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

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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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.

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

(see above comment) and love you!
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Puppy! Congratulations on your new addition!
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...

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.
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
And she's SO SWEET, T. She just wanted someone to love her.

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

Congratulations on the addition to the family *G*
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*
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*
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.
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
Dec. 1st, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)

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!
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.

Dec. 1st, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
What a sweetie!
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)

(and she is. she really really is. She just needed someone to love her.)
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.
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.

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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.

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...;)
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.")
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
AWWWWWW - she's beautiful! Hi Sally! *petpetpet*
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
SHE IS SO SWEET, TBQ!!! *hands you wipey for washing your face - she's a snuffler*
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Oh. My. Cuteness!
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
ISN'T SHE?!?!?!?

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