Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Phoebe Amanda
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Phoebe Beebee, Toots, Pheebes, Miss Golden Eyes
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June 10th 2005
attention, food, more attention, toys, more attention
dogs who growl at her, little dogs who bite her (rude!!)
Mom, every other toy falls prey to the "jaws of death"
FOOD! Allergic to grains so she gets Mom's home cooked stew with Nature's Variety Raw Instinct and Solid Gold's Barking at the Moon, with broccoli slaw. Eats most veggies and fruits.
Around the apartments sniffing after the quail have walked through.
Waving bye, bye, Shaking hands, she's learning to dance.
After I lost my first great service dog of 10 wonderful years, Bekah, to a stroke, I moved to northern Nevada to a smaller town. When I felt that I could begin to love another dog, many people in town started helping me look for another bully breed dog. After praying one night and telling God that I had to have my dog by the next day, a lady took Phoebe to the pound by noon the next day and I started getting calls from all over town telling me to go to the pound because my dog was there! We were on our way to Mutts, Etc. to meet her "Aunt Eva" and calling her "Aunt Ruth" on the phone before 4 o'clock and we've been a team ever since.
She's a wonderful and fun girl who is very affectionate and loves people (kids especially), other dogs, cats, horses, and birds and she is trying very hard to be a good service dog (most of the time!). No one will ever take Bekah's place in my heart and I look forward to the day that we will be together again, but Phoebe has made her own place in my heart. And, just like Bekah, she is a great ambassador of the bully breeds.
For anyone who believes the lies of the media about pit bulls, you really need to get to know pet bullies. Phoebe is the third I've owned and I've come to know many more. Because I was in law enforcement, I also knew some who were damaged by criminal owners so I do know they exist, but they are in the minority. The majority of pit bulls are wonderful family dogs and it is only the media and a minority of citizens who will say otherwise. Those of us who know how wonderful they are need to stand up for them and protect them. Please sign up to speak out at mydogvotes.com or any of the anti-BSL sites - we need to speak out for those who cannot, please!
Phoebe was rescued from California where they were attempting to use her for a fighting dog. They had absolutely no success in making her aggressive, but they did make her very scared of many things - skateboards, raindrops (or spraying water of any sort), flags or signs waving in the wind, most noises. It has taken about 5 months, but she now associates skateboards with kids - so they are now "good" things! She tolerates raindrops when she's dressed in her raincoat with the hood and Mom holds the umbrella over her and she's learning that Mom never lets her get sprayed in the face with water during bath time. Obviously, people did some pretty awful things to her, but it has not made her resentful or mean towards other dogs and certainly not towards people. After 6 months together, she is a HUGE cuddle bug and does not want Mom to leave her sight even though she is very happy to visit with others. She's a real blessing in my life. Probably her happiest time was meeting my grown son and finding out that there are kids (my grandsons) in our life! It seems that she is able to identify family members by some sort of scent (possibly something to do with DNA as the cancer sniffing dogs do? I dunno?). I can hardly wait until she gets to meet the new baby - the younger the child, puppy, or kitty, the more she seems thrilled by it! She's doing so well as a service dog, but is such a wonderful social butterfly, that I want to start working on her therapy dog certificate this spring.
Born to serve, after playtime :o)
The Groups I'm In:
Service Dogs Group, staffy bulls
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Sarah Palin Wolf Eradication
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