Age: 4 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
Today is my Gotcha Day! Woof!
Leave a bone for Haven
Dogster stats for Haven
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July 1st 2012
May 1st 2012
Ice cubes. I use ice cubes as an alternative to treats for her. She loves them. Chases them all over the kitchen floor.
Stethoscopes. She lets the vets do anything they want, even shots, but she shies away from the stethoscopes.
Right now, unfortunately, she hasn't got one. She had a stuffed rabbit that was bigger than her for the longest time. But it ended up getting left behind in Colorado when we moved.
We don't walk. She runs next to my bike. At a sprint. It doesn't matter where we go as long as it's fast.
She can high five and down low. Though, technically it's more of a high ten usually.
I have a family history of mental illness (depression and bipolar mostly), and a bad childhood. I'm prone to severe bouts of depression, very brief usually (thankfully). I usually get very clingy to friends and family during times like that, constantly needing validation and affirmation that I haven't done something to screw it up. Well this summer, 2012, I was going through a particularly long period like this (at least a month, when they generally are only a few days) and I decided to get a dog. The idea behind it was that I knew I was a dog adorer and could provide a happy safe loving home for some dog (I wanted a puppy because it was my first animal outside of my parents home and I wanted to toss myself in the deep end to make sure I knew how to swim early) and they not only could but would love to provide me with constant love and adoration. See, I've had dogs before and that trade of love and companionship is what makes them so great.
I found her online, she was the last in the litter, and met with a lady that same day. On the way to pick up my puppy (I already knew I would have her. Good or bad I would love her), my friends and I played with names. Karma and Haven were the last hold outs. Karma because it had such awesome ways to play with it (Bad Karma! when she had an accident, Good Karma! whenever she made me proud). And Haven because it exemplified what I was hoping to find in this little 8 week old puppy.
We got there and I saw the woman and her daughter get out of the car followed by a little white... ball that flopped onto the ground between them. My friends and I walked up and that puppy sat down in the middle of all of that and stared right at me. Karma didn't stand a chance.
Haven has lived up to her name since that day. She pulled me out of that slump and held me up for months, through some really tough times already, and she's only just now 6 months old. I look forward to many years with her.
A Happy Place
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|November 5th 2012
||More than 3 years!
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