Carrie Ann - Oct 30/94 - July


German Shorthaired Pointer
Picture of Carrie Ann - Oct 30/94 - July , a female German Shorthaired Pointer

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Age: 19 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Carrie Ann - Oct 30/94 - July

Nicknames:
My Baby, Carrie Ann, Care Care, Caca, CaCa Annie, Punkinhead, Our Carrie Ann Dog, Alpha Dog

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

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Birthday:
October 30th 1994

Likes:
Mom, car rides, pointing at cats, pointing at squirrels, scoping out the mice underneath the snow in wintertime

Pet-Peeves:
Kennel, being ordered 'down', being ordered to 'sit', well, actually, being 'ordered' to do most anything, having my nails clipped

Favorite Toy:
Any toy one of the other dog's has

Favorite Food:
Anything entitled 'treat'

Favorite Walk:
Walks don't excite her...car rides do

Best Tricks:
Opening the refrigerator with her paws, taking whatever is inside but sharing it with the other dogs, having a 'party'

Arrival Story:
I had to put my girl to sleep this morning - she died at 830 am EST July 15, 2010 (aged 15 years 8 1/2 months old). It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do but also a good thing knowing you can prevent your most cherished of loved ones from hurting. We made our last drive together alone which is how it should be. I came home and when I ate something later in the day and she was not at my side sharing half of what I had it hurt; when I realized I could now turn my bookcase out from the wall again (Carrie Anne had eaten 3 of my ex-husband's signed first edition books that he authored) it hurt; when I realized I could leave the toothpaste by the bathroom sink without having to put it away in the cabinet, it hurt; when the silence broke through and I did not hear her whimper for me to come "help" it hurt -- I would have helped her everyday for the rest of my life and not minded it - but then I suppose that is what I did today. Goodbye girl - I will miss you terribly...I already do! I think that my baby is likely in the last year of her lifetime and I will miss her terribly when she goes...she will be 15 years old on October 30, 2009 and we are looking forward to a wonderful birthday party together...love this dog and can't tell you how. CaCa Annie was already two and a half years old when we got her. I was reading a cheap door-to-door flyer-type newspaper and was always drawn to the "dogs looking for a good home" section when I read the advertisement, "Two and a half year old purebred German Shorthaired Pointer, fully field trained, looking for a home. $100 dollars. I called the telephone number and after warning the owners about putting such ads in these type of penny finders, I interrogated the gentleman about why he was getting rid of a dog who was 2 and a half years old. I told him the dog had more than likey already bonded with his family and that I could not understand why he would be giving her away. I personally could not understand then what type of family or financial circumstances could spur anyone to get rid of a family member...I did not understand then and I still can not today. After spending a half an hour 'ragging' on this man and telling him that putting such a cheap pricetag on this dog would likely mean she would wind up at the tailend of a chain connected to a broken down vehicle in someone's back forty and what a waste that would be, he suddenly said, "Honey...you've got her". We agreed to pick her up in one month's time sight-unseen. I was pleasantly surprised to see when we got to his home that she was the only liver and white-ticked GSP he owned. He said she would often keep on running when he let her out into the field. He was, I felt, ambivalent about letting her go and to my astonishment, opened the kennel and let her fly. When I squatted down with my arms wide open, she turned in a whirl and ran directly back in to my open arms. The look on his face was priceless. He then went on about how hard-headed she had been with him and sided up to my six foot eight inch husband to talk man-to-man as he showed him how to sternly grab her by the collar and shake her to get her attention. He pulled out a horse crop when we got to the vehicle in an effort to assist us in putting her in the kennel in the car. I turned to him and quietly told him, "that will not be necessary". She leapt up in to the car and at the same time, leapt into our hearts and soul forever. My CaCa Annie is the most brilliant of all my dogs and we have never had to resort to the tactics the previous owner used on her.

Bio:
Brilliant and funny animal beyond compare...not to be trusted around cats as this breed will chase them. P.S. We have had to 'guard' the contents of the refrigerator by tying two leashes together and hooking them from the back of the refrigerator to the front ever since one disasterous Thanksgiving Day when she performed her best 'trick' and ate an entire newly cooked turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries...the whole lot. She remains attentive to any of our 'mistakes'!

Forums Motto:
Carrie's People, Me Alpha You Beta

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

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
515695


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