Basset Hound/Labrador Retriever
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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

December 23rd 2004

food and walks

her owners are too sluggish in the mornings

Favorite Toy:
her kongs (if they are filled with yoghurt/peanutbutter especially)

Favorite Food:
see favorite toys

Favorite Walk:
to the dog park

Best Tricks:
high five, threading between the legs

Arrival Story:
Sandy is a Tennessee girl whom we found at a shelter in Knoxville TN. She was about 1,5 years old and pacing in her cage, she had been there for about 3 weeks and was ready to get out. When we first saw her, she had stepped in her food bowl and spread her food all over. Anything to get attention!

She might have belonged to a little girl in Knoxville whose family had to give her up since they were moving to a no-dogs apartment. We know that she was well-socialized and well-cared for since she was so trusting and easy with people of all kinds (particularly loud ones). She had no formal training and was never walked before she came to us but was very wellbehaved inside.

Forums Motto:
"...bad girls go everywhere"

The Last Forum I Posted In:
bassadors and obedience?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 10th 2007 More than 9 years!

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My Diary

July 3, 2008

July 3rd 2008 5:40 pm
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Dear Diary,

At 5:45am this morning:

The best way to wake up a sleeping human (without resorting to open warfare such as barking and pawing) is to walk into the bedroom, give a good firm shake of the head so that the tags on the collar jingles loudly and the ears flap. That's usually enough to scare them out of even a fairly deep slumber. And they can't really blame you for needing to shake in the morning either....


Monday, February 18

February 18th 2008 11:53 am
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Dear Diary,

Human man is gone again. ´Nother one of those early morning outings to the airport in pouring rain.

But it´s okay because I got to go see my friend Oscar, the collie-afghan mix (who was formerly thought to be a black lab until they DNA tested him) and his human woman, Jenne. It was great - I played with Oscar, licked him in the face until he growled at me, kissed and hugged Jenne. The bad part was that as usual, I couldn´t find the cats...they are there, I KNOW they are, but I never get to see them and the smell of them everywhere, on the furniture, on those climbing poles and cat igloos, is really driving me nuts.

Anyway, it was nice with an outing - I have been very neglected lately.


Thursday, February 14

February 14th 2008 5:48 am
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Dear Diary,

I had a very difficult day (and night) yesterday. It began at 1:30 am when the snow started falling from the roof with big crashes. I do NOT like when things fall from above and I just knew it was about to fall on my head so I got up and went to tell my humans about it.

My human being...well, humans, and kind of slow, thought I had a stomach problem since I was coming to see them in the middle of the night. Twice they took me out but when I didn´t go and didn´t act sick they started catching on. Especially as a new big crashing piece of snow came down from the roof while we were outside.

So finally, they told me I could sleep with them instead, which was nice but sort of crowded. We tried that for about a half hour but then my human woman almost squished me when she was trying to turn over so I got up again. I really didn´t know what to do so I decided to walk around the kitchen for a while and think about it. After ten minutes or so, the human woman came out to me - she claimed that my pacing kept her awake. Then she went and got my blankie out of my crate and put it next to the bed so I could sleep on that.

But that meant that I was very tired yesterday and the snow STILL kept crashing off the roof so I decided it was better to stick very close to my humans all day - as in my body touching their feet at all times.

Today, it´s Valentine´s and I feel much better - it´s silent outside. But how come they bought each other Valentine´s and none for me? That´s just not right. I want a Valentine too.

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