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about my dog

since I have new friends, or friends who just have bad memories, I figured I'd post an entry about my dog.

here's Judy these days:

It's been almost four years since we got her. Our first kid had turned one and I'd wanted a dog all my life. We went to the humane society and told them we needed a younger dog, not a puppy, preferably about two years old. The only criteria was that it could not eat guinea pigs or babies.

Well we walked around and looked at dogs and saw this puppy. We'd said we didn't want a puppy but dammit, that's how they get you.

the breed of judy is a great mystery, when people ask me what kind of dog I have I say "black". sometimes "50 pounds, about knee high?"

Now that I have a four year old dog I am convinced that I will never adopt a puppy again. Over it! A four year old dog is great! Judy is so much calmer now, doesn't chew on stuff for fun.

Granted, we've still got this problem where when it's time for a walk Judy's going ape shit as if she's never gone for a walk before and I'm holding the leash just saying, "Sit for your leash. Judy. Sit." and I'm not doing anything, because our classes said that's how you get your dog to sit for her leash, you just stare at them and be patient. After YEARS of doing this now, it still takes Judy a lot of bouncing before she decides to plant her butt down and leave it there for five seconds.

true to our original request she has never eaten a guinea pig or a baby. she kinda herds the guinea pigs and is generally concerned for their well being, like if there's drama going on she'll go sniff to investigate. and the babies, she ignores or lets them chase her around or chases them. she loves playing tug-o-war and josie is almost big enough to be a worthy opponent now so that's a fun game. I used to take her running, I should get back to that, it was good for both of us but work's gotten me going in earlier. we go on walks to the park with josie on her bike.

that's it, that's the update, just saying Judy's doing well and we love her.


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Mar. 24th, 2015 01:41 am (UTC)
I think you have a beaglab.
It took Lily about five years before she regularly sat for walkies, and even now at 14 there's still a lot of dashing about barking wildly. They do learn, but it's harder when it's something so dear to their hearts.
Mar. 24th, 2015 01:43 am (UTC)
Cute pup! :)
Mar. 24th, 2015 01:59 am (UTC)
Dogs make everything better.

I didn't mention this in my latest entry for some reason but there was a guy with a shiba inu.
Mar. 24th, 2015 02:21 am (UTC)
Mar. 24th, 2015 03:49 am (UTC)
A Boston terrier mix?
Mar. 24th, 2015 04:09 am (UTC)
Basset & lab.
Mar. 24th, 2015 04:18 am (UTC)
We have a 10 month old puppy right now. Oh, how I long for three or four years from now.
Mar. 24th, 2015 11:44 am (UTC)
She looks like a real cutie. I'm wondering if she has any beagle in her. Ours do, and Judy's behavior is a lot like theirs. Show them the leashes, and they practically turn themselves inside out.

Like you, ours were puppies when we got them (never again, we're too old for this!) and, yes, a few years do seem to quiet them down a bit. Isn't it lovely not to have to worry about finding things chewed up? *g*
Mar. 24th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
you know, she kinda has that beagle howl/bark thing going on so we have wondered if maybe she's a beagle! "turning inside out" is a good way to describe her when she's excited.
Mar. 24th, 2015 12:58 pm (UTC)
She looks like such a sweetheart! :)
Mar. 24th, 2015 04:48 pm (UTC)
Judy is very cute.
Mar. 24th, 2015 05:36 pm (UTC)
We recently picked out two new cats.

Cats, not kittens. We did kitten 10 years ago. I don't need to do kitten again.
Mar. 24th, 2015 06:26 pm (UTC)
Did you ever post a picture of her? She's cute!

Probably I belong into the bad memory category! ;)
Mar. 25th, 2015 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh trust me I do too!

I can't tell you how many times I've scrolled past an entry on my friends page that's like, "well it's over, bob finally left..." and I'm like "WHO'S BOB?"
Mar. 25th, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC)
I remember that you have a dog... but not a picture of her as a grown-up! :)
Mar. 25th, 2015 01:02 am (UTC)
Hi there,
This is mostly about guinea pigs; I'm contemplating getting some. Just wondering if you keep yours in or outside and how many do you have?

Thank you and have a great day. :)
Mar. 26th, 2015 02:10 am (UTC)
YAY! I seem to remember at one point you were considering taking her back to the shelter, and I knew you kept her cause you mention her every so often, but I am so happy it worked out! : D
Mar. 28th, 2015 01:38 am (UTC)
She looks like such a happy girl! Any pictures of her with Josie or Olive?
Mar. 28th, 2015 09:59 am (UTC)
I did get one with Josie!

getting all three to hold still sounds like an extreme sport!
Apr. 3rd, 2015 01:57 am (UTC)
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