Italian Greyhound/Jack Russell Terrier
Picture of Cleo, a female Italian Greyhound/Jack Russell Terrier

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Home:Olean, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Cleo

Princess Puppy Butt, Spaz Dog, Booger, Covers Thief.

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

June 1st 2005

A soft spot in the sun, beef bones, Greenies, laps, tummy rubs, burrowing into blankets, watching the chinchillas.

Loud noises, yelling, swinging hands/feet or blankets, tickling her toe fur, baths, nail clipping.

Favorite Toy:
Whatever raw hide chew she hasn't demolished yet or an old bandana tied in knots.

Favorite Food:
California Naturals Lamb and Rice, and then just about anything we're eating, though she doesn't get much human food.

Favorite Walk:
Through Buhl park, especially the big hill by the soccer fields, or through the cemetary near the house.

Best Tricks:
She has beg *mastered*, and can sit perfectly motionless for the better part of a minute. She also does a great 'spin' on her back feet.

Arrival Story:
I am Cleo's secondary guardian, and she is my "step-dogger". She was found by my partner's neighbor on January 1st, 2006, wandering alone in the snow. The neighbor's dog, unfortunately, doesn't like other female dogs, so Grandma brought Cleo to her house for safe keeping. There she met Jason and it was love at first sight.

As near as we can tell, Cleo's first residence was a less than ideal home for a sensitive little love bug like an Italian Greyhound. She is hand and foot-shy and would submissively urinate any time someone called her name when I first met her. She's also terrified of basements. The home she came from had a very overweight Dachshund, and at least by comparison to most of the Doxies I know, Cleo is a wild woman! She loves chasing raw hides, bones and squeaky toys around the kitchen floor and doing laps around the sofa in the living room. She's never met a cushion she didn't like, unless there was another cushion in someone's lap, and if the sun is shining, she wants to be outside. At night, she robs both of us of the covers, but is such a solid, reassuring little lump of warmth, I can't sleep without her there. Now that's she's a little more comfortable around people and strangers, and having far fewer accidents in the house, we're working on clicker training and hope to start agility work with her in the next year or so. There's also an awesome new dog park a short walk away that we might be joining in the new year.

Forums Motto:
Theif of Hearts and Duvets.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 25th 2007 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Good Golly
Miss Molly Mo
Tie Dye

Meet my Pup Pals

If I Only had Two Thumbs.


March 23rd 2008 2:50 pm
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I have a new necklace made by a nice lady in a place Mommy called Texas. I don't know where that is, but it smelled good. I also just got my nails trimmed today, which I'm not happy about. Mommy told me to stop pouting, and when that didn't work, she offered to type for me, so I guess she's not *all* bad. I did get lots of great snuggle time with Daddy today, so that was cool. I just wish it wasn't still so cold outside. I miss going to the park on Sundays. It's supposed to be *my* day, but when Daddy and Mommy have tried to take me out with snow on the ground it's just... not good. Twice now they've put these ridiculous boots on me that tickle my feets. Thankfully they're easy to pull off, but they do keep my feets warmer. But really, the sweater was bad enough. Trying to walk through the park in boots makes me look like a duck and Mommy laughs way too hard about it.

We have a new neighbor too, well two new neighbors but one has been there longer. Riley lives next door. He's got long blond and silver hair, and he's kind of a wuss. I couldn't even get one good pounce in before he went belly up. The other one is Cassie. Mommy says we're cousins somehow (the same 'breed' whatever that means), but Cassie's really shy, and Mommy says I'm too pushy. Cassie lives where the cranky old grey dog used to live, which is fine with me. I don't like being yelled at by grumpy old men to "get the yelp off my" (own!) lawn.

The rabbits are out from under the bush in the yard. Must figure out a new way to kill them. Might enlist Isabella to help, since she lives closer and has a better view of their door. Have to talk to Isabella again first, though, and that's hard because her Daddy works a lot. I heard Daddy talking with Cassie's Daddy about maybe having a visit, though, so I might have a new friend there in a while, and maybe we can invite Isabella and Riley and the puffy dog up the hill to come play too. We've got a big yard; why not use it?


Mom says I'm gonna be a star.

February 18th 2008 8:34 pm
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She also says she made me a lol, which I guess are something funny that she looks at on the computer. I don't get it, but at least she usually sits pretty still while she's looking at them. Her keyboard is way more useful for my chin than making her fingers click. Humans? What are ya' gonna do with 'em?

Anyway, here's the link to it so that if anybody wants to vote for it, they can see it.
LOL Cleo

Now since it's late, I'm going to try to get them to go to bed so we can snuggle.


Butt-sniffing Post.

October 25th 2007 3:02 pm
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Mommy set up this account for me since she says MySpace is made of epic fail. So, I'm supposed to tell you about me and what I do. Mostly, I sleep and play in the kitchen while Mommy and Daddy are gone to the place called Work, but Mommy tells me I'm guarding the refrigerator. Yeah, right. Anyway, when one of them comes home, we go for a walk through the back yard, and one of these days I am *going* to catch the rabbits that live under the bush (the humans just don't know it yet). At dinner time, I guard the carpet from stray bites that might fall off their plates, and if they're not looking and I lick the plate clean, it's just a preemptive strike, right? I think I save them a lot of trouble cleaning the carpeting, but they just think I'm sneaky and like people food. Humans. They just don't get it, do they? We watch a lot of movies, but since most of them aren't dubbed into Dogish I can't really follow them. I get lots of petting and snuggles while the movies play, though, so I don't mind too much.

On the weekends we usually go to the park at least once, but I don't really have any doggie friends to hang out with here. At Daddy's first house there's Bruce and Sierra, but they have to take care of Grandma and Grandpa Phil, so they can't come over and play. Plus, it's a long way to ride in the car between Daddy's first house and our house here, so I'm stuck being an only furchild. Well, only doggie furchild. See, I also live with two chinchillas, that kind of remind me of rabbits, but they talk with Spanish accents. Mommy says their family is originally from a place called Chilly, which means I wouldn't like to go there because it's probably cold. I like Cervantes; he's the bigger chinchilla and has lived here longer. I haven't gotten to spend a lot of time with the small chinchilla, Crash, yet because he just moved in, but he seems at least as nice as Cervantes. I just don't understand why Mommy and Daddy won't let me play with them more! I even give Cervantes kisses to try to show them that I like him, but they still say no, so I chase my rawhides and chewy toys instead. Cervantes also drops alfalfa pellets for me to snack on sometimes, which is pretty cool of him: I just wish he wouldn't drop them in his poop all the time! Oh, anyways, besides the park, some weekends we go to Grandma Shirley and Grandpa Dean's and they have this *huge* back yard where all kinds of animals live and there's lots of space to run around and play and roll in the grass. We don't do that very often, but we do see them a lot and Grandma Shirley always has liver treats, which totally Rock!

So, that's pretty much it. I'm gonna go take a nap with Daddy now that he's home from work, and then it's time to guard the carpet again. I think they're having steak tonight! Hope Mommy gets clumsy.

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