ROXIE

04-06-08

  • Adopted: 04-06-08
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1 yr
  • Size: 34 lbs
  • Color: Tricolor
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: Kids over 5 yrs

Hi!! I’m a one-year old bundle of energy named ROXIE. My foster mom says I remind her of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, ‘cause I’m a wonderful thing, and my bottom is made out of springs. I don’t know about that, but I know it’s really hard to sit still when there are so many exciting things to do!

I have 3 foster siblings, and we play a lot, especially my lab sister, Bella. We like to wrestle and play tug. She is twice as big as me (I weigh 34 lbs), but I’m faster and we have lots of fun. I didn’t used to know about toys, but Bella showed me where the toy box is, and now I can get them out any time I want. I taught myself to fetch by watching her, and I surprised my mom by bringing her a ball to play fetch.

I’ve learned a lot of things in my foster home – I learned to potty outside, and to sit for treats, and to stay inside the invisible fence. Now I can go outside without a leash, but sometimes when I’m running real fast, I have to turn around pretty quick and end up doing a somersault instead. They laugh at me a lot!

Where I used to live, I didn’t know much about people, and I’m still pretty skittish, especially around men. When I get too nervous about people coming to the house, I just go to my crate – it’s safe there, and my Corgi brother Reilly stands guard. I don’t spend as much time in my crate as I used to – I am learning to watch when the other dogs think it’s safe, and then I can sniff around. Now I will even take treats from my foster dad, but usually not from strangers.

I need to live with someone patient, who will let me get used to them slowly. It would be great it they had another dog or 2, too, because if I don’t understand something, I can learn from watching them. The best thing is if my humans would give me treats and butt-skritches. I like those a lot. And I need stuff to chew – my favorite is Nylabones, since I’m not allowed to chew the furniture. I like to carry around underwear and socks, and sometime they end up in my crate or in the living room.

They tell me setters are good bird dogs, but I like catching fireflies better. I am pretty good at jumping up to get them. Because I’m a good jumper, I don’t think little kids would like me very much. I think an active family with older children would like me a lot, though, because my mom says I’m silly and I learn things pretty fast. I like to go for walks, and after a walk I don’t jump as much. Sometimes I just get excited, though, because everything is so much fun! Are you ready to have fun with me?

ROXIE'S FRIENDS

Roxie sends a big thank you to her special friend, Jeffrey Headly!