Likes: Occ chewing rawhides, taking naps, getting pieces of cheese, and sleeping near mom and dad at night.
Pet-Peeves: Vacuum cleaners, plastic bags, and her humans leaving without her.
Favorite Toy: Her red soft clutch ball, tennis balls, compressed rawhides and occasionally, stuffed animals. Did I mention the red ball? She also LOVES taking a drink from the hose and trying to catch the stream of water in her mouth!
Favorite Food: Peanuts and any dog treat, apples, peaches, and bits of table food!
Favorite Walk: Kohler-Andrae State Park
Best Tricks: We are working on "roll-over"!
Arrival Story: Our previous dog passed away on March 5, 2004. We made many trips to the shelter to check out new dogs. On April 21st, we made a visit and saw her being brought in from outside. She looked like a cattledog and that is the breed we had been hoping to find. We found out she had been brought in as a stray and was very friendly.
So, the next day, we filled out the application, on Friday we made our callback, and on Saturday, April 24th, we brought her home. Our vet figures she's about a year old or maybe a little more. We know she is very active and very nimble compared to our previous dog who was 9 when she passed away.
We are VERY happy to have her! I think the second time we saw her at the pound, she knew we were going to take her home. She just sat quietly in her kennel and looked at us, amidst much barking from the other dogs in her area!
Bio: She is very sweet and has loved everyone she has had the chance to meet, which includes the mail-lady!
More pics on Flickr!
She has cataracts and can't see very well anymore. She can navigate around the house and outside without too much trouble. She doesn't like going for walks. When we try and get to the lot-line, she will put her front feet down and not go any farther. She mostly wants to stick close to home and take naps. However, she still reacts to the "meat" drawer opening on the fridge, because she loves cheese. There's nothing wrong with her nose! She gets stiff if she lays too long and then has to get up to go outside. So, sometimes she does need to move around more than she does.
I had hotspots on 2 different spots on my front legs, so my humans put on this stinky gold bond powder and made me endure the cone of shame, while they healed. Finally they healed and enough fur grew back, that I could get rid of it. The darn cone was crashing into doorways and made it hard for me to run up the stairs or jump up on the bed. I hope I don't get anymore hotspots. That was awful. Now I can sneak under my mom's computer desk, and surprise her, because I'm so quiet. Then when she stretches out her feet, she is shocked to find me there! LOL!
For Christmas, I got two new squeaky toys and within about 15 minutes, I had already killed the squeakers. Oh well. LOL!
Mom said I had an anal gland problem and stunk to high heaven. Also, hadn't had a bath all winter, so it was time. I tried not to go to the bathroom, but mom made me go anyway. Baths are not my favorite thing, but you do what you have to do. It will be nicer later, when my fur is dry, and mom tells me how fluffy and pretty I am.
Over the winter, I had a problem, where my anal glands just spurt out stinky stuff, but then mom only washed the dirty part. It takes a LONG time for me to get dry, when I'm completely wet, so she wanted to wait until there was warmer weather, before she got me all wet.
Sister Emily will probably notice I've had a bath, when she gets home from school tonight. I hope she notices how clean and fluffy my fur is.