Rita


Labrador Retriever/Weimaraner
Picture of Rita, a female Labrador Retriever/Weimaraner

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Home:Columbus/Clintonville, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Little Rita, Sweetpea, Baby Dog (aka B-dog for short), Peanut, Rita Skeeter, Sillypuppy

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

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Quick Bio:
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Birthday:
February 25th 2002

Likes:
Chewing rawhides, playing with dog friends, getting belly rubs and scratchies, riding in the car, and swimming. But what she loves most is visiting her many human friends!

Pet-Peeves:
Easily scared by new or sudden things - she seems a little more anxious this year

Favorite Toy:
Anything that squeaks and squeals hideously

Favorite Food:
Milkbones! She also eats raw broccoli! Rita also likes to vacuum up hailstones after a storm!

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere with good smells, but usually down our street or at Whetstone Park

Best Tricks:
She can back up lying down; she also does a four-legged "mountain goat leap" onto furniture

Arrival Story:
Our older dog was fading fast, and when visiting the vet to pick up her medicine we saw a sign on the door "Puppies, Lab/Shepherd mix, $35." We got the address from the vet and found that the guys who had the puppies had been about to have their dog spayed when she became pregnant and they became the fathers of 10 puppies! Rita was the runt of the litter; they called her "Peanut." She had a loving puppyhood with her mother Mattie and foster dad Lane, a rescue dog the guys had adopted from our vet. Lane was very gentle and patient with the puppies.

Bio:
Although the sign at the vet's said "Lab/Shepherd mix" the mother looks like a chocolate lab/weimaraner mix; we're not sure what her father was (probably a pit bull), but none of the puppies had any shepherd characteristics that I could discover!

Forums Motto:
Booooorrrrrrriiiinng. Next!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
blood in urine

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 7th 2005 More than 9 years!

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Dogster Id:
136220


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Wow! Diary of the Day!

March 2nd 2014 8:35 am
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What fun that Rita's Blog is Diary of the Day! Hi, everyone! Rita celebrated her 12th birthday last week. Today we're having a snowstorm, but Rita loves snow, and just had an energetic run around the yard of her human BFF Keith who lives across the street from us.

 

Rita is 12!

February 25th 2014 5:15 pm
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Today marks Rita's 12 birthday, and I'm pleased to be able to report that she remains in excellent health and spirits. She's a little gray here and there, but her step is still springy, she chases squirrels with abandon, and her love of her people and dog friends is unabated!

 

Rita is 11!

February 25th 2013 6:26 am
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Today is Rita's 11 birthday. Unlike many dogs, her actual birthday is known. I often wonder how her mom, Mattie, and her nine siblings are doing. Rita is doing well. She is very energetic and loves people and most other dogs. She's had bouts with diarrhea and urinary tract infections, but thankfully so far nothing more serious. Like most dogs, she's getting lumpy as she ages, so I have to watch those carefully. Rita is a GOOD DOG and she is loved by me and many others! Happy birthday, Sweetpea!

 
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