Nicknames: Tina Wina, Tean Bean, Sweetie Peetie, Silly Willy and Devil Dog (Marines)
Birthday: October 10th 2005
Likes: being in a lap
Pet-Peeves: cold air
Favorite Toy: all of them
Favorite Food: treats
Favorite Walk: The back yard b/c she loves to chase the squirrels and chipmunks.
Best Tricks: She understands not to bark at certain hours of the morning and actually does a "silent bark" to get someone's attention. She simply flaps her jaws as if she was barking but with no sound.
Arrival Story: Tina picked us out when we were browsing a local shopping center trying to kill some time prior to seeing a movie in the theater. It was a hot day and as we were walking from store to store we noticed a Pet Rescue Service with all of the animals tucked in their seperate kennels. Each and every animal looked at us (if they were not sleeping) and then looked away as if to say "Oh well, another one passes us by". One dog in particular flashed her big brown eyes at us and followed us with those eyes as we TRIED to walk past her. We did not make it. When we asked the foster parent to let us visit with her it became obvious that she had suffered trauma to her leg. The foster parent explained that she had been left tied outside with a leash which grew into her arm and had to be surgically removed. You would not know she had been through such abuse/neglect as she was sooo happy and bubbly while visiting us. We put her back in her cage and went to the movies. I was miserable during the entire movie and as soon as it let out my husband gave me the money and the car keys to head straight back to Tina. She looked as if she knew we were coming back.
Bio: Tina had horrible seperation anxiety when we first got her. Every time we would leave she would eat the couch, the love seat, the coffee table, the rugs, etc. Our vet offered drugs which we refused. After patience and training (and some new furniture) Tina is now a fantastic member of our family.
Forums Motto: Sleep under covers between mom & dad
Mommy, Daddy and I loaded up in the car and headed to Top Dogs Pet Boutique in Kennesaw, Georgia so I could pick out my own toys and birthday cake/treats. I went a little crazy and made mommy spend $85 but, she didn’t care. She just loved watching me and Daddy walk all around the store sniffing, licking, rubbing, everything in sight (I was doing that…not daddy! BOL!) and when I was done, I did it again! I made sure to get enough treats to share with my brofur and sisfurs and they really appreciated it. Especially Braun because he gets pretty upset when one of us goes for a car ride without him! BOL! Anway, thank you so very much for all of the pawesome messages & prezzies for my special day last week. Mommy is going to add a couple of pics to show you how much fun we had. LOVE ALL OF YOU!!!
Today is my birthday so I expect lots of hugs & kisses from Mommy when she gets home from work this afternoon! Mom says we will have to celebrate my Birthday (officially) this weekend because Daddy is working nights and both of them need to be there for my celebration. I am ok with this because I am Daddy’s girl and there is no celebration without my Daddy! BOL! Love to all my Pup Pals!!
Mom and Dad have been very, very tired over the last week because my sisfurs, Ginger and Nugget have been having a really hard time with all the evening storms we have had this week. Seems we have a horrible storm every night since Monday and Mom’s greatest fear is the big Oak tree in front of our house landing on us. She doesn’t know I can read minds but, I can. She has the most horrible fear that that tree will crash on our house one day, during a bad storm. She has had an estimate to have said tree removed but, we don’t have that kind of money right now. The bad thing is the BIG tree is sooo close to the house and right next to our master bedroom.
I decided I must make her not worry too much. I started loving on her lots. Every time she woke up in the morning, every time she left for work, every time she got home, every time she lay in bed…I loved on her. She liked it!
Tonight, Mom and Dad lay in bed and watched TV for a little bit. Storms started, again. Mom had to deal with Ginger and Nugget as they were freaking out and she did the most amazing job of petting both of them at one time, making them feel like “life was ok”. They loved it.
Once Ginger and Nugget were calmed down they went to one of our many dog beds in the master bedroom. I now feel like I should let Mom and Dad know how much we love them for taking care of us. As such, Dad leaned over for a “good-night kiss” from Mom and I felt like I should get in on that. As Mom and Dad kissed, I jumped in there and gave a little kiss myself. Dad called it a threesome…not sure what that means but, we LOVED each other! BOL!!