Nicknames: Maskie, Mask Mask, The Turkey, My Little Pony, Mask, My Little Pony
Birthday: January 27th 2004
Likes: cleaning other dog's teeth, getting outside stuff stuck in doggie door.
Pet-Peeves: bothering her when she is tired, or busy doing her thing; blowing in her face, or touching her paws! Maskie won't let me brush her, when she is blowing her coat she looks like some wild wolf with big tufts scattered all over her body.
Favorite Toy: The living room couch, and the lower limbs of the pine trees.
Favorite Food: greenies, bully sticks, honey, dried chicken breast, and Wolf King
Favorite Walk: Weekly hikes in the mountains.
Best Tricks: being absolutely irresistible no matter what she does.
Arrival Story: Little Mascara was born to Steinway and Boz on January 27th 2004. I own the mom and dad and couldn't resist this funny, cranky little girl. She's half 2 wolves: Alaskan and Mexican.
Bio: Mascara is so funny. She wiggles like crazy when you call her name. She growls if you take off her harness, she growls if you touch her paws and then right during the growl she will give you a big kiss. She loves to play in her pool and get all wet, run in the dirt and then come storming thru the doggie door. She loves making a mess! Annoys everyone by clogging doggie door with her finds. Mascara has been living with the disease Cushings for the past year. It is not a fun disease by any means but we are doing everything we can to fight it. Mascara is my love and we will work through this and win!
So, Maskie is doing ok.........she pants a lot and she has put on weight but otherwise she is my cute, funny cranky girl. Sometimes I just can't stand it that she has this disease and I know I am doing all I can to help her body fight it. I just wish that she didn't have it.........it's not fair. I am glad Mask is with me and getting all the love, medical care and attention possible. Why do these furry creatures worm there way into our hearts and steal them?
We have a rescue here called, For the Luv of Paws. They asked people to submit pictures for their calendar and all the proceeds went towards the rescue. My mom entered all of our pictures and they all went in the calendar but..........only dogs that were hand picked by the local DJ's in town were picked for each month. Some of the months have all 5 of us in small pictures but only my picture was picked for the entire month of November!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a picture of me sitting in the middle of Yucca cactus plant. My mom always tells me how photogenic I am!
This morning we woke up and I gave all 5 dogs a busy bone to chew on while we opened presents. After presents we gave them big stuffed octopus's. Maskie was acting all normal when I gave her the busy bone but after she ate it she was acting weird and wouldn't have anything to do with her octopus. Her eyes looked funny not their ususal intense look and she was laying all funny and moving like she was 90 years old. It scared me so bad so I called the vet and in we went to town. It takes me 25 mins. to get there and by the time we got there she seemed more normal. She got all checked out and they gave her some "goo" to coat and sooth her throat. We think she got that stupid busy bone stuck in her throat. A "normal" dog would not have done that but Maskie thinks she should eat her chewy things in 2 or 3 bites. I guess we will just stick with Bully Sticks because she can't gobble those down in 2 bites. I was so scared for her and shaking and a crazy nervous wreck. The vet was telling me on the phone how much holiday fees are and I said, I don't care how much it costs! At least my crazy funny little girl is ok. We said lots of prayers!