Rat Terrier
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Age: 8 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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The Big P, Penster, Mama's Baby, Nascar Dog

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

March 22nd 2008

Lounging on your lap

Being Cold- or wet

Favorite Toy:
Ducks - I have 3!

Favorite Food:
Anything, even non food items. She's a chow hound

Favorite Walk:
Any walk is fun!

Best Tricks:
Currently she can sit, lay down, crawl and dance, sit pretty, just added stay!

Arrival Story:
We found Penny on craigslist. We had been searching for the perfect dog for our family. It is my husband, Mike, myself and our 7 year old daughter Hannah. I stumbled upon this craigslist add, a family with an 8 month old baby wanted to rehome their 8 month old rat terrier to a family that could spend more time with her. We are just that family! We brought her home on November 22nd. She is a joy! More updates to follow

Forums Motto:
Food, Food, I want Food

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Time For happy thoughts! New name for Lobster.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 24th 2008 More than 8 years!

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Four new feet in the family

The Big P is one year old!

March 24th 2009 6:08 am
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We celebrated Penny's birthday on Saturday - it was such a gorgeous day!
We sat on the deck all day and played ball in the yard. At supper time we got out our party hats and sang to the birthday girl.
Penny got a hamburger and even got to sit at the table and eat like a person! It was so cute and of course I took pictures.
Not sure if she knew what was going on, but we sure had a good time celebrating this milestone.
Here 's to many more wonderful years with our beloved Penny!


Vet Day

March 2nd 2009 6:40 am
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Today is our first trip to the vet. We got Penny shortly after she turned 8 months old. She had been recently spayed and was up to date with her shots.
As her first birthday is rapidly approaching, it's time to get settled into a vet. We had a snowstorm last week that forced me to postpone until today, however it worked in our advantage - her appointment is now at 3 pm, so I plan to pull my daughter out of school a 1/2 hour early so she can be there. It's a family affair.
Mommy has a list of questions for Dr. Carr. We need to figure out a better food for her, something to help with her giant shedding problem.
Also she needs her anal sacs drained. :)
And her pads have been very dry - almost to the point of cracking (especially the higher up pads - by her dew claws) - someone told me I could use vaseline on them, but I want to be certain.
I need heartworm medication.
And of course a rabies shot.
So wish us luck today as the big P-ster goes to the vet!

~Jaime (aka Mommy)



January 15th 2009 6:11 am
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Oh my goodness, the weather here changed big time on Monday. The morning was nice, in the 30's. Mom and I shoveled the driveway, and then went for a walk.
By noon the winds started howling and the snow was whipping all over and it hasn't let up since.
I peek my head out the door, but I'm not at all excited about going out. The snow is so deep I nearly get buried when I do out only to come in and shiver my hiney off.
This morning the thermometer read -27 this morning, with a wind chill of -45. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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