Nicknames: Meef, Meefer, Me! Me!, Mia Patita, Dopey Girl
Birthday: February 15th 2007
Likes: Her big brother Gibby and anything that squeaks. And food of course!
Pet-Peeves: Where to begin - BOL! She is a great pup off leash but on leash, she becomes more timid and can sometimes be reactive to over eager pups. She is not a fan of really loud noises on the street. She's learning to be better and doing well!
Favorite Toy: So far, the little squeaky birds that come with the bird house. And definitely any type of squeaky ball.
Favorite Food: She loves it all! She especially loves Mom's home made peanut butter biscuits!
Favorite Walk: Exploring the City and anywhere close to her favorite pet store!
Best Tricks: She is still learning. She will SPIN for a treat and hugs on command!
Arrival Story: My husband and I have wanted to add a second dog to our family to love and spoil as we do Gibbon. And Gibbon would benefit having a sibling in the house to romp around with. We search for a long time hoping to find another Miniature Pinscher. We had some great picks but many of them fell through because they were adopted very quickly. We were hoping for a rescue. One day, I was strolling through petfinder for Min Pins and came across Mia. She had the most soulful eyes. She was listed as a Min Pin/Rat Terrier so I e-mailed to inquire about her. Although she was listed in CT, she was only sponsored through Double Dog Rescue but the foster home was in Tennessee! I hoped to introduce Gibbon first but since she was a puppy and the description of her temperament was so positive, it seemed right. And who could not love those beautiful saucer eyes that look at you in wonder! We knew that she was the one for us! Funny, but it turns out that she doesn't have Min Pin in her at all. She will be double the size of Gibbon but she has already become a great addition to our family. She has the biggest heart for everyone and every pup.
Bio: FROM HER PETFINDER LISTING:
Mia is absolutely adorable, she is black with tan markings, white feet, and stick up ears.
She is about 12 weeks old, and only weighs about 10-12 pounds. She looks like she is a rat terrier/min pin mix, She'll probably be between 25-30 pounds, but could potentially get up to 40 pounds full grown.
She is crate trained, and is doing well with house training, but she's little and young, so you have to keep a close eye on her.
She is used to being around other dogs of all sizes, is fine with cats, and would be great with kids old enough to be gentle.
A wonderful woman, Joanne, owns a doggie day care in Nashville. She was so sweet to e-mail me her story ~~~~~~~"It was one of my clients that first found Mia. Sabrinia went to pick up her children at thier daycare. Someone had thrown little Mia over the fence into the children's area. Sabrinia came to me with this hairless Little thing, probably only 4 weeks old. She couldn't take her and knew we could help. So after Anna cleared out space. little Mia went to stay with Anna. The rest is history.
I can't tell you how happy we are that Mia has come into your life and love. So many babies here in Nashville never make it past 10 weeks old. Our Metropolitan animal shelter puts down dogs at the rate of 1200 a month. Age, size, varying degrees of cuteness, personality and soulful eyes can't save them. This state is terrible in the treatment of companion animals. Here they are considered "property".
We are working on the laws, but they have a long way to go.
So now you know a few more details about your precious little one and how grateful we are for her to have found you.
Just a little more. When we call her, we would singsong a "Mia, Mia, Mia" ~~~~~~~~~~ Mia was treated for two types of mange. One was contagious which was quickly taken care of. The second type, Demodex, was treated and she recovered and placed on petfinder.com. When we were accepted as applicants, she had just gotten spayed and the anesthesia triggered the mange again. Her foster mom offered to keep her until she recovered but there was no way we were going to keep her from us any longer. We were happy to take her as she was and do what we can to help her. She was transported by a P.E.T.S. they rescue thousands of animals each year by helping transport pets every weekend from the South to the Northeast to either be adopted or fostered. So many pups are euthanized rather quicky down South so many organizations try to organize and send them up North. The day we took her home, we met the pet transport in a town north of NYC. She was transported in a renovated horse trailer outfitted with cages and air conditioned - first class! There were about 10 other dogs being delivered too. I spoke with one of the transporters while the other man went into the trailer. And before I knew it, there she was. I took her in my arms and she kissed my nose. And she was home. Her transition has been a smooth one. Gib and Mia get along so well and he shares everything with her. And he is truly her big brother! She walks like she has always lived in NYC. Nothing bothers her. She is outgoing and friendly and just all love to give. Her heart is as big as the City.
Um, Mom, here -- Mia is quite overwhelmed by this honor, which has led to her fainting from squeals of delight! I'll be helping her recover from excitement. LOL! We'll be back later after she zoomies around the apartment and teases her brother, Gib.
xoxo Mia and Mom (placing a biscuit under nose to attempt recovery of happiness)
My first Christmas! All the traveling and fun and unwrapping and kissies and hugs and treats! What a glorious time to be me! BOL!
Mom keeps snapping that contraption she calls a camera at me. Sheesh! But I don't care if that means pressies! Me so thankful and happy for all the pressies given to me to make my first christmas extra special!!!!
Mommy laughs at me because I am scared of wrapping paper and bags that fall and boxes that rip open. But I am beginning to realize that with each crinkle and rip of paper, a treat will be discovered! So I am slowly thinking that it's a good thing!
Mom still has more pressies to open but we added a slideshow of pics to thank me fweinds for the gifts opened so far and it will continue to be updated!!!! Me so lucky to have fweinds that are so generous! And the Secret Santas are pawsomeeeeee!
October 22 2007
Here are the rules of this dogster game of "tag" in case you've never gotten a chance to play. When you are tagged, you post 7 random facts about yourself, compose a "new DIARY entry" along with the rules and put them in your own DIARY. Then you pick 7 furs (kitties or doggies) to tag but make sure you tell them... a simple p-mail will do fine, or a rosette to tell them, but you must let them know that they have been tagged. Post their names also in your DIARY.
1. I travelled from Nashville to NYC to meet my furever family
2. I love to tease Gibby with toys and bop him on the head so he gets mad and chases me
3. I love to meet pups and if I can't, I growl and look mean! Grrrrrr
4. I am 90% housetrained. I can pee on command on the pee pad right before we sleep.
5. I do not like skateboarders or rollerbladers! Booooo!
6. My best friend (besides Gibby) is Luna, a Manchester Terrier!
7. I make squeaky noises when someone I love is going away. I MEEEEF!!!!!
Okay, Mom is going to have to check to see who hasn't been tagged yet although it looks like every pup! hehe! We'll hopefully pick some pups soon! C'mon mom and step to it!