Little Dog

Rat Terrier
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Home:Kansas City, a  
Age: 20 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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LD, Buttskins, AngelDog

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

Being near, worming into "the way", dancing for food, basking, sleeping under the covers

Big dogs, puppies, being moved from preferred spots, being restrained when there is food in view

Favorite Toy:
My hand

Favorite Food:
Anything...but especially grilled asparagus, fish skin, bacon, dried mango and pig ears

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere new or far away from cars. She really seemed to enjoy the Buffalo River National Park in Arkansas (lots of lizards to chase!)

Best Tricks:
dancing, which isn't so much a trick as a habit. She can also sit, stop, stay, and stand up.

Arrival Story:
I grew up with a fox terrier mix (pokey). After he passed away I never did get another dog. When I finally was living in a house, rather than an apartment, I knew it was time. I wanted a dog just like Pokey and searched for weeks and months. Finally, at Animal Haven in Shawnee Mission, KS, I saw a little 15 lb critter shining with radient "Little Dog" glory. I snatched her up and she's been the best dog in the world...albeit sort of strange....but that's why she's perfect. Oh, and her pup pal, Crook, is also part of the family. My boyfriend maintains Crook's page. Check him out! He's awesome!!!!

Little Dog went through many names before she was Little Dog. She still goes by some of them depending on who is dropping by to visit. Maddy, Buttskins, LD, and Stu are all still occasionally used by the people who gave her those names and she responds to all of them. I should mention that she'll also respond to "baked chicken" if you say it in the same tone of voice as Little Dog. She loves being lazy and I often have to carry her down to the end of the street before she'll take a walk, especially if it's cold outside. She has a powerfull need to constantly be near me (or whoever has food). She loves being out in the country, but unlike her breeding suggests, she is TERRIFIED of rodents. She does love chasing lizards, though, so hiking in the south is great fun for her. At home she gets lazy and acts like a little princess but when you set her out in the woods, look out. She once went bounding over a 15 foot drop off in search of some little scuttling critter. She just flew through the air and landed on all fours, front end to the ground, ears perked and nose wiggling. Zoom! She ran off down a dry creekbed and it took 10 minutes to find her. She came bounding up over the hillside sneezing leaves off her face and looking at us like, "what? I wasn't doing anything". In addition to be afraid of rodents she is also afraid of larger horses. The first time she met one she stood in awe. She cocked her head from side to side and stared for the longest time. Then she slowly approached the horse, neck craned as far out as she could. The horse snuffled and shook it's tail and LD completely lost it. She turned tail and ran all the way back to the car. Then there was the time she accidentally drank some whiskey. She's not a big fan of alcohol. She thought it was water on a hot summer's day and she was sorely disappointed. She kept running away from anyone holding a glass the whole night. Poor thing. But she lives a good life. She sleeps with me under the covers every night, we go for rides and walks every day, and I set aside special time with her for her and I to play (she won't play much with our other dogs and if we don't keep them seperate when I play with her the rottweiler stomps her and puts her head in his mouth, which she doesn't like so much).

The Groups I'm In:
The Rat Lounge

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

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