Josie


Chihuahua/Breed Unknown
Picture of Josie, a female Chihuahua/Breed Unknown

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Home:Salt Lake City, UT  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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Nicknames:
Jos, Yosafina, 'Fina, Fini, Lil' Yos, Yoshie, Yoshkie, Yo-shk, Jostoyevsky, The Jos, Punkin Pie, Sweetie Pie, Punkin Head

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

Quick Bio:
-pound dog

Birthday:
September 11th 1996

Likes:
Sitting in my lap, jumping on the bed and burrowing under the covers to sleep

Pet-Peeves:
Teeth-brushing, nail-clipping, any bodily inspection

Favorite Toy:
Her "chewie" -- any little swatch of cotton fabric to chew on.

Favorite Food:
WET food...mmm.

Favorite Walk:
Our nightly walk where I take her to a local church and let her off her leash to run and sniff every single tree!

Best Tricks:
If you stop petting her, she lays her head on your chest and it ALWAYS makes people go "awww."

Arrival Story:
In September 2003, I was looking for a maltese/lhasa apso kind of dog -- little and fluffy -- but when I saw The Jos in her cage at the animal shelter, I was intrigued. Her name was "Angel" and she was caged with her mom "Sugar" -- both had been de-barked by their previous owners, so as I watched Josie silently barking at me I imagined a little dog voice for her. When they brought her into the "get acquainted" room, she immediately came and jumped on my lap. So sweet. She is the sweetest dog I've ever known. She just wants to be loved 24 hours a day.

Bio:
In March 2004, Josie was diagnosed with Auto-Immune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) which I was told cannot be cured, only managed. The disease causes her immune system to start attacking her own red blood cells, making her anemic. Josie has had THREE blood transfusions and has been on several medications, one of which (Prednisone) has made her lose a lot of hair and gain a lot of weight (she's around 15 pounds right now!) She has been so sweet and patient through all of the prodding and needle pokes and so far she's still hanging in there. I don't know what will happen with Josie but I feel lucky for each day I have with her. UPDATE: Josie is doing great! It's October 2004 now and she's down to 12 pounds (2 more pounds to lose and she'll have her doggy figure back), her energy is high and she's been such a good girl with all of the foster animals I keep bringing into the home (even when the un-neutered males keep trying to mate with her). 5/1/05: Josie's latest adventure has been two allergic reactions, one on 2/26/05 (see bottom photo) and one on 4/29/05. I still don't know what she's allergic to. The first time it happened I was completely freaked out and I rushed her to the vet where they gave her a couple shots, one for the swelling and one for the itching. This last time it came on much slower, I noticed some red bumps around her nose. So I called the vet and they said I could just give her a small dose of Benadryl. Poor little Jos.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 7th 2004 More than 10 years!

I Was In The:
2005 Valentine's Day Party!

2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party
!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
56916


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