Annie (in memorium)

Australian Cattle Dog
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Age: 29 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog

Being in charge of everyone

Blind/deaf Goldie, Niece Lacy

Favorite Toy:
Tennis ball

Favorite Food:
Natural Choice lamb and rice canned food

Favorite Walk:
Around the perimeter of my 4 acre property

Best Tricks:
Frisbee catch and ball catch

Arrival Story:
My friend was a volunteer dog walker at the Escondido Ca shelter and said there is a dog here you have to see - I saw and loved her instantly and she has been mine (well she lives here) ever since! She had been badly abused and had to be taken out among people for conditioning that hands were for loving and not just for beating.

She is about 17 years old, a purebred short tail(she has a kennel club number but only for obedience trials as her parentage is not known). She placed second in her first and only obedience trial and would have been first if she had not broken her stay. She was very crippled with arthritis two years ago and in a great deal of pain - she has been fed ProPac dog food with glucosamine since and has recovered suffiently to play ball again and harass her house mates. One of the photos shows her being reluctantly groomed by a pet quail. The photo without Annie is her niece Lacy, a long haired dachsund, and Annie's housemate Emaline the pot bellied pig. Lacy is also in charge of everyone and when Annie and Lacy visit at each other's houses there is World War III! Annie is very mean to her blind/deaf sister Goldie and deliberately gets in her way and then snaps at her; she also chases the cats nonstop - hence her nickname. Annie followed niece Lacy across the Rainbow Bridge. Lacy went about two weeks ago and Annie went this morning 5/27. Poor little girl had got where she would fall down and couldn't get up and I was not strong enough to help her get all four legs coordinated and lift her up at the same time. She was suffering a good deal from the heat as well so it was time to go. I cried about a ton of tears but a nice dogster member had left an email yesterday that I just read about the passing of their 18 year old and that helped so much.

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Australian Cattle Dogs

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 7th 2004 More than 12 years!

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Top Dog Annie

Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

May 27th 2005 10:57 am
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Dear Annie went to the vet this morning for help in passing over the bridge. She was so good though she usually pitches a fit at the vets. I think she was relieved as life had been pretty miserable for her during the past week. It was time to go and she went quickly - I had asked Blicky to meet her across the bridge and say hello and hope she will do that. Annie won't mind though - she has been a "loner" all her life though one couldn't have asked for a more faithful and protective friend but she was very independent. An odd coincidence that I hadn't thought of when I made the call to take her in - Sasha's mouth has watered forever to be top dog but she never dared to challenge Annie and now on Sasha's one year anniversary with me she has her best wish!


Annie's New Friend Charlie

February 4th 2005 10:24 am
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We are enjoying corresponding with Charlie, the red heeler. I want a red heeler so bad. My dog Patches is a red heeler/Akita cross but he is just a sweet dog and not an intelligent conniver like Annie who can outsmart me about ten times a day! Annie is hurting a little as it is cold and wet - she has a new puffy bed and is "sacked out" literally near the wood stove.


Still Top Dog

January 15th 2005 9:34 am
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Annie is still firmly top dog - don't know how she does it but she just gives that cattle dog stare that they use on cattle and Sasha pretends to be doing something else. Annie is beginning to feel her age again - or maybe it is just the cold weather but she has stopped going on her morning walks and when she doesn't want to do something wild horses can't make her. She is also becoming somewhat incontinent and when she needs to go she needs to go now so there are some house accidents. But otherwise she is doing very well - she has a new posher bed that is very comfortable for her and she occasionally uses it though she still seems to prefer the floor. She sleeps away most of the day.

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