My name is Amanda. I'm a cashier in the black hills (SD)
I grew up in Idaho, with high content wolf hybrids. We had a border collie/poodle mix too. I have had many dogs in my life. I used our hybrids Caprice (23) & Ka Cheena (18), for my 4-H projects. We also participated in parades, and a session of the Idaho state house hearings about laws to ban them. They died at very advanced age. I had Wizzer, a lab/retriever cross, a rescue, that sadly died due to complications of diabeties. He was 11. We've rescued and fostered dogs through the years off and on and adopted a few srs that have since passed on, mostly big dogs, most from abuse/neglect situations. I was always around friends pitbulls and crosses. I fell in love! After my cross country move (and changes in circumstance) I was now able to afford a dog again.
I had been thinking about a new walking buddy, for months. Made a few trips to the shelters, but no real takers.
I went into a local kill shelter, and there she was. I thought I rescued her....it's more like the other way around. She's a little over 1 year (was in heat when I adopted her, getting spayed my next few days off, 3-4 of april). She had been dumped in the shelter, skin and bones, and still lactating. Her coat was dull and falling out. But she was an amazing dog, I could tell.
She had no name and was very sweet.
Weight the first night, 29 pounds.
Weight today, 44 pounds.
Her coats soft, and shiny. We've gone back to "show her off" (the rescuing officer likes to have success stories, makes the job more rewarding), she is a new dog! She's pit and ?? Possibly vizsla or pointer (both are popular pheasant dogs here)
She can destroy any stuffed squeaking toy in less than 20 seconds. So we can't let her even use those for play.
Ruby loves her "cuz" ball. I cut his feet off, she could have chewed them off. We've had him around for over a month, really nice toy. I think she mainly likes it because it squeaks. Lol.
We go hiking (she has a backpack, hauls all her stuff), we walk every morning and night (with her backpack on, tires her quicker, she can go 3 miles and still not be tired), play ball at the park (if no other dogs are there).
She has intense focus, and incredible drive, with play. But is gentle with kids and cats(she cuddles them). She's super submissive, approaches other dogs, and gets along great with all my friends dogs. We go for dog dates,
She allows me to relax after my 10-14 hr work days. Dogs are always there. I look forward to coming home now, and all because of my little Ruby. She also knows a wide variety of tricks and commands. If I could convince my boss.... I'd take her to work with me. We have a chase toy (like a lure) and a flirt pole to play with outside on warmer weekends.
I can't figure out how to load pics from my phone. I do most of my briwsing/posting face booking etc through my phone as well please excuse any sentence structure issues