Likes: Jewels loves to run & play and roll around on her back while holding a toy...just like an otter!
Pet-Peeves: Jewels doesn't like to have her hair brushed but will tolerate it with the proper bribing (a treat!)
Favorite Toy: Jewels likes to play with anything she can "dig" out of the bathroom trash can....eewww!!!
Favorite Food: Jewels loves peas, steamed broccoli and pasta
Favorite Walk: Jewels can't be trusted to walk anywhere so she has a few acres to run around at home
Best Tricks: Jewels is good at retrieving her balls and toys, she can sit and look damn cute whenever she feels the need
Arrival Story: ADOPTION 09..."Say NO to Puppy Mills!!!..After my beloved Cisco Kid went to the Rainbow Bridge in Aug. 2007 I adopted Jewels from the pound at age 9 months old. I was looking for another Chi but the shelter didn't have any. One of the workers told me about a dirty Maltese that had been roaming the streets...one look at that ratted ball of a mess and I knew I had to adopt her and give her the life of a Princess. The first thing that had to be done was to shave off all her hair...after a few weeks the coat started to grow back and Jewels has become the beautiful Princess I knew she was. Jewels loves her furrever home and has a very large grassy backyard where she loves to run and play and chase squirrels! Jewels makes funny faces, squeals like a monkey and tilts her head from side to side when spoken to. She has the biggest paws for such a little lady and she uses these paws to nudge me awake each morning...! She is my Funny Girl.
Wow! Time sure does fly!!! This week marks the 4th anniversary of the day I found my furever home!!! I never imagined that my life could be so amazing and full of LOVE & FUN...I sure do enjoy my home and all the good furiends I have made these past 4 years!!!
It's really just blind luck that I ended up at my furever home; here's the story:
A few months after Mom lost her beloved Cisco Kid she felt empty and lost and wanted another furbaby to love. Mom had her heart set on getting another Chi but when she got to the shelter they didn't have any. One of the Shelter workers told Mom that they just brought in a very cute 8 month old Maltese (me). Well, Mom wasn't interested one bit..hrmph...she really wanted a Chihuahua but the Shelter worker was very persuasive and Mom agreed to take a peek at me. Mom thought I was cute and sweet but I was so dirty and matted that I knew there was no way she was going to pick me! Well, in a pinch I decided that I had better show her my "stuff" so I sat in front of her, wagged my tail super fast and lifted up my paw for her. I think I saw Mom's eyes start to leak when she looked down at me...prolly cause she felt more sorry for me than a desire to take me home. Mom went ahead and put her name on the list to adopt me but I needed to stay in the Shelter for a week to see if anyone claimed me. In the meantime Mom kept searching for a Chi and after a week the Shelter called her to ask if she wanted me. Mom said she would come back and look at me again and I went with her into a play area and I really poured on the charm...well Mom agreed to adopt me that day but I had to get fixed before I could go home with her (yeowch!).
Mom picked me up at the Vet the very next day but she didn't recognize me cause the Vet had me shaved down to the skin...I looked UGLY!!!! Mom just stared at me and I think I saw her eyes leaking again...another pity look..hrmph! Mom was thinking that she was getting a pretty Maltese with long hair that she could wash and comb and put bows in; boy did she get a surprise..bol!!!
I looked horrible for about 4 months and then one day a miracle happened...my hair started to grow longer and Mom was able to put a ponytail on my head and I got to wear my very first bow! I looked so pretty and from that day on I was her little princess...the rest is history!!!!
Oh Joy! I'm celebrating my 3rd Woof Day and Mom made a special cake for me to share with my pals. She is going to take me to the Doggie Boutique in town and let me pick out something cute...whoo-hoo!!!!! I will go in my lovely stroller and I'm going to wear my pink pawty hat...I'm so excited...!