Age: 11 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
|Home:Aston Woods, Silver Spring, MD, MD ||[I have a diary!] |
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Dru, Drudy, Druscilla, Drooby Doo, Druman Capote
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August 27th 2003
She likes Milkbones more than just about anything else. Second to that is any other kind of chewing. Or maybe she likes licking me more than that. It's close!
She HATES motorcycles! Honestly, can't blame her too much.
Oooh, so many! She likes her rope bone, her rope tug, her kong toy, every tennis ball in the world, her jack-shaped Michael Graves chew toy, and most stuffed animals.
She likes the Good Boy dog cookies the best!
She really likes Quiet Waters Dog Park, though she swims there more than she walks, and pretty much all of Bethesda, Maryland.
Her best trick is when I take her to a corner of my bedroom and tell her to stay, then I hide a rawhide chew somewhere else in the apartment and then release her to find it! She's found it on high bookshelves, under couches, behind counters - it's great!
August, 2004, I was starting to feel like I wanted a dog in my life again. I went to the Maryland SPCA and met the dogs there and I did find a few that I liked, but none of them really seemed to connect with me. At the same time, I started looking online to find a dog up for adoption. I came across a posting for a pit bull mix who had been found tied to a stake in a local park, Druid Hill Park. The photos that were included were both heart-rending and heart-warming. I immediately thought she would be a great dog and sent along the link to my girlfriend. My girlfriend has had some bad experiences with dogs in the past so she was pretty wary about most of the dogs I described to her, but she loved this one!
I went to interview with the foster parents who had agreed to keep her after someone had found her tied out in the park. They were a nice young couple, but they already had two big dogs so they had their hands full. They were also concerned that a pit bull with a dubious history would need someone who wasn't afraid to devote time and energy to her. But the biggest thing was that she was nervous and agressive around most people.
She was immediately friendly with me and approached me on her own, as did the other dogs who were living there. I talked a bit with the foster parents, but that meeting pretty much convinced them and I adopted Druidzilla.
Druidzilla was the name she'd been given by the people who found her tied out in Druid Hill Park. Her foster parents called her Drudy but I decided she was a Dru. And we lived happily ever after!
As of 11/17/05:
Neck is 19" around.
Chest is 27.5" around.
Length from nose to base of tail is 40".
Length from chest to tail is 34".
Height is 24" from base of front paw to top of skull in a stand.
Paws measure 2.75" from back of pad to tip of toes.
Paws measure 2.5" wide at the widest (2_15_07)
Druidzilla the Wonder Dog!
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November 14th 2005 8:29 pm
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This is the internet history of Druidzilla the Wonder Dog. Druidzilla isn't actually able to record her own adventures, so it's up to me (her owner) to do it for her. Something about a lack of opposable thumbs. I didn't entirely understand when she explained it to me since she can't actually talk. She did, however, lick my toes -- if that doesn't mean "Be my ghost writer to record all my adventures on dogster.com", then I don't know my dog very well!
She was abandoned in a park so I don't really know her background and (see above), she's not telling. Still, the vet's best guess is that she's a pit bull mix. Other people sometimes think she's pure American Pit Bull Terrier. Still others think American Bulldog or Staffordshire Terrier. I've looked at a lot of books and web pages and I thnk she looks mostly like an APBT. I thought maybe she had some dalmation in her because of all the black spots on her skin--but apparently this is pretty typical with pit bulls.
She has tons of energy and I've heard on a National Geographic TV Show that pit bulls can pull up to 50 times their own weight, but I've never had her pull my car. Maybe if I ever get a flat when I'm driving her to a park, I'll take that opportunity to find out. She's very smart so if she ever doesn't figure something out, it's probably because I've been inconsistent with her training. Still, we go to the Maryland SPCA's "Best Friends Dog Obedience" classes most every Saturday, and she seems to love that.
She's very good at "Sit", "Stay", "Return", and "Heel". Not so good at "Lie Down", or "Stand", or "Fetch". She may be learning to go to the bathroom on command, or it might just be coincidental.
Anyway, she's a good dog. And I'm her owner, Paul. And these are going to be her adventures.
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