Best Tricks: Sit, down, come, beg, stay (sitting and laying down), paw, high-5, wave, drop it, leave it, take it, quit it, paw, get your tail (to make her chase it), rollover, dance (stands up and spins in a circle), and agility. Patchy also passed her CGC 7/14/07.
Arrival Story: I had wanted a dog for my birthday. I had found Patches at the rescue dog section of the local pet food store (Feeders Supply) and fell instantly in love. She didn't nip or try to get away when picked up, just cuddled and would fall asleep in your arms. I couldn't adopt her right away though. I really, really wanted to but I couldn't. The next time I went to the pet store, Patches had already been adopted. I was so sad, my boyfriend said he felt bad about it and that I should have just gotten the beagle puppy because she was layed back, sweet, and I loved her so much, but it was too late. We had both felt really bad about not being able to adopt her. A few weeks later, I went to that store to get rabbit food and Patches was back in the rescue puppy section! I was so happy. She had been returned because the person who adopted her thought they had made a "rash decision". I was so amazed that she was back!! Poor lil' Patches was sick and had an inch long, deep cut on her leg when I saw her (very big for a 6lb puppy). The next morning my boyfriend and I went in and adopted her right when the store opened. Now she is happy in her forever home! ^_^
Bio: 6/3/07 -- Patches is now 23lbs! She is such a big girl! Today is her first birthday! Patchy had internal parasites, ringworm, kennel cough, and whatever put the large scar on her leg, and skin mites as a puppy. Patchy is all healthy now I'm so happy about it. Patch is one year old as of today and is so smart! She is doing agility and has passed her CGC!
Forums Motto: If it fits in my mouth, I will eat it!
Mom left the house for school today and as always, she put me, the fearless defender, into my crate... Ugh. Well, while Mom was out, giant moths came into the bedroom!! The moths were HUGE! The moths flew around the room and landed on the PJ pants mom had left by my crate, ripping into the leg, eating holes in them! Well, I know Mommy really likes those PJ's and since I couldn't chase the moths away, I pulled the PJ pants into my crate but alas, it was too late. The giant moths ate giant holes in the leg of the PJs... The giant moths flew away when they heard Mom finally arrived home. Mom opened the bedroom door and looked at me with the holey PJs in my crate and said I was a bad girl for pulling her PJs into my crate and eating holes in them. I guess that somedays you just can't win!
Hmm, I suppose this is becoming my yearly update BOL! We moved yet again but mom and dad did it this time so it wasn't so skeery. Daddy got me a house! Ok, ok, I suppose the rest of the dogs can be here too. Mom is building me my own agility course in the back. So far she has built 4 jumps, 12 weave poles, and a learners teeter for Kitsu.
That reminds me. Kitsune joined our lives. I'm not sure why though, she takes so much of my mommy time up :( I have to admit I love to steal, um, I mean "borrow", whatever toy she happens to have. Then we wrestle over it for a long time and chase around. Ok, I guess she isn't all bad. Hopscotch is still a stick in the mud and won't play with me but we hang out on the couch together. We also tag-team daddy for face kisses, I love that game hahaha.
I will soon be meeting my beagley crew from the Snoop Dog Beagles group right here in my own town! There will be about 30 dogs to play with AND like, 25 people to get treats off of! It is going to be furtastic. Kitsune is going to come and play too but Hopscotch says there is no way she is going to spend a weekend with a bunch of smelly beagles O.O We are SO not smelly :-/ Mom washes me about once every two weeks. There is no way for me to be smelly.
Well, I suppose I should try and update this more often... We'll see about that!
We are officially back in Cleveland and no longer in KY. One day a bunch of guys came to the apartment. I tried to scare them off by barking but it didn't work. These guys took ALL of our stuff! Some of it has reappeared up here in Cleveland but I'm not sure how that happened. I'm glad my toys and food are here.
On the day we left our apartment behind mom and dad took me back to the place I go to learn and said it was a special CGC test day. Mom and I practiced some outside of the ring. I was flawless. I didn't pick at the floor or try to play with the other dogs. Well, in the ring was a different issue. I did well with petting and grooming but I wanted to wander while mom was walking with me, I did pay some attention to her, just not much. Then I did well for staying and coming. The last parts of walking through a crowd I was pretty interested in the people walking by and then the other dog came into the ring and boy did I wanna play with him. Mom was certain I had failed by that point. As we finished the last exercise in the ring the instructor told us congratulations, your dog just passed her Canine Good Citizen Test! Mom was floored and very happy. When she said "YAY Patchy" I jumped up on her BOL! She carried me out so I wouldn't pull on her after getting told I was good. Mom needs to remember that the CGC isn't a percison test and that is why I passed. Mom thought I could have done sooo much better though and says we will work on that. I got a ton of treats and pets for passing though. I'm going to get a special tag in the mail that says I'm a good citizen too :).