Pandora - CGC - WCD 2007

American Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever
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Age: 16 Years   Sex: Female

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Puppy, Puppy-Pie, Poo, Ms. P, The Pouty Princess, Girlie Girl

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Playing soccer, leaping in the air after any airborne toy, attention, bossing Gunther around, playing the "I have the best toy EVER (and you can't have it)" game.

Liver, baths, getting hosed off, tomatoes, watching another dog get in trouble, being in trouble, little snarfy dogs in her face (she's a magnet) large groups of screaming children (due to an emotionally scarring field-trip run-in as a puppy).

Favorite Toy:
Gunther, Mom, soccer ball, Flying Squirrel or frisbee

Favorite Food:
Fish, veggie/oat mash, peanut butter, Saltines

Favorite Walk:
Any dog-friendly trail or beach

Best Tricks:
Flying 180's, rapid-fire licking, winning photo contests

Arrival Story:
Pandora's mom (a tiny little rednose pit bull) was found giving birth in the middle of a busy street in Oakland. Mom and pups were taken into fostercare and put into the Bad Rap program. I was vaguely looking for a Labrador (I wasn't really looking seriously for a dog at all) and came across this darling cream-colored 8-week-old puppy that looked like a blue-eyed, pink-nosed Lab puppy. Once I convinced the boyfriend to meet her, she suckered him in with her waggy tail and general lickiness, and we did a crash course on puppies and Pit Bulls and Labradors. And two weeks later we had a 10-week-old pup who didn't look quite so Labby anymore. Tee hee. Grown up she's alllllll pit bull in personality (and super smart to boot) and I couldn't be happier.

A genetics expert told me that it's unlikely that Pandora is half Labrador due to yellow coat genes travelling on different "series" in Labs and Pit bulls or some such and that it was more probable that Pandora's deadbeat dad was a Shar Pei or Shar Pei / Lab mix, so we took a cheek swab genetics test. It came up: (no primary breed), pit bull secondary breed, and "in the mix" it listed Labrador and... um... Mini-Schnauzer. We think that Mini Schnauzer must be confused with some old terrier that contributed to pit bulls, as Pandora has absolutely zero mini or Schnauzer about her. Pandora would like to add that she thinks her underbite adds character and that she got her CGC on the first try and is very proud of herself.

Forums Motto:
Life is a movie starring ME!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 22nd 2004 More than 13 years!

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Woof! I'm Dog of the Day!

April 16th 2010 9:07 am
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Well it's about time that someone recognizes my swagger - man, it's been awhile. I guess that's what happens when you go from being the Only Dog to having to share with The Others. Although, as far as Newcomers go (OK, they've been around for a long time, but still - I was The First), Gunther and Millie are pretty good minions. I mean, they're not the brightest, but I guess that's why they make good loyal subjects.

Anyway, woof to all my Dogster pals! Things have been pretty boring around here, except for the fact that Mom had someone tear down our entire fence and now we can see into the creek! I really want to go exploring, but she won't let me. Boo. Apparently some people are going to replace it anyway - bummer. Right now we have half a fence, so we can still hang out and stare into the creek and imagine what it would be like to go exploring around in there.

Gunther and Millie have no interest in leaving the yard, but my friend Pester and I like to imagine all the fun we could have out there... he helps keep me young.

Anyway, I just figured I'd give a shout-out to the Dogster community today, on what's apparently now National Pandora Day. I wonder if they can make this a federal holiday and get the humans off work.

If only I had opposable thumbs, I would write a letter to Congress.


Ode to a friend

January 27th 2009 12:24 pm
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My bizarro twin isn't here anymore. They tell me that he died in a freak accident, but I don't quite understand what that means. I keep thinking he's going to come around and play with me, but he's nowhere to be found. He's not even at the Paco Collars studio, and that's his place of business!

Usually when I get to visit Ana I have Paco to hang out with. This time it's just me, the people, and some crazy mutant puppy that everyone (including Mom!) thinks is cute and I think looks and acts like she's part cat or something. Plus, nobody seems to have noticed that she doesn't have any FUR. Not to be judgemental, but that's just kind of weird and everyone is acting like it's normal.

OK, OK. I like the puppy. I even play with her and she smells like grape candy. But still, she's not Paco.

Usually I think I'm pretty smart about people. But right now I'm not quite sure what's going on - everyone's sad, Paco's not here, and usually Ana vacation is a big party (for me of course). But everyone seems happy that I'm here (and that puppy really needs to learn that I am the Queen of the Universe, so it's good that I'm teaching her young), so I guess things will be OK.

Ana even let me in the bed. I love being in the bed.

Anyway, people are telling me that Paco is gone, so I guess that means I don't get to see him anymore. I'll miss Paco. He was my first real pit bull pal (besides Gunther of course - but he doesn't count, he's my brother), and he was a good pal. He was smart (smart enough to keep up with me!) and he had a funny sense of humor. He also talked. A LOT. I don't mean silent dog-dog talking, I mean lots of crazy noises that made the humans laugh a lot.

Paco also knew a lot of neat tricks. He even did tricks that I didn't do, like balancing things on his nose. I told him that I was too dignified to do these kinds of circus acts, but Paco really loved doing that stuff. And I have to admit that I liked watching him - he was a funny guy, that Paco. We just had a lot of fun together at the studio especially, and when there were lots of people to charm I of course would go be the social butterfly so that Paco could retain his own dignity. We all have to be dignified in our own ways of course.

I have a thing for dark boys, especially the ones with underbites. At least Pester's around to serve as the resident smart small troublemaking dark dog. But I'll still miss Paco. Pester talks a lot too and he has an underbite (a sign of intelligence and wit) but he doesn't know the nose trick. And I don't think he knows "bang bang!" trick either. Paco taught me that trick.



I'm famous again!

November 20th 2008 5:52 pm
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And on Dogster!

A very smart Dogster blogger posted about Paco Collars, my favorite collar place. -rockspecial-discount-for-dogsters/

And of course he ordered THE PANDORA. Which is me. Pandora. That collar is named after me!

I'm a little sad that I'm not in the picture from the link, but that's OK I guess. I'm not for sale anyway.

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