Athena


German Shepherd
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Home:Syracuse, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs


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Nicknames:
'Thena, Tina, Bina, Beanie Baby, Beans

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

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-service dog
-dog rescue

Likes:
Playing fetch

Pet-Peeves:
Whoopie Cushions

Favorite Toy:
B-A-L-L

Favorite Food:
Peanut Butter

Best Tricks:
Speak (word or hand signal); Dead; "Sit Pretty" (beg)

Arrival Story:
Athena was the most gorgeous 5-month old girl at the Humane Society. I had come with my mother to give her advice on a Basenji that she had seen on Petfinder (and knew immediately that it was not a compatible dog for her), so I took a stroll through the other kennels and saw Athena. She was named Uma at the time, but the name doesn't do her justice. We had taken the Basenji into one of the interview rooms, and BOY was it hyper! It just barked and barked and barked and didn't even pay us ANY attention as it ran laps around the room. So I asked to see Athena/Uma. Athena was quite attentive, and had even sat when I told her "sit" while she was still in her kennel with the other noisy pound dogs. And when we got her into the interview room, she was very people-friendly. She sniffed around once, then let us throw her the ball -- and she BROUGHT IT BACK! I've never had a dog who would actually bring the ball back. She would sit whenever you asked, even if you didn't have a cookie. She was the perfect dog. I had to have her. When we got out of the interview room, two other people wanted to be put on the waiting list for Athena (but we had snagged her first!). We put her on hold, and went to go convince my anti-pet Dad that we had room in our house for ONE MORE dog. And so, Athena came to live with me.

Bio:
Athena moved to live with me in college.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 26th 2005 More than 9 years!

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Dogster Id:
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Hello!

April 26th 2005 11:31 am
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Hi everybody!

My name's Athena. I'm a loveable german shepherd who LOVES to play. I'm really friendly with other dogs, especially with my boyfriend Tino the boxer.

I'm really smart, too! I learned how to give "paw" by watching my older sister Murphy, the dobie, get treats when she did it. I learn tricks in less than 20 repetitions. Only thing I'm being stubborn with is how to heel on the leash, but that's because grandma is taking care of me while Jennifer's away, and grandma isn't very good when it comes to consistency.

I love going on car rides, but I hate being seperated from my people. As long as I'm with Tino, though, I'm ok. We're buddies.

I'm off to go chase the ball s'more!

-Athena

 
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