Likes: Dinner time, getting to go run in the pasture, getting to chase the chickens and having any company come to see her
Pet-Peeves: Taking a bath, nail trims, ear cleaning, the blow dryer, giant breed dogs and dogs that trying humping her
Favorite Toy: She loves fetch! We have mini squeeky tennis balls she LOVES! And trying to cautch the chickens
Favorite Food: Chicken, ground beef, and her dinner. She gets home cooked meals so every meal is her fav. The Dingo beef rawhide bones
Favorite Walk: Her FAV place to walk is our horse pasture where she can chase squirrels and gophers
Best Tricks: She knows sit, down, shake, stay, off, come and leave it. And just being the best dog ever. She has NO behavior problems except jumping on Daddy when he comes home which he encourages.
Arrival Story: We had to give my Maggie up due to some aggression issues! But she was also Bandit's best friend! And his daily playmate! After we had to give her up Bandit went into a deep state of depression! He wouldn't eat, play and he just seemed to lose his zest for life. I couldn't bare to see him like that! He wasn't the same dog he was with Maggie! We thought it would be best to find him a new young playful friend! And our Bridgette is truly a couch potato. She has no interest whatsoever in playing. My husband happened to mention he would love to have another Cocker(I had a cocker Max when we met)! I checked every local shelter and rescue and all the avalible cockers either had aggression issues or major medical problems. I did find one beautiful sweet little boy I applied and got denyed. Because I guess they thought a home with children would not be a good idea with him. I tried shelters just for other dogs that would be compatible with my current dogs and my three (at the time) year old daughter. And again none fit our family. They were either to timid or to aggressive. Not to mention we are not good candidates to adopt from a shelter. Because my husband and I both work, and we have a 3 year old daughter. I just thought I'd look around online! I spotted her face on a website. I showed my husband and it was all over for both of us! We HAD to have her! The breeder was amazing, she was so helpful with any concerns I had. I have never had a dog as spactacular as my Lizzie. She has the best of EVERY quality a dog should have. Gentle, mellow (but also VERY playful when the time comes) protective of her family and brothers and sisters. The only time you will EVER see aggression out of Lizzie is if she suspects danger. When other dogs are being mean to her brothers and sisters at the dog park she does not second thought pinning them down and putting them in their place. She never barks (maybe 5 times ever) and she does not do the constant licking Bandit and Bridgette do. I truly cannot imagine my life without her and don't know if any oher dog will even come CLOSE to filling her shoes.
Bio: Lizzie weighs 21 lbs! Lizzie is probably the most amazing dog I have ever had. From day one she had an amazing personality. Playful, smart, loyal, and just a ball of fun. She had her first heat cycle and she calmed way down. She has taken every addition to our household almost like a mother or big sister. First we brought in our Kitty Tigger and the became fast friends and she taught the other dogs how to love and be gentle with the feline companion. Then we added Teddy from Bridgette's litter. From day one, the day the puppies were born she was so gentle and watchful over the 3 oz puppies and she was only 6 mths old. Teddy is probably closer to Lizzie than even his momma. Then we added Harley and they are truly best friends, they can play for hours on end. She has brought so much joy into our lives. She has not one behavior problem except for getting on the table and scouring for food or ripping up papers when we leave. She has bad seperation anxiety. But compared to my other dogs she is an absolute angel. She loves all other dogs and people and cats. She is so calm and loving. I thank God every day for bringing this amazing angel into our lives. My husband tells everyone she is his second daughter. We cannot imagine our lives without her.
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Only Dog owners can really appreciate a letter like this.... :-)
When I say to move, it means go someplace else, not switch positions with each other so there are still two dogs in the way.
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by Nascar and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help, because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king size bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue to ! sleep on the couch to ensure your comfort. Look at videos of dogs sleeping, they can actually curl up in a ball. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space used is nothing but doggy sarcasm.
My compact discs are not miniature Frisbees.
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, try to turn the knob, or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. In addition, I have been using bathrooms for years, canine attendance is not mandatory.
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dogs backside. I cannot stress this enough. It would be such a simple change for you.
Rules for non pet owners who visit and like to complain about our pets:
1. The dog lives here. You don't.
2. If you don't want dog hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.
3. I like my dog a lot better than I like some people.
4. To you, she's a dog. To me, she's an adopted daughter who is short, hairy walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.
5. Dogs are better than kids. They eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry about buying the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and if they get pregnant, you can sell the pups. The same applies to cats, except they ignore you until you are asleep.