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!