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?
Do they honestly think anyone will hang around w/o the community? What, I'm going to hang out here and read their magazine and ads? Who are they kidding?
Not me. My next move is to RUN, not walk, to paypal to pull out my CC info so dogster can't just take it, when I come due.
I'll be posting a diary soon, and probably often, asking all my friends to please send me their emails and addresses.
i bin so owt of it I didn't notiss till juss now.
wut kinda rottin deel is dat?
I click on snuzzy.com, it juss be dogster. I do a search, dey on FB as snuzzycute, I click on dat, it juss be dogster. Iffn yu gonna eat up sumpin so cute as snuzzy.com da leese yu cudd do is spit sumpim juss as cute back owt.
well... not dat WE aren't cute, cuz we arr, WE, all da puppers, cute as dey come. but dogster, dey not as cute as dey usta be.
mama says her payin ta be avertisd to an dudnt no if she gonna re-up me dis yeer.