Vesta in Memory

Entelbucher Mountain Dog
Picture of Vesta in Memory, a female Entelbucher Mountain Dog

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Home:Boston, MA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Pooka, Vesta Bug, Vesta Girl

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

June 9th 1999

wrestling with the late Nyx, retrieving toys & being a PetPal volunteer visiting elders

separation, alpha females, ear cleaning, waiting in the car while Ben herds sheep

Favorite Toy:
Any squeaky, plush toys or balls

Favorite Food:
salmon or any other fish

Favorite Walk:
Sheepdog Junction

Best Tricks:
She barks "You got me!" and falls down dead when you point an imaginary gun and shoot at her.

Arrival Story:
I adopted Vesta at age 6 months when her original owners could not cope with her severe separation anxiety. After a year of behavior modification and some medication, Vesta learned to cope reasonably with my absence.

Vesta's strong herding drive was finally put to work when she started sheep herding in September, 2003, at Sheepdog Junction in Middleboro, MA. As a result, she became a much more satisfied and happy dog. We funded her herding lessons through gourmet dog biscuit sales. Although these treats are her favorite foods (salmon, bacon, and cheese) she patiently lets the fresh biscuits cool on top of her crate and on the coffee table, always waiting to be offered a biscuit and never helping herself.

Forums Motto:
Vesta - Spoil me!

The Groups I'm In:
Entlebucher Mountain dogs

Pooka (like the movie Harvey, due to her ability to disappear in the apartment!)

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 11th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Nyx in MemoryBen

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I love my birthday!

June 9th 2010 4:16 am
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I'm the birthday girl again. :-) I L-O-V-E my birthdays! I have a special strut, extra perkiness, and anticipate great gifts! Woo hoo! Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me! Woof! Woof!


I'm a Birthday Girl!

June 9th 2008 4:33 pm
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I just love my birthday! I woke up my human and brother to start celebrating at 3 AM. It's such fun to start the day with a special song!

Special treats, special toys, extra playtime, and then a bath so I could volunteer as a PetPal today.

I really enjoy visiting my elderly friends. Today there were 10 people who wished me a Happy Birthday, which had me grinning from ear to ear.

Since it was too hot and humid to romp outdoors, I was treated to special soft serve icecream and solo time in front of the a/c. This is the life!

I can't believe that I have to wait a whole year before it's my day again. Good thing Ben's birthday is coming up in less than two weeks. :-)


Nyx is not right.

August 15th 2007 12:31 am
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After nearly a month, Nyx has been having seizures twice a day since Sunday, and then not recovering enough to play with me. Mom and I are very worried. We thought that the human medications that Nyx started in April were working when we went 7.5 weeks without incident.... :-(

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