Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Elika
Dogster stats for Elika
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Booger, Boojum, Ditzy Wowler
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February 9th 2007
Being bouncy, running around, walking on mommy in bed
Mixie growling and being obnoxious
Doggie treats, especially after she has escaped and has to be coaxed back home.
In the back yard, running in big circles playing with Tillie.
"Spank her butt," where I gently tap her bottom and she wiggles and acts like that's the best thing in the world.
I had wanted a white boxer forever, so when I saw an ad this (2007) spring for white boxer puppies, I knew I had to have one, providing one (of 2) was female. they both were, so I was very excited.
Elika, like many white boxers, is deaf, but has learned a few hand signals. Sometimes I stomp on the floor to get her attention if she is looking the other way. She is very sensitive to vibrations and can tell when I get home by my footsteps on the porch. She is bouncy like Tigger and terrorizes the other dogs by pouncing on them. She is a big cuddle puppy and loves to sit in my lap despite weighing over 40 pounds at 8 months old. She likes to take the laces out of my shoes but doesn't chew them up. She loves to annoy the cats but doesn't hurt them, just squishes them and wants to play. She likes to play in our kiddie pool with her whiffle balls that I throw in there for her to retrieve. She retrieves tennis balls and points birds. Her nickname is "Ditzy Wowler" because she's so ditzy and she "wowls" when she wants something, it's kind of a mix between a bow-wow and a howl. She has just started walking with me in the community and she is overcoming some mild fears, like dump trucks. I walk her to my friend's kids' bus stop to greet them when they get off the bus, and the kids just love her. They pile off the bus to pet her. The first time they did it she didn't know what to do but now she loves it. When she's worried about something she gets a perfect little mohawk from the back of her ears to the base of her tail and has a lovely little growfly bark, sort of like, "Garooooo!"
The last photo, which shows Elika surrounded on the floor by 2 pounds of pinto beans, was a misadventure I discovered on returning home one afternoon. The beans were supposed to be part of a church dinner I was going to cook for about 60 people. Two pounds of pinto beans spreads out to about 200 square feet on a wood floor. Yep. Mommy was unhappy, but she went back to the store and got more beans -- this time safely put away from puppy!
Update: November 2008 Elika is quite the lady at a little over a year old. She is wonderfully smart and has a wicked sense of humor. When she wants to go out at night or in the morning she gently puts her big squishy face on my cheek, just ever so softly, no licking, just a soft warm wrinkly boxer face, all lips and jowls. When I wake up and turn over she wiggles like a fish on the hook, all happiness. I am planning to teach her and her companion boxer Tillie to pull a wagon (Rosie the Boston will ride in it, being the little queen). :: Rosie passed away January 25, 2010 without ever getting a wagon ride. But perhaps Elika will still learn to pull a wagon with Tillie as I still have the harnesses. We'll see. She is maturing, though slowly, since her deafness has kept her puppylike longer than hearing dogs her age. She is very affectionate and likes to cuddle at night.
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