Faith


Labrador Retriever
Picture of Faith, a female Labrador Retriever

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Home:Lexington/Mstn Stn Dog Park, KY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Miss Faith, Booge, Pooge, Miss Dog, Honey, Babe, Little Stink, Hooligan, Punk, Super Cute, Cute-a-mah-Cute, Stink-a-mah-Stink

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
March 7th 2004

Likes:
New people to meet!!!! She also loves squirrels or any small moving creatures. She loves seeing if she can spot a squirrel before I do. She also (seems to) enjoys the bluegrass music we play.

Pet-Peeves:
Knowing she has to have a bath (but she's fine once she's in there!) and getting her ears cleaned.

Favorite Toy:
anything that IS or resembles a tennis ball (only a slight obsession here); she also has a Kong tennis ball/football toy that she loves and a stuffed honking mallard duck

Favorite Food:
The only food that doesn't make her throw up right now - Royal Canin Venison & Potato.

Favorite Walk:
Definitely the UK Arboretum (AKA "Flower Park"). She loves all the people and dog meeting and chipmunk catching potential (as well as all the nice plants).

Best Tricks:
"Groundhog", shake, sit, what we call the "blat," balancing treats on her nose (in progress), stay & fetch

Arrival Story:
My boyfriend and I were attending the High Hope Steeplechase Event at the Kentucky Horse Park around the time that we had started looking for a lab puppy. I saw a lady walking a black lab puppy and stalked her to ask if she knew of any places that had puppies for sale. Oddly, the sweet 3 mo. old puppy she was walking was for sale; there had already been interest from other people, but it was almost my birthday and I decided not to give them a second chance. Dave and I fell in love and bought the puppy on the spot. Chris (the lady) was in tears as she was giving her up; Faith was the runt of her litter and the last puppy to be sold. She started her socialization and leash training on that day; probably almost 100 people ran up to her that day asking us if they could pet her. We got to meet her father and two of her sisters the same day; one of her sisters had been auctioned off the night before as part of the event. Faith has acquired a special place in our lives and in our hearts.

Bio:
Faith's father Nick was a huge 120 lb. purebred black lab, but we have no confirmed information about her mother besides the lady who sold her to us telling us she was also a black lab. Faith just seems to know when you need to cuddle or when you just want her to be a complete brat and run around the house like a nutball. She does this funny thing we affectionately call the "tuck and run" which you can view Nino (one of Faith's pup pals) doing in his pictures.

Forums Motto:
Loves Music, Squirrels, and People!

The Groups I'm In:
"DOGSTERHOLICS", PPR, Dogtown Lexington, light a candle...., PetsinLex.com - Kentucky Pups

Special Food:
Yes, it's true. At some point Faith began to suffer from pretty serious food intolerances. We currently have her on a veterinary food; once in a while I experiment with others (maybe once or twice a year), but so far they always make her sick. We haven't found the link yet; so many things seem to cause it. When she's on this food she seems OK so that's what it is for now. If you have any food intolerance info. please pass it along. Faith also has some seasonal allergies, but nothing too severe there.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 24th 2004 More than 9 years!

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Dogster Id:
82336


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Just Saying Hi

January 5th 2007 7:21 pm
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Hi to all my dog pals . . .

Sorry I haven't written in my diary for a while. I'll keep this one short since I'm kinda tired from playing with the new stuffed crab toy dad got me - it even has rope chew "legs." I like anything related to the water!! We just got back from Williamsburg about a week ago - that picture of me and mom on the beach is when I went swimming in the James River and decided to run around like a furry hooligan. Mom kept me on the long leash because the beach was kinda close to a busy pull-off from the Colonial Parkway. I had such a great time anyway!! I got to walk around all over Jamestown Island and even got to watch glassmakers. I don't think many dogs have done that!! I love that Jamestown Island is pet friendly and they even give me a dog biscuit on the way in. THAT is friendly!! All my dog buddies should check this place out.

Well, I'll woof at ya later . . .

Your friend,
Faith

 

Thoughts on 2005

January 8th 2006 12:17 pm
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Well, since I haven't had a new diary entry for a while I thought I'd sit down today and type up a little something. So guess what I got for Christmas? Mom got me a brand new spiffy Foster & Smith dog bed. It looks like a regular sized beanbag but I can snuggle in it and it's all microfiber-y. Since I last wrote I also got a new frog crackler toy - it also squeaks and so far I haven't even managed to get a hole in it to start seeing what's inside. I sure like that toy anyway!!

2005 was a great year for me. We finally figured out what was going on with my urinary tract infections and mom didn't have to go to the poorhouse after all. I simply needed a new dog food and a stricter diet. I'll probably still get a couple infections a year and have to go on antibiotics, but if I didn't the vets couldn't call me Mystery Dog anymore. I like my nickname. It's sassy and though-provoking.

Other than that, I've played with about a million tennis balls - dad got me a bunch of new practice tennis balls from Wal-Mart. I love the way those full tubes of tennis balls look all lined up together. It's a beautiful thing. I'm totally obsessed. I love to cram as many balls in my mouth as possible - two is about the limit, but I'll find a way to carry a third along if I must.

Mom & dad also visited a Bass Pro Shop this year and bought me a Dokken "dead mallard" practice duck. We work with this in the summer usually. I enjoy the real lab practice. I think I'll get more into the retriever thing this year. I hope so - I sure love to run and bring things back. I love my swimmin' too. Mom & dad have promised me a trip to Jenn's hometown in Maryland this summer and I'll get to go to my first beach - yippeeeeee!! They plan on eating crab and I plan on scopin' out some real ducks and REAL water!!

*cheers* To the new year . . . Happy 2006, all!!

Love,
Faith

 

Hiking - I Love It!!

September 15th 2005 2:37 pm
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Well, since that last e-mail Mom, Dad, and I have been hiking in Red River Gorge several times. I help pull Mom up those steep rises when her legs feel like they're gonna give out. :0 The little streams filled with pure mountain water are such fun to play in as the water runs over the rocks. Mom & Dad take turns throwing a stick for me . . . I run and played and am sopped by the time I am done. Mom doesn't let me play in creeks when she sees little minnows in them - she said I'm disturbing them, but I don't see what the problem is. I attempt to chase the little lizards along the trail, but they're always just a little faster than I am. I especially enjoyed the dramatic view on the Auxier Ridge Trail. At one point on that trail there were steep dropoffs on both sides, but I got to see my first panoramic view of pure nature. It was amazing. Mom threw up her hands and yelled with delight. Sometimes Dad takes me for a while - he really loves me. I'll post some more pictures soon - check back!!

Love,
Faith

 
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