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Home:San Diego, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Girlie-Girl, Ari Sweet-Sweets, White-Eyed Demon

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-deaf -dog rescue

October 10th 2004

She loves playing with her 'brothers' and also loves the dog park. However, she'll drop everything to come find me if she looks up and I'm not there.

She seems leery of men from time to time, which doesn't help my dating life! LOL!

Favorite Toy:
At the moment she seems to love chewing on Titan's neck... it's the only "toy" that lasts!

Favorite Food:
Solid Gold mixed with Pro Plan Giant.

Favorite Walk:
Piedmont Park after a romp in the dog park... though sometimes I tire of the constant questions: what kind of dogs are those... how much do they eat/weigh... they're deaf? do they bark?... gotta saddle for those things?... who's walking who... etc. etc.

Best Tricks:
No matter how small the space between me and Diego or Titan, she will wriggle in to be next to me.

Arrival Story:
She was an owner turn in to a local kill shelter and ended up at a nearby rescue where she was adopted for a day, returned, fostered for a week and then returned. I thought she was still in foster and went up to see about sponsoring her and there she was, asleep on a dog bed in the kennels. Over the next few days, I went up with my two dogs and they all got along great. When I found out that she didn't seem to know any sign language, I decided to foster her and teach her enough sign language and manners to be adopted. Of course I fell in love with her and found myself getting a sinking feeling in my stomach as the day drew closer to bring her back to the shelter to possibly be adopted. And then one day I looked into her blue eyes as she lay on the couch next to me and decided that ours would be her forever home.

Thank you to the folks at Atlanta Pet Rescue for bringing this beautiful girl into our lives!

The Groups I'm In:
Deaf But Not Dumb

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 15th 2006 More than 10 years!

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Hear No Evil...

World's Tallest Dog or World's Tallest FRAUD?

March 13th 2010 11:30 am
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Greetings Friends!

Thanks to everyone who has supported my 'little' brother Titan... from his humble beginnings as a deaf and blind shelter pup to becoming the World's Tallest Dog.

Many of you know that Guinness recently awarded the title to another dog. What you may not know is that 'giant' George isn't a giant at all. In fact, at only 39" at the shoulder he doesn't measure up to MANY of the dogs that entered this race, let alone stand up to my 'little' brother's height of 42.25".

So, how did George manage to nab not only the title of World's Tallest dog but World's Tallest Dog EVER? His owner measured him halfway up the neck... and then tried to hide the truth from the public by removing the details and pictures from his web site.

For the truth about, visit Titan's blog at for proof that 'giant' George is less World's Tallest Dog and more World's Tallest Fraud.

Learn the truth and spread the word!

Thanks for your support of a fair competition!



My first win... 1st Place!

March 13th 2008 9:56 pm
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Well, my first win was a big one... 1st Place in The Most Beautiful (Female) Dog in San Diego! It was part of the Ugly Dog contest which thankfully had other categories than Ugly Dog. I competed against over 70 other pooches... and walked away with a 1st Place trophy and a HUGE gift basket! Mom is so proud of me! Usually Titan wins all the prizes, since he's so big. This time I was happy to be able to share my loot not just with Titan and Diego but with several of my doggie friends at my Mom's work! The craziest thing is that I was recognized at the Dog Beach a few days later. At least it wasn't the pawparazzi.... just another beachgoer with his water-loving pooch! BOL!


Lifestyles of the Middle Class & Semi-Famous

May 23rd 2006 1:59 pm
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I'm happy to say that I can hardly remember life before my Forever Home. Things are looking good, Ladies & Gentlemen! I'm talking Lap of Luxury, Rock Star, I'm Ready for My Close-up Mr. DeMille good! Mom may not have much, but she makes the best of what she has and, as a result, my brothers and I are living large... literally!

Many of you may wonder how I'm able to stay fit & trim now that I have a cozy bed, custom feeders filled to the brim with tasty morsels and delicious treats from my Mom (as well as those I manage to get off the top of the fridge when she's not looking!) Well, my friends, it's because we're always on the go! In the two months I've been in my Forever Home, I've done several benefit dog jogs with Titan, including the McIntosh Classic, The Stray Pet Run and the Atlanta Dog Jog, where we met our online buddy, Stitch... what a cutie... and his Mom's nice, too!

Ah, but ours is not always a life on the run. We do take time to stop and smell the roses. Well, Titan smells 'em... I somehow manage to tear 'em up! (hee hee!) Titan and I are regulars at Canine Happy Hour at Hotel Indigo, and may even make an appearance on their website once its updated. We also enjoy hanging out with our Mom at the dog park and neighborhood restaurants. And festivals are always fun. Like last weekend we went to Pawfest 2006 and (surprise, surprise) Titan won 1st Prize for the Largest Dog. A friend of our Mom joked that all he really has to do is show up... and she's right! I love having BIG brothers! Like Diego... I love walking with him through the neighborhood. Our Mom feels totally safe with us, except for when a palmetto bug crosses her path and then for some reason she jumps out of her skin... go figure!

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