Labrador Retriever/Basset Hound
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Home:Skaneateles, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 16 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Zoey

Zo-zo; the Sherpa, Wild Child,

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-disabled -dog rescue

January 31st 2001

Squeaky toys; tug-of-war; catching balls; playing with Mom all day long; running in the snow; taking care of little Yorkies; daily ride in the car to pick up the mail; doing dolphin leaps in air to catch treat or toy. She loves her vet; playdates

computer time; going to the crate; nail clipping; medicine

Favorite Toy:
anything that squeaks; Cousin Sissy, a baby Yorkie

Favorite Food:
flip chips, Snausages

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere, especially with Mom

Best Tricks:
Catching ball in air depite having only one eye

Arrival Story:
Zoey's eye was injured badly and needed several surgical procedures before it was removed and the lid sewn shut. The owners abandoned her when she was injured and a friend kept her till I was found. Zoey has had a beautiful reunion with her rescuer before Xmas with wonderful pictures.

She is the most perfect, happy, ahtletic, loving dog. At first I had her sleep in her bed on the floor; on the third night I woke up with a cold nose in my face. She's slept with me ever since. She has to be in your arms, not just in your bed!! She was given a job as Nanny to a baby Yorkie and Old Geezer Yorkie for a month and was absolutely wonderful to them, playing for hours, allowing the worst abuse and training the baby in manners. My son would steal her away from me in a heartbeat because of her spirit and affection. Zoey has started agility training and is an absolute natural. With her funny little body and low center of gravity, she got the hang of the A-frame, see-saw and balance bar immediately. She can't get enough of going up and down those challenges. She has also been accepted as a Pet Therapist with the Sunsine Friends and will be visiting nursing home patients. My son just got a Pug and the two of them love wrestling together. Life is good!!

Forums Motto:
The Great Communicator

The Groups I'm In:
♥lovely labs♥, ♥Mixed Breeds Rule!♥, Bassadors About Town (and Everywhere Else!), Central NY Paws, Volunteer dogs: Raise Your Paws, YorkieTalk @ Dogster

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 30th 2004 More than 13 years!

I Was In The:
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!

2005 Valentine's Day Party!

2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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I'm the Happiest Girl in the Whole USA

I'm Mom's coach

October 24th 2007 1:02 pm
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Mom is in Weight Watchers. She just got a heart rate monitor and started interval training. Guess who's her trainer? We go on dog walks and I have her up to her target heart range before we're out of the driveway. When we started we tried running to increase her heart rate and I loved it. Then she found out the walk back up the hill was much more taxing so now we walk down the hill for 5 minutes, then up the hill for 5 minutes. She lost 4 pounds this week. I love the surprise when we change direction. I occasionally slow her heart rate when my hound nose must be satisfied. Our new issue is I AM FIT AND TRIM. Since I'm a Lab and Bassett Mom has always watched my diet and I am at my ideal weight. What's going to happened when I'm sweating off the pounds doing interval training??????? I think this is a good chance to talk Mom into increasing my portion.


I'm a Good Citizen

October 24th 2007 12:54 pm
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Everyone is so proud of me. I finally got my AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate. It only took 2 years. Mom took me to classes a couple of years ago and my best friend and I were the only ones to flunk. I was told I had to change my attitude. This was not a playdate; I was there to work. Last summer when we were at the CNYSPCA Pet Festival I took the test. I would do everything except DOWN. Mom swore I did it at home but there was no way I was going to do it there. So everyday for the past year I couldn't get a treat until I went over to my bed and laid down. This year Mom smeared her hands with jerky smell and we practice on the side with treats (no treats during the test). I was such a good girl. Everyone who knew me thought it was a miracle. Now I have my AKC patch and tag so everyone can know what a good citizen I am.


Kate and Mitch came to visit me

July 30th 2006 4:06 am
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Kate is a gal after my own Jockette heart. She was in an Ironman race in Lake Placid and she and Mitch stopped overnight. I really love her. Maybe I can do the Ironman with her next year.

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