Best Tricks: sit; watch me; leave it; crawl; down; stay; shake; give kisses; off; wait
Arrival Story: We had a megaesophagus puppy picked out to be Elke's new sister. We fostered her for 2 weeks and gave her intestive care around the clock. But pnuemonia took her away from us. Although we were heart-broken, we decided to honor her memory by getting another pit bull puppy.
We applied at all the rescue shelters in the area. Three weeks later, we followed up on an ad in the paper. We met a puppy that was exactly what we were looking for. She was raised by good people in the perfect enviroment. But when I picked her up, there was no connection between us.
Even though discouraged, we followed up on another ad two weeks later. The breeders were great people who obviously loved their dogs. But this time when I met the puppies, it was different. The puppy I picked out also picked me out! She wanted to look at me the whole time, while the other puppies just looked at me occasionally to see if I might let them out of their play pen.
It felt very strange to write a check for a dog. All my other pets are rescues. How can you buy a life? But Ã‰owyn will be a rescue in a way. All pit bull breeds need to be rescued from the bad, underserving reputation given to them by evil owners.
Bio: Ã‰owyn is a joy to be around. She has so much personality! She just shines. Ã‰owyn definately takes a lot of work, but it's fun work. She adores her big sister. Ã‰owyn is always snuggling up to Elke for nap times or just to feel close.
Ã‰owyn has tempertantrums sometimes when Mommy or Daddy tell her "no". It's just like a toddler learning that the world does not always revolve around them. After she calms down, she's always sorry and gives kisses to make up.
Ã‰owyn is also learning that it's not such a bright idea to bark at the kitties. Our cats are warming up to her, and Sally even lets her come up and sniff her now. Sally also gave Ã‰owyn a tiny boo boo for pouncing on her. Ã‰owyn felt very sorry for herself, but keeps trying to be Sally's friend.
Ã‰owyn's best friend is a Bernese Mountain dog named Shasta. She used to be afraid of Shasta, because Shasta is so big. But now they love getting together for playtime and pouncing on each other. They also went to puppy class together. Having a best friend is so much fun!
Ã‰owyn is so beautiful, we can hardly believe it. She already has a good start in following her big sister in being a super modle. Notice her beauty mark?
NEW: See Ã‰owyn's montage:
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Every year of my life has brought many wonderful adventures. This year is going to be no different. Mommy keeps saying how her schedule is not letting her do the things for me that she really wants to, but I can tell she makes it happen anyway. For example, we still go to therapy swim every week! Wednesdays are totally devoted to the dogs. We leave first thing in the morning and don't get back till late.
And guess what? Mommy threw me a birthday party at Lexi Dog Boutique! All my friends were there. Mommy even made it a formal party. Everyone was dressed up. For party favors the boys got bow ties and the girls got pearl necklaces. Elke and I both had gowns hand made for us. Mine was periwinkle of course!
The area was decorated in flowers and balloons. The dogs had their own cake made by Bone Jour bakery, and the humans had spice cake and chai tea. And the games were just lovely too! We had paw painting, and peanut butter on a spoon. We also had an area set up for glamor photographs with a photographer.
I never wanted it to end, but everyone was tired after 2 hours. I got into an argument with one of my guests and broke my necklace. That landed me in time out. But you know, I bet most kid's parties end up in time outs toward the end too.
The other big thing that has happened since I've turned 5 was that I grew 2 lumps. Mommy had them removed. She said they found that the lumps are both not a danger to me. I have lots of teeny tiny sutures to make sure I don't scar. Mommy doesn't want scars on me, since I model and because pit bulls with scars look like they have been in fights. I'm so glad Mommy keeps me beautiful. I can't do it all by myself, you know.
Here it is! My début into my modeling career! Oh my goodness! I can't sleep! I'm so excited! See all the exclamation points?
I will be modeling next month in Boutiques Unleashed. Fashion on both ends of the leash. It’s a runway model show for charity during Portland’s second annual Pet Fashion Week. http://www.boutiquesunleashed.com/
I so hope the boutique I am assigned to will fit me with something glamorous. I don’t want to be stuck doing sporty just because I’m a big dog. After all, I am far too gorgeous to be stereo typed. But perhaps I am stereo typing myself. A model is supposed to be the perfect chameleon, looking beautiful and complementing any garment or accessory. So I’ll try to not worry. There are just so many butterflies in my stomach. I’d take up yoga, but running circles around the living room like a crazy dog ends up calming my nerves just fine. Be back later.
Ever heard the phrase "All dressed up with no where to go"? Well, that is certianly not the case for me. Mommy says it's a shame more people don't dress up their big dogs.
Wanna know what I have to dress up with? Ok. I have: snow booties, a winter coat, rain jacket, reindeer antlers, pink bunny slippers, sunglasses, a tiara, Easter Bunny ears, several colars and leashes, a necklace, and anklet, butterfly wings, and a tutu! More to come!
I am now at least a local celebrity. Mommy takes me shopping at lot. So I get to dress up and show off the whole time. The sales ladies can't help themselves. They all come over and tell me how beautiful I am. I love it! We go to dog boutiques, clothing stores, furniture stores, and galleries. Everywhere I am welcome. I can charm anyone.
To prove that, let me tell you about a lady. She saw me in my sequin collar that looks like flowers around my neck made of sequins. I was also wearing lots of bows on my halti. This lady was very nervous, but cam up to us and asked to pet me. She said she was usually afraid of pit bulls, but she was sure that a dog in sequins and bows had to be nice. I gave her my best bootie wiggle and wag, to tell her I was so happy she said hello.