Nicknames: Siss'rs, Little Sister, Beeeby Gyurrrrrrl (Baby Girl), also once known as "Molly"
Birthday: November 13th 2005
Likes: Playing with Kobi and Tyler, wrestling with Tyler, playing ball, herding ball, frisbee, rawhide chewy bones, and barking (we are still working on that!)
Pet-Peeves: loud noises, cars on the street, and she's protective of her property when other people/dogs venture near her territory
Favorite Toy: Frisbees, herding ball, tennis balls, frisbees, tug-toys, frisbees, jolly ball, and Tyler......oh, and did we mention FRISBEES???
Favorite Food: dog food and milkbones (and do rawhide chewy bones count?)
Favorite Walk: around the neighborhood
Best Tricks: She will bring the tennis ball back and drop it at your feet!! She can sit, stay, down, roll-over, turn around, 'up', stay, we are working on 'speak', and we have howling sessions too! She can do back-flips in the air to catch frisbees!
Arrival Story: My neighbors (an older couple) got Molly (Sis) on Christmas Eve 2005 from a girl selling puppies at the local Wal-Mart parking lot for $25. They sent their grandkids over with her to show her to me as soon as they got her home....they were so proud! I had a really bad feeling from the start that she was the wrong kind of puppy for them, and that one day she would be mine............
Bio: When Sis (Molly) was about 4-5 months old, my neighbors decided that she was just too much for them to handle. They were not familiar with the breed when they bought her, and they did not realize that she would be such a high energy dog. They did not have the time, nor patience, to spend with her to train her properly, so they asked me if I wanted her.....otherwise they were going to take her to the pound. I was not about to let them do that to her, so I offered to foster her until I could find her a good home, so Sis (Molly) came to live with us on April 1, 2006. Well, she instantly become a part of our pack and family, and she found her forever home right here! And she really has come a long way and made alot of progress! It only took a couple of weeks to have her fully house trained! (she was not potty trained due to having inside/outside access through a doggie door and not being taken out and shown where the proper potty place was). We noticed right away that she didn't really answer to her given name 'Molly', and since she was Kobi and Tyler's new little sister, she became 'Sis' and took to it quickly. Sis is crate trained now and will go in her crate on her own (it's her 'room'). She graduated Obedience class in Nov. '06, and will be going back through the class again in Fall '07 (just for the socialization, car rides, and something to do!). She walks nicely on a leash for the most part, and will do her commands if there's nothing distracting her! I was told that Molly had a tendency to get carsick, but we have taken lots of rides in the car and she has only gotten sick once - on a trip to the vet for stitches out from her spay surgery, she got sick on the way home. She is afraid of going under over-passes though and she ducks her head when she sees one coming. She hasn't shown any aggression at all, towards people or other dogs (when introduced properly). She is a rowdy girl though and loves to romp and wrestle with Tyler, and they play tag and run laps around the yard at top speed. She does have a bad habit of jumping up on people, but we are working diligently to correct that behavior and she is getting better about sitting down for pets now. She has alot of energy (still has alot of puppy in her), is pretty high strung, and requires lots of exercise and play time. Without it, she easily gets into mischief! She plays wonderfully with Tyler and follows Kobi around and tries to imitate the things he does. She picked up brilliantly on the herding ball after watching Kobi for a few months, and now she's obsessed with it!! She will stand a couple of feet away from the ball and stare it down for a minute, and then she leans back on her haunches and like a spring-loaded slinky, she leaps up in the air and pounces the ball and takes off rolling it! She also gets along well with the cats. She is very smart and can be really sweet when she wants to! Sis just needed a home with another dog(s) to play with, and a patient, loving family that is experienced with her breed. She's really grown up to be a beautiful big girl, and weighs in at about 53 lbs! (And the human thought females were supposed to be smaller! HAHA). Sis's new thing now is her obsession with tennis balls in the house and her obsession with frisbees outside. She can do back flips to catch the frisbee!! It's pretty amazing and she just started doing that on her own....not sure there's even a way to teach a dog to do back flips! They either do it or they don't! Well, she does and with determination and style! She's simply amazing!!
Just wanted to share my Valentine's Day story with you all, even though it's not a very good story.
I was in the backyard on Valentine's Day, playing with my big brothers, Kobi and Tyler, and Mommy and Daddy were hanging out with us and doing some work on the agility weave poles and jumps. When all of a sudden we heard something in the front yard, so we all ran over to the corner of the fence where there was a big pile of leaves, and we were barking at whatever was out there. Well, then I ran back to Mommy with a trail of red stuff coming out of my foot! It was just pouring out, so Mommy had to grab some towels and wrap my foot up and hold some pressure on it to try to get it to stop bleeding. Then Daddy sat down on the ground with me and held me in his lap and held the towel on my leg while Mommy called my Vet. Then they loaded me up in the truck with the wet red towels still wrapped around my foot and drove me to the clinic. The lady there pulled the towels away and took a good luck at my foot and said that I'd punctured a hole in my foot and hit smack on the main blood vein in there! She said it wouldn't need any stitches, but she wrapped it up real good and told me I had to keep that wrap on there for 5 whole days!! And that I'd need to take some medicine too, to keep it from getting infected. Mommy thinks that when I was pouncing in the leaf pile that I must have landed on a stick just right to have poked a hole in my foot like that.
Well, I got back home and Mommy made me rest in my crate for awhile, and then she took me to Daddy's house to spend the night while Mommy had to work all night. I'm kind of a 'daddy's girl' anyway, so that was just fine by me!
So hopefully, my foot will be all better in a few days!
Hope everypup had a good Valentine's Day!
I got my 2nd Basic Obedience Certificate......AND.......
I PASSED my Canine Good Citizen Test tonight!! WooHooo!!
Mommy was sooooooo proud of me!!! BOL!!!
Tyler passed his CGC Test too!!
Sis..... A Canine Good Citizen!
If you're not familiar with the CGC Test, here's a quick list of the things I had to do:
1. Accepting a friendly stranger.
Evaluator approaches, shakes hands with handler. Does not touch dog.
2. Sitting politely for petting.
Evaluator pets dog, dog must show no shyness or resentment.
3. Appearance and grooming.
Evaluator inspects do, combs or brushes lightly, examines ears and each front foot.
4. Out for a walk.
Handler takes dog for a short walk including right turn, left turn, about turn, and stop.
5. Walking through a crowd.
Dog and handler walk close to several people. Dog may show casual interest but not jump up.
6. Sit and down on command / Staying in place.
Handler shows dog can do sit and down, then chooses a position, leaves dog and goes to the end of a 20 ft. line and returns immediately.
7. Coming when called.
With dog still on 20 ft. line from Test 6, handler walks out 10 ft. and calls the dog.
8. Reaction to another dog.
Two handlers and dogs approach, shake hands, exchange pleasantries, move on. Dogs can show casual interest.
9. Reaction to distractions.
Distractions are presented. Dog may not panic or show aggression.
10. Supervised Separation.
Handler goes out of sight for 3-minutes. Dog is held on 6 ft. leash by an evaluator.
**To pass the CGC Test, dog must pass all 10 items on the test.**
Tonight I'll be graduating Basic Obedience........for the 2nd time....BOL.
But more importantly, I'll also be taking my Canine Good Citizen Test!!
I've been working real hard for it, so hopefully I'll do well!
Wish me luck!! I'll report back and let you all know how I did!!