Favorite Food: I'm not picky, so um... EVERYTHING that fits in my mouth (except raw veggies - I will eat cooked veggies!). I once ate a whole loaf of bread.
Best Tricks: Sit, Stay, Speak (woof), Gentle (treat), Shake (south paw only), High Five (more like High Ten w/ both paws), Up / Down, Bang (play dead), Dance (jump & twirl), Jump (go vertical), and Roll Over.
Bio: You've never met a sweeter doggie than me!!! My true personality comes out when the food comes out... I'll do anything for treats! I loooooove people, but not *all* people... as I am an excellent judge of character. I've only growly growled at two people in my life - the VP at momma's work (he's kinda slimey) and a contractor (whom we did not end up hiring). I'm a silly pup - I love to make you laugh and hearing you laugh makes me act even sillier!
Ella came into our lives as Hope. We had been scouring the pages of PetFinder for months - one look at that smile and we were hooked. We submitted an application to AARF, had a home visit, followed by a trial period which started on 1/11/08, which rolled into three weeks of peeing and pooing her way into our lives. We just couldn't part with her sweet personality and her ginormous head. Upon signing the adoption papers, Ella became an official part of the pack on 2/2/08
The first time I met my peeps, I was unruly, counter surfing, and drinking from the toilet - basically a wild ball of puppy energy running amok at their house. I could not / would not sit still. I was a big blurry ball of brown fur.
Soon-to-be momma brought out the chicken treats, and oh.my.dog!!! It was like, bullet time from The Matrix... everything went ultra sloooow motion and my eyes got all huuuuge, my ears went full alert, my badonkadonk went *bonk* on the floor, and my tail started wagging hard and furious.
It was love at first sight... with the chicken treats, that is! As for the peeps, I figured that any peeps that offer me chicken treats after I counter surfed and drank outta their toilet were alright by me. ;o) The bonding would come a few days later - after our first nap / snuggle session on the couch.
Distinguishing Features: Chocolate brindle coat with white tipped anklets, white tipped tail, white chest, and a white diamond shaped marking on the back of the neck (affectionately known as the "luggage tag"). It has also been noted that as a pup, I had an unusually large noggin.
Well, not *really* attacked,
but I got bum rushed
and my legs got nipped at
by the neighbor's dog
across the street...
it was a little french bulldog
cute as can be
but it went loco
when it saw me
and ran across the road
onto our property
and started bitch barking at me!
Then it nipped at my legs and stuffs!
At first, I wasn't sure if it was playing
cos I'm all down for some play time
but daddy thought the dog
was pretty darned serious
so he tried to shoo it away
while I just kinda stood there
not knowing what was going on.
It stopped at one point
and sniffed my butt
but then it started nipping at my legs again.
I guess it didn't like what it smelled! BOL!!!