Dixie


Breed Unknown
Picture of Dixie, a female Breed Unknown

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Home:Toronto, ON, Canada  
Age: 15 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Dixie Girl

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Likes:
Sleeping and Mommy

Pet-Peeves:
Squirrels, her little sister Willow, and haircuts!!!

Favorite Toy:
A dearly departed stuffed toy bee

Favorite Food:
Cheese

Favorite Walk:
The P-A-R-K (it must always be spelled out unless you want crazy Dixie time)

Arrival Story:
(Dixie's mommy writes:) I asked a friend who came in regular contact with unwanted unadoptable dogs, to keep her eyes open for a large black dog as a companion for me. I had almost forgotten about it when I got a call late one night; she had a dog for me, could I come and get it right away? I raced over to find the thinnest scraggliest dog I had ever seen. She had been beaten at some point and was severely emaciated. She had lost her puppy fur but her adult fur was not really coming in properly, and she still had most of her puppy teeth. I knelt down, and she walked right past my outstretched hands and laid down in my lap with a huge sigh. She knew I was hers, though it took a week for her to be well enough to tell me her name. At the beginning, she was too weak to even walk into the back yard. She grunted with discomfort every time I picked her up, because she didn't have any flesh around her bones. But we doubled her body weight the first few weeks, and she soon became healthy and strong, and was as devoted to her mommy as I was to her.

Bio:
(Dixie's mommy writes:) Dixie has travelled all around North America with her mommy. She's lived in Portland Oregon, where she had two kitties to play with, and in San Fransisco California where we went to the beach for a walk every weekend. That's where we met her new daddy. Then we drove all the way from San Fran to Virginia Beach Virginia, living in the car for over a week! Dixie didn't like the airplane ride to Portland, but *loved* the longest car ride of all time! We finally settled in Toronto a few years ago. At the age of 5, we noticed that Dixie had slowed down considerably and was quite overweight. At first we tried very hard to get the weight off with diet and exercise, to no avail. We thought that her difficult start in life was going to be responsible for her early demise. However, several visits to the nice doctor and some research on the internet provided a happier diagnosis: Dixie had hypothyroidism, easily controllable with simple inexpensive medication. An underactive thyroid causes weight gain, dry scaly skin, a weak immune system, and depression. After only a week on the meds, she is already much bouncier! We're so happy to have our Dixie girl playing and happy again.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 6th 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
13702


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