Nicknames: Good Girl, Muffin, Jonesy Girl, Silly Goose
Birthday: February 14th 2002
Likes: The couch, doggie massages, going for walks, when the kids come home, riding in the car.
Pet-Peeves: Thunder, wind, rain, loud noises, UPS trucks, bicycles, being woken at 5:30 AM because the "human" has to go to work
Favorite Toy: Bunny (a floppy ear stuffie) Stuffed Kongs, and cat toys.
Favorite Food: You could say we are on a d-i-e-t, so 1/2 of a meaty bone is a treat.
Favorite Walk: Around the park and into the baseball field!
Best Tricks: Giving hugs
Arrival Story: We found Punkin on the ACES (Another Chance for English Setters)website. After reading her bio and speaking to her foster mom we felt she was the girl for us. The only thing holding us back was waiting for her to be "cat tested." She passed her cat test, and we drove down to Virginia on Valentine's Day to pick our southern girl up. After a six hour drive (traffic and pit stops) we finally made it home. There were many adjustments to be made. Punkin was petrified of the cats. She actually trembled when she saw them or when they attempted to approach. The wood floors were another challenge, so we put down carpet runners just so she could get around. Stairs were another. She gobbled every drop of food in her dish and drank the last drop of water in her bowl (even after refilling it three times). At night she glued herself on the couch and snarled, she seemed sure we were going to put her out. The saddest sight was her tail, constantly tucked between her legs.
Update: Punkin is doing fantastic!! She is lovin' her feline friends, Pushkin, Cosette, and Zowie (well maybe not Zowie). Carpet runners have been taken up and the going down a flight of stairs is a breeze and going up a little more work is needed. She is becoming a selective eater and puts her nose up at some offerings she may need to diet in the near future, and her water bowl is always full. We cuddle at night on the couch and the snarling face is gone. Her tail has feathered and the best...its wagging and held high ! We look foward to Punkin growing more confident and secure in the days to come.
Bio: Punkin had wandered onto a kind woman's property in SC, starving. The woman called ACES and they arranged to come and pick her up. When they got there they found more than they bargained for, for on that day, November 19, Punkin gave birth to nine puppies. After being a good mom to her babies, Punkin went to her foster home in North Carolina. She was very thin, had skin allergies, and had been treated harshly prior to being rescued. We adopted Punkin on February 14th and she is the love of our lives.
*If you are considering a Setter please consider a rescue :
We are so happy that we did!
June 2nd 2007 3:15 pm [link to this entry]
Hey everypup! My pals Tully and Diesel tagged me and now I'm it.
AROOOOO! I get to choose pals to tag.
Here are the rules:
Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their Diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary, or, send them a fun Rosette announcing they've been Tagged!
Here are 7 fun facts about me - Punkin:
1. I am waiting for the opposum to come out.
2. I can do a happy dance.
3. I don't like to wear hats.
4. I have beautiful teeth.
5. I like to nap on the bed during the day.
6. I love to give hugs.
7. I like to splash in my wading pool.
TAGGED twice and another 7
1. I'm daddy's favorite.
2. Seniors are my favorite humans.
3. I nap with my feline, Cosette.
4. I always eat everything in my bowl.
5. I want a bigger pool!!!!
6. I love Cowboy Cookout mixed with my kibble.
7. I tolerate being photographed.
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