Post by mightyspuds on Sept 8, 2010 19:15:20 GMT -8
Need to get Girl her shots and license before we leave next week in case state park asks for em.
So Im looking up hours at clinics,etc,and see the adoptable dog pages.
Geez I shouldnt go there,all those sad doggies,breaks my heart!
I saw another girl who has ours' smile,but how can I give another BIG dog here,all the attention it would need,and at Girls expense and house is small,etc.Yet the poor dog will probably die,geez this stinks.
Breaks my heart tho....I really shouldnt go there,really shouldnt.
Crud,Im going up there and taking girl there for the shots,gonna look and see if she and Girl get along,they BOTH will have to agree,that simple,If either one doesnt like the idea,gets aggressive or weirded out its a no go....Geez,Mrs will KILL ME,but Im gonna look.This is the Victor Valley Animal Protective league,where we got Girl
Awwww spuds, ya 'ol softie you... I'd have to take her home too... she's a good lookin' girl, that she is.
Best of luck with the girls... and the MRS!!! LOL
She is about 3/4 the size of Girl.Real sweet REALLY SCARED and starving......like thats something new for us.She was a stray,Snookie is her 'stage name' LOL,that cracked me up!But I like it,may keep it.Think they said 54 lbs,Girl is 85,was 79 last visit,so I'd say Girl is right on the money.Snookie might be a mix,we will see when she fills out.Very sweet, a licker,then tail between legs,so scared!
They are spaying her now,pick up between 3-4 pm,stop by County for license for her and Girl.Girl got her shots and nails done,30 dollars.95 dollars including chip,spay and shots for Snookie.
Post by mightyspuds on Sept 8, 2010 19:57:42 GMT -8
Here's some pics.She is dark black,where she looks gray is me brightening pics so you can see how thin she is.Note on how NOT wide her chest is,same in stomach.Ribs are sticking out,backbone you feel every bit of it.Hard to say if pure GSD or mix,will have to see if she grows into those legs,she only weighs 50,needs at least 25 more pounds.Sure has a GSD face.
Already attaching to us,they said she wont eat,well she ate a hotdog no problem! She even threw it back up,oh well,worth a shot,post surg kinda what I thought.
They told us 2 years old,Mrs says not a chance,much younger.
Post by mightyspuds on Sept 8, 2010 20:10:49 GMT -8
Mrs loves her,already is renaming her,doesnt like snookie.
So Im sneaking her home,got caught in traffic. As I hit backside of MTN in rearview mirror I see a white SUV ways back,looks like a lightbar on top,Sheriff? No Problem,I set cruise at 55,the limit.Truck pulls right on up,its MRS!!! Who proceeds to flash lights.I pull over,tell dog...."This would be a real good time to stay flat on seat",which she does.So I jump outta Jetta and run over to truck,make excuses and small talk on why Im on BACKSIDE of mtn,and not front side where license place is MUCH closer. Mrs falls for it,LOL,get back in car and race home,easily outrunning truck up hill.However,Mrs takes a different route and is pulling in driveway as I arrive.
I wanted muttster in house when she got home.Again,oh well!
Needless to say of course Mrs fell in love,so alls well that ends well.
Post by mightyspuds on Sept 9, 2010 0:03:24 GMT -8
Amazing! Only been our dog 10 hours and she is coming over and laying her head in my lap for snuggles.
Now there is a dog who gets it.She knows her doggy prayers have been answered.
Also was reading online the shelter only holds animals 3-10 days before they are put down due to severe overcrowding,poor animals!! They are trying to take in fewer so they can hold them longer.
Also girl was kinda bugging her so she snapped at girl a couple times,now girl is afraid of her. I cant blame snookie,she doesnt feel well for sure.
But what a difference,Girl had no spirit when she got here,this one is still in fighting mode,her spirit hasnt been crushed like poor Girls was.I think these 2 will make a fine team,Girls strength,Snooks guts,perfect combo.
Also like she doesnt flinch when I rub her face,she hasnt been beat on,very good!
Post by mightyspuds on Sept 18, 2010 6:55:45 GMT -8
Just 10 days and she is really comfortable with us and just full of life.No adaptation issues with her!
Snooks does something really cute.When you open door to let her in as she walks by she gives the back of your hand a lick.And she never misses a single time to give a thank you kiss for the door person.
She also had worms,yuck! Pills are expensive,22 dollars for 2 pills,1 pill per 50 pounds.I gave her a pill and a half,same for Girl 'just in case'.
You can get a DNA kit for 35 bucks at pet store,not sure what you mail in.They then tell you the make up of your dog.Im pretty sure Snooks is mixed,will be fun to know what with.She doesnt do the GSD head tilt,or the GSD circle,so Im sure she cant be all GSD.
She is putting on weight fast! Last night she FINALLY left something in dish when we fed her,guess we finally filled her up,LOL!
Post by mightyspuds on Oct 29, 2010 4:52:49 GMT -8
Pretty certain now Schnooks is a Huskie.
Very unusual dogs,never had one before,or known one.
She is growing like a weed,and I can really grow some massive weeds so that is saying something.
Her legs are really large in length and circumference,very thick.Really strong legs.Also big shoulders though not massive,more feminine Im sure than a males must be,but large indeed.Rear haunches also very muscular.
When they play she rises on her rear legs,holds Girls head with right paw and throws a left hook that would make a Heavyweight Boxer proud,and Im NOT exaggerating,its really something to see,its a lightening fast jab.And Hard hitting! Girl isnt close to figuring out a defense for that,best she can do is tuck her head and turnl away,AFTER the fact,LOL!
Her body is heavy,very dense,like a big pitbull,really really solid.
When I grab her by her front legs and try to drag her into a different position it hurts,she yelps and her body stays immobile,like a rock that dog is so dense. Unlike Girl the GSD who I can flip over and drag by her legs and body follows.
Still used to the movies were they are portrayed as huge dogs,I doubt she will be as big as girl but I can see how they make good sled dogs,very strong in that package.
Need to weigh her,really curious what she is weighing.
BTW,dont worry that Girl is getting pounded on,not the case.In the house Girl cant maneuver and thats a big advantage to Snooks,but outside Girl has room and can use her size to her advantage and much to Snookers' chagrin payback is a %#$@#!
They make a formidable team for sure,as tag team wrestlers they are tough!
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