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Age: 9 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Katie

"Katydids Summer Song 4 PJ", Katie Girl, Nub Muffin, Kiki

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

April 7th 2006

Time with the family

Not getting time in the yard to run full tilt

Favorite Toy:
Nylabone "steak", pink bone

Favorite Food:
PMI Exclusive Chicken and Rice

Favorite Walk:
In our neighborhood-where everyone knows the pretty orange dog

Best Tricks:
Well now we have a long list of tricks. High five, touch with left or right paw, climbing up the yard slide on cue, leave it, reach for the sky, jumping through hula hoop, and the most useful-alerting mom to a migraine on the way.

Arrival Story:
My husband and I wanted to get a dog, so around the time of my son's first birthday we started the search. I had some breeds in mind but met a Britt at a local shelter and fell in love-he was a doll. I talked to ABR about him, but couldn't sell my husband on taking on an older dog even as a foster (he is a vol fireman and had worked a very bad dog attack only a month prior to this where the child almost died and he just didn't feel he could trust an older dog with our son). So I did some research on the breed, found a local breeder through AKC, the entire family went to meet the puppies and their parents, and Katie picked us. Well, she picked my son. Katie's mom is dual dog (she does confirmation shows and hunting trials) and dad hunts and has several titles under his belt now. Her grandad is also a hunter and has won several regional trials. Katie was not show quality so we were lucky enough to get her in our family!

Katie is a year old now-thank goodness, puppyhood is ruff! Katie passed a puppy class the first two months that she lived with us. She has managed to keep most of the info we learned-what she forgot is due to mom not practicing enough. She has her moments of naughty dog behavior, but overall is a good dog. She adores our son and spends a lot of her time following him around the house or resting on the sofa and watching him. To him, she is family-he calls her by name and loves to give her hugs. He can also get mad a her when she takes a toy of his-but they always make up. She is also a natural bird dog. She likes ot go out in the yard and point birds that go by-early morning and dusk are the best times to be outside. She now follows commands for easy up, whoa, and watch it-she would have made a first rate hunting dog. As it is, she is a first rate furry buddy and a champion love muffin!!!

Forums Motto:
I am the Dreamsicle-you may kiss my nose

The Last Forum I Posted In:
GEEZ dogs are expensive...what do u spend.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 3rd 2006 More than 9 years!

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Beware of Mama's bearing gifts...

September 20th 2008 9:12 am
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So I got some new yummy treats and a new collar and I think life is great-NOPE. I heard mom ask PJ if he wants to go with her to take me to the vet on Monday. She told him it is like when he goes to the doctor and she will get a shot. He actaully wants to go see this! My boy is letting me down-he should have said no shots!!! UGH. You think you raise them right but you never know. Then "she" says after I get my shots this week I can go get my hair cut in a week or two. It just never ends. I work all the time to keep the family safe from rabbits and crickets and spiders. I try hard not to eat all the boys toys. I learn new tricks that I don't see any point to but I do it (please tell me why I have to stand on my hind legs now when someone says "reach for the sky" and I do not need to jump through a hula hoop for a treat, I can walk around it but I don't). I do all this awsome stuff for the mama and now she is going to trick me into a vet trip? Do you know that I have never bitten the boy-not once, not when he yelled pony and tride to ride on my back, not when he grabs my chewies. I have never been ugly to the cat. I don't get the mom. And she actually told me some dogs in the world never see a vet and don't get good kibble every day or have a warm dry place to sleep so I should be thrilled to get taken care of. I swear-I don't know why all the TV news folks just went on and on about the vetting process this summer because I sure wouldn't mind a little less vetting on my side.

Wags and Wiggles-

And no matter your party-make sure you register to vote.


Odds and (Short-tailed) Ends

August 24th 2008 10:26 pm
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Mom added some new pictures of me today. Just hangin' out at home-playing in the yard (mom taught me how to climb up the ladder to get in the little boys climber toy-thanks to Star on GAD mom is all about teaching me new things of late), sitting under my favorite tree, and one of me pointing a cricket that got in the house. Hey-it's a valid point! I am showing her with my head and eyes where it is and since it is little I just decided to get low to make it clear I found it. Ignore the seemingly relaxed frog dog pose-that was to give the game a feeling that I was not a threat so mom could take aim. Well in this case, scope it up with a paper and put it outside. Oh and notice my sharp new Lupine collar (Muddy Feet print) mom got that from the ABR Auction to benefit the Senior Britt Retreat! I get to look even lovelier and it helped to raise money for an awesome cause. I hope soon all my older Britt Buddies have a special place to call home and enjoy their golden years. Wait maybe that should be called our Orange Years-hehehehe. Have a fun week:)

Wags and Wiggles from the Flying Dreamsicle-


Summer Livin'

July 21st 2008 7:39 am
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It is hot here this week. I love the AC-I would give it dog bones to keep it happy if I could. Little man had his birthday this weekend-turned 3 years old. Wow. Seems like just yesterday he and I were just little pups with nothing but playtime and naps. Now he is learning new things-like we live in a neighborhood and people that help in our community, have you ever heard such stuff? He tells me all about it-very interesting. He also taught me some songs and we count-I have four feet if you weren't sure. And two eyes and ears. Careful though-some counting can lead to getting poked in one or two eyes. He is getting so big-he helps me a lot with feeding me, giving me my vitamins (he can count those too), giving me a bath, and checking to see if I have water.

I am still doing good with my out of crate time-so well that now short of the humans being gone for 3 or more hours, I am free to just chill in the house. Some of those "neighbors" have told mom when she is out how pretty I am and that they love to see me in the yard pointing birds or laying down and quietly watching the bunnies just a few feet away (no barking and such) and they love to see me in the picture window looking out. Of course, PJ told one neighbor that I had just pooped in the back yard yesterday-everyone laughed and mom got a tad red. Well, how did she think I felt-I was doing so good at being a nice respectable girl and the boy tells them that I "pooped". He also alleged I have chewed a few toys and have to get time out in my crate when I do. Chewed is such a subjective thing-I say they were relocated to a space behind the chair via my mouth.

And I am still helping mom with her migraines-getting good at predicting those. I alert by sniffing one nostril (on my mama) in what she now calls "in-your-face medical assesments". But the side of her nose I 'niff, is the one the migraine starts on. Also-this past weekend my little man got his first bee sting. Actually-9, he knocked over a birdhouse in the flower bed that was just decorative and it had bees in it and they got him even as mom ran to scoope him up and get him inside. It was awful-I was scared and just ran behind them wimpering and nubby tail tucked. Once he had Beandryl and some cream on the stings it was better-I stayed by him and licked his face and hands. Mom said the only good thing was he doesn't seem to be allergic.

Finally, we are watching a new show now on TV that we love. I think it is about how well us dogs make our people behave, the other night when Star (she is our fave) got hurt on that show--my little guy sat and held my paw and checked my ears and kept asking if that "katie dog on TV" was ok. How sweet is that, he thinks that TV star is like me. Mom even decided to teach me a trick she saw them do-now I can shake with my left or right on command or by a hand cue. Took mom a few goldfish crackers and about 20 minutes to teach me that one. Darn-I am one smart little dog, maybe it's a Britt thing. BOL.

Wags and wiggles-

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