'm In:
!!!! Labs !!!!, **Luvable Lurchers ~ Groovy Greyhounds and Wonderful Whippets**

The Last Forum I Posted In:
How accurate are shock collars and other forms of positiv

Hi I'm Scooter:
My story is simple, I was a lost puppy in need of a "forever home." My buddies Will and Madeline and my "momma" Lucky helped me become the dog I am today. My new mom and dad brought me home a month ago and so far I love my new home. I get treated well, I have a big yard to play in, plenty of toys and affection and of course car rides! I'm just a big giant baby even though I look and sound pretty vicious sometimes!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 6th 2012 More than 2 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1238485

 

Life is good for a girl like me


Being an outdoor dog gets a bad rep

March 6th 2012 9:07 pm
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My husband and I live out in the country, Scooter has never been in the house, except for her weekly bath even then she doesn't like it. She's just happier being outside. We see heartbreaking stories of dogs chained to their doghouses left with no attention or any human contact. That's the image people automatically see when they hear us say "Scooters an outside dog".

The opposite is true, she hates being in the house even for 10 minutes at bathtime she'd rather be out chasing squirrels or catching the tennis ball with me. Everyday we go on a walk because its fun and she enjoys it. When we take a short ride into town Scooters right there in the backseat enjoying the ride. When I'm outside she's right by my side getting petted and cuddled. Most days we play fetch. She's never really alone.

Separation anxiety is occasional mostly husband goes next door to his office to work she'll howl for him but a couple minutes she's off chasing squirrels. She barks at the neighbors because they're rude and obnoxious. She chews because she's in the "teen" phase anything is fair game and not because she's bored. She doesn't want to be smothered with attention shes very aloof at times.

She has shelter a large crate with carpet on the bottom so she doesn't hurt her paws two blankets inside where she hides her "bedtime" toys and a large comforter over the sides to protect from elements its also on our carport which stays dry all the time is crated at night due to the neighbors obnoxious dogs even though she's spayed and chipped the neighbors dogs could hurt her or she could wander off. She gets treats at night, fresh water every morning and whenever she needs it. Her food bowl never goes empty and her belly never goes hungry.

She just got a clean bill of health from the vet and is all set for her boosters in 2 weeks. So as you can see even though she's outside she's well taken care of. If you look at her pics you can see the big grin she always has because Scooters one happy dog.

Don't feel bad if you have an outside dog too many people say its a bad existence for a dog, but with tlc, attention, walks and shelter an outside dog can be just as happy as one in the house. I wish she could be inside but who owns the house says animals must be outside. She doesn't like being inside like I said before. Final word love your pets treat them well and they will love you forever.

 
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