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Eleanor of Aquitaine (Ellie)

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Home:Leesburg, VA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Chops, Smelly Ellie, Baby Goose, and Miss Thang

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

February 14th 2005

I just learned that I could go under Mom's bed to take my naps. I also found out that I can crawl UNDER the covers on her bed. This does not make her happy, but at least I have a cozy spot until I get caught.

Mom sticking her finger down my throat to take my medicine or when she puts that smelly stuff on my back each month.

Favorite Toy:
An extra large yellow tennis ball. I have a new everlasting treat ball. yummy!

Favorite Food:
Mom won't let me taste people food, but I am quick at getting the tidbits that fall on the floor when she cooks.

Favorite Walk:
The Neighborhood Park

Best Tricks:
I have a few NEW tricks! I can weave in and out of Mom's legs, jump through a hula hoop, jump over poles, and run through a tunnel. I am currently working on the sea saw.

Arrival Story:
My brother has an adorable Mountain Cur named Shorty. I fell in love with her and wanted a Cur of my own. The next Friday at work I decided to search the Internet for Mountain Cur rescues. My co-worker sent me an email with the address for Dog Find. I sent out a few inquiries regarding the dogs, but I was really interested in a brindle pup located at a shelter in Pittsburg. I called the shelter and made arrangements to come on Sunday with no guarantee that the puppy would be there when I arrived. Saturday night I called one last time to make sure the dogs where still up for adoption. I woke up at 6 and drove the 4 hours to Pittsburg. I arrived at the shelter and was able to see the Brindle pup. I expected a rush of feelings and was disappointed that it didn’t come, especially after spending four hours planning to take home a dog. The Brindle was more interested in the toys scattered around the room and there was no connection. Well, I decided that maybe another dog might catch my eye so I walked around the shelter. My sister spotted the Brindle’s sister, which put on a show. I didn’t want to see her since she was on “hold” for another hour, but my sister was making all sorts of ohs and ahs that I had to look at the pup...I fell in love! We waited around another hour and finally the call came through that allowed us to see her in the adoption room. Ellie was mine the moment I put my arms around her.

Wow, it has been over a year and I am finally feeling safe in my new home. Check out my new friends that I have made over the past year too! Mom enrolled me in a play school and I have been learning all kinds of new tricks and meeting new friends. My trainers at school have helped me to learn to sit, stay, and heel. I love when Mom brings out my "special" collar. Then I know that we are going to go some place special. I love my play school!

Forums Motto:
Licky, Licky

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What is Ellie's favorite activity?:
I love to go riding in the car. I especially like the long trips that I take to get to my Grandpaw's house. I know that he will not get upset when I jump all over him. Boy do I get spoiled by him!

3 Dog Farm:
I went to Skittle's house. I had a great time running around the farm. I didn't know that I could run so fast. One time I was running to my Mom at full speed ahead and Duke decided he wanted my attention...crash...boom...bang! I took my first swim, but I didn't like it too much.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 23rd 2005 More than 10 years!

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The Power of the Pack

Fly Ball

March 7th 2008 11:24 am
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Mom took me to call at FunDogz. I learned what Fly Ball was all about. I knew what Mom wanted me to do over the white jumps, but the black box was a mystery to me. I got a scared at first and peed on Whitney's feet a few times, but I was able to run a recall pattern after my lesson. Now, I look forward to going back for my next lesson. Oh yeah! I also learned how to swim this winter.


The Tunnel

May 25th 2007 4:09 pm
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I went to my first agility class on Wednesday. I learned how to jump over low poles, run through a tunnel, and walk on a seesaw. It was nice to get off the couch and do a bit of exercise and I got to learn some cool tricks. Look out Grandmaw and Grandpaw...I will have more to show you when I visit.


The Power of the Pack

May 24th 2007 1:03 pm
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It sure makes a world of difference when I introduce Ellie to balanced dogs. I have been working with my parent's dogs, Coset and Nina, into accepting Ellie in the house. These fiesty Jack Russells wanted nothing to do with Ellie, but I was determined that they should accept each other's presence. The first couple times I was reprimanded by my Father not to yell at his dogs and in his house. My Dad is all Bark and No Bite! I stood my ground and recited my idol's (Cesar) words. I continue to visit the house with Ellie and practice on maintaining my calm assertive energy. The last time I was home, Nina could be in the same room without snarling or growling at Ellie.

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