Welcome the new member of our family

kai.jpgName: Kai
Sex: Female
Breed: Belgian Shepherd Tervuran mix (We think part Rottweiler but the shelter didn’t agree.)
Age: 2 1/2 years old

Kai was surrendered to the Humane Society by her owners, who stated that they did not have the time to give her the attention she needed, especially for long walks. Consquently, their initial paperwork indicated that she exhibited destructive chewing, fighting with other animals, would not come when called, and wouldn’t walk on a leash. However, so far today she has come when called, she knows “sit” and “stay” and is housebroken. She walks great on a leash and is super super friendly. She loves little kids. In fact, she loves everyone. She *is* a little testy with other animals. Everyone at the shelter was so ecstatic that Kai was finally being adopted. She was the shelter favorite and no one could figure out why she had been there for so long. After we had taken her with us, a man approached us to ask about her. He was amazed to find out that we had just adopted her. He used to run a shelter with 40-50 dogs and told us that it was quite apparent that our family had found the perfect dog to rescue. He said it looked like she had been with us forever.

Here’s a picture of her, taken by the shelter. She looks really sad in this picture and you can’t see her curly tail. I’ll have to take some other pictures soon to show her off. But for now, I need to give her a bath.


6 Responses to “Welcome the new member of our family”

  1. 1 antropologa January 31, 2007 at 2:31 am

    Oh my God, she is GORGEOUS! She looks like a mixture of my two dogs (who are supposed to be mothered by a lab and fathered by a German Shepherd and a Rottweiler, respectively–even though they are from the same litter). (I’ll make sure you see a pic of them sometime so you can see what I mean about how they look similar). Also, maybe she has some Chow in her? Any spots on the tongue? How much does she weigh?


  2. 2 mrshavisham January 31, 2007 at 3:42 am

    Actually she does look part Chow in this picture, but not in real life. No spots on her tongue and she really isn’t very big. My guess is about 60 pounds, although I’ll know for sure when I take her into the vet to get spayed. I’d love to see pics!

  3. 3 O January 31, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    Congrats on your new member of the family!!! Good thing you kept your Animal vacuum!!!! She’s a beauty! – Now I don’t have kid advice yet, but I’m a plethora of knowledge when it comes to dogs. Call me if you ever need help with your new baby!

    Congrats again-O

  4. 4 peggykerroll January 31, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    She looks sweet! Kudos for rescuing her–and congratulations on your birthday!

  5. 5 Anon January 31, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    OMG he’s so cute!

  6. 6 Jenny February 5, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    Oh My! She’s beautiful!

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