Nicknames: Whit, Whitler, the Whitmyster, Baby Girl
Birthday: March 3rd 2003
Likes: Sailing, ducks, Parties, Children, puppies, Family, Bud, car riding bark games (where's the cow & horse)
Pet-Peeves: aggressive dogs, frogs peeing in her mouth (yuck), any of my allergies:(wheat, corn, chicken, turkey, soy), fireworks, grass with stickers
Favorite Toy: Talking Bubba Bear, squeakers, Big Red Bird, gingerbread man
Favorite Food: carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, beef
Favorite Walk: Beach, East Tx forest, Clear Lake
Best Tricks: Speak, Raise Paw if she wants a carrot, Wave, High five, balancing food on her nose, and shaking paw
Arrival Story: After the death of my other golden, Natasha Baytop, and finding a good home for my husky-mix, i found an announcement in the local paper of a new litter of goldens and breeder had both parents. whitley's litter was an accident. her daddy broke out of his pin to get with whitley's mommy.
Whitley was the darkest in color, the largest, and the most calm female puppy. We spent six hours with her and feel in love.
Bio: Whitley is so smart and gentle. she has canoed with us, played in the gulf of mexico, and traveled across Ms, Ala, Fl, La, Texas, NM, AZ, CO, NC, SC, and TN. She lives to ride. She sits up and watches out the window. As we ride, I can shout out an animal that I see, and barks in her indoor voice. Now Bud and she have her own DVD player and watch puppy movies.
She would be a great assisted living dog. When I drop a pen, she will bring it to me. She will brace me if I need help getting up, and lead me in the direction of where I need to go.
For the Gold Ribbon Rescue, she won in an online auction the month of June for the 2008 Golden Calender. She had her own private photo shoot by a professional photographer, Kurt, as she jumped in the pool and lay in the sun with a stage mom telling her to smile as she held Whitley's favorite toy.
My travel life is still very active, but now mostly on a sailboat with Bud and my family. Sailing off to Freeport, Matagorda Island, Port Aransas, Corpus Christi, & nearby Galveston Bay, I have learned that if you hear a loud zoomzoom sound, that a big boat is coming by and need to prepare for a big wake.
I love dolphins. They played with me at the dock in Surfside 2 years ago. I ran up and down the finger pier and the dolphins would follow me and blow at me, and returned to see me the next morning before we left.
Going to the bathroom on the boat is not going to happen no matter how much they ask. If I see land, I point to the coast and look at my family and back at coast. Don't you understand?
I love to chase the birds off the boat and pier, and everyone praises me for keeping their boat free of bird poop. See my family's sailing blog about their canine crew featuring me. http://svexodus.blogspot.com/p/canine-crew.html
My family is so happy that I am 10 today. I am healthy and so happy living on the water with great big Dog Parks and the beach nearby. We may go to Boondoogles to celebrate my birthday but It is a bit cold today. We would have to eat outdoors, which I do not mind the cold. First I hope to make it to my favorite dog parks.
Pig ears from Petco visit is where we plan to go. The ferrets are my favorite animals at petco. It is better than watching tv.
A little more white around my muzzle but I can still jump into the suv without any help. I love my family and my rubdowns. May everyone have a great day on my birthday. Carrots for everyone!
Everything was Birthday today. Happy Birthday breakfast, Happy birthday carrots and sweet potatoes, birthday birthday birthday. We relaxed outside in an area Mama had cleaned just for me to remove any of my allergy grasses. So nice and relaxing.
I got a new Birthday Bandana and loved it when I got Birthday hugs and kisses. A relaxing time only with my family for the whole day-- my perfect day.