Likes: Chasing water bottles and attempting to dig the largest sand pit, ever!
Pet-Peeves: Mom telling me that I'm not allowed to run off...
Favorite Toy: My squeaky squirrels, Kong ball, ducky duck, and holy cow this rope knot is GREAT!
Favorite Food: Cheese!!! And Turkey Jerky...MAN that stuff is fantastic!
Favorite Walk: Did someone say car ride to the BEACH!?
Best Tricks: sit, down, come, shake, other paw, high five, kiss, roll over, bow, flat (lay flat on my side), wave, hide, through/weave back (fig 8 through legs), finish (return to heel position), pray, crawl, close (scootches up close), head down...working on more!!
Arrival Story: I was really hoping to bring a lab, golden, or german shepherd into my life...but when I saw this little gal and heard her story, I fell in love right there on the spot! She had been living with a rescue organization for appx 2 weeks, but they had so many dogs she didn't get much attention. The organization had picked her up the day she was to walk down doggie death row in a kill shelter. When I saw her deep brown eyes with her shepherd markings, webbed feet, and fluffy fuzzball self, I couldn't resist becoming her "forever mommy".
Bio: Dakota is growing up beautifully! She definitely has GSD in her but now I'm thinking she is mixed with some combination, or all, of the following: flat-coated retriever, golden retriever, border collie. It doesn't really matter in the long run though because she's my little baby sweetheart and I love her all the same!!
OK, so I may not be Diary of the Day, I but I suppose that would have required me to post a liiiiiiittle more frequently, bol. At any rate though, I'm sooooo very excited to be one of the DDs!! I think this should be motivation to post a little more often!
So lets see here, I want to thank, well, my momma...since she makes all typing possible. And, well...can I thank technology? I'd like to do a blanket "thank you" to technology, bol, for without it, we wouldn't even have computers or internet or even Dogster!!! Oh! So on that note, I want to thank the wonderful pawple and their pups (and cats!) that make Dogster possible! And, I want to thank all the cows and pigs and chickens for providing delish food for me to eat, so I have energy to nag my momma till she posts...oh my, is my five minutes up?
Okie doke, well this was truly a great way to start out the day! Thanks every pup and Kota Kisses to you all!!
There is a new game on Dogster...
My buddy *Webster* picked ME. How cool is that!?
Okie doke, I'm supposed to give you 4 answers for each category. Here I go!!
Name Four Jobs You Have
1. Keeping the couch/recliner/carpet safe and warm for when my momma returns home
2. Thanking mom after each raw meal with a big, sloppy kiss. Unfortunately she doesn't always let me...
3. Teaching people that I like STANDING belly rubs. Its really not that hard to understand, but I suppose a new concept like this takes a little extra tutoring.
4. Performing my tricks in public...maybe one day I'll be so good I can do them all under even the most difficult distractions!
Name Four Places You Have Lived
1. My forever home in the Outer Banks, NC
2. My temp home with Pound-Pet Rescue
3. Some horrible place, without a family.
4. My momma's womb!
Name Four Places You Have Been
1. Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville, Va
2. Jockey's Ridge in Nags Head, NC
3. Other awesome beachy places, in and around the Atlantic
4. Raleigh, NC
Name Four Places You Would Rather Be:
1. Any place that requires the presence of other dogs and the use of the word "play date"
2. Hiking...I loooove to explore!
3. The sound...I love zooming through the water
4. Why would I want to be anywhere else than with my momma!?
Now I'll ask four friends to do the same.
So, after the whole TWO fiasco, I convinced momma that maybe eating a little more raw, a little more frequently, wasn't such a bad idea after all! She agreed, but was still very hesitant to jump into a 100% raw diet. She did some researching and decided upon a dehydrated raw diet from THK. She chose a high protein, no grain formula (Embark). From what she read, the THK was the "next best thing" to a true raw diet. She liked the ingredients and I loooove the taste! In fact, I follow her around the house and give her "the face" until its done hydrating. Ooooh its so hard to wait sometimes!
Momma also decided to feed more raw, so that means I'll get 1 meal of THK and 1 meal of something else (unless I'm being puppysitted...puppysat? bol Then its just THK). I usually get chicken (back or quarter, depending on what she can find at the grocer) but the other day I had my first experience with pork! Momma said its very hard to find meat at decent prices out here (it IS the beach, after all...) but she found a pork butt for just under $2/lb (believe me, that's a good price). She's never heard of a pork butt before, and I wasn't so sure of the lump of meat sitting in front of me when it came time to eat. After she seared the pieces, I gobbled them up right quick! But, I wasn't interested in eating anything else. The next day (today) she decided to carve off most of the fat (and, there was a LOT of it) as well as chunks of meat. I wouldn't touch the bone that was left until she threw me out on the porch with it. Then I went to town! Momma left just enough meat on it for about 1 meal, and I got most of it off (yay for me!) but when I started to crunch the bone mom decided it was time to stop. She didn't know pork butt's had bones in them, bol, but she figured part of the hip (which is what it looked like) was still probably a little too dense for me to knaw on.
Momma and I are both very excited about my new diet, though we haven't gotten to the organs part yet. However, momma told me quite matter-of-factly this morning that I'd better get over my prissiness if I expect her to continue to give me hunks of meat! You see, I'm a dainty lady. And I'm a very particular lady. Ladies don't like to walk on dewy grass or potty in front of strangers. Ladies also don't like to get their paws stinky nasty when they eat raw food. I much prefer to drag my meal all over creation as opposed to touching it with my paws to hold it down. No way. Not gonna do it! I'm also going to only use my front teeth, if I can help it. Ladies don't chew with their mouths agape, dontcha know.
Momma also said that she's not so sure about my new breath. She claims I smell like raw meat now. Eh, I don't see a problem?
Ah, well we are still new at this whole thing, but be sure to check back for updates once I've been on the food for a while.