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Mali -- by popular request

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Ok, Friends -- Mali is a 5-year-old Lhasa Apso. She was a rescue puppy -- she spent the first several months of her life either locked away in a bathroom (being hidden from a landlord) or in her first mom's arms. My daughter was the instigator of the adoption. She is not the very best socialized dog, but someone's got to love her, and that someone is me.

She is stubborn and funny. Her head does that Tasmanian-Devil-Spin thing when she gets annoyed, complete with sound effects. True to breed, she is an alert dog, and her bark is different whenever she has something to say (which is often). My husband says that she's stupid -- I think that she's really pretty smart -- she trained my husband on how she prefers her treats.

She gets along well with Bailey, my son's/husband's Big Dog (the Perfect Dog). It's hysterical watching her try to engage Bailey -- looks like something out of a cartoon.

She is itchy. I think that it's an allergy, but benedryl doesn't seem to do anything to help, and we have her on a high-quality, grain-free diet, so, who knows?

She does her jack-in-the-box jump up and down to wake me up in the middle of the night because she's cold and wants to cuddle (I always say yes).

When I come home from work, she is waiting by the front door window, dog-smiling and tail-wagging.

All in all, she's a pretty good pup.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SWDESERTLOVER 12/8/2012 12:06PM

    How wonderful for Mali that she now has you and a loving home. She is absolutely adorable! My husband used to call Thor stupid also when he first came to our home, but now they are best buddies and he has Tommy trained. Sounds like Mali already has your husband figured out too :-)

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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/6/2012 11:26AM

    How cute!!! She sounds like a sweetheart, and it sounds like she's lucky to have such a nice family to take care of her. :)

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KKKAREN 12/6/2012 8:37AM

    she sounds like the perfect dog!

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DSJB9999 12/6/2012 2:45AM

    She is gorgeous and I'm sure shes a good friend too.

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/5/2012 9:34PM

    I figured she was a Lhasa! She looks a lot like my male Lhasa, Chili, who is a thuggish charmer and very clever, like a circus dog with his tricks.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/5/2012 7:30PM

    Oh some of the conditions these poor rescued doge have to bear before they're rescued! Mali sounds indeed like a smartie if she has your DH trained!

HUGS and thanks for sharing Mali's story.

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MISSB8604 12/5/2012 6:48PM

    LOVE it! Sounds like a wonderful little pup!

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DIET_FRIEND 12/5/2012 6:42PM

    Congratulations on the new pup!

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