Inara is five today! Lots o' pics...

If it's a non-human, non-Pit Bull, family member, post it here!

Postby TheRedQueen » September 24th, 2008, 2:25 pm

My pretty girl turns five today...and I reflect upon how fast time flies. It seems like just yesterday that this crazy girl came into my life, and then on the other hand it seems like she's been here forever. It's hard to remember life without her...her presence is so large in my life. She's taught me so much about being patient and loving and kind...she would have it no other way, she was so damaged when she came here.

I shall start at the beginning...the first photo I took of her. She wouldn't come to me, was petrified of anyone other that my sister at that point (my sister was her emergency foster home).

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b5d82 ... /ry%3D400/

Her name was Daphne, and she was a rescue through ARPH. She had been purchased a pet store in NJ, bounced through 3 homes and 1 foster home before landing with my sister. She was very fear aggressive, had a micro attention span, was fighting with other female dogs (at the first foster home), chased guinea hens, wasn't housebroken and had a paint-peeling bark that she used to announce EVERYTHING that happened in the world. She wouldn't go near people, including me...and would bark and growl if anyone approached. The rescue was at the end of their rope, and they were debating having her euthanized.

I adopted her.

I changed her name to Inara...a strong name for a strong dog. She was so scared of everything in the world, it was a long project I took on. Every picture I took of her, she was wild-eyed, panting and anxious. Because that's how she was.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b5dc0 ... /ry%3D400/

But once you get to know her, she becomes soft and squishy...and very, very lovable.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7cf3 ... /ry%3D400/

She soon started training for flyball and K9 disc...to give her an outlet for her energy...(she is really bad about pacing if she's bored)...and to help her build confidence. She turned out to be a natural...

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d73 ... /ry%3D400/

She now takes on new jobs 100%...she enjoys taking on new tasks...

Training the rotten puppy...
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d80 ... /ry%3D400/

Or the new kitten, Fry...(he's even allowed to touch the CUZ)
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8d73 ... /ry%3D400/

Every day, she makes me smile...whether she's barking back at me, or sliding a frisbee around the hardwood floor with her feet, or mowing down Xander...she is a true delight.

Just lying quietly in the window...
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d80 ... /ry%3D400/

Or...squeaking her Cuz out the window for the neighbors...either one makes me smile. :)
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8da0 ... /ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8da0 ... /ry%3D400/

She's so bad...it makes me smile even when she's being rotten! And she smiles back at me...

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7ce0 ... /ry%3D400/

Happy Birthday my pretty one...


(PS...Michelle, it's not letting me use the img tags again...it says the pics are too big)
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo

"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw
User avatar
TheRedQueen
I thought I lost my Wiener... but then I found him.
 
Posts: 7184
Location: Maryland

Postby Jenn » September 24th, 2008, 2:33 pm

Well Happy Birthday Inara! :)
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure....
User avatar
Jenn
undecided
 
Posts: 11382
Location: TX

Postby LaylaWoobie » September 24th, 2008, 2:34 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRETTY GIRL! :confetti:
User avatar
LaylaWoobie
Full of Bully
 
Posts: 1834
Location: Rochester, NY

Postby KJS » September 24th, 2008, 2:42 pm

Happy Birthday to you! :mrgreen:
Dont breed or buy while shelter animals die!
KJS
Supremely Bully
 
Posts: 1208
Location: BE

Postby Hundilein » September 24th, 2008, 2:51 pm

Happy Birthday Pretty! I am still amazed at how far you've brought her, Erin. I just love her!
Sarah and Renee - aka wild child
User avatar
Hundilein
Loyally Bully
 
Posts: 660
Location: Gone to Carolina in my mind

Postby amazincc » September 24th, 2008, 2:58 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, INARA!!!!! :confetti: :bigGift:

Beast and I have learned SO much from you and her, Erin... thank you for sharing her story and all the valuable training advise. :hug3:
User avatar
amazincc
Jessica & Mick
 
Posts: 9814
Location: Holding them both in my heart.

Postby CinderDee » September 24th, 2008, 3:00 pm

What fantastic pics!

Happy Birthday beautiful Inara!!! :confetti:
Dee
User avatar
CinderDee
I'm The Bug Whisperer
 
Posts: 3414
Location: Forever in my heart...

Postby iluvk9 » September 24th, 2008, 3:55 pm

HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY!!!
iluvk9
I'm Cougarific!
 
Posts: 14900
Location: New York

Postby SisMorphine » September 24th, 2008, 4:00 pm

Happy Birthday Inara! I adore that pic of her curled up in the window. Too cute.
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." -Anatole France
SisMorphine
They're like service dogs gone wrong.
 
Posts: 9233
Location: PR

Postby jmashaney » September 24th, 2008, 4:14 pm

Happy Birthday Inara!
User avatar
jmashaney
Confident Young Bully
 
Posts: 469
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 24th, 2008, 5:18 pm

The pic of her in the window is just gorgeous, and that last one is just too cute!

Happy birthday, beautiful Inara! It takes a wonderful, gorgeous dog to pull off that name, and you do it well. :)
"Remember - every time your dog gets somewhere on a tight leash *a fairy dies and it's all your fault.* Think of the fairies." http://www.positivepetzine.com"

http://www.pitbullzen.com
http://inaradog.wordpress.com
User avatar
pitbullmamaliz
Working out in the buff causes chafing
 
Posts: 15437
Location: Cleveland, OH

Postby cheekymunkee » September 24th, 2008, 7:45 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL!!! And MANY more!
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Debby
User avatar
cheekymunkee
I Have Your Grass
 
Posts: 28540
Location: Dallas

Postby Beth » September 24th, 2008, 10:53 pm

:bday: :bigGift: Happy Birthday, Beautiful!
Mom to
Blaze 3/17/93 - 3/30/07
Onyx b 3/7/99
Duchess b 3/12/02 r 9/18/02
Rifle b 12/1/02 r 8/8/03
Diamond b 5/3/05 a 8/3/05
Luka r 5/16/07
Dixie b 10/20/06 a 4/1/08
User avatar
Beth
Enlightened Bully
 
Posts: 1584
Location: With Mick and Jessica


Return to Four Legged, Finned and Feathered Family Members

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

cron