Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Sophie
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Crazy Dog! Hell Child, Snuggle Monster
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December 1st 2006
Snuggling with her "mom"
not being able to play as much as she wants
Whatever she can get in her mouth
going to meet the kids at the bus stop with my neighbor
being able to jump VERY VERY high
After I lost my house sprite Anne (18 yr old cairn terrier) in July 2006, Mischief and I went thru a period of mourning. I work a lot and Mischief gets lonely. So after a year or so we decided it was time to start looking again. After MONTHS of searching for just the "right" fur child, I was at Petsmart the weekend before thanksgiving and saw this cute scared little girl. Out of all the times that I've been looking at dogs, I never wanted to take one out of the crate but I wanted this one. She came out and just snuggled up into me and sighed very contentedly.
I was with a friend and his daughter went into meltdown so we had to leave and I also didn't want to do anything "on impulse". So I went home and did some online research on this rescue organization, etc. I contacted them and made arrangements to see the dog the next weekend when Mischief was with me. So we went to see "Cappie" as she was called at that time. She and Mischief got along and I wound up bringing her home. The sweetie had tears in her eyes on the way home, I think she was SO happy!
I learned after I fell in love with her that she had had a VERY rough life up to this point. Apparently I was the first person interested in her and they had had her for months and nicknamed her "crappie" because of her nasty personality. She has always been a sweetie with me. She's learned that she loves being a fur child and Mischief's younger sister and loves to snuggle and have "pets".
I am very thankful for DogPack Rescue for saving her and uniting us.
Sophie's story is a sad one up until the day I got her. She was part of a litter of puppies that was dumped out in the woods in the winter in Gilmer County in North Georgia. The puppies ran wild during the winter. Since she's only 11 pounds at 1 1/2 years old I can just imagine how TINY they were then. It was fortunately a mild winter. In the spring Animal Control was getting complaints and set out traps for the pups. They brought them to "doggie jail" where they sat until summer. The first 6 months of her life, when she should have been socializing, she was a wild dog and then in doggie jail. Dog Pack Rescue found her in July and rescued her. This gave her new hope and they worked hard at house training and socializing her. Her life after that was every saturday and sunday being in a crate on a bus to goto the adoption places. I found her in November when she was close to a year old and adopted her. She is not fond of riding in cars yet, but is getting better. And the few times she's been back to the adoption place when the rescue people are there she growls and snarls at them. But with me and anyone else, she's an absolute sweetheart.
Of course I am a pampered princess
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