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My new baby!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In all the excitement and exhaustion of races, I totally forgot to introduce my new baby here! This is Shasta:

She's an informal rescue (we got her from someone who couldn't keep her, who'd gotten her from someone who couldn't keep her), and we estimate that she's around 9 months to a year old. She weighs 14 pounds and her head just comes up to my knee. We think she's a chihuahua/spitz mix, with maybe a little miniature pinscher thrown in - Heinz 57, but distinctive. We've taken her to the vet to get checked out, and other than a yeast infection in her ears, she appears very healthy. Shots are now up-to-date, and we will be getting her spayed pretty soon. She has some separation anxiety issues, so I didn't want to be leaving her with the vet so soon after getting her.

She's adapting to life with us pretty well. And she's enforcing at least a couple walks a day on us, which is good! We'd been planning to get a dog after summer vacation, and it was amazing serendipity that she appeared on the scene right when we were ready to start dog shopping.

(And she is named after the mountain, and the daisy. NOT the soda!)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEALTHYSLIM2 8/15/2013 1:40PM

    Darling! :-)

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4DOGNIGHT 8/15/2013 11:15AM

    What a pretty dog! Did you know that you can actually have DNA tests done on your dogs now through your vet? A friend did so. What a funny thing. Only about $40 I think.

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GINA180847 8/14/2013 11:52AM

    What a lovely little dog. She is a treasure!

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MSANITAL 8/14/2013 8:47AM

    She is beautiful and thank you for opening up your heart and home for her.. she knew you needed a walking buddy and she was waiting just for you.. enjoy love the name too.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 8/13/2013 9:28PM

    She's adorable! Enjoy!

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TATTER3 8/13/2013 6:59PM

    I'm so jealous. How fun!!

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APPLESBANANAS 8/13/2013 6:35PM

    So cute! Enjoy your walks!

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CHEFSOPHIE 8/13/2013 5:59PM

    How cute. I definitely can see the mini pin.

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PINKYYSUEE 8/13/2013 2:11PM

    ahh how cute! Congratulations!

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    What a sweetie! Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

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K1TT3N 8/13/2013 1:04PM

    she is beautiful

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KATHYSCOLLIES 8/13/2013 11:49AM

    She looks like a real cutie - pitootie for sure!

I always admire those who are willing to 'save' a dog and give it the love it so deserves! I hope you enjoy your sweet Shasta for many years to come!

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JACKIE542 8/13/2013 11:37AM

    so cute emoticon

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JANETRIS 8/13/2013 10:43AM

    AWWW so cute! Congrats on the new addition to the family! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 8/13/2013 10:22AM

    So cute!!

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THOMS1 8/13/2013 10:01AM

    Cute! emoticon

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WALLINMW 8/13/2013 10:00AM

  Beautiful dog! Great blog. Stay motivated!

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