Likes: Taking long walks on our street. Being cuddly with her mommy and daddy.
Pet-Peeves: being held like a baby on her back.
Favorite Toy: Her favorite toy is her pink or blue Nyla Wishbone.. she loves playing toss with it and chewing it.
Favorite Food: Anything us humans eat.. if we eat it or give to her .. she'll eat it.. and love it and want more
Favorite Walk: our street and anywhere we go
Best Tricks: standing on her back legs and dancing around, picking the hand that has the treat in it..
Arrival Story: Well, we knew we wanted a dog.. so we decided one Saturday afternoon to go check out a pet store we had heard so much about. We went in and started looking at the pups. The girl who was helping us, brought out a 10 week old Shih Tzu. I held the Shih Tzu and she was a mush.. she was calm, licky and seemed to have a great disposition.. So I handed her to my husband.. As soon as she got in his arms (he cradled her like a sleepy baby) she feel asleep.. She was so sweet and docile.. and we just fell in love with her immediately.. We took a walk around the blcok to talk it out and came right back and got her.. My husband named her Zelda (after the video game character)and she even looked up at us when we said her name for the first time.. So we knew that was it. Now she is home..
So, I just returned from my first vaction!! My parents took me to Maine.. and boy was it an experience. I never knew how good it could be to be "off leash".. But first getting there was an experience.. First I went and saw my cousin Nyko.. He sniffed me good.. then we got into the car and drove to this car that floated on water.. I later found out it was called a ferry. It was really relaxing for me..(I later found out that was because my mom had given me a sedative to make me not nervous) Anyway, we got back in the car and drove a while longer. I dont know how long it was cause I passed out in the back seat of the car.. When my mom took me out..we were at my Aunt Leah's house where I got to meet my cousin Brinkley. He whined at me to say hello but basically left me alone and went back to bed (according to my mom thats what Greyhounds do) I ran around that house and Nyko chased me and then the next day we got back into the car and were off to somewhere new.. I got to sit with my Aunt Leah in the back seat and basically passed out some more.. (this time my mom said no more sedative, it made me not poop and my mom didnt like that)When I awoke again we were in Freeport, Maine at a store called LL Bean.. Again I got to hang with Nyko and my Aunt Khrystyne and Uncle Adam and Aunt Leah.. Mom and Dad went shopping and I sat in the sun.. Ahh did that feel good.. I laid in the warm sun and just watched all the people swoon at me and my cousin Nyko (we are darn cute!!!).. After we got back in the car I was in and out til we got to our destination.. and wow.. was all that travelling worth it. WhenI put my feet outside of the car all I smelled was fresh ocean air, cut grass and nature all around.. and then the most surprising thing happend.. Mom took my leash off and told me to "go ahead and play".. well first I was a little hesitant.. what if I ran too far.. my mom would get mad.. but then I saw Patchy (yet another dog) and Nyko playing, so I joined in.. they barely saw me.. Im tiny compared to them.. but I jumped at them and played under their feet. Over the course over the next couple days I learned to play with them and they would chase me.. we also just chilled out in the grass and we would all walk down to the ocean and play on the beach and I even got my feet wet.. I was too scared to swim but I watched Nyko frolic in the ocean.. I threw around the seaweed and sniffed in all the new smells.. boy did I feel free!! and I even got to meet new human people.. they fed me food and even let me have a lick of their drinks.. and they played with me.. it was soooo much fun.. but before I knew it the fun time was over and it was time to get back in the car and drive back home. All the dogs went away and I was back to being just me and my mommy and daddy. Thats when I got sad.. but then I got to see my grandma and grandpa and then I got back on a train.. and before I could bark the alphabet I was back in my home. Now, don't get me wrong I love my home.. but things are different now.. I got a taste of freedom and I really liked it.. but my mom and dad said I would see the doggies again and they seem to let me have a little more freedom now (which is great!!)... so I moped for a little while but now that Ive been back for a few days.. I think Im back to my old tricks and routine. But I can't wait to go on vacation again!! Mom and Dad? Where are we going next??
No really.. I am!! I was named after a Princess.. a video game princess that is.. Princess Zelda. I know, I know.. but my dad IS a "gamer" nerd and he's proud of it. I think the name fits me, truly.
But the Princess part of it really comes from my mom. She spoils me rotten.. I have a better wardrode than my dad does because my mom spends all her money at Trixie and Peanut buying me cute tee shirts, dresses, coats and harnesses. My dad thinks she has a problem.. but I say "More for me!!!"
Now on to my "rant of the day".. Can someone please tell me why all dogs don't stop and play with me!!?? I'm cute and I'm always ready to play!! I sit so patiently waiting for my other four legged friends to come up and say hi.. but their owners always make them pass me by. I do have some great pals on my block.. Morgan and Meeka (and even their parents) come out and play with me (while mom and dad talk to their parents). June (the pit bull mix) is SOOO much fun.. she looks mean but she is so gentle (sort of) with me.. but I'm what they call "scrappy" and try my best to "play" back with her. But she keeps pushing me back on the ground.. Then there's Paco, my best buddy and he also happens to be my vet doctor's pup Chihuahua. Can you believe that I actually love going to the vet cause I know I will have Paco to play with?
Anyway, back to my rant.. So, if any of my four legged friends' parents are reading this.. PLEASE!! Stop and let me at least say hello to your dogs.. you know they want to and I know Im little and you dont want them to hurt me.. but I can handle it.. I just want to say hi and maybe if they're up to it.. PLAY!!!
Well, thats all I got for today.. But finally.. I love making friends and I am a new member at Dogster so if you read this and like the entry or if you like me (I'm cute and cuddly) please leave me a bone or drop me a note. 'Til next time!!