Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sandy!


We celebrated Sandy's 1st birthday today, October 31, 2015. Of course, we have no idea what day she was actually born. We know it was sometime around this time last year. Originally, we were going to celebrate her birthday on my birthday, October 28. But since, she was born with a beautiful white ghost on her chest and a dark, mysterious mask on her face, my son, Dominic, said we should celebrate her special day on Halloween. Perfect!

 This is her birthday present. A Cheeseburger!

Being a true Scorpio, she was very suspicious of what was on the plate when we presented it to her. 

But, once Lucas put the plate down on the ground, her suspicions made a hasty retreat. 

Because she is my wild child and somewhat feral in disposition, we thought she would grab the burger and run. But, she didn't. She was very composed. Of course, no one tried to take it from her, so...

She did discard the top bun, to make her way to the good stuff. 

They were so enthralled with the birthday festivities. 

All Done!

This is when she realized there was no more cheeseburger. 

Then she came inside and sat down...for a very long time. 

Happy Birthday, Sandy Girl. We love you!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy October 28!

Today is my birthday. It's the first one I've had in over 11 years without my Dingo. I still miss him every day. The picture above is how I will always remember him. He loved being outside and he was always watching over us.

 Miss you, boy. 

Yes, I do have a new light in my life and this is my first birthday with her in my life and I'm very happy about that.

Today, she got to go with me to pick up Lucas from school. Isn't she pretty?
Although she looks like a angel in this picture, I do have to share that she is a wild child. Whew! She bites. She chews. She destroys. She barks. She growls. She rules the roost. She needs so much training and conditioning and socializing and I WILL get to it. I promise. But, right now I'm just enjoying her raw and crazy phase.

Happy October 28! 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Still My Little Man

My little Buddy. He lost his big brother Dingo, gained a crazy, domineering sister, Sandy, takes many meds every day, can't see 100%, but still keeps on truckin', like only Terriers can. He still loves to go for his walks, eat like a hog and chase squirrels in the yard. He has moments of grumpiness and stubborness and his bark makes me lose my mind. But, all in all, he's still my little man.
Love you Bud Bud. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sandy and Miko

This is Miko. I decided that he is Sandy's brother. When I first saw him on the Love and Second Chances Facebook page, I thought for sure the was one of Sandy's litter mates. I have longed to find her siblings to have a connection to her from before we knew her. Miko is also from Taiwan and his puppy pictures looked so much like Sandy that I couldn't believe they weren't her. He is also a Formosan Mountain Dog/ German Shepherd mix. I reached out to his owner, Katie and we began corresponding and decided to get together so they could play. Upon meeting this handsome stranger, I could immediately he is bigger than Sandy and, although, very similar in looks and temperament, we have no proof they are litter mates. In fact, they think Miko was born in December and we have Sandy as being born in October. Nevertheless, we have decided they are siblings and that's that. Miko is very, very friendly as was so excited to meet Sandy. She wasn't so receptive, at first. She was much more reserved and even snapped at him, a bit. But, Miko is so good natured that he didn't mind or quit until she joined him to play. 

Once, she was off leash, she warmed up and began to play...on her terms, of course. 

Here is Miko in quiet moment. Isn't he amazing? I can really see the Shepherd in him. 

He's so ready to have a good time and loves to play. 

He couldn't seem to figure out Sandy or why she was so stand-offish. 

But, she eventually began to play his way. 

Of course, most of the time, it was him chasing her. 

Miko is so friendly. During a break in play, he came up to Lucas and gave him kisses. 

While Sandy just looks for shade. It was a bit warm and she doesn't do well with heat. 

At one point they laid down together and had a little bonding moment. 

And Miko even showered Sandy with some kisses. 

But, then Lucas had the idea of running just to see what they would do!

Sandy ran crazily after Lucas and Miko ran crazily after Sandy!

I was so happy for her. This is the first time I've taken her somewhere and taken her off leash to run. 

Even though Miko is bigger and has longer legs, you can see their similarities this picture:
ears, gait, hind legs, stance. 

Of course, she would always retreat!

And Miko was always right on her tail. Isn't if funny how ugly my princess is here? Look how her snarl is in full force, but he's not even touching her yet! Not very lady-like, at all. 

She's ready to show him who's boss and this boss was done. 

And that was about it for her. She laid down and wouldn't move. It took forever to get her back to the car. We made sure to give her lots of water and now I know she will have a great afternoon nap.

I'm so thankful to Katie Lin and her mom for meeting us today and I hope Miko becomes Sandy's life long friend and not just her "brother".

Friday, June 19, 2015

Our Summer, So Far...

 A little bit of snuggling (while watching a ton of sports).

A little bit of napping (yep, she's my dog).

And a whole lot of just watching the world go by... (Sandy's favorite)

Too many people spend time collecting "things" and never spend time collecting moments/memories!

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