Photo Comments Age: 2 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
Leave a bone for Biscuit
Dogster stats for Biscuit
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January 5th 2012
November 5th 2011
Lots of attention, play, and treats! Very motivated by treats!
Being left alone too long, so we try hard to be sure someone gets home for lunch every day.
Her new little brother! :) Also her Kong Wubba and the Kong Wobbler.
She is not particular, but a large plain Milkbone with a spread of peanut butter gets the biggest response.
She isn't particular, as long as she's moving.
She's learning so much so fast! And does everything well.
When I lost my 14-year-old chow mix, Mollie, in November, 2011, it was only a matter of time before I filled the gaping hole left in my heart, and my 14-year-old Pomeranian, Lily, was so lonely on her own. On December 28, 2011, I went to our local shelter (Vermilion County Animal Shelter) to drop off a load of old towels and bedding, and decided to "just look" at the dogs.
I met the adult dogs, and the one I was drawn to was already scooped up by someone before I finished my rounds! I decided "my dog" wasn't there that day, and headed out. As I passed the kitty room, I popped in there just to give the cats a scritch (I have three already, so another cat was not an option, sadly). That's where I found this gorgeous pup! She had been a "drop off" (which means either a stray someone brought in, or a family decided they didn't want her), and the shelter's best guess was that she was an Australian Shepherd mix, about 14 weeks old.
I called my husband, and he came to meet her, and we decided to adopt her. When I picked her up from her spaying a few days later, I said to the vet, "So... the shelter was thinking she's about 14 weeks old?"
The vet's eyes got very wide, and he said, "No. More like 8 weeks old."
I must've looked stunned, and he laughed and said, "Do you have a problem with a big dog?"
Well, I had never had a big dog, but I was already in love, so home we went to add Biscuit to the family.
As the first several weeks went by, her rate of growth was astounding. When a friend saw a picture of her, she exclaimed, "OH! You've got a Catahoula!"
I replied, "A catawhatta?" That was the beginning of my education with this very unique and special breed of dog. Biscuit has been challenging, because she really does want to be the boss of everybody, but she is also loving, loyal, and so smart! We are working with a trainer, and she is doing so well. (As are we, because, really, it's the owners who get trained!) She is also a big goofball, and she makes me laugh all the time.
Sadly, we lost our Lily in February 2012, and I know I would have been absolutely gutted if I didn't have the distraction of the new pup. I'm so grateful that Biscuit came into my life when she did.
You mean cat poop ISN'T a snack food?
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My dog had to be euthanized ten days after adoption
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