Likes: playing with her doggy friends, doing obedience, running around like a maniac, supervising the yard
Pet-Peeves: unfamiliar dogs, squirrels, and cats
Favorite Toy: her bad cuz ball
Favorite Food: anything on the floor
Favorite Walk: by the river, or anyplace where people might give her attention
Best Tricks: long down-stays and bedtime kisses--and now, shake!
Arrival Story: I had been searching for a female GSD or GSD mix for 7 months by the time I saw Heidi's ad on petfinder. When I saw she was at our local shelter, I literally jumped out of my chair and practically ran down there..I had only one hour before they closed. I read her temperament evaluation and spent about a half hour with her in the shelter's food room..during which she stole treats out of the buckets and figured out how to remove toys from the toy bins. Heidi was a stray when she was picked up, not spayed or microchipped, but they didn't think she'd ever had pups. Her evaluation said that she barked for excitement or attention, fixated on cats, and seemed to be anxious. She was very tolerant of being handled, however, and didn't seem to have any aggressive tendencies towards people. They did not recommend her for a home with young children, which is fine as I have never wanted kids. I was hers from the moment she jumped up and tried to lick my face, and she came home with me on April 6, 2007-Good Friday.
Bio: Heidi turned out to be extremely reactive to other dogs when on leash, and she doesn't just fixate on cats-she tries to eat them. She also does not appear to have been socialized very well with either the very young or the very old. But within one week she knew sit, down, and stay. She had just been spayed when I adopted her, and for two weeks or so I marveled at how calm she was. Then she started feeling better, the poop hit the pinwheel, and the real fun for both of us got going!
Rosie escaped this morning 11-5-09 from her pet sitters fenced backyard. She actually managed to unlatch the gate and presumably is headed for home. Her owner is one of my best friends and was scheduled to go out of town today hence the need for a pet sitter.
Rosie is an adult, female, German Shepherd with a very black colored face. AC saw her at North Star and Northwest Blvd. at 10:00 AM this morning but couldn't catch her. If you find her or think you've seen her please call 614-297-8380 or 614-787-1405. She is normally a friendly dog but was very scared when she was last sighted and took off running. Please let us know if you see her.
Rosie was wearing a pink gingham collar, she has all her tags on.
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So I don't get to wear my jewelry anymore. Mom says unless it works really well we're not going to mess around with it, which is fine. Either way I get treats, so I'm cool with that.
I got to eat a raw egg today for the first time. And let me tell you pups, that was completely awesome. Holy cow. I don't know if I could have licked my dish any cleaner. It was super tasty. You know what else is awesome? Mom has like, two days off work. So she's been home all day with me today. This I like. Dad isn't here, which is sort of too bad because he does give the best belly rubs ever, but on the other hand I get his spot on the couch, so all is not lost. I think if I play my cards right I might get to sleep in the big bed tonight too. He'll be back tomorrow, Mom says, so I'd better take advantage while I can. I love Dad and all, but he is a pretty good sized guy (that's why I can get away with sitting in his lap) so I'd better enjoy the extra stretch out space on the couch while it's there.
Really pups, it's just been a good all around day. Mom all to myself, treats, walks, and ball....and extra space on the couch...and Dad coming tomorrow to rub the ol belly. Mom tries on the belly rubs, don't get me wrong, but she's way better at just general snuggling. And I do like snuggling now. So it's been a good day.
It has been a rough few months around here. I got in two fights with other dogs and I think I won, which was good for me but was very sad and expensive for mom. The other dogs are going to be ok. Mom doesn't want to talk about this again in my diary, though. We are working on it. I have a new collar--Mom calls it my "jewelry" and a shorter leash, and now I have to go potty before we walk, and then I have to walk next to mom and if I'm good, I get treats. So that part's good. And I'm not allowed at daddy's house anymore, but that's not because of anything I did. Apparently I'm a "restricted breed". That sucks, cuz I really liked going over to dad's house. I could look at the windows and watch people and I was VERY good when I was there. I never even chewed anything up. Oh well. But I'm getting better at being good at home now too. I sorta like cuddling with Mom on the couch now..and dad if he's here, of course. I used to not like anything that required sitting still. But I've decided that snuggling is good. Unless of course they want to get up and play with me, in which case I will happily go for that too.
Let's see, what else have I done. I finally broke my orange Cuz and got the squeaker out, so Mom got me a new blue one, and she says she's never buying that kind again, cuz it sounds like a monkey just like my pink one. And I'm getting REALLY good at finding my ball when Mom hides it. That's a pretty good game, except for the part where she hides my ball!