Happy Birfday Sawyer!

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Postby TheRedQueen » January 15th, 2009, 8:10 pm

The Soybean turned 4 today! :cheer:

He was rescued from the mean streets of Kansas City, MO, taken in by a kind-hearted vet tech, and spotted by me on an Aussie Rescue photo page...and transported to me sight-unseen, by a friend on another board...all the way to Maryland. He was all of 8 months old. I gave him the birthday of January 15th.

First day home with me:
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He was an awful little shit, who chewed everything in sight (I have a box of all the remainders of the weird items he ate...including a piece of wood about 1"x1" that is finished on one side...still don't know where that came from! Sawyer and I never quite clicked, but we enjoyed each other to some extent...he loved playing flyball and frisbee and stuff.

Early Bean
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Sawyer needed a job obviously...and he found his partner in John. I jokingly gave him Sawyer one day to try out as a Service Dog...since he could somewhat retrieve stuff. John had retired his first SD, and his second one had temperament issues (bit a woman)...and he was a bit desperate. Xander liked working in the house, but wasn't crazy about going EVERYWHERE with John. So I told him..."Try Sawyer." Being an obstinate fool, he did try Sawyer. We just threw him into the job...took him to the mall one day. Sawyer LOVED it. (I do not recommend this to ANYONE...lol) Did everything perfectly, and after that day did not have much to say to me. His mind was made up, he was John's dog. :| Okay. :) They've been working together two years in November...and Sawyer's never been happier. (and he still loves playing flyball and frisbee...but only if John's around!)

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Happy Birfday Sawyer-bean!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 15th, 2009, 8:13 pm

:bday:
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Postby madremissy » January 15th, 2009, 8:17 pm

:bigGift: :bday: :bigGift:
Happy Birthday Sawyer.
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Postby Pit♥bull » January 15th, 2009, 8:20 pm

:) HAPPY BIRFDAY SAWYER :)
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Postby Jenn » January 15th, 2009, 9:16 pm

Happy Happy Birthday Sawyer!!!!
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Postby CinderDee » January 15th, 2009, 10:10 pm

Happy Birthday Sawyer!!! :confetti:
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Postby katiek0417 » January 15th, 2009, 10:22 pm

Happy Birthday, Sawyer!!!!! Give him a butt scratch for me! :dance:
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Postby fenella » January 15th, 2009, 10:35 pm

Happy Birthday Sawyer!
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And thank you for letting me run you in flyball!!! I even forgive you for all of the slobber.
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Postby Hundilein » January 15th, 2009, 10:42 pm

Happy Birthday Sawyer!
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Postby Judy » January 15th, 2009, 10:48 pm

Happy Birfday! :wave2:
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Postby BullyLady » January 16th, 2009, 12:52 am

Aw, I didn't know Sawyer's story before, that's really sweet. Like him and John were meant to be a team!

Happy Birfday Sawyer!
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Postby Malli » January 16th, 2009, 5:21 am

happy birthday helper doggie :)
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Postby iluvk9 » January 16th, 2009, 6:52 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 16th, 2009, 12:45 pm

Sawyer says "Thanks everyone!"

To be nice to me on his birthday, he actually came outside yesterday and played ball with me...(he usually won't play unless John is outside too).

I'm making him a cake today to take to flyball tonight...and cupcakes for the humans. :)
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Postby airwalk » January 16th, 2009, 1:02 pm

Happy Birthday Sawyer, and it does sounds as if he and John were destined to be a team.
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Postby StalkerBlueDog » January 16th, 2009, 1:34 pm

Awe. What a nice story. They do make a great team. Happy Birthday Sawyer! :dance:
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Postby cheekymunkee » January 16th, 2009, 8:18 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRETTY BOY!
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