Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Peanut Backsass Pants!

Yes, Sweetheart's list of nicknames is growing as her personality grows!  She has taken to barking at us at times when she is outside and we correct her (I use the term correct loosely because most of the time we are teasing with her).  She thinks it is a little game.  She also is backsassy when she comes up to me when I am on the couch or recliner and tries to bite my feet or hands.  When I jokingly tell her no or snatch my feet away she bounces a bit, snarls very scarily and will sometimes bark.  She is oh so frightening in her backsass mode.  :)

I am still amazed by my little Peanut.  I am sure some of you have seen the story of Patrick, the New Jersey pit bull that was starved and thrown down a garbage chute.  He is a Facebook sensation and those pictures of him brought back so many of the feelings that I had in those first weeks and months of rescuing her.  I can only imagine how that vet staff feels caring for him.  I know the worry for Sweetheart was immense for me and I know it is for them.

I am dog sitting one of my favorite fosters this week while her 'family' is on vacation.  I do this from time to time for a few adopters.  Her name is Lilly and she was a stray found in Edmond Oklahoma.  She was heartworm positive when we got her and went through treatment and recovery at my home.  She was adopted about a year ago and we still love taking care of her when we get the chance (yes I am insane to get excited about taking in yet another dog).  She is a gorgeous champagne colored brindle who is gigantic.  She is as tall as Bavarian was and probably weight 70-75 pounds.  She is an ultra love lush and crawls up on the couch and recliner with me.  Sweetheart has gotten a little jealous of this at times and just sorts of gives me "the look".  You know "the look", the one that translates to "how dare you pet that dog".  :)  It is kind of funny watching her get jealous because she becomes more affectionate and does her Kitty Cat rub thing more.  :)

I hope everyone is doing well.  I am waiting to hear from a shelter about a possible grey that I may get tomorrow or Thursday.  I am hoping the owner doesn't claim her so we can take her into rescue.  I picked up two greys from the Tulsa shelter Saturday and will be going to another shelter Saturday to look at three tattooed greys, one of which we will take while another Oklahoma grey group takes the other two.  I don't know what the deal is, economy or things just happening in threes, but I am glad we are able to have room to help these shelter dogs.  I can't stand the thought of them dying in a shelter when we can take them.

Ok, I am done rambling for the evening.  Hope everyone is having a nice week!

Jess and Peanut Backsass Pants!


  1. Wow. Our group has taken a few greys from shelters too. People never cease to amaze me. Sweetheart is turning out to be quite the character! Such a "Sweetheart". Her name is so fitting!!!

  2. I love this post! Peanut Backsass Pants also describes our little Greg. He was a stray and ridiculously shy... Not so much anymore. Thank you for all you do fro these hounds.


  3. So glad Sweetheart is getting sassy. It shows just how at home she is and how much she loves you. Had to smile at her being jealous of Lilly.

    So many dogs are being put into shelters here (not just Greys). It's heartbreaking to think that as many as are being rescued and re-homed, so many don't get that chance.

  4. I'm giggling over the nickname! I think we have a few of those backsass girls here, too!

    I thought of Sweetheart when I saw the story about Patrick, too. And I feel so badly because for all the Sweethearts and Patricks we know about who become celebrities, how many more are there who don't make it or whose stories aren't told? I hope that the hounds from the shelter aren't in bad shape!

  5. I'm looking forward to our excursion this Saturday... Teddy told me this morning she got a 9 yr. old grey out of the Muskogee shelter that was Heartworm positive... so let's pray these 3 are healthy!

  6. As soon as I saw Patrick I thought of Sweetheart and how she was when you saved her. It looks like he's going to make it too. Thankfully he doesn't have her leg problems as I think he's got enough on his plate with his severe starvation. What amazes me in this is that 'women' did this to both him and Sweetheart! They don't deserve to be part of the human race!

    My wish for Patrick is that his life will become as happy and fulfilling as Sweetheart's has with you:) I love the nickname and the fact that she has become a Peanut Backsass Pants.