Pet-Peeves: Meeting new people without her family around
Favorite Toy: tennis balls; she chases them once, then plays on her own with them
Favorite Food: She seems to really enjoy the Kirkland dog foods, but any food with small pieces suits her to a T
Favorite Walk: Any long, long walk
Best Tricks: Sandy loves to dance with people
Arrival Story: We acqured Sandy through a mutual friend, when Sandy was 4 months old. Sandy, being part Coyote, was rather crazy back then, and her family didn't really know how to deal with it. Sandy, then known as Cece, was placed in a covered playpen at night and pushed out to the backyard each morning. Her family wasn't trying to be mean, Sandy's energy level really took its toll on her small family members.
Sandy moved in wth us, and she learned how to be a calmer famly dog from our Maria Doggie. After some initial shell shock from the move, Sandy settled in has been in our hearts ever since.
Bio: We are in Hillsboro, Oregon, anxiously awaiting the opening of the new dog park!
I told you 2 weeks ago that I have recently started a training class. Really Mommy tells me she and Daddy are in the training class and I am just thier practice partner! Maybe so...
Last night I learned how to sit! I have been sitting on command for more than 6 and 1/2 years now!! I learned it last night all over again! I had to humor my folks ya know?! I AM learning the hand signal for sit, a different one than what Mommy uses, so maybe I can learn a little bit.
You should have seen my little brother, River!! I thought he and Mommy were going to have to take remedial dog training and then start this class all over again!! River was VERY stubborn about sitting!! Then suddenly his gears clicked and the light bulb came on!! Since he looks like me it is okay to tell you how cute and proud he looked when he figured out what Mommy wanted him to do!!
Then the horror of all horrors!! We were walking out of the store and someone thought RIVER was MY BABY!! Shudder at that thought!! I don't do puppies!! Kittens any day, but you can just KEEP the puppies!! Daddy explained that we were only related by adoption, and River was only in the family because he looks like me! Everyone who learned that we are not related was just stunned at how much we look alike!! I explained to River that Diego and I get that all the time! I wonder what it will be like now with a MINI ME in the mix!!
I think I like my little brother, but you can't let HIM know that!!
Umm, okay so here I am nearly 7 years old. I have lived here since April of 2001. Mommy decided *I* suddenly need to go through a TRAINING class!? Um yeah! Okay Mommy, whatever you say!
I am the old lady in the class with a bunch of PUPPIES!! To be fair, Mommy is taking me through it with River, just so she and Daddy can be better prepared to handle dogs like Fenrir and Max in the furture. I GUESS I am doing a good deed by being their GUINEA PIG, but STILL.....PUPPIES!!
So, tonight I learned my name!! BOL!! Hey, did you know it is Sandy by the way!?!!? Good thing I finally learned that, eh?! Who knows what I have been answering to all these years!!
Mmmmmm, this hting is sure yummy!! Mommy doesn't give us rawhide very often, Diego and I fight over it too much! Imagine my surprise and delight when she whipped out some candy canes Santa left for us!! wooohoooo!!
I really like to take my time and enjoy my rawhide. You know, get all the flavor and chewiness possible out of it! This is why Diego and I fight over the stuff!! The boy woofs his rawhide down so fast I don't think he even tastes it, let alone enjoys it!! So once his is gone, he stalks me, just waiting for me to put my rawhide down!
So tonight, I really have to work on this candy cane! Diego and Ginger are BOTH done with their rawhides! That Ginger is crazy! I think she swallowed her candy cane rawhide in about 4 bites!
Okay, gotta get back to the chewing now! I don't want to fall asleep and have my treat stolen!! Mmmmmmmmm......