Likes: Barking, licking, following new scents, Hide and Seek, protecting her people/territory, rolling in the grass, ripping her toys to pieces, chasing mice, and being the boss.
Pet-Peeves: Fleas and weeds (she has allergies), sharing her toys, having to move out of the way, and fireworks.
Favorite Toy: Her destroyed soccer ball.
Best Tricks: Beg, Shake, and Hide and Seek.
Arrival Story: A little over a year had passed since our beloved Cairn Terrier died, we felt it was time to get another dog. After the ritual begging of our mother, she allowed us to get another dog. We got her for a discounted price because she had a small gray spot on her back. Over the years her gray spot has faded quite a bit.
She was originally the family dog but when I moved away from home I took her and her Jack Russell sister, Keiko, with me. Keiko has since passed away.
Bio: Developed diabetes in April of 2007.
Impaired vision, near complete blindness, May 2010.
I puppy-sat my mom's two poodles, Angel and Bear, while she was out of town. Sachi loves Bear and plays with him sometimes. He is the only dog she plays with besides Keiko. And Keiko doesn't play much these days. She is just so happy when they play. I keep saying that I'm going to get her a puppy of her very own someday. :D
The other day I was walking Sachi and a little dog passed by. Of course Sachi took off after it and the leash slipped out of my hand. She was gone before I even knew what was happening. I had no idea she could run so fast on those little legs. My sister's boyfriend was nice enough to chase her down for me. When I caught up to them the little dog she had been chasing was there too.
A woman had been walking with the little dog and I apologized to her. She told me that she is not her dog. She is the "neighborhood dog" named Dennis. (Yes, I said a female dog named Dennis.) Apparently there is a family that cares for her but she isn't really their dog?
Now every few days I'll take the dogs out for a walk and Dennis will join us. Sachi isn't pleased about it but that's what she gets for chasing down strange dogs.
Last week I took her to the lake. She loves to bite at splashing water. She went into the water until it was up to and past her chest. I was impressed. Then she decided that splashes aren't worth going that deep and waited for me to splash water closer to the shore. She did this whole growly bit to let me know she was unhappy with the splashes that she couldn't reach so I gave in and splashed in her direction. She loved it. We're definitely going back in a few weeks.