Saint Bernard
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Home:Banning, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 100+ lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

March 21st 2000

Rub behind the ears; rub the belly; butt-scratch. Repeat.

When dinner is late.

Favorite Toy:
The cats!

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
From my nappin' spot in the sun to my food dish.

Best Tricks:
I drool; I snore; I look cute.

Arrival Story:
Annie was abandoned near the freeway in Orange County. She was taken to the Irvine Animal Care Center in very bad shape: down to 85 pounds, neglected, and malnourished. She also needed surgery on her larynx, (it was damaged from being tied up), which helped her breathe easier. Because of her surgery, she can no longer bark louder than a whisper. Thanks to the WONDERFUL care she received at IACC, she is now a healthy 115 pounds. She came home to us after living at IACC for 4 months. She is settling in nicely. But, just don't call her late for dinner!

Annie is our 'senior-citizen' baby. The shelter vet estimated her age somewhere between 6 to 8 years, so we settled on 7. We also decided to make her adoption date her birthday.

Forums Motto:
Annie - the lazy love bug!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 23rd 2007 More than 9 years!

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A new place called "Home"

This new place called "home"...

March 23rd 2007 10:21 pm
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Hello! I am very excited to tell you all about this new place they call "home". Let me start with my time before "home".
I had a pretty rough life before I was taken to a place called "shelter".
"Shelter" was a pretty fantastic place, let me tell you! Especially after wandering around that scary place called 'freeway'. (~shudder!~)
I got FOOD!! (lots of it!) So much that I gained 30 pounds while I was there!
I got WALKS!! There were these humans there called "volunteers" that came every sun-comes-up and took me out of my 'kennel' and we went places! Green, soft places that felt OH-SO-GOOD to roll around on. (You know, they called themselves 'volunteers, but I really think they were angels. They had to be, because they were SO VERY GOOD TO ME!!!)
Well, one sun-comes-up, there came a lady to visit me. She really seemed to like me a lot. She scratched behind my ears, and rubbed my belly. It was pretty sweet! She brought another human with her called 'daughter'. I like her very much. Well, lady and daughter stayed and played with me for a long while. It was a very nice visit. Well, then three more sun-comes-up's came and went and I didn't see lady or daughter. Oh, well. We had a nice visit. But then...
one of the nice shelter humans came to get me out of my kennel, and we went to the soft, green place to meet another human called 'husband'. He had a dog with him that they call 'Grace'. So, shelter human and lady and husband and Grace and I went into the wood chip yard and got to meet one another. I overheard lady and husband talking about how cuddly I am. How True!!
Then grace and I were allowed off-leash and we got to know one another. We did the butt-sniff (very important introductory tactic), and I even surprised shelter human by playing with Grace a bit! It was fun. So, they took me back to the kennel building and I thought I was going back to my place. Well, no. They took me to the place called 'office'. Lady and husband were there, and Grace, too. Lady talked to another shelter human and soon they were asking me if I wanted to go 'Home'. What is 'Home'? I wondered. Well, I found out soon enough! I got to ride in a 'car' with lady and husband and Grace! It got to be dark. Then 'car' stopped moving, and these new people told me I was 'home'. We went in to a building that has soft stuff under my feet. And blankets. And belly rubs, and butt-scratches. And FOOD!!! (lots of it!) And they call the other humans there 'family'. Me, too. I am family. I am happy. I am HOME.

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