Nicknames: Ciao Mia Bella(Hello my beautiful one in Italian). Mi-ers, Mia Boo, Mia Girl, Momma, Stinky, Goober, Goofball, Fuzzbutt
Gotcha Date: June 30th 2006
Birthday: April 16th 2006
Likes: Agility, Sleeping, Being Outside, Training, Eating
Pet-Peeves: Baths, Other Dogs, being made to eat fish or organs
Favorite Toy: Mia used to like toys when she was a puppy but doesn't have much interest in them now. She will occasionally play with a small frog or duck squeaky toy.
Favorite Food: She is a raw fed dog and enjoys red meat the most. Her favorites include lamb, bison, and beef.
Favorite Walk: She loves to go to the beach and walk on the seawall in Galveston.
Best Tricks: Mia loves to go to agility class. Her favorite trick would probably be "High 5"
Arrival Story: The day after I lost my previous dog to lymphoma I started the search for my next dog. The house was too quiet and we had lost two dogs within 3 months. We drove all over looking at shelters and couldn't find the right dog. We went to a pet store "just to look" and as soon as I saw her I knew she was my dog. I went home and did some research and went back to get her.
Mommy told me some exciting new last night. It wasn't really finalized until then but my Auntie Katie and Mommy had been talking about it for a few days.
A little bit after Christmas we are flying to Chicago on a plane to visit Parker, Jack, and Bebe!! We'll be there for about five days, including New Years! Mommy says I might even get to meet Gretta and Rondo and Parker's horsey brothers! Mommy has already met Gretta and Rondo but I haven't had the chance yet.
I don't really know what a plane is, I've never been on one before, but Mommy tells me it's just like a big car (I love riding in cars!!) that drives through the sky instead of on the ground and goes a lot faster. Unfortunately, I have to stay in some kind of bag the whole way under the seat and can't look out the window. Mommy says that we're going to get me to the point where I really like the bag and feel comfy and safe in it. Auntie Katie sent it in the mail yesterday so I can get used to it.
Mommy also says that I'll get to see snow. She's not sure what I will think of it but she's hoping that I will like it. She's really excited about it because she hasn't seen a real snow in 8 years and used to live for snow and skiing. We will have my parka and lots of sweaters handy and I am also going to have some new booties so my paws don't get completely freezing and wet and I don't get any salt on them. Mommy bought her snow boots yesterday too!
I think I'm going to have a good time. I've been to Chicago before and I liked it. I love Auntie Katie and am starting to like Parker a lot. Last year Jack seemed okay...well he kind of ignored me...but I'm okay with that.
Well it's time for us to go get ready for Thanksgiving dinner!
It's Thanksgiving and there are so many things that I am thankful for in my life.
1) Being alive and very healthy!
2) Having a loving home and the best Mommy and Daddy in the world (not even counting the best Nana, Grandpa, aunts, uncles, and nieces and my kitty brothers Noche and E-Man).
3) Having a home at all! We thought after the hurricane that we wouldn't have a home anymore, that we might have to move back in with Nana and Grandpa for a little bit while things were salvaged and prepared.
4) For Mommy providing the best care she knows how! I eat the yummiest food - even if it is expensive at times and get all the vet care I need.
5) For agility class! I love agility so much! Especially the running around like a crazy wild Mia.
We have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and the hurricane really brought that to light.
Just wanted to post a quick update. I'll do a full recount of the last 4 days later on. Everyone and animal is fine. The house and apartment survived with almost no damage, no flooding. The wooden fences are all down. Luckily we have a little courtyard area between our garage and the side of the house and a metal gate that closes off the backyard. Mia can get through the metal gate poles because they are about 8 inches wide but we put up leftover plywood so we can at least let the dogs out there.
We are playing host to a stray boxer puppy that we have named Roscoe for the time being. He is very sweet and gets along well with everyone. Mia doesn't like him but she doesn't like most other dogs at first anyway.
I will post pictures of the damage, etc. later. We have power and cable and internet here at the house. No power at the apartment yet though. We are hoping soon.