Age: 2 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Ali
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Alison, Ali-bo-balli, Hellhound
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July 7th 2012
People blowing in her face
The grunting hedgehog
Around the block, as long as we avoid the Big Street
Beg. She's a big dog so she looks so funny. Though Get Dressed is easily the most useful. She sits for her harness and waits politely for me to buckle her up.
In the summer of 2012, I began a workout regimen that involved late-night walks. After a few nights of weird encounters, I decided I needed a dog.
Well, it's not as cut-and-dry as that, but this was the perfect, inarguable excuse to get one. I'd always grown up with large dogs, and now that I had a house, I just needed one good reason to get one.
I started by looking on Petfinder.com and came across Ali's page. She had been brought in in December with a litter of 10(!!) puppies. All her pups were adopted out, but she had dedicated all her energy to suckling them. She was skin and bones when they first had her.
Not long after her puppies were rehomed, she was diagnosed with heartworms. Luckily, the people at the shelter decided she was young enough and healthy enough to be treated.
I went to the shelter in July, after talking with the wonderful workers there for a week. I was there to see Ali and another dog that had recently come in. I saw the other dog first, but I didn't feel that spark. Then they brought Ali in.
It was love at first sight. She had highly intelligent, eager-to-please eyes and just wanted so bad to be loved. For six months she had sat in the shelter with no one wanting her. She's the most perfect dog I could ever ask for.
Ali is great with cats and extremely smart. She has almost no behavioral issues, though we're working with her nervousness around strangers. She's great with kids and even stranger kids pulling on her cheeks and her ears can't sway her.
She does have the most terrifying growl I've ever heard though. She's only done it twice, once when her sister May was trying to take her bone, and once when a strange dog tried to bite her in the face. I affectionately call her my little Hellhound.
The Cuddly Hellhound
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