Nicknames: Scruff-Muffin, Ko Minnie, Nosey Parker, Pupper, Cutie Pootie
Gotcha Date: June 28th 2007
Birthday: December 15th 2006
Likes: Treats, Playing tug O war! ..did i mention treats?
Pet-Peeves: Having nails clipped or filed.
Favorite Toy: Any stuffy, for playing tug O' war.
Favorite Food: Dried Turkey breast strips! ...Umm Umm gOOd!
Favorite Walk: The dog park! But i like the neighborhood too. it's juss funner to run around without a leash.
Best Tricks: Sit, Come, Stay, Down, Drop it, Leave it, Take a bow, Roll over, Wait, Shake (sorta/kinda), jump, crawl, sit-UP, and stand-UP.
Arrival Story: She was a stray I'd see out my window at work that seemed to be having a pretty hard time of it. It broke my heart to watch and sometimes I'd hear her crying. I wanted to snatch her up, but I couldn't take her into work. Then one day she was sitting right in front of my truck when I went to leave. I picked her up, she was so slight, and limp, felt like she was on her last leg. Once I got a good look at her I could see she was desperately in need of care, she was pitiful. (fleas, tics, worms and, as it turned out, under-nourished)
I drove her straight to the vet, before heading home, and got her shots started. She weighed in at only 7 lbs, vet said she should be about 10. Down a third of her body weight. She must have been existing on insects, because for a long while she kept eating bugs and worms.
Once I got her home, got her bathed, treated for fleas, and w/a dose of Benedryl for the itching, she slept for almost 3 whole days, waking only for brief necessities. She was truly worn out from the streets. She was so timid. It took her a long time to adjust to good food, she kept eating bugs and worms for a long time after, and she didn't have a clue what to do with a toy. But let me tell you, when you adopt a dog, whether it be out of a shelter, or off the streets, you have got a friend who really loves you. It's like they never forget what you saved them from.
Bio: She's an entirely different dog now from the one I first found. Her Terrier Type is pure speculation. I have no real way of knowing what she is short of having her DNA Tested. But "I think" she resembles the Norfolk the most. She is definitely a Terrier, very NOSE driven and a hunter/digger. When out on walks her nose is continuously to the ground. When she finds a smell she likes she will dig her heels in and refuse to budge, meanwhile taking HUGE sniffs, usually with her nose buried in the grass. This means I have to be very diligent about all vaccinations, because if it's out there, she's going to put her nose right in it.
She has friends all over the neighborhood, from our walks, and looks eagerly for them as we near their homes. Self assured, very friendly to people and dogs, and crazy about toys, she strives to be the life of the pawty. She loves the doorbell because (obviously) it's someone who's come to see her! She no longer eats bugs, weighs approx 14 pounds, and is a rowdy little roustabout. Not fat, sturdy. The girl is fast, easily out-running dogs 2-3 times her size.
Ko Min's biggest passions are playing with another dog (of her choosing), tug O' war (with a human), and chasing squirrels or critters. Queen of the yard. Sometimes at night she'll ask to go out, and after taking a tour of the yard, she settles down in her favorite chair, and just keep an eye on everything. She not a yapper though, if she's barking, she's SEEN something.
Indoors she's my faithful companion, always at my feet, on my lap, or just watching me closely.
Why would anyone buy, when there's so many like her desperate for a home?
mama allatime try ta feed me reel good, so at sum poynt her bawted me "Wellness Core (small bites)", her had lookt it up an it wuz berry neer da top of da bess foods liss. an i like it ok, doznt make me do bak flips but is OK.
well, suddenly mama startd sayin rude stuff, like, "Daggone Ko Min!" an "Darlin yu juss stink!" or "whoe! silent but dedly!" an gettin up in da middle of da night an sayin "Ko Minnie, yu gonna gas me to death in my sleep! da whole room stinks!"
as yu kin imagin, i wuz mor'n juss a lil put owt by dis new turn of events. i meen da tummy duze wut da tummy wants ta do, rite? iz not my fawlt!
well, da nex time we goed to da storr, her wuz lookin an mutterin, an suddenly she sayd, "hmm... a simple diet for dogs with food sensitivities. hmm... i wonder..." den she grabbed a difrint lookin bag of food an a diffrint lookin can of food an ebidently arr shoppin wuz done. so we hedded home.
well, da good newz is, i habn't put owt da stink ever since dat day. so mama thawt mebbe i shudd tell da worl, in case udder dogs hav dis problem. dis food named "BLUE Basics, sensitive solution formula, turkey an taters recipe", an... i like it a lot! it also is good fur yu food, high in da proteins 24%. ..an don't make ya stink.
Balentinez day arr berry nise, an is juss wut dis grrrl needid cuza da cone O woe. is fun ta giv an get pressies an cards, and nice werds, makes my hart feel all giggly. evybuddy here is so nice, muss hav sumpin ta do wiff bein poochies.
in udder newz, me an mama both bowt to luze owr minds abowt deez #$@%!*&!!! bites. now mama sez she doan no wut da hek goin on, cuz dey shudda healed by now, an dey dint. an da udder nite i wuz skrachin my chest ta beet da bann (i cen get at dat, bol!) so mama stopped me an tole me roll ovrr, an did a good look at me, an she sez, "Oh Ko Minnie! WUT in hevins is goin ON wiff yu, lil grrl? you've got a big welt here, this breakin my hart... " an i sed, YU??? i bowt ta luze my mind mama! sigh... so she pilled me, an witch hazeled me, an made a poyntment fur anudder medisinn bath...
but next morning da welt on da chest wuz gone, an haznt bin bak. so dats good. but my legs an thighs arr still lookin all bit/stung up. mama sez deez (werds i cant say) dokters all doan no nuttin hunny. an she tierd of dey takin here to da bank. i doan no wut hunny and goin owt till her tired got ta do wiff it, but dere yu arr. dats her prognosis.
she dint wanna go, prolly cuz i wuznt HER winnins, but i sed "is only fair!" wuz my face dat wun da winnins an i wantid ta git sumpin GOOD.
oh dog... it took me bowt a million hours ta figyur owt wut i wantid ta git, day wuz twoo manny meatz ta chooze frum, it wuz overrwelmin me. my nose bowt dide frum exhawtshun. an mama, wuz doin da peepl thing, (wineing) bowt not bein able ta see ware she wuz goin. But hey, i only got paws, i cant karry dat stuff! dats wut hand are made fur, well dat an skrachin my back, an behine my eers, an my tummy.... but we were in da store so i wuzn't askin fur a skrach.
so finely we reddy ta go thru da littl eyell so da storr lady cen put it in da bags, an da grrl looks at my vetshoponline coupon an sez, sorry, she doan take dat bloomin kupon. well i nevrr.... I tole her dat ALL da pups at dogster diskussd it an sed DIS was da best thing ta do, but she juss lookt at me like she cudnt unnerstan a werd i wuz sayin! i wuz so upset i juss did my bizness right dere. den mom turned all kindsa red an sed sheed take care of it.
so it all workd owt juss fine! dog, i got bags of treets...