Abby Grace

Staffordshire Bull Terrier
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Home:Encinitas/San Diego, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 15 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Pudding Pie, Noodle, Bum-Bum, Angel Face, Cookie Monster, Baba, Love Biscuit, Little Monkey

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

April 14th 2001

Attention, attention, attention! Being kissed and held in our arms like a baby, cuddling up to her Mom and Dad, chasing her ball, chewing bully sticks, riding in the car, chasing squirrels, crows & rabbits, and pulling the stuffing out of her toys!

Being alone for more than 1.5 seconds! (She craves human company!) She loathes going to the vet (shakes uncontrollably from the minute we arrive) and also detests noisy crows that frequent our yard (see "I Hate Crows" video).

Favorite Toy:
Her squeaky Cuz balls (she has a collection), Henrietta--a very squawky bikini-clad rubber chicken with painted toenails, her mommy, and anything that the cats show an interest in playing with.

Favorite Food:
We have finally found good, healthy dog food that Abby LOVES! She can't get enough of her Innova Evo grain-free kibble & Nature's Variety raw chicken & turkey. The days of cooking food for her are over! Hooray!

Favorite Walk:
Running off-leash along Dog Beach in Del Mar (she's a true California girl)! Also loves walking around her favorite pet stores and selecting toys and treats! Has an uncanny ability to select the most expensive things!

Best Tricks:
She "speaks" (barks) on command, she crawls on her belly, shakes hands and "kisses" us when we ask her to. She's also very adept at grabbing our hands and leading us to the cupboard in the kitchen where we keep her treats!

Arrival Story:
We knew we wanted a Staffy and spoke to several reputable breeders in So. California. When we went to see a litter of 5-week old puppies in San Diego, one little girl came running up to us as soon as we peeked our heads in the area where the puppies were playing. She lost all interest in being with her litter mates when she saw us and practically begged to be picked up. When we lifted her up, she nudged my husband and I under our chins, licked our noses and snuggled against us making little grunty puppy noises. We were in love!! When we put her down, she came running back to us. That's when we knew we had to have her. She stole our hearts from the moment we saw her and she's enriched our lives every single day since we brought her home at 7 weeks.

Abby is the most loyal, affectionate and devoted friend anyone could wish for. She's a total "love sponge"-- she wants to be touched and paid attention to all the time! If you sit down, she'll climb into your lap. If you lie down, she'll lie on top of you -- all 40 pounds of her! She is my shadow -- I can't even go to the bathroom without her following me! She's incredibly sensitive--just a dirty look is enough to make her tremble. She looks so tough, but she's the biggest softy you'll ever come across. Abby's whole aim in life is to please us, love us and to make us proud of her. She is incredibly smart, too--she understands so much of what we say, we sometimes have to talk in whispers so as not to excite or upset her, or spell words so she doesn't know what we are talking about! Life just wouldn't be the same without her. We love you so much, Abby!

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A little human trapped in a doggy suit!

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★PLANET PAWLLYWOOD★, ♥ The Pet Poetry Group ♥, ♥All Fur Fun♥, Bully Ed 101, DAWGS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!, Old Fogies

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December 6th 2005 More than 11 years!

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My Day with Beatrix

December 24th 2007 4:04 pm
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I have been begging mom to write about my visit with my dearest friend Beatrix for weeks now, but she has been so busy with work and Christmas and all that stuff, that I almost gave up hope that she'd ever get it done. Finally, on Christmas Eve, she's getting her act together.

About three weeks ago, Mom bundled me into the car and we drove from our home in north San Diego county to Beatrix's house in Los Angeles county. Riding in the car is one of my all-time favorite activities, so I loved every minute of it. When we got close to LA, we saw that all the mountains were blanketed in snow. It was very pretty.

Beatrix and her family welcomed us into their home with open arms. They were so very friendly and warm-spirited. Beatrix's human mom even made lunch for us ( was really for mom, but I begged for some, of course!) which included homemade pumpkin pie which was extremely yummy!

My sweet little friend Bea is even more adorable in real life than in her stunning photos. She is not only a beauty, but she is so sweet-natured and friendly too. We got along fabulously from the moment we saw each other. We even look a bit alike (except I'm fatter and have a longer snout!), but we could pass for second cousins once removed or something like that!

Some of the highlights of the day included being seated at the dining room table (with Bea and her siblings) and being given lip-smackingly delicious cookies to eat off a plate. Food always scores major points with me. Another highlight was being dressed in a beautiful fur hat and scarf (Beatrix wore the same outfit) and then posing for photos with my dear friend. We looked like two little supermodels! Meeting Beatrix's family was simply wonderful too. Her mom, dad, human brother and sister are all the nicest humans you could possibly meet! I loved them all...and look forward to seeing them again.

Mommy....when can we go back to Beatrix's house? Huh....when? I want to go NOW!


Jingle Mutt Mingle

December 8th 2007 12:04 am
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Last night, mom bundled me up in my red fleece jacket and my white fur collar, and we headed off to an event called Jingle Mutt Mingle at Muttropolis -- one of my favorite doggy stores on the planet!

Mom and I visit Muttropolis almost every week, so we are on their mailing list and get email invitations to all of their parties and events. Many of their events are tied in with fundraisers for local animal shelters and last night was no exception. Along with all the festivities, they were raising money for the Baja Animal Shelter.

When we arrived at Muttropolis, the first thing I heard was a band playing! The whole street (which has tons of fabulous stores) was having a holiday bash last night with wine tastings, appetizers, music and sidewalk entertainment. The band was right next to Muttropolis, so we had wonderful live entertainment the whole evening!

There were so many doggies at the store, it was amazing. Everydoggy looked so festive in their Christmas collars and outfits, and there were doggies in all shapes and sizes, from Great Danes to Chihuahuas, from Bulldogs to Yorkies! Mommy met her friend, Laura, from work and her dog named Tacoma, who is a very pretty pointer/lab mix. Mom and Laura were very interested in the free Tommy Bahama Rum cocktails that were being served, while I was very focused on the duck jerky strips and salmon treats that were being handed out to all the pups. I scored plenty!

In addition to the free drinks and snacks for the humans and the treats for the doggies, there were photographers roaming around taking pictures of everyone. I got my photo taken all night long! I got tired of smiling for the camera after awhile. Mom, Laura, Tacoma and I sat in the store's front garden, watching all the doggies and people parading by, enjoying the nippy winter night, the music, the festivities and the wonderful holiday atmosphere. We also spent time strolling through the store. I pulled a long stuffed, squeaky toy out of a basket and started thrashing it around mercilessly. After I'd dragged it around the store, mom realized that there was no way she could put it back in its basket, so she bought it for me, along with a bag of salmon treats, a new squeaky ball and some grain-free peanut butter and honey cookies.

What a fun and eventful night! I had a blast! I'll post a link once the photos from the event get posted on the Muttropolis Web site.


Turkey Tagged -- Better Late Than Never!

November 25th 2007 10:13 pm
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I was very honored to be tagged by my dear friends Max, Gizmo and Coty.

This was a Thanksgiving tag game, which means I am late, but I would like to list the things that I am thankful for anyway because I do, indeed, lead a privileged and wonderful life, and I think it's only right that I express my gratitude for my many blessings.

The rules of the game stipulate that each tagged player needs to list seven special things that they are thankful for. Tagged dogs must post the rules in their diary and their seven "thankful" items. They then choose seven pups to tag and list their names.

Because I'm way behind the eight-ball here, I won't be tagging anyone else because turkey time is officially over. I hope this won't spoil it for any one. If any pup has an objection, please let me know and I'll continue the tagging.

Okay, here goes. The seven things that I am thankful for:

1. My adoring parents who love me with all their heart and soul, and treat me like the princess that I know I am.
2. My big yard where I can chase rabbits and squirrels, tangle with raccoons and chase my ball across the lawn for HOURS every day.
3. My huge baskets of toys that are filled with a plethora of squeaky, squawky, fabulous play things!
4. The delicous, delightful, juicy, mouth-watering raw food that my mother feeds me every evening.
5. All my incredible, warm-hearted, super-special Dogster friends. I feel very lucky to know you all.
6. My daily rides in the car with mom or dad -- with the window down so I can sniff what's going on in the neighborhood!
7. My extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who love me very much!

I could go on and on and on, but the rules say seven things, so I'll stick to the rules and keep it to seven.

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