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Please Excuse My Dog Ate Sally

Allow me to introduce you to our new family member, Sally Von Shtupp.



She's a leetle shy - her sister was adopted before she was and had been in a bit of a depression for a few days.

So I went with the intention of picking up Brutus, as I linked at the bottom of my earlier post.  While I waited for someone to let me see the dogs, Sassy (as was her original name) was hanging out in one of the "meet and greet" rooms while her kennel was cleaned.  The saddest most pathetic face I'd seen.  Her tail thumped when she noticed me paying attention.

I got together with Brutus and nope.  Not a good fit, although he was GORGEOUS in person.  He'd do well with a guy that has two other dogs, most likely hunting dogs.  Brutus wasn't a family dog type. Not interested in me - strictly wanting other dogs attention.

So I asked if I could see Sassy.  They told me her story, she'd been there for two months (she's heartworm positive, but her treatment's been paid for for life.  Awww!  I love people who donate to good causes.  Don't think we won't pay it forward.  :) )  So she was just adorable, sweet, and very timid.  Once you got her to trust you, she's all tail thumps and chin rests.

She still a bit nervous around the kids - #2 has gotten some hand licks - and the cats scare her (aww!)  but Hope (our resident Animal Ambassador) keeps trying to make friends.

Sally (I'm just not down with "sassy") and I've been playing tag in the backyard.  She was itching for some play.  We've taken several short walks, and she's a DREAM on a leash.  She was an outdoor dog, so she's never been trained.  She was surrendered by her previous owner who didn't like the look of her.  >:|  Well, we sure do.  The pictures don't do her justice.  She's STUNNING.  Perfect form, and the perfect German Shepherd gate.

And since we can't have normal pet names, Sally (she lit up and SAT when I called her Sally!) Von Shtupp.  Oh, it's twoo!  It's twoo, it's twoo!  Ve haff a hund!



(better pictures when she's not so skittish....)

Happy MOST NIGHT OF COMEDY ON TV night, everyone!

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romanyg
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
She's adorable! Congratulations!
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
I LUFF HER!!

SHe's sitting behind me with her ears cocked, ready to hide under the desk if one of the 10 pound cats comes too close. Hahaha, the dog has no understanding of the food chain. YAY!
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brandil
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
Awww!
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
BEEEEEEP! SHe's very nice. She's getting nervous around the kids, so I'm logging off and bonding.

:*
southernbangel
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Sally Von Shtupp is beautimous!! I LOVE DOGS.
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)


(see above comment) and love you!
yin_again
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Puppy! Congratulations on your new addition!
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
BEEP!! The girl that processed the adoption at the shelter also rescues Min Pins. I hope your ears were burning...

:D
sdwolfpup
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
Oh she's gorgeous. Yay for a new family member! Double yay for adopting from the pound! Here's to many happy years together.
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
And she's SO SWEET, T. She just wanted someone to love her.

*loves her in spades*
ruric
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
She's beautiful!

Congratulations on the addition to the family *G*
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
I can't stress enough how the picture from my camera phone isn't doing her justice...

*enormous grin*
lynnenne
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Oh, Stoney, she is BEEEYOOOTIFUL! I am so happy for you and your new family member. She is very, very lucky to have you. *snuffles you madly*
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
Isn't she?!?!? She's trying to befriend Hope. By chasing her and wanting to play tag. *head desk* Hahaha.
marenfic
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
*loves*
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
♥!
leila82
Dec. 1st, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
OHHHHHH YOU HAVE A NEW PUPPY!!!! *LOVES*

I want a puppy or two, but my apartment says no :( And at home, my mom says no, also. So no puppies all around. ALAS!
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
One day! One day... We've waited two years to get a new dog, so I know the feeling.

<3
zandra_x
Dec. 1st, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
What a sweetie!
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHA YOUR ICON!!!

(and she is. she really really is. She just needed someone to love her.)
julia_here
Dec. 1st, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
Poor pookus- I can't understand how people can divorce their dogs because they stop being cute, or because they grew into a look that they didn't expect.

Me, I need to downsize for my next dog, but that's (Anubis willing) a long way off.

Julia, people who have both cats and dogs seem particularly well balanced to me.
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
Gah - I agree re: divorcing dogs. The best dogs I've ever had were dogs that were "discarded" because of their not being puppies anymore. Sally having heartworms wasn't helping her at the shelter any, either.

But Julia, she is SO SWEET. Timid at first, then nervous interest. We just took a walk and she's BEAUTIFUL on a leash. Perfect little lady, our Sally.

<3
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stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
Awww, and I'd say after 24 hours with her that WE'RE the lucky ones. Just a tender little girl. *cough* a 72 pound little girl. Heh heh.

ponders_life
Dec. 1st, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Congratulations! "Sally Von Shtupp"??? OK, now I've got "I'm Tired" playing in my head:
I'm tired,
Tired of playing the game
Ain't it a crying shame
I'm so tired
God dammit I'm exhausted


Hee! May you have many happy rolls in the hay together (wait, that's a differnt Mel Brooks movie...;)
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
AHAHA: "What enormous knockers you have!" "Why, sank you doktorr."

It would have been LILY Von Shtupp if I could have gotten her to respond to that. Sally it is! (We'll pretend she's Lily's sister. "15 Schnitzengreuben's my limit, baby.")
thebratqueen
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
AWWWWWW - she's beautiful! Hi Sally! *petpetpet*
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
SHE IS SO SWEET, TBQ!!! *hands you wipey for washing your face - she's a snuffler*
drusplace
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Oh. My. Cuteness!
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
ISN'T SHE?!?!?!?

<3
slackerace
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
Awww. Pretty pup. I love you for adopting via the shelter!!
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
She's so lovely - such excellent manners. And all of our fur babies are rescues - they make the best pets, imo!

*hearts times a million*
moosesal
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Sally is an excellent name. I approve. *g* We got a dog from the shelter last week. He came with the name "Buddy" and we've kept it with a little addition: Chris started calling him Buddy Love (from Dr. Doolittle) and now it's that or "Mr. Love" all the time.

Yay for new doggie! I was on the Colorado Saint Bernard Rescue site the other day and am already trying to convince Chris that we need another Saint to keep Buddy company. :)
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
BUDDY LOVE. Ahahahahaha. Oh, Eddie Murphy.
I SAW YOU GOT BUDDY!! Oh, how I love the name Buddy for a dog. And Saints are EXCELLENT pets. My old roommate and I had one, Feedback. (Haha.) Feedback got drunk one night when he figured out how to work the tap on the keg.

He was my spooning buddy for sleeping. Just lovely big darlings. (And you TOTALLY need to get him a friend!) Out of curiosity, what's the reason for people giving them up? Just too much dog on a leash or something? I've never heard of them being destructive, etc. Now Labs and Weimereiners and Jack Russell's I get - they're hyper for a long time and aren't the best "first dogs" for someone not used to pups.
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fishsanwitt
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
Oh, what a sweetie. Such a beautiful face. You're so lucky. I want a puppy *so* badly. Maybe one day.
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
She has the SWEETEST face. It's was drew me to her. She has one of those plaintive "love me" looks that I'm a sucker for.

*crosses fingers for you*
cordelianne
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
Congratulations!! She's adorable! Yay! *g*
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
I LOVE YOUR ICON!! (And she is - just perfect manners and the right amount of playful. SO. LUCKY!)
a2zmom
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
A total sweetheart. May you bring each other love and joy.
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks Robin! And she's just so friendly. The shelter said that the two months she's been there she's not had an "accident" in her kennel ONCE. A perfect little lady, our Sally.
bitchygrrl
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Sally is adorable. Congratulations. I know with your love and attention she'll blossom. :)
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
She's opened up in just 24 hours!! I can't wait for Mr. S to meet her.

*wriggles with joy*
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kita0610
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
spuffyduds
Dec. 1st, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
That is the funniest icon in the history of awesome.
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tx_cronopio
Dec. 1st, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
What a cutie patootie! It's clear she'll make a magnificent dog, and GOOD FOR YOU! *cheers for Casa Stoney*
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
She is SO SWEET. She's wanting to play outside all the time, poor dear. (She opened up and RAN this morning, and you could see how happy it made her. AWWWWW.)
spuffyduds
Dec. 1st, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
Beautiful.
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
*smooch*
midnightsjane
Dec. 1st, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
Oh, she's so adorable!
Lucky Sally, to have found such a loving home.
stoney321
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
We feel pretty lucky in return! She got many admiring looks on our walk this morning.

*beams*
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