Ivey


Labrador Retriever/Boxer
Picture of Ivey , a female Labrador Retriever/Boxer

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Home:Cary, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 5 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Ivey

Nicknames:
Ivey girl

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

Birthday:
October 25th 2008

Likes:
to play in the leaves! to play in the snow! to play with other dogs! to sleep on Mama and Papa! to take Mama horseback riding! to play chase! to bring the horses in from the pasture! to eat the horse food off the ground!

Pet-Peeves:
Dogs barking in her face and baths are her pet peeves.

Favorite Toy:
Ivey loves all of her toys but the ones she drags around the most are the huge stuffed animals with squeakers in them!

Favorite Food:
Her favorite food is probably a handfull of horse grain or horse treats!

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere off-leash...if there's a pond, then that's even better!!!

Best Tricks:
"release" (I can tell her from horseback and she'll drop anything!) or "No-swim". She can be chasing something into the pond and will stop and not get wet!

Arrival Story:
We had just finished filling out an application form to adopt a boxer/lab mix from the SPCA. As soon as we hit "enter" we realized the page hadn't been updated since July '08! So we looked on Craigslist just for fun. The first page advertised 10, 10-week-old boxer-lab puppies! We immediately called and went to see them and Ivey jumped into our arms/hearts and will be with us for a long time! She is a sweetie!

Forums Motto:
Mommy says I'm part FISH!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 27th 2008 More than 5 years!

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Dogster Id:
935707


Meet my family
Poky Little
Puppy
Mortimer MooseHolly HallinMacaroni

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My typical day...


Cool

December 8th 2010 11:12 am
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Hi y'all! It's cold outside. Last weekend we had snow and I was so excited-even if Mom said it was only 3/8". So I haven't been able to write because of all the puppy stuff. My new puppy is CRAZY! He really likes to copy me though, so if he keeps doing that, he'll calm down. One thing that's cool is that I've only had to stay in my crate like once since Mom and Dad got him. I get to guard the puppy, kitty and the house when they're gone now. That means I can sleep on their pillow, go get water in the kitchen, go up to the window when the Fed Ex man comes...you know the deal. I like my new responsibility but I do not like it when they leave. It just makes me sad, but I deal with it. We go for more walks now that the puppy's around. Almost every day, which is cool! Mom lets me off the leash near the kid's park because I know I have only one half acre of freedom. There's no restraints but I do listen to her when she calls me back or tells me to stop when I want to go see something I shouldn't. Mack and Holly love to chase me from their leashes. I fly. I've gained some weight but Mom's watching me closely. She went out for business for a couple of days and saw that I am 7 lbs. overweight when she returned. I still haven't lost it but it's winter now, so I probably need a little extra warmth. I have become more assertive. Sometimes I have to put the puppy in his place. He likes to bite my lips, ears and privates and Mom says to "GET HIM!" when he does. Sometimes I do, but more than anything I just will try to jump in her arms with my ears down after I yipe. I like to be babied. Mom and Dad love me more than anything.

So anyway, I'm taking a nap with the puppy now, so see y'all later!

 

I got a new puppy!

October 26th 2010 8:31 pm
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Well, I just turned two yesterday and a little over a week ago, Mom and Dad got me a new brother. He's annoying but I like him. He plays with my toys, tries to eat my food and likes to sleep on me. Who said he could do these things? I enjoyed my birthday and I like that Mom still takes me places just the two of us.

-Ivey

 

Wednesday

April 29th 2010 8:01 am
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I am such a lucky pup. It is a Wednesday-just an ordinary Wednesday. Today, I woke up to the sound of a funny noise coming from my mom's cell phone. The sun was about to come through the window and Dad was still snoring. Of course, my brother, Moose, came into the bedroom to beg to go out into the sunroom to watch the morning birds. I stretch and put my snout right up to Mom's cheek so she can hear me snort and cuddle me. I get so many kisses in the morning. I don't give kisses, but I sure get them! I get to go outside, stink and wet and see what's going on. Sometimes, I get to go help feed the horses. That's exciting because I get to smell the animals that have visited, see the neighbor dogs, chase the smell of the barn cat and lick the horse food buckets! Otherwise, I like to curl up either with Dad or on the floor mats in the bathroom while Mom showers and dries her hair. I usually get fed around 8am and it's so good. I eat from the fireplace bricks. I get lots of love but try my best to look as pathetic as I can when Mom is off to work. Sometimes, Dad and I visit her there. She likes to let me loose to run in the parking lot and see some of the people who work with her. I again, put on my pathetic face when she asks me to jump back up in the car. She always comes home for lunch though and we always do something fun. I like to carry my basketball down to the horse barn but then Mom always does weird stuff. She'll kick my ball to the biggest horse, Hayley, who really wants my ball. She doesn't understand that it is MINE! Mom tells me to wait and then I can go get it. I'm very submissive so taking my ball back from the horse is just a little out of my comfort zone. I don't see why that horse gets to play with my ball but Mom and Dad always seem to enjoy watching the whole thing. It's my job to help let the horses out to graze and back in. I run a lot and feel really crazy when Mom stomps on the ground. I think that means she wants me to run as fast as I can! I'm fast and like it when the grass hits me fast! When I think she's coming my way, I always lay down immediately behind some grass and she sneaks up on me. If you've never played that game-You have got to try it! It is so fun. I usually ask to stay outside after all of this because Mom and Dad go inside to eat and stuff. They let me stay outside, loose, if I lay down when they're going in the front door. They tell me to stay close and I do. I put my chin on the ground and they can't help but let me relax. It seems like I always want to see what they're doing so in 10-20 minutes, I can't help but go up to the front door and paw it once. They'll let me in or come out with me. In the afternoons, I take a nap and then go with Mom when she horseback rides. I get to run, swim, play with the neighbor dogs and roll. It's just the best. My afternoons are always packed with fun. I eat supper about 6:15pm and I'm up for about another 30 minutes total the rest of the night. I chill and Mom rubs me. I can chew cow hooves and move my toys around the house. I sleep in the pack bed at night with Mom and Dad. I don't get up until I'm invited but I can usually manage to sneak my head onto one of their pillows in between them. Mom and Dad want to be close but they both love me so much. They are the only ones who don't think I'm spoiled. I am though. I'm so submissive and only protect at night if someone comes up to the house. They don't think they have anything to worry about with my actions. That's why I'm rewarded with an invite into their bed. I love my life. I sleep through the whole night and don't wake Mom or Dad up. I think they love their lives with me too. I'm just a happy girl!

What do you think about my typical Wednesday?

Love,
Ivey girl

 
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