Chinese Shar-Pei/Mixed Breed
Picture of Laika, a female Chinese Shar-Pei/Mixed Breed

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Age: 15 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

Going on a hike. Playing in the park. Sleeping under the bed. Rolling in cat poop. Rolling in fresh mulch. Chasing cats, squirrels, or anything that runs.

Baths (will hide under the bed). Rain. Puddles. Cats that don't run.

Favorite Toy:
Stuffed Squirrel, Nylabones

Favorite Food:
Anything you pull out of your pocket. Yogurt.

Favorite Walk:
On a trail in North Georgia or Piedmont Park

Best Tricks:
Sneezing, waiving, wacking you with her paw when she wants a cookie

Arrival Story:
A friend of mine found a mom and 4 pups abandoned around Lake Alatoona January 2002. The mom was severely malnourished (only a backbone & a belly full of milk). She turned them into the Bartow County Humane Society but then decided to foster them out. I chose Laika because her color markings reminded me of a dog my family had for 15+ years who passed away the previous thanksgiving. When I got her she was 6-8 weeks old and weighed just short of 3 lbs. Laika's mom is also here on dogster. She's named Momma and is under Laika's Pup Pals.

Laika loves playing with bigger dogs. Despite her size (40 lbs) she can hold her own against them. If a dog gets too aggresive towards her she runs and hides between my legs. She used to be able hide better when she was only 3 lbs but now only her head can fit. Laika also hunts squirrels for sport. She has a catch and release policy and has never killed one. She has, however, almost given a few of them heart attacks. She is an expert stalker and can get within a few feet of them before they even realize she's there.

Forums Motto:
Professional Squirrel Chaser

The Groups I'm In:
Shar-Pei/Shar-Pei mix Gathering

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 5th 2004 More than 13 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Life's Good, Except When It's Bathtime

Booring Weekend

February 20th 2006 5:38 am
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It was cold and rainy this weekend and I had nothing to do. I kept wanting to go outside to play but whenever I would convice daddy to go I couldn't understand why no other dogs were outside. Daddy gave me 2 new bones and a big cookie to try to keep me entertained but I didn't want those. I just left them alone and kept whining at the door. Also Daddy was sick so I had to try extra hard to convince him to go outside. Finally Sunday we ran into some other dogs and I got to play with them. The weekend was pretty boring but it looks like Daddy's staying home from work today. He's coughing and sniffing. Now if I can only get him off the computer that's linked to his work maybe I can talk him into taking me outside.


Hiking at Amicalola Falls State Park

October 25th 2005 4:43 pm
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This past weekend daddy loaded me in the car and drove to Amicalola Falls in North Georgia. I was really excited to get to go in the car. When we got to the park there were all sorts of new smells in the air. It didn't smell like city smells. I hiked all the way up the falls and I met some nice people who petted me and met some nice dogs. The trail up wasn't verry crowded and I loved the peace and quiet. We took a different way down. There were alot of steps going down and it was crowded. I don't like crowds very much and I was a little antsy. Daddy made sure we took some breaks away from the crowds to relax a bit. Some doggies tried to come up to me while I was resting and I didn't like that very much. I get real defensive towards dogs sometimes especially around crowds I don't know. After we finished down the falls. We took another trail. This one was nice and quiet. There were very few people on this trail and I met some nice doggies and wanted to play but daddy didn't let me because the trail was too narrow. We got back to the car and I loaded in and slept the entire ride back. Daddy said we'll go hiking again and stick to trails he knows are not crowded. I sure can't wait.


How to properly chase a squirrel

June 7th 2005 4:30 pm
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People who know me know that I am a professional squirrel chaser. It's taken alot of training but I got it down to a science.

Step one, find a squirrel. Make sure it's a squirrel and not a bird. Bird cheat, when you run up to them they just fly away out of reach. It's hard to see them at first but you have to keep a close eye out and check for movements. If something moves, keep an eye on it.

Step two, make sure the squirrel isn't close to a tree. If they're standing next to a tree, don't bother wasting your time with it. They'll run up the tree the first time they see you.

Step three, keep real low to the ground and walk slowly up to it. Be sure to keep an eye on them and if they see you stay real still.

Step four, when you're close enough start running and stay low!!! If you properly followed the above steps by the time the squirrel sees you you're already at full speed.

Step five, when the squirrel runs up the tree run back to daddy for a cookie. The photo above with the huge tonge was taken by daddy's camera phone after I sucessfully chased a squirrel up a tree. I'm waiting for my cookie.

The trick is to reach your top speed before the squirrel sees you. If you do this then you can easily catch them. I've caught a few but I've never killed one. What's the fun in that? I'd rather let them live so the next time I see them we can play chase again.

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