Catahoula Leopard Dog
Picture of Jellybean, a female Catahoula Leopard Dog

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Age: 16 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Jellybean

Beenzie, Jelly, Jelly Belly, Jells, Miss Beenie, Beenie Weenie, Pumpkin

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

July 8th 2000


Being left behind when I go somewhere

Favorite Toy:
My other Catahoula Keesha

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
On our old ranch

Best Tricks:
Waving, snapping teeth to communicate,

Arrival Story:
Jellybean was dreamed of and named before I got her. My husband was fighting cancer and all we could do was talk and dream of Jellybean. It gave us a wonderful warm distraction from hard reality. When Jellybean got off the airplane in Montana with me late one evening, she was in a little kitty crate and I set it up for my Gypsy to smell. Jellybean growled at her Gramma. This little mite was not going to let any big old Catahoula Granny intimidate her. No siree. She and my Gypsy were inseparable. Jellybean is everything I ever dreamed of. No amount of money could buy this girl and she definitely is NOT up for grabs or adoption.

Jellybean was born in Canada. She is registered, she is a working dog and good at anything she takes on. She was my Gypsy's granddaughter. Jellybean is my bed partner and snuggle bug and flew home with me on a big airplane from Toronto Canada when she was nearly 8 weeks old.

Forums Motto:
Jellybean, her name says it all

The Groups I'm In:
beans!, Catahoula-ville

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 8th 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Life in Montana

Settling in on the new ranch

January 1st 2007 10:06 pm
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It was fun to have new places to explore on the new ranch, and Jellybean got used to the new house, yard and hiking trails very quickly. The visits to the old big ranch were treats as well. The first two years went by fast and Jellybean learned to work cattle for Mum, and with Gramma Gypsy. She loved that, for that is what Catahoulas are born to do. Then came a very very sad day when Jellybean turned three. Gramma Gypsy had to go to the doggie hospital and when she came home she was limping on three legs. Jellybean saw Mum doing more and more special things for Gramma Gypsy and she no longer was able to do much playing and working cattle with Jellybean.


Early days on the big ranch

January 1st 2007 10:02 pm
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When Jellybean came to Montana she flew in via a small cat crate. She was very little and she managed to draw attention with herlight silver coat, leopard spots and blue eyes. She was told she had Gramma Gypsy's large ears and she had to grow into them. She was carry on with her Mum and flew on a big bird all the way from Toronto to Montana. She didn't really fuss much about the Northern lights that her Mum viewed out the big bird's window but she did fuss about being stuffed in a wet crate. Well after all there was no place for a little Catahoula Leopard dog to go potty up in the sky ya know. Jellybean was allowed to get out and lie on her Mum's lap on the larger less crowded airplane as long as passengers around her agreed. Well she was a hit and she settled down and slept on a dry lap. During the changeds of planes she slept but fussed some on the last leg of the trip because she was stuffed under the seat, they wouldn't let her out this time and she was unhappy. Her arrival was late at night and the first ranch friend she met was her Gramma Gypsy. When Gramma stuck her big nose against the crate she was in she growled. Better to let her know that this little one could hold her own. Her first night in Montana she slept curled up next to Gramma Gypsy and her new Mum. Her first days in the fresh Montana air was all any puppy could ask for. She played in the back yard on the lawn with Gramma Gypsy and other than an occasional correction which sent her ki yiing on the run, her world was just right. Sun and lawn and lots of walks and rocks to climb up on and explore. Sleep eat and play while growing like a weed.
One fall day Jellybean went for her usual walk with Gramma Gypsy and Mum but she was getting more adventurous and saw a big cave under a rock. She crawled into it to see what was in it and got stuck. It is a good thing her Mum missed her and went back to see where she was. She couldn't get out and every time they tried to help her out she seemed to get stuck even tighter. Mum finally got a shovel and dug out some dirt under her fat puppy tummy and someone behind her tickled her stub tail. The tickle scared her and caused her to scramble forward into the dug out hole and she was able to get out. She didn't understand why her Mum was crying and said she was scared, Jellybean was happy to be out of the cave and away from the tickle behind. It was on the ranch that Jellybean learned how to hunt mice and flickertails (a type of ground squirrel that is like a prairie dog) Marmots, and little moles. but by the spring of the following year Jellybean was to move to a new home, on a smaller ranch just down the road so her time to play and hike on the big ranch was short and sweet.
One scary incident on the big ranch was when a coyote came down and tried to get her to follow it off. She alerted her Mum that it was there and Mum came to her rescue and scared the coyote off.
One favorite fun thing to do was to chase the chipmunks, red squirrels and rabbits. Jellybean thinks they are pretty fast and good at teasing.
Maybe one of the scariest things of all during the BIG RANCH time, was when her Mum started packing boxes and moving things out of the house. Soon Mum took her to a new place and a new house where it was fun to visit several times a week, and explore in the rocks and new fenced in areas that Mum said was to be her yard. But they always returned to the ranch. What a big surprise when one day a bunch of friends came and every last bit of furniture was being moved out of the house, until there was nothing left in it but two crates, one in which she resided and the other Gramma Gypsy lay in. Gramma Gypsy was very worried and it added to Jellybean's worry. It looked as if they were being left behind. It scared Gramma and Jellybean too. Soon though Mum came and took Gramma and Jellybean to the place they had been visiting where they camped out for the night. By then the worst scare of all was over and the adventure of being the guard dog on duty all night long and barking at every little noise made Jellybean feel back to her old self again. What she didn't know was that they would only go back from time to time to visit the big ranch and this new place would become home.

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