Nicknames: Sassafras, Princess, Baby, Sassy Louise, "The Sasster", Bug
Likes: Chicken Jerky treats, belly rubs, to be pet and hugged, to be around people.
Pet-Peeves: Being alone.
Favorite Toy: I like Good/Bad Cuz toys and soft squeaky toys
Favorite Food: Wellnes Super 5 Mix in Chicken or Lamb
Favorite Walk: Anywhere I can wander around and meet people
Best Tricks: Sit, shake paws, belly rub, fetch
Arrival Story: I was going to the local SPCA regularly, trying to be selective about my new dog, having purchased a new house. This one day, my girlfriend and I walked in the kennel area and they were all barking at once... I was looking around, pretty annoyed and ready to leave, when I look down, and there she was, sitting quietly with a big smile on that sweet face, looking right at me with those beautiful eyes. She started licking my hands as soon as I came close and it was love at first sight. Then after petting her ears through the bars for a little bit, she rolled over for a good belly rub and it was all over. She was 7 months old and a good fifty something pounds at the time. It didn't quite hit me she was mixed with a breed of sled dogs until she was all ready to go and started pulling on that leash! That was the day Sassy decided to adopt me and walk me home.
Bio: There's not a lot known about Sassy's background, except she was already 'fixed' when adopted and was given up because she "needed a backyard to run on". Later on I discovered she needed more than a backyard, since she kept trying to dig her way out and explore the whole neighborhood. She was very hyper, rough and destructive when she first came home, but with time and lots of TLC, she's now the sweetest, friendliest dog I know. In the shelter she was tagged as a Husky/Sheppard Mix, but I stand by my theory, she looks a lot more like she's mixed with a Yellow Lab.
Forums Motto: Look into my eyes... now gimme a treat
Tonight my mom finally posted my first video on the internet! We worked so hard to make it, although I have no idea what it was supposed to be, we shot video after video, playing with my new squeaky toy my grams bought me. Then I got really excited and silly, but after so long I was tired! I slept really well that night. Now I'm gonna be famous! :o9
Tonight I got in bed with my moms. Normally I'm not allowed in the furniture or the beds. I used to jump on them a lot and they would yell "NO!!!". I learned that's a bad thing a long time ago. But today I was going around the bed, getting head rubs and cuddles when I decided to do something brave. I thought maybe if I'm gentle, they'll let me stay. So I sat by the bed and smiled with the sweetest face a dog can have. My moms smiled back and were watching my every move. So then I put one paw on the edge of the bed and left it there for a bit... no yelling... then I slooowly put the other paw up... maybe they won't notice... then I kinda scooted up and put a third leg on the bed. At this point they were not angry but they were making a funny clucking noise... kinda like the noise they make when I do my retarded run. So I propped my other leg up on the bed and quickly jumped in between them and hid my face under the sheets. No yelling still. None at all. For some reason, this one time, they thought it was adorable and I got a lot of cuddles and praises. I stayed in bed for a good while, it felt so warm and cozy in there! My moms kept petting my head and my ears and I fell asleep. Then before I know it, I got bribed to get off with a chicken treat and sent to my bed in the garage. I think I'll try it a little bit earlier tomorrow. :op