Favorite Walk: Around the Bar looking for someone to pet her
Best Tricks: Sit, Shake, Lay, Heel and Fetch
Arrival Story: On February 10, 2008 our neighbors moved out and left her behind with gates open for her to fend for herself. She would not leave the yard. We spotted her there 4 days later and went to get her. She is so happy now and gaining a little waight at a time. She is the best dog! She is awesome and there is no way to explain her. She is good as gold. We really did not need another dog, but she is ours now.
Bio: "How my husband and I caught Grace"
My husband and I looked out the backdoor and spotted Grace in the neighbor's yard (we could barely see the gates open). My husband and I said "Oh No" and grabbed a large can of dog food and jumped in the car to go check on her. She was right outside the fence and I was scared to get out of my car (not knowing what Grace would do). She was on guard protecting her property and did not even acknowledge she was abandoned. I gathered my fears and stepped out of my car. Grace ran in the back fence and up to the front of the house Barking and Barking at me. I was so scared to step inside the yard to feed her. She looked aweful! I scrapped the food onto the ground and turned to walk out of the fence as Grace would not get close to me. By the time I drove back to our house, I could see the food was gone already. She was in her yard looking at us next door. So I had to get to work and on my way out I stopped to give her another can of food. This time I stepped in the yard and knelt down (still scared of her) and she started eating of off the spoon. I slowing reached up to pet her and she jumped just a lil and continued to let me pet her on the head while eating. She was very skittish but was hungry. So I left the food and seen a big bowl upside down in the yard. I got the bowl hopping the water was still on at the property. I walked slowly to the faucet and turned it on filling up a bowl with water for her. I was just basically trying to make her think I was ignoring her. She came up from behind me and starting giving me kisses on my cheek as I was knelt down. Wow, I thought she likes me now! I could see my husband standing on our porch smilling bigger than ever watching me get kisses from Grace! Later that night, my son and I went over to try to get her in my car. That was a battle. she had never been on a leash and she wasn't having it! I finally after about 20 minutes got a leash around her neck and she put up a fight (not knowing what a leash was or what was going on). I finally got her in my car and took her home with us. I put up our family cats and brought Grace in the house. She was very scared. I kept her in our utility room for the night. We let her out early a.m. the next morning, we left for school and work and when we got home that evening there she was on our front porch still! I knew then she was our new Girl!
To play, we get to answer 4 questions in our diary and tag 4 friends.
Here it goes...
Name 4 jobs you have:
1. Watching over the kids I must follow them everywhere
2. Meet mom at the street when she come home and escort her to the house.
3.Run around the house as fast as I can barking if something is wrong w/the kids
4. Home security (This is a given for sure)
Name 4 places where you have lived (or stayed at):
1. The neighbors/my previous owner/before they moved and left me
2. At my new furever home
3. Under the house when it storms
4. Inside in the winter (man I was spoiled)
Name 4 places that you have been:
1. Next door previous owners before they left me.
2. Boyce Gin and Grain Feed Store
4. Creek behind my house
Name 4 places you'd rather be:
1. In my yard playing fetch
2. In my house being petted
3. At the lake with family
4. Nowhere else because I now have the best family ever!
4 pups I am tagging are:
Abbie Rose 360917
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old
Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners Ron, his wife, Lisa,
and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and
they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family
we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the
euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be
good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure.
They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's
family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for
the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on.
Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any
difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's
death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are
shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped
up, "I know why."
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next
stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.
He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good
life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The
six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so
they don't have to stay as long."
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.