American Pit Bull Terrier/German Shepherd [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
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"My Sweet Angel"

Home:Oakland, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Punkin, Baby Girl, Puppy Girl

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

September 1st 1998

Vinyl squeaky toys, fiberfill, cookies, people, rolling in grass or on cement, playing with her squirrel friend in the back yard.

cats, possums, if I'm on the phone.

Favorite Toy:
Any of her range of vinyl squeakies... she rotates them.

Favorite Food:
Carrots, any kind of meat, almonds, peanuts and cashews (yes, she's odd), pizza (just a taste).

Favorite Walk:
Usually straight to the food bowl or into the bedroom for another nap!

Best Tricks:
Placing her squeaky hedgehog to sit looking at the fridge where the cookies are to "hold" her place, shaking hands.

Arrival Story:
Sara was adopted from the Oakland SPCA during one of their mobile adoption functions. This one was at the California Museum as part of an exhibit of artistic doghouses. I had lost one of my two Akitas 6 months previously and was beginning to search for a new companion for the remaining Akita. Sara essentially fit my requirements for an essentially non-Alpha dog.

Sara has proven to be one of the best dogs I've ever owned. Her initial parents took a lot of time to socialize and train her before being forced to give her up. She is easily one of the smartest dogs I've ever had the pleasure to know. She is totally people-oriented. She does share the bed with me and I've managed to teach her to "spoon" since that way, I get more bed space. :-)

Forums Motto:
Sara -- the holy terrier

The Groups I'm In:
!!!LABS R DA BEST!!!, "Cobblestone Square", "DOGSTERHOLICS", ★PLANET PAWLLYWOOD★, ☻Paw Pals☻, ♥ The Pet Poetry Group ♥, ♥Artistic Creations♥, ♥Dogster's Next Top Model, * Shutterfly Shutterbugs *, *Admirable Stars*, 007 pedigree pit bulls, ♥All Fur Fun♥, ***Fancy & Coty ... A Marriage Made In Heaven***, *¨¨*DOGGIE CONNECTION*¨¨*, A Merry Christmas to Dogsters & Catsters, AnimaLimpix 2008, Bully Ed 101, Everythings coming up Daisies!, FANCYPANTS CAFE, PETS for OBAMA, PPR, The Douglas Sisters Dog Walk Supporters, Welcome Waggin' for Dogsters and Catsters, ~*Card Shower Gang*~, A Friend 4 Life, Administrators of Catster & Dogster Groups, Bullies are Good Dogs, C & D CRUISE LINE, Cesar's Dogster Pack, Clicker Training, Cute Doggies and Kitties of The World!, D/C MAGIC, Dog-Gone Humans, Doggie Do Gooders, Doggy1001, Dogs Dogs everywhere, Dogster and Catster All Paws Bulletin!, Dogster Dog Blog Bark Out, Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator™, Greatest American Dog Fan Club!, HAVE A HEART, Jan & Gomers Wedding Page, KITTY CONNECTION, Lets Paw-tae!, Mutts' Heaven, Naughty Pup Club, PAWS Angels WAGS for Kindness, Pawsome Pages, Pawtography Challenge, Pawty Pups!!, Pup A Month, PURRS N WOOFS VILLAGE, Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies, Safety for Paws, Samuel Jacob's Pals, Sassy and Rusty's Wedding Group, Seattle Area Pit Stop, Taters "LETS HELP FIND MISSING PETS"., The Bully Dog Club, The Disney Group, The Dog Park!, The FURminator® Group For Dogs, The old WOOF club, The Pet Detectives, The Punk, The Twilight Club, Trading Dog Goodies., Worldwide Pen PAWS, ^*^Over The Rainbow^*^, ~*~Princess Divas ~&~ Prince Charmings!~*~, ~California Pups~, ~~Your Key To Happiness Cruise Lines~~, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~



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Sara accepts invitation from any pups who want to be pals!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 1st 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

2006 Valentine's Day Party!
See me in Dogster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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for 4365 days

Meet my family
Dalton, NPC,
Niki, NPC
RIP Angel

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Living With Humans, by Sara

Requiem for Max

May 18th 2010 1:16 pm
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Max the pitbull is dead. It really wasn't his fault, at least not the way I see it. He's a dog. Dogs are known to bite, particularly if they aren't properly socialized. I also don't know if he was neutered, but he should have been.

Max made news because he bit two people. A court in Alameda, California determined he was a danger to society and ordered his destruction. Just hours before his scheduled execution, his people busted in and busted him out.

Max was ultimately tracked to Reno, confiscated, and ultimately returned to Alameda where he was euthanized.

If Max's people do get another dog, I hope they take the steps necessary to train and socialize it. Over the years, I've had Huskies, Akitas, and now a pittie mix, and a sweeter dog you'll never meet.

Could she potentially bite? Of course she could. Would she? Probably not. But I won't take the chance of leaving her unsupervised in situations where it could happen. She's a dog, it goes with the territory. That said, I have taken every possible precaution to see that we don't have an incident by, among other things, having her spayed, trained, socialized, leashed in unfamiliar situations, and because we live in an apartment building, introducing her properly to any new tenants who move in. I also make sure she's kept away from those tenants who are either timid of dogs or don't like them particularly. I immediately leash her if we're out in the back and a tenant who is not as sure of her comes out. I have instructed the building's kids on how to react when they see a dog.

It is up to us, the humans, to protect our furry charges -- and that includes taking the steps necessary to insure that they are the best canine citizens possible.

Rest in Peace, Max. Run free at the Bridge where no one can neglect or hurt you again.



May 3rd 2009 4:44 pm
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We walk, Sara and I,
Along the cold sidewalks of our city.

Dry footsteps mark our passage, city sounds in the distance.
Not the soft silence of new-fallen snow or swish of rain.

We pass the fallen trees of the Soltice season, cast off now as so much refuse,
But still the scent of douglas fir and scotch pine reaches out, memory-laden.

Sara stops to sniff each one. I look at her and laugh.
My laughter sounds, sharp in the frosty air, like the tinkling of glass ornaments long gone.

I think of Dalton on this very walk, marking his way along the trail from tree to tree.
I'd always thought it sacrilegious somehow, lifting a leg as we passed by.

Sara's never had the pleasure of an indoor tree.
Dalton saw to that.

They'd ask me, "Do you have a tree this year?"
And I would answer, "No. I have a male dog."


Valentine Tag!

January 28th 2008 9:54 pm
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I've been Tagged by Flicka...Valentine style!

Here are the rules of the game!
I am to make 5 Valentine Wishes and tag 5 wonderful friends! goes!!

My wishes...

1. I wish all the homeless doggies and kitties would find good, loving homes.

2. I wish my mom success in her new business venture.

3. I wish Dogster would let doggies and kitties be pals with each other.

4. I wish for a chance to meet as many of my Dogster and Catster pals as possible.

5. I wish mom would go get me a pizza!

Now, I have to tag some wonderful friends...
I am going to tag...

1. Snickers (694840)
2. Miss Frankie (453753)
3. Raskela Rakela (39116)
4. Dozer (335567)
5. Miss Lily (479006)

Have fun everypup!!


Copy and paste the above in your diary, change the appropriate responses to make your own, send to 5 pals.

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