Pua'ena-Rest In Peace

Mixed Breed
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Home:Oakland, CA  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Pua'ena-Rest In Peace

pretty pit girl, rhodesian gal pal, puppy wuppy, sundawgy, peanut butter wolf

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

June 1st 1995


ground squirrels that whistled and cavorted right in front of her nose

Favorite Toy:
giant fluorescent orange bone-shaped pillow

Favorite Food:
Thanksgiving dinner and dessert

Favorite Walk:
rolling hills, redwood trees, beaches strewn with kelp, boulder piles

Best Tricks:
she obeyed 30 hand and verbal commands

Arrival Story:
She was the sweetheart among the volunteers at the local pound and her watercolor portrait hung on the door. She wasn't what I was looking for but we went for a walk anyway. She gazed straight at me during the entire walk. When I brought her back, she put her head in my lap and wagged her tail. She'd been in there for so long that she had bitten the tip of her tail off and had banged her head bloody, wearing out an indentation in the concrete walls, wondering why her previous owners had abandoned her. A few more walks and ten days later, I made my decision. She was meant for me and I was meant for her.

She was a lover, not a fighter! She could French kiss you as she went from 0-60 mph in 2 seconds from an all-4-legs-on-the-ground position. Some of her best friends were cats and she was all dog. Harley Davidsons inspired her to sing. She would climb trees, scale rock faces and frolic on sand dunes. She could play the ukulele with her tail. Threat displays by skunks did not faze her. She would balance a piece of California Roll sushi on her head forever, or until she heard the magic word. She could imitate a cello, monkey, and tea kettle. Update 2/1/12: My beloved Pua'ena Kalei passed away after a difficult week suffering complications from various ailments, including a tumor obstruction. Despite her exponentially increasing pain, exhaustion and inability to perform daily functions, she remained loving, brave, attentive, and strong to the very end-giving me gentle licks, watching my every move, managing to wag her tail, gobbling up chicken and rice I made for her. She made it to the very ripe old age of 16 years 8 months. I will always love and remember her. God, I miss her so...

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