Age: 14 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
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Dixie Doodle, Doodle, Doodley, Dudley Doodleright, Doodley Doo
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Chasing Squirrels, Tennis Balls, Frisbee, Agility, Doggie Social, Search and Rescue, Hiking, biting her dad's ankles when he runs from her
Small children who pull her tail, squirrels teasing her from the bird feeder outside the window, me not letting her chase the squirrels that are teasing her outside the window
Frisbee, tennis balls, the cat, dad's ankles
Long Hunter State Park
Sit, stay, down, Bang you're dead, hurt paw, roll over, turn around, back up, sit pretty, stand up on two legs, shake, high five, bite the cat, wave, spin, pick up and put away her toys, and pick up and bring me anything I drop.
Dixie was our first dog together. We got her before we knew that pet store puppies are puppy mill puppies. I wouldn't trade her for anything, though. I could not possibly love a dog more. She loves to learn and usually picks up whatever it is that I am teaching her in minutes. Her ability to learn is only limited by my inability to think outside of the box. She is a true friend and companion. Dixie has earned her Canine Good Citizen certificate!
Dixie is the reason my husband and I joined search and rescue. Last year, Dixie hit the power window button on my SUV and was gone before I knew it. She was gone 8 days. It was the worst 8 days of my life. During that time, I called upon the assistance of a friend of mine who is the leader of a K9 search team. She and the team searched for 2 days for Dixie. After watching them work and seeing what they do, my husband and I vowed that we would try out for the team. We now have 2 dogs participating in SAR. Dixie loves SAR and is awesome at it.
Know any good tricks?
The Groups I'm In:
Australian Cattle Dogs & Blue/Red Heelers United
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|November 14th 2004
||More than 10 years!
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August 24th 2006 12:41 pm
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Mom took me to the fair on Monday. I knew something fun was going to happen because she had my special leash, my clicker, my harness, and some great treats!
I was a little nervous at first. There were so many people, noises, and things to sniff. There were a lot of dogs there, too. I couldn't figure out why mom kept asking me to practice my tricks when there was so much to check out. I pretty much ignored her.
Later on, mom brought me into the middle of this big building and there were people on the sides watching. I watched as some other dogs did tricks for their people and figured it out. We were in a contest! You better bet that I was on my best behavior then!
Mom asked me to wave at the audience. Then she asked me to chase my tail. Finally, she asked me to turn on a special light that she brought along for me.
At the end, the judge asked the audience to clap to say who should win. He walked to each dog so the audience could clap.
Guess who won? ME!
I got to wear a pretty red, white, and blue ribbon to show that I won 1st place! Hurray!!!!
July 3rd 2005 9:11 am
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I am so happy today! As you guys will remember, I am a SAR dog. Last night I got to go to work. I just love to work!
Mom got me all harnessed up and put my cape on me. We all got in the search van and went to some place where there were a lot of people in uniform and lots of cars. Mom got me out and asked me if I was ready to work. I jumped all over and barked to tell her "OF COURSE!!! LET'S GO!!" So she let me smell something so I would know who I was looking for. Mom told me that it was a 91 yr-old lady that had wandered into the wilderness by her house that morning with her 15 yr-old yorkie. It was very hot outside and I knew we had to work fast to find her.
We worked for a while. Mom kept stopping me to give me drinks and let me rest. She was really worried about the heat. I didn't want to stop. I needed to find that person!
Finally, she made me stop and all of the search dogs took a break. I heard mom talking with some other search people and one of the important guys said that he would not let us work past dark because it was too dangerous. We train at night too, but they just wouldn't let us. That meant that we only had about 20 minutes to search!
One of the dogs had shown some interest in an area so we all got together and began searching as fast as we could. Just a little while later, someone called mom on her radio to say that one of the dogs on the team had found her! Hurray!
The lady had been missing for 12 hours in the above-90 degree heat. She had fallen down a hill in the woods but was not injured. She was going into shock but our team mates knew what to do to help her until the people in the big red and white truck arrived.
Sadly, her little dog did not make it. The lady was holding her body when she was found. Mom said that the team is going to pitch in and have her cremated, whatever that means.
I am just glad she was found ok. It was our team's first live recovery! I am so happy and proud of my team mates!
June 23rd 2005 5:58 pm
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I love my mom and dad. They took me camping last weekend. The best part is, they left my stupid sister, Dallas home. Pele had to stay home because of her surgery, so it was just me and Ripley, the heathen puppy. I must admit, Ripley was on her best behaviour.
Some friends of mom and dad came along, too. They brought Cajun, who used to be my sister. We had a fun time hanging out together again. We go to go for long hikes, swim, sleep in a tent, and eat smores! They were SO good! Mom also gave me some hot dog that she roasted over the campfire. I am drooling while I write this.
Somehow, everywhere we go, mom and dad always seem to find someone that needs help. There was a little dog that came to see us when we were hiking. I had seen him a few times over the weekend, but didn't pay much attention. I was too busy looking for squirrels. The little dog came and sat with us when dad went to get the car. I could tell that mom felt sorry for him. I kinda did too. While we were sitting there, the little guy would see a group of people coming and run over to them all excited. Before he got to them, he noticed that they were not his family and turn back around with a sad look on his face. So mom brought him home. She has been looking for his family, but the park office says that dogs get dumped there all the time. I sure am lucky that mom and dad love me and would never think of doing that to me.
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