Photo Comments Age: 13 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
Leave a bone for SIGI
Sigi dog, Li'l Grrrrrrr, She's a Dog
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December 1st 2003
Chew chews. Knowing where her humans are and what they are doing, at ALL times! Squirrels! Rabbits! To Goooooooooooo!!! The bed. Rolling around on the floor with her humans and getting all snuggly and lovey dovey (especially with snorty sounds).
The vacuum. Computer error alarms. Not being able to go with at all times (she's kinda like, "Well, if you can't be bothered to take me, then I guess you won't be needing your favorite pair of slippers anymore...or that plant either."
Dieter and anything that squeaks and has stuffing that can be RIPPED out of it!
Sigi will eat almost anything, especially things she finds on the street or out on her walks, probably a habit she picked up having lived on the streets (we're working on this though). She also seems partial to anything squishy. She LOVES cookies.
Anywhere there are squirrels. She rears up at the end of her leash on her hind legs and dances like a poodle at the circus...I guess we'll have to buy her a tutu (preferably made of proscuitto!).
Sigi LOVES to play "Elephant Man." We have a gray fleece blanket and she chewed a hole in it, and when you throw it over her the hole makes a nice eyehole for her to see through as she prances around the house.
We had lost our little dog Taxi and we felt so empty that we knew the only way we could fix it would be to find another dog that needed a home...plus we couldn't say "Come on dogs!" anymore ("Come on dog" just doesn't have a ring to it). We foung Sigi (formerly known as Cindy) at animalkindrescue.org (a great resource in the Los Angeles area for cat, dog and even pot-bellied pig adoptions) where we had found our Taxi dog. It must sound kinda corny, but Sigi just stole our hearts. It was kinda soon, not even a month after Taxi left us, but Sigi looked so cute with her questioning eyes, almost a sister of our big dog Otto, that we had to meet her. The people at animalkindrescue are so nice and caring that they actually extend the use of their web site to a doctor (Dr. Lisa) who also rescues dogs. With her hands full with her own dogs and other rescues, Dr. Lisa had placed Sigi with a professional trainer out in Palmdale, so after speaking with her a few times we set up a meeting with him. We thought that we'd meet him, meet the dog, then have our home checked out and then be cleared to adopt the dog at a later date. Earlier in the week, however, we had forwarded the link to our Dogster site to Dr. Lisa so she could see what kind of people (and dogs) we were. One look at our Dogster site and Dr. Lisa knew that we just had to have Sigi and she let us have her right then and there at the first meeting! Too cool! Thanks, Dogster! Dr. Lisa not only invested in professional training, shots and neutering, when she finally did find time in her busy schedule to come check out the pad she brought little Sigi so many toys and treats that our house looked like the pet aisle at Target! Thanks Lisa!
As with most rescues, Sigi has come to us through a series of events. According to Dr. Lisa this dog was found on the street in Silverlake (an area of LA close to Griffith Park) in July, 2004. She was hanging out with two smaller dogs (one of whom was pregnant) and was taken in by a girl and her boyfriend. Unfortunately (but fortunately for us!) she couldn't keep them as her pitbull was not accepting them at all. Dr. Lisa's mom (who also aids in the rescue of dogs) learned about the girl's predicament at their accupuncurist and Dr. Lisa ended up taking all three dogs, all of whom have since been adopted. Dr. Lisa thinks that Sigi is pretty much her full size and about a year old, but we have a sneaking suspicion that she may be a little younger and may get a little bigger as we've had to loosen her collar twice now...we'll see, but we love her at any size. Stay tuned for mo' better photos, and we've got to get this dog some movie work pronto! Fun fact 1: Sigi likes to make out. Well, as of 8/9/2005 she's kinda gotten bigger around the neck but she's not really growing...oh well. Don't let these picures fool you, as Sigi is a happy, happy girl, but HATES getting her picture taken, unlike a certain hammy dog named Otto. Take out the camera, and this dog runs. Gotta sneak up on her. (We also apologize to whoever recently tried to make us PupPals, as we had a hard drive failure, had to replace the home comp, and all emails were lost.) Fun fact 2 (10/21/05): We just found out last nite at the Amanda Foundation benefit (they save dogs from kill shelters and place them in homes)that Sigi (formerly known as Beatrice) was taken by Robert DeNiro (yes, THE Robert DeNiro) before us. It seems he was looking for a dog for his young son and was considering Sigi (yes, she's been to his house!) and after 2 weeks decided she wasn't right for him as this dog is strong and VERY willful (this dog is better connected in Hollywood that we are!!!). I guess we made Sigi an offer she couldn't refuse....
I like to make out!
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