Likes: Running, going to the shack, going for walks, learning new commands, hanging with Dad on the couch, squirrel hunting
Pet-Peeves: Meeting lone men while walking, being disturbed when she's comfortable, the Muffin
Favorite Toy: Rope toys, squeaky squirrel mat
Favorite Food: Fromm Family Adult Gold
Favorite Walk: The Circle in town, to Grandpa's house, running in the field or at the shack
Best Tricks: Sit, lay, stay, long-sits and long-downs, circle, also working on heeling without a leash and recalls
Arrival Story: My husband and I were thinking about getting a dog, and his mom heard from school about some people giving away "high-class mutts", as we call them. We planned on going to look at them to pick one out to take at the end of April when we moved to our new house, but after seeing her (and the owners saying they couldn't guarantee she wouldn't get squashed by a cow!) we had to take her. She was the most well-behaved puppy we have ever seen and was potty-trained in two weeks! She is a very smart dog (maybe too smart for our own good!) with TONS of energy.
Bio: Shula is almost the perfect dog (other than not answering to recalls!) She is so smart and so loving. She is wonderful with our toddler and is Ma's walking buddy. She loves running around at the shack - as long as she doesn't have to go in the lake - and going anywhere Dad goes. She still chases the kittehs now and then. "Guard Dog" is her official job title of the house, especially when Dad isn't home. She is loyal, intelligent, loving, cuddly, and just fun!
Well, a couple weeks ago, Ma and Dad noticed a cut on my front right ankle. It seemed to be healing so they left it alone to see what it looked like in a couple of days. I wouldn't leave it alone, so the first cut healed, but another one opened up from me chewing on it! Dad took me to the vet on Friday and now I have antibiotics and some anti-itch pills and spray. I try to be good and take the pills, but I'm never happy about it. After Ma puts the spray on me I usually go hide in a corner for a few minutes. BOL!
I caught me a bird yesterday!! I was in our backyard with Dad and the boys and we were runnin' around and playing. There were two little robins under the benches by our fire pit, and they took off to fly somewhere. Well, I was standing close enough to snatch one out of the air! Dad managed to get it from me, but birdie went to The Bridge. Ma told me no more of those shenanigans and Myles kept telling her about the "broken bird".
I guess the bird dog in me came out to play a little!
Oooh, yeah, Ma and Dad got the backyard fenced in for me and the kids! It's a present for Grandma and Grandpa. It's sooooo nice! No more rope needed when I want to go out. Free roam of the yard. I can run and play with the boys and other doggies!!
Cousin Lillie has come over to play a couple of times. She likes the sandbox. Sometimes I still just sit on the back steps like I'm tied up, but it's a good spot to watch everything! Ma thinks I must have been chatting with Mom Tessy because I've been helping her do some gardening, too.
So, doggie = happy. Kids = happy. Pawrents = happy.