Shadow (Dec 1989 - Nov 2003)


Doberman Pinscher/Labrador Retriever
Picture of Shadow (Dec 1989 - Nov 2003), a female Doberman Pinscher/Labrador Retriever

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Home:Lawrence, MA  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Poopers, Ubu, Stinks, Penible, Pups.

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Likes:
Food, sunbathing, walks, sleeping on her person's foot.

Pet-Peeves:
Having to take a bath

Favorite Food:
Cheese

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere that was with me.

Best Tricks:
She had 42 'stupid' pet tricks!!! She just rocked.

Arrival Story:
One stormy January night my father told us we were going for chinese food....I had been begging for a dog for so long (I was 13) and instead of chinese he pulled up to Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem MA. Inside my mom was holding the smallest bit of black puppy with brindling on her face and paws. I can still remember how soft that fur was and how light she felt in my arms. It was the greatest moment to be handed that gift. We were so sure she'd be a smaller dog (I was a wee bit disappointed in that) until those paws just GREW!! She ended up weighing 92 pounds of pure muscle at full growth. She was an amazing friend. Intelligent to a fault. She gave me confidence through my teen years that carries me through to this very day. There was nothing she couldn't do. When I discovered obedience in 4-H she picked it up, when I discovered stupid pet tricks she became quite the ham. Personal protection and tracking? She just excelled and there are so many stories to tell of her teaching me to "trust my dog". But she wasn't my dog. She was my savior, my confidant, my child, my sister, my best friend. She taught me responsibility and to love someone even when you are wronged. She was my Shadow in life and I believe my guardian angel now. As she aged she taught me grace, beauty and patience. In death she has taught me to let go to some things, reach out for others and hold on to every memory.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 27th 2004 More than 10 years!

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Dogster Id:
82918


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