The return of the Sharkfin (been a while)

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Postby gooeydog » February 24th, 2011, 3:24 pm

It's been forever since I posted Haley pics... she's 10 as of this winter, and though she's still wild as ever out in public (people never believe she's 10!), she's a bonafide couch potato at home. I drag her off the couch/recliner a couple times a day to eat/go out, and she goes to work with me most days, aside from that, trips to pet friendly stores (where she rides in the cart, since she has a hard time with slippery floors these days) and slow, lazy strolls into the backyard are about the extent of her activity, lol.

These start from around april '10...

It took about 5 full minutes for her to believe that if she put her foot up, I wasn't going to shove her overboard! Keep in mind this is the same dog who will nearly break all 3 legs trying to launch off that same bulkhead into the slippery boat unaided, try to get her near the water without a vessel for her to board? No way!
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We spend a lot of times on our little "walks" like this... her standing there staring at me as I try to convince her that she does have to walk to get back to the house.... she's certain that I should either purchase a teleporter for her, or carry her up on my back like a giant papoose.
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She can get up to a decent speed when she wants... stopping can be a little crazy!
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"You have treats!?!?"
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Random sharkfin ear
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She had facial paralysis on the left side last winter, and as it improved , the left side went from being super droopy to slightly "lifted" up, hence the smirk (she's fine now, though still a little higher on that side)
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Doing what she does best
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Lazy bones even makes a nest out of the life jackets on the boat
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Contemplating a raw diet
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Two years, I'd have said without a doubt that she was cat aggressive, she'd tried to chew on our family cat, and expressed a large amount of interest in the neighborhood ferals... I've gotten 3 cats in the last couple years, and through a ton of work, she's gotten to be pretty tolerant of them! Wouldn't leave them unattended, and she still seems pretty interested in eating strange cats, but I couldn't be happier.
"Get it off!"
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This Cat, the Blk/Wht cat, worships Haley... Haley tolerates This Cat's worship
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"It's getting my blanket wet. Aren't you gonna DO something about this?"
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"You see this? I want a new bed. And some treats. Lots of treats."
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Resignation
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Sleeping with the enemy
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And a couple recent videos... she's not the most active dog (obviously), but she does keep me pretty entertained
Thinker salmon stick (aka dog crack stick) in a kong toy
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PGJqDd-rN8[/youtube]

Continuation- she's a poor loser
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TmCTGdshGw[/youtube]

Catch the treat!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLf6pSkrKag[/youtube]

Critter gitter
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLGDplTmvUs[/youtube]
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 24th, 2011, 3:33 pm

I love pics of her! She has the best wonky ears. And she doesn't look 10. :)
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Postby iluvk9 » February 24th, 2011, 3:55 pm

I am amazed at her ability to RUN!!
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Postby SisMorphine » February 24th, 2011, 4:01 pm

I love that dog!

Oh and Teeny requests the black and white kitty in the mail. Now. Thanks. ;)
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 24th, 2011, 4:28 pm

She's so pretty!
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Postby pocketpit » February 24th, 2011, 4:59 pm

She's looking great! Fantastic photos of her!
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Postby Jenn » February 24th, 2011, 5:09 pm

Great photos :)
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Postby madremissy » February 24th, 2011, 6:45 pm

I have wondered where you have been. I have missed seeing pictures of her.
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Postby babyreba » March 5th, 2011, 10:09 pm

oh my gosh, i really cannot believe that haley is 10! i will always think of her as the young upstart. good photos, glad she's doing well!
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Postby hugapitbull » March 6th, 2011, 9:58 am

Haley is awesome! Of course, having a tripawd of my own, I'm more drawn to them than most. If you don't mind my asking, how did Haley become a tripawd, and how long ago?
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Postby gooeydog » March 6th, 2011, 7:05 pm

Thanks!

I have a hard time believing she's 10, too... where did all the time go? She doesn't act 10 most of the time, so I can't complain. It's hard to see her stiff/sore more often, but thankfully she's never really been the most active dog, so I just let her do what she wants and give deramaxx when she needs it. She's still a major trouble maker... this morning at work, she first raided our trash (mostly paper and stuff), then found a box, and after deciding it was unsuitable as a bed, then shoving it in several co-workers' faces in greeting, shredded it to bits.

She's been 3 legged since she was 6-8 months old, a good samaritan found her wandering around with a mangled up, electrical taped leg, and turned her in to the vet clinic my mom worked at. They tried to save her leg, but it was too infected, so amputated it. I'd guess she maybe got hit by a car or caught it in a fence, she's not the brightest dog and she didn't have any other injuries that would indicate it was from a fight. We actually didn't get her until she was 2, a friend of mine adopted her shortly after her leg amp, then wasn't taking adequate care of her, so we took her over. It's not easy placing healthy, dog friendly, desireable breed dogs; nevermind a 3 legged, diabetic, animal aggressive pit bull; and we kind of knew taking her on that she'd be staying. She really is a terrific dog though, so I'd say everybody else missed out!
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Postby hugapitbull » March 6th, 2011, 9:11 pm

She clearly has a great life with you. Thank you for giving her the opportunity to be a wonderful companion. Trouble lost her leg to osteosarcoma at age 10. She's been hopping around for 27 months.
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Postby BullyLady » March 21st, 2011, 2:06 am

Her wonky ear is so adorable!!! And of course the kitties want to lay with her, we call the kind of blankets Haley has on her bed "kitty blankets" in my house, the cats are drawn to them like nothing else. :giggle:
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Postby lovepits » March 21st, 2011, 7:26 am

she is beautiful girl!! :D
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Postby Patch O' Pits » March 23rd, 2011, 8:11 pm

So precious!!!!!
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