Likes: Hiding under furniture, belly rubs, digging, playing with other doggies at the park, sneaking into the laundry basket to find socks to chew, chasing my tail, watching Animal Planet, granite or cool tiled floors, car rides, walking mommy...
Pet-Peeves: All things that clean the floor; the vacuum, swiffer, broom..., being alone, being ignored when I crave attention, doorbells (real ones and on the tv), that darn leash...
Favorite Toy: Her stuffed cow (RIP) and migratory goose (incapacitated) but still good for thrashing about.
Favorite Food: Food..psshh....I just want treats!! Peanut butter or kong liver/cheese inside a bone...yum~!
Favorite Walk: The Mall in downtown Washington, DC - get to meet lots of friendly people and smell lots of different smells.
Best Tricks: So far her best trick is hiding when she knows she has to go in her crate. Lol. She's also just mastered staying, shaking hands, dancing, high 5s, fetching a soft toy and kisses.
Arrival Story: My bf and I met Polar while checking out puppies at a nearby kennel. We just moved into a new place in Maryland where dogs are permitted - a rarity in the dc area, particularly apartments - and were anxious to add an addition to our family. We had planned for a very long time to get an american eskimo - when I lived in hong kong before, I had a japanese spitz (similar looking breed) and she was delightful. We saw a 4 and a 1/2 month Polar pacing around in a metal crate and asked if we could spend some time in a quiet room with her. We instantly fell in love with her and I think she fell in love with us too because when we stepped out of the room she couldn't keep her eyes off us through the little window in the door. We brought her home the same day.
Bio: Polar is an extremely energetic dog and seems to not really like sparing a moment to just lie down and rest. If she does take a moment, she has to have something between her paws such as a chewy toy. She's a yapper right now and tends to scare people unfamilar/uncomfortable with dogs. As soon as she realizes certain strangers are okay and don't mean any harm by taking a nice sniff of them, she's all about peace and harmony. She approaches other doggies without a bark and is so far friendly to all dogs - big, small, young, old, male or female. If anyone tries to pet her she barely lets them place a hand on her fur primarily because she's so hyper, she always has to be pacing or darting around. She's definitely in the nipping and gentle biting stage whenever she thinks a person is playing with her so I've been a bit hesitant about letting her near any kids. Hopefully with a few years on her and some good training she'll be right as rain.
Forums Motto: Shake it like a "polar"-oid picture~!