Nicknames: Tess the Mess, gator, my little girl, and Tess of the Mountain
Birthday: November 16th 2005
Likes: playing with the other pups...Taking walks..catching bugs
Pet-Peeves: Luke chewing on her ear
Favorite Toy: Flirt Pole
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter and crackers
Favorite Walk: anywhere her family goes
Best Tricks: sit, stay, come, speak, howdy, dead, and roll over
Arrival Story: My boyfriend's friend Mel mated his dogs and gave us first pick of the litter. We choose Tess, because she was the only black one, and she was the runt. Both Cuddles and Notch were the runts of their litters.
Bio: Tess is a lovable dog with a lot of grit. She was born two days before my b-day. Tess loves our "pack", but despises all other dogs.
Tess stands for Huntress, and then we narrowed it down more into Tess...Tess was spayed on March 3, 2008...Tess got her CGC on March 20, 2010.
Tess is shown in the APBA limited privilege class in conformation, she currently has 35 pts, and has 9 pts in the APBA weight pull.
I work at an Adult Home that houses the Mentally Ill.
I had off on Tuesday, May 4, and it was one of the Resident's (Tina) birthday. I asked my Boss if I could bring Tess by, and she thought it was a great idea. When we got there, the first Resident we saw, was a man in a wheel chair, Tess was a bit freaked out about it at first, so, we went inside to see Tina. I told Tina that Tess heard it was her birthday and just had to come down and wish her a happy one. Tina was thrilled to see her, petted her, hugged her, and kissed her, and even thanked Tess for coming for her birthday.
I brought Tess around to see the other Residents, and most of them were thrilled to get to pet her as well. I gave the Resident with a walker a treat, and Tess didn't seen to mind the walker at all. I brought Tess back to the man with the wheel chair, and she was fine. He got to pet her, and she gave him kisses.
All my co-workers and my Boss loved her as well, and she is invited to come back sometime as well. I was extremely proud of her. Someone tried to get Tess to jump up on them. I told them that she wasn't allowed, because her nails might accidentally hurt them, and Tess was good and didn't even try, which impressed everyone.
However, we have gotten Tess involved in weight pulling. Her first time out was pulling a cart and she pulled 400lbs. Her second time out was on the rails, and she only pulled 200lbs, but I think the noise freaked her out a little, so, we've been practicing and trying to get her used to the sound.
Besides, that everything is the same. Tess is still a great dog. :)