Mira


Collie/Saint Bernard
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Age: 8 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
The Miracle Dog

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

Quick Bio:
-mutt-service dog -dog rescue

Likes:
Being with her guardian.

Pet-Peeves:
People who burst in the door and come at her waving their arms.

Favorite Toy:
A rubber ball

Favorite Food:
Chicken

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere her guardian is!

Best Tricks:
Pulling the dirty sheets off the bed and taking them to the laundry room

Arrival Story:
Her previous guardian was no longer able to care for her, but the rescue in that area could only take her puppies and didn't have room for Mira. I had been talking with the rescue (and several others in my state and the next state over) about my desire for a dog I could train as a service dog, and sharing many of the traits I was looking for and the tasks I was hoping to train for. When they found out that Mira had already taught herself to do many of the assistance tasks I was wanting to train, the rescue contacted me to see if I was interested. Of course I was, and we drove out that weekend to bring her home.

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About Mira:
My name is Mira . . . short for Miracle. I am learning to be a service dog to help my guardian. I can bring her things, am learning to alert for her, and maybe some day I will learn to help pull and carry lightweight things.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 9th 2008 More than 6 years!

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Dogster Id:
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Mira's Melody--My Song of Life as a Service Dog In Training (and Owner of 5 Adorable Humans)


Miracle Dog

September 26th 2008 5:21 pm
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My name is Mira, and my human pet calls me her "miracle dog."

I came to her about a month ago, when my previous human could no longer care for me. I had just had my 6-week-old puppies (my second litter) taken away from me, my feet hurt badly from infected foxtail seed sores, I had fleas and ear mites, and needed to gain a few pounds.

The rescue that my previous human contacted couldn't take me, but they took my puppies. And when she heard about all the great tricks I do, the rescuer called my guardian. I was just the dog my new pet human needed.

You see, I've had no formal training. I just lived with a person who talked to me a lot, and was caretaker for a family member who had cerebral palsy. I wanted to help, so I learned to go get people when they were needed, bring people things, and tell people about things.

I help my human by bringing things to her, picking up things she drops and handing them to her, carrying a pack so her back and shoulders don't hurt so much, and (most importantly) alerting her a few minutes before she is going to have a bad spell, a "crash" or a migraine. I know a lot of objects by name and I can get them if I'm asked to. I can also deliver notes or other things from one family member to another--I know all my human pets' names already.

Eventually I will hopefully also be able to help with some simple household tasks, help pull things, and maybe use a mobility harness to balance my person when she is feeling dizzy.

I am the only animal in my home, and I own a man and a woman (they are married) and three little girls. I love them all very much and I take care of them all, but I especially take care of the woman here. She is my special pet.

 
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