Tuula


Carolina Dog
Picture of Tuula, a female Carolina Dog

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Age: 7 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Tallulah, Snookie, Snooks, Stupid-face, Retardoo

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

Birthday:
August 12th 2006

Likes:
Natural Balance and punching things with my paws like Mike Tyson

Pet-Peeves:
kids, dogs, itches, basketballs, strangers, life

Favorite Toy:
Holee Roller! Thanks mom!

Favorite Food:
plain meat of any kind: fish, chicken, duck, venison, Natural Balance Duck and Potato cans, duck jerky

Favorite Walk:
forest preserves and state parks, anywhere wild, unkempt, and freedom to roam

Best Tricks:
"open the door" though she doesn't really do it, it means to jump up at the door knob; "kiss" does not involve licking, just sticking her nose out to be kissed; "jump" is straight up in the air; "shake" is obvious but she's really overzealous about it ; )

Arrival Story:
We found Tuula (formerly Alisha) at South Suburban Humane Society. She was an abuse/neglect case pending investigation and was brought in with her brother, Adler, and some 5-9 other dogs. She was extremely shy at first and did not walk, much less stand or show any interest in people so she didn't have much of a chance. We fell in love and took her home

Bio:
Tuula is a true miracle dog. She shows improvement everyday and she's really coming out of her shell. Coming from the conditions that she did, we weren't sure if she could be rehabbed but she's come such a long way in such a short period of time. The great thing about Tuula is that she is not a typical, indiscriminately loving dog. One has to earn her trust, respect, and ultimately, love, which makes our bond all the more special. She's sweet, funny, quirky, and a complete weirdo, and we wouldn't have her any other way.

Forums Motto:
names Tuula Tallulah, don't wear it out

The Groups I'm In:
**Cats and Dogs Against Global Warming**, Carolina Dogs and Friends, coydogs, Coyotes Unite!, German Shepherd Mix Group, German Shepherds or German Shepherd mixes only

The Last Forum I Posted In:
What intereating facts do you know about Carolina dogs?

hey ma, I'm a dingo!:
Its (fairly) official; Tuula is a Carolina Dog! A better-than-textbook example!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 13th 2007 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
519992


Meet my family
Tiffany CatLillian Lou

Meet my Pup Pals
 

Tuula Tallulah: The Life and Times of an Urban Canine


I WON!

July 21st 2007 8:56 am
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That Dogster contest for a Bamboo feed and toss bowl and liners! I never win anything! Hooray!!!!!!

 

Allergy Update

May 7th 2007 7:09 pm
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Mum and dad took me to the vet and it turns out that I had a skin infection! They got a medicated shampoo and some antibiotics along with topical steroids (which I HATE) and in two days the rash is all gone. I still bite a little but nothings visible. The vet suggested I stay on the anti-histamines anyhow as there may also be allergies. I feel sooo much better but mum wants me to get a skin test anyhow. We'll seeeeeeee. In other news, mums sure I'm a coydog! Neat-o!

 

Scratch, scratch, scratch!

May 2nd 2007 11:01 am
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I have allergies! It's true, I've got hives EVERYWHERE and I'm always scratching and biting. Mom and dad finally took me off that dismal shelter feed, Purina, yesterday, and put me on Natural Balance Fish and Potato (an allergy formula). Daddy complains about the price. Tomorrow I'm going to the vet to see if they can find out what's the matter. Cross your paws and wish me luck! I'll update soon!

 
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