Anna


Boxer/Breed Unknown
Picture of Anna, a female Boxer/Breed Unknown

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Home:Lexington, KY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Annie, Annie C Bananie, Bear, Boogie

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

Likes:
Running around off-leash & her CET dental chews.

Pet-Peeves:
Being left alone.

Favorite Toy:
Knotted rope toy & anything that squeaks

Favorite Walk:
The perimeter of the dog park.

Best Tricks:
We're still working on shaking...

Arrival Story:
My boyfriend Trevor and I picked Anna up from a local rescue in April 2006. She had giardia and a tapeworm but is all better now!

Bio:
Anna has severe separation anxiety, most likely the reason she was abandoned in the first place. She takes amitryptiline to help keep her calm while we are away during the work day.

Forums Motto:
Anna's Bananas

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Discipline for Abused Dogs

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 30th 2007 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
469136


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Pet-Pedia.com

March 4th 2008 11:45 am
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I recently discovered Pet-Pedia.com, it is an online directory of pet related services, articles and websites for Pet Lovers! Anyone can add sites or articles to it, and there is a forum as well. I will have to stop myself from spending all day on the forum as I like to talk WAY too much! :D

 

Separation Anxiety

January 30th 2007 9:14 am
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I was picked up in April 2006 from a rescue. Everyone used to call me Polly, but after a few weeks of being called PollyAnna, they just started calling me Anna. I'm pretty relaxed about it, you can call me anything you want as long as you've got food in your hand.

My new parents are nice, we take lots of long walks and go to the dog park all the time. The first 6 weeks in my new home I stayed in a large metal cage with a plastic bottom. As long as my parents were home I would gladly lay in my cage and spend time napping in there.

The problem is that they think its OK to leave me at home alone! When left outside of the cage I like to pull down curtains, jump on windows, crack window panes, pull up carpet by the doors, etc. I mean, where the heck did they go? I am positive that if I can get outside I will find them!

So instead of leaving me out while they're gone, my parents started putting me in the cage. It only took a few minutes to start popping the door out of place on the cage. After a few weeks, I was able to tear the door off the cage & get out. You wouldn't believe the mess I left for my Mom & Dad-I am just so glad they came home!

The day I tore the hinges off the door my parents brought home a new crate for me, a plastic airline crate. I like to lay in there at night when its bedtime because it is warm & comforting. I hate that my parents can't take me with them everywhere, that crate only lasted 5 days before I ate through the air holes in the bottom half and bloodied my gums. Mom came home and cried and cried as I bled all over the place. She took me to the vet and we got some new medication to heal my gums and to help keep me calm.

I take the calm medication every day, and haven't chewed through a crate since May. My new crate only has air holes in the top half and they are metal bars. Its a bit like a prison, except its so big my mom could probably sleep comfortably in there. I have been through two levels of obedience and am looking forward to going all the way through agility training. My parents want to start fostering dogs, so I guess I'll have some new pals soon. I think they're hoping that some new pals will help my separation anxiety.

 
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