Precious Penelope Peanut- RIP

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Age: 20 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Peanutty, Nut Bug, Nutty Buddy, Panut, Missy, Miss Missy, Tiny Dancer

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

April 22nd 1996

Her favorite thing is just laying on the couch with daddy or mommy or going for a ride on the boat!

She hates it when one of our collies sniffs her feet!!!

Favorite Toy:
All toys but especially her chipmonk! She knows each one by name!

Favorite Food:
All foods but say the word chicken and she is very alert and cocks her head from side to side!

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere, but she really loves rides on the boat!

Best Tricks:
Peanut is great at all tricks! So eager to please too! She stands on her hind legs and turns in a full circle for a treat.

Arrival Story:
ADOPT 09 CONTEST Peanut's prev owners were going to put her to sleep because she was "naughty". These people had never had "an inside dog" before and decided to get a sheltie puppy because they were pretty. They bought her from a border collie and sheltie breeder that focuses on working farm dogs so the herding drive is very strong in their dogs. But they knew nothing about herding dogs or shelties. For the first two years of her life first she was beaten with a belt because she kept having accidents on their new carpet after she was house trained. The wife was afraid her husband would eventually kill Peanut with the belt so then she was shuffled from one family member's home to another and was finally put in an outdoor kennel in the very back part of the adult daughters yard. She was also 'naughty" because she chased the toddlers her owner had in their home daycare (ah, this is what herding dogs often do especially with no training!) and she barked a lot. I could not let this poor dog be put to sleep because of her owners ignorance and failure to train her! We took her home with us and our then 10 year old male sheltie. At first she was too terrified to even come out of my car so we left the door open to the car and to the garage and then went into the yard and sat quietly waiting to see what she would do. Trembling and shaking, she finally came outside. Immediately our senior male sheltie Brandi went over to check out this young gal. They bonded instantly! (Peanut has since outlived Brandi and another sheltie rescue Heidi we adopted too and is now the queen of our castle and boss over our two rough collies!) Peanut has some quirks and separation anxiety stemming from her previous life and is interested but reserved with new people but we love her. She is our "great goose getter" and has the job of keeping the Canada geese off our lawn. It's amazing what giving these herders a job to do does for their personality! They just need a job to focus on. She doesn't just charge at the geese , she drives them! She gets behind them and moves them towards the water. If some go off in another direction she quickly gets behind them again and moves them back with the others to the water. Our neighbors have even come out in their yard to watch her and applaud her when she is done. She loves it! Peanut is now 13 years old. She knows most commands by our hand signals. She is still very eager to please, lves doing tricks and we realize now how wonderful she might have been with agility. She is wonderful with our two grand children and with each dog that has come into our lives over the past 11 years with Peanut. She sleeps a little sounder and more often but she can still drive those geese like she was born for it. And she was! We've never regretted a single moment since Peanut came into our lives and hearts!

Peanut is a mahogany sable & white. When I trim up her feet she becomes Miss Tiny Dancer and really prances around! With heavy hearts and an ocean of tears, we said goodbye to our sweet little Peanut on 3-24-11 just shy of her 15th birthday. We will miss you honey.

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That darn Murphy!

That darn Murphy, the big cow!

January 22nd 2009 2:23 pm
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Last night momma gave us a charcoal biscuit. The two pigs I live with Pepper and Murphy ate their hardly without tasting it like they always do and I layed down to delicately eat mine. I like to take my time with it and get as much enjoyment as possible out of it.
So the biggest pig Murphy is standing practically on top of me while I was eating my treat. I decided to bite it in half and eat one half then I might want to save the other for later. A petite gal like me can't just eat and eat and eat and expect it not to show in my waist line!
But do you know what that beast did? He ate my other half of my biscuit! I was ticked!
I looked at mom to see if she saw that and she did because she used that unhappy momma voice on Murphy and he got all sad.
Hey, serves him right! I swear I live with livestock! UGH!

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