Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #7

Everyone has been talking about their kitties... my doggie dog love makes me want to do this TT on my puppy just to even things out! :)

Her picture was taken at the Vet's a couple of years ago, and I had to scan it so it's a little scanned looking, but it's one of my favorite photos.

Thirteen Things about My Puppy (not so puppy - 12 years old.)

1…. Her name is Sammy - Samantha when she's in trouble, like when she steals socks from open drawers.

2.... She's a mix breed - Bijon and Spaniel, but we got her before the owner's chopped her tail - Thank God! Why do people cut their dogs tails? I just don't get it! That's my favorite thing... I always know how happy and excited she is!

3.... She hates water. :) Odd for a dog, but my father traumatized her when she was young by throwing her in the lake so she wouldn't be afraid of the water - which you can imagine only made things a hundred times worse. Funny how wrong parents can be sometimes, even when I was only 14 I knew how bad it was!

4.... She will not, under any circumstances, leave the house when it's raining. She'll stare dreamily out the windows, but won't budge. :)

5.... She's 12, yet she looks like a puppy - people always ask when we got her! :)

6.... She loves the snow. She hides in it and waits to be found! After half a year of sun bathing her fur is usually very white. She somehow knows this and takes advantage of it.

7.... Speaking of sun... She loves the sun! With as much fur as she has going on I'm shocked sometimes, nothing like a fur coat to keep me out of the sun, but it doesn't deter her.

8.... She always has her tongue sticking out. :) I adore this. Probably because she doesn't have bad breath and she doesn't drool.

9.... When the luggage gets pulled out she gets sad and depressed, moping around the house like if it's the last time she will ever see us.

10.... If someone were ever to break into the house she would probably lick them and kiss them until they fell on their butts, but we couldn't count on her to be our security guard.

11.... She doesn't bark! Which kind of falls in with 10. :) I didn't know there even were dogs that didn't bark. All I know is that by the time we got her she was broken. Truthfully, I like her better this way.

12.... She will do ANYTHING for cheese! We didn't have to teach her to roll over, sit or do anything else... stick a piece of cheese in front of her and you don't even have to say a word. I swear to you... she will show you EVERY trick she knows to get that cheese. Shake your hand, meow (my dad taught her that - believe it or not, it's a little dog like, but it is clearly a meow,) or roll over... a hundred times!

13.... I can never get any work done around her. She follows me around and if I open a book or notes to study from she comes and plops down directly onto my work with a loud sigh. :) As if she's the entire 30 seconds that she had to entertain herself was extremely painful and excruciating! ;) God, I love her!

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Di said...

#12...I think those cheese people could make a ton of money if they marketed cheese sticks to dogs!

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

What a sweet puppy! Happy TT!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

She sounds like a great dog. Keep talking like this and you just might make me into a dog person yet. (no doggie breath? Really?)

Vicky said...

di - that is sooo funny. Last time I was at the grocery store I was grabbing some ice cream and saw ice cream for dogs right next to it! :) What's that about?

Joely - Thanks. I love her.

Susan - No doggie breath BUT it all depends on what type of dog you get... she doesn't shed either. We were very lucky to get her! :)

L^2 said...

Awww... she sounds like a wonderful dog. Great list.
Happy TT! :-)

Angela/SciFiChick said...

How fun.. cute dog!

Nancy J. Bond said...

What an adorable pooch! And great list. Happy TT!

Annie said...

Sammy looks utterly adorable!!

It's funny, my pup also won't go out in the rain and detests being wet, but LOVES the snow. I find it so odd!

You're so lucky to have such a great pup! Happy TT!

Shiloh Walker said...

She does look like a puppy.

We had one of those overly friendly dogs...the kind that would show the burglar where all the good stuff is. I miss her.

Mercy's Maid said...

Ooh, another dog lover! I wish a certain one of my dogs didn't bark. She has the shrillest, most whiney bark and it drives me crazy sometimes.

My sister's dog's favorite words are, "Pepper, you want some cheeeeeese?"

My dogs are partial to peanut butter.

Anonymous said...

Awww, she sounds like a precious doggie, and what a beauty she is! And I, too, love the doggie tongue-sticky-outy thing. I grew up with a boxer who always had his tongue poking out. Adorable!

Thanks for sharing her with us, and Happy TT! :)

Amy Ruttan said...

Love the pic. My family dog died two years ago, she was 11. I miss her so much, she was such a Grumpy Old Girl. She had personality, my parents new dog ... eh not so much.

Happy TT.

Janet said...

she is adorable! I love reading about people's pets :-) Great post!

Tink said...

Great TT! I love puppy's of all ages! :-) My little dog Foofur doesn't like water too, in contrary to my large dog Boris. I hope Sammy will stay with you for much longer!
Thanks for visiting my kitties TT.

Christine said...

I want a dog...not really I'm a cat person, but reading your list makes me want one.

m.o.M. said...

Unconditional love...there's nothing like it!

alisonwonderland said...

Sammy is adorable!

Happy TT! Thanks for stopping by!