Liberty, nicknames: Libby & Li


Catahoula Leopard Dog/Australian Cattle Dog
Picture of Liberty, nicknames: Libby & Li, a female Catahoula Leopard Dog/Australian Cattle Dog

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Home:Sarasota, FL  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Liberty, nicknames: Libby & Li

Nicknames:
Libby Lou, Libby lulu-belle

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

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 14th 2001

Birthday:
July 5th 2001

Likes:
Greenies and mommy

Pet-Peeves:
Firecrackers!!

Favorite Toy:
Her sisters Gracie & Chloe...

Favorite Food:
wet dog food and of course any human food except GREEN vegatables

Favorite Walk:
grassy areas outside

Best Tricks:
remodeling the house, lol

Arrival Story:
Saved her from the pound. I named her Liberty (because I set her free) and call her Libby. I went in and chose the most scared and helpless looking dog who captured me right away with those eyes...(or maybe she chose me). In any case, I knew right away, she was the one. She captured my heart in an instant. I scooped her up, walked out of the 'holding' area and announced "Ok, I want her, where do I sign?" They informed me that I would not be able to take her that day due to the law (at that time) because she needed to be spayed first. I was so attached, I did not want to leave her, but promptly showed up the next day to take her home. It was sublime, we were crazy about each other. Though she was so scared and frightened of every little thing, and oh just a tad bit psychotic (we were well matched, haha) it made me more determined to change her and make her happy and well adjusted. I worked very hard at socializing her, training her, and she has come a long way with her anxiety disorders and fear aggression. Her crate became her den and her 'safe' place. She was potty trained within a week. Since those first days, Libby has been a consistent source of joy and unconditional love for me and I truly believe she feels (felt:-)) the same way. Libby and I have had so many good times and not any bad times. Now, we are at the point where we need to say good bye to each other. Her anxiety and fear have further progressed due to a combination of her different aggressions, age, and medical conditions. She is in pain and I cannot do anything more for her. I have considered all options, and well, there are just not any. I have always been her guardian, and when she goes to sleep tomorrow forever, I hope that she now becomes mine. If there are any people here that have a dog with aggressions of any type no matter how minor, please consider all options before it gets any worse, because no matter how much you think you have it under control, aggression will become worse without consistent training with an experienced professional. Please get regular medical check ups to look for seizures, tumors, strokes and other medical illness's. The money you spend will be worth your sense of peace in the long run. If anyone wishes to contact me regarding their own stories or have questions, I have knowledge and resources that could possibly save your dog's life and even your own. Contact me via loriward896@yahoo.com or here, through Dogster.com

Bio:
From research I've done, she's a mixed breed/Australian shepherd/American pit bull terrier/Australian Cattle Dog. Libby is extremely sweet and gentle. She is super fast like a Greyhound--loves to run. She needs doggie xanex once in a while because she suffers from anxiety and other personality disorders. Although very sweet, she is quick to snap at other dogs that get too close to her dog dish, toys, territorial, and other combinations of aggression. I had to put her to sleep because of medical conditions(seizures and mini-strokes) that could not be reversed with surgery and made her more aggressive with a hopeless outlook on recovery since she became more confused all the time. She was a very scared girl to begin with and repeatedly attacked Gracie, my Border Collie/Australian shepherd mix.. In order to keep Libby from killing Gracie (almost succeeded this last fight)and most of all, Libby's pain and quality of life, I put her down yesterday, May 5th 2008. Its hard to put into words how distraught I am, so sad without her... My life will be forever changed because of Libby's life as well as her death.

The Last Forum I Posted In:
My mommy still cries at night for me

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 30th 2005 More than 8 years!

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Dogster Id:
175467


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May 5th, 2008. Libby R.I.P.

May 6th 2008 12:23 pm
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I had to put her to sleep because of those combinations of aggressions and most importantly her medical conditions. She was a very scared girl and repeatedly attacked Gracie, my Border Collie/Australian shepherd. In order to keep her Libby from killing Gracie (almost succeeded this last fight) and for other "what if's" regarding my dog pack. She died yesterday, May 5th 2008. I am so sad without her. My life will be forever changed because of Libby's life and death.

 

You will always be in my memory. Together forever.

May 6th 2008 12:22 pm
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Since those first days, Libby has been a consistent source of joy and unconditional love for me and I truly believe she feels the same way. Libby and I have had so many good times and not many bad times. Now, we are at the point where we need to say good bye to each other. Her anxiety and fear have further progressed due to a combination of her different aggressions, age, and medical conditions. She is in pain and I cannot do anything more for her. I have considered all options, and well, there are just not any. I have always been her guardian, and when she goes to sleep tomorrow forever, I hope that she now becomes mine.

If there are any people here that have a dog with aggressions of any type no matter how minor, please consider all options before it gets any worse, because no matter how much you think you have it under control, aggression will become worse without consistent training with an experienced professional. Please get regular medical check ups to look for seizures, tumors, and other medical illness's. The money you spend will be worth your sense of peace in the long run. If anyone wishes to contact me regarding their own stories or have questions, I have knowledge and resources that could possibly save your dog's life and even your own. Contact me via loriward896@yahoo.com or here, through Dogster.com

 

What now!?!

February 8th 2007 9:49 pm
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Another flurry fluffy fluff ball running around trying to play with me and get my attention?! Jeez, she is soooo annoying! But kinda cute. If I scoot down to her level , she is actually fun to play with. As long as she doesnt' bite too hard-ouch! She is constantly following me around. She wants to sleep with me, play with me, eat with me, run around the yard chasing Gracie with me. I guess she is all right. She eats a lot of dirt which I don't think makes mom very happy. *hehe* Maybe I will play with her more tomorrow. Mom really likes her so I guess I will try harder................. And just when I was getting used to the kitty............

 
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