Dinka


German Shepherd/Rottweiler
Picture of Dinka, a female German Shepherd/Rottweiler

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Home:Brooklyn, NY  
Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Dinka Doo, Dink, The Dink, Sweetpea, Bunny, Bun-Bun, Low Tide,Stinka (when she needs a bath!) Old Girl

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Likes:
Sleeping! Her parents, greenies, butt scratches, ear rubs, chasing alley kitties and squirrels, a rousing game of sheet shark!

Pet-Peeves:
Nail trims! Baths, when Mommy works in the living room, the mailman or anyone who comes to the house in a uniform, younger, more engergetic dogs, POWER BARS!!!

Favorite Toy:
She's not that into toys but she does have a stuffed kitty that meows that she loves.

Favorite Food:
This is her category! PIZZA (especially the crusts) broccoli, carrots, greenies, anything Dad cooks on the grill, pasta, anything not made for a dog!

Favorite Walk:
The alleys of Vallejo.

Arrival Story:
My husband, at the tender age of 18, delivered pizzas regularly to a house inhabited by a motorcycle gang with a ferocious German Shepherd guard dog who terrified him on every visit. On one visit he saw something moving in a pile of car parts on the porch and thought it was a rat. On closer inspection he noticed it was a puppy and when he pointed that out to one of the inhabitants of the house his response was that she was the runt and they were waiting for her to die. Horrified he asked if he could take her and they laughed and said go ahead. She was 4 weeks old, covered in fleas and motor oil, and malnourished. When he took her to the vet he warned him not to get too attached as it looked bad for recovery. He took her home, bottle fed her and nursed her back to full health. She's been his ace ever since. I came into her life a mere 7 years ago but I can't imagine how I ever lived without her!

Bio:
A very sad day, indeed, one of the saddest of our lives. Dinka has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. She passed in her Daddy's arms with me stroking her ears tonight with the assistance of the sweetest veterinarian I know and the most wonderful nurse. I am fortunate that I work where I do and Dinka's doctor made a special euthanasia housecall for us. As hard as it is for us to accept, it was really her time. Her quality of life was reduced in comparison to the life she has always lived. Her comfort zone was reduced to her bed and the things she used to enjoy she no longer cared about. It was by far the most painful decision we've ever had to make and I now understand why people say they'll never get another pet (although they always do!). I will miss her immensely every day. The house feels empty even though it isn't. I anticipate it will take a very long time to not expect to find her on her bed when I get home from work. I imagine finding myself buying ground beef, potatoes, and carrots to cook for her. I will still see her face everywhere. My heart is broken and I cannot imagine it whole again. But I simultaneously feel so lucky that I have had the experience of her. She was by far the wisest, most humourous, most loving being I have ever had the good fortune to know. Goodbye my Sweetpea. I hope you are running like the wind and eating pizza with your beautiful heart untouched by pain. We will always love you.

The Groups I'm In:
NYC - Let me get on that train!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 13th 2004 More than 10 years!

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Dogster Id:
16851


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