[see Bella's post here] - Age: Almost 3 1/2 years old - Sex: Female, spayed - Favorite Food: Hot dogs! She'll do anything for hot dog. - List of Tricks: 1) Sit2) Down3) Stay4) Wait5) Touch(target with nose)6) Jump7) Up up! (jumps into arms)8) Over (uses my arms has hurdles)9) Around(for frisbee throwing purposes)10) Play Dead / Bang11) Drop it12) Take it13) Bring it14) Spin15) Sit up16) Leave itSorry! It's not the most impressive list. We're working on it though! - Videos: - Photos: - Toys: Whatever Bella has - Habits: She lays down with her back feet splayed out behind her! It's very strange looking. - Problems: She can be a bit possessive when she thinks/knows she's not supposed to have something. For instance, the other day she found a kit kat bar on the floor somewhere and was carrying it around and when I went to get it, she growled at me. Today she snatched a treat off the ground outside and since I didn't know what it was that she just grabbed, I instinctively went to grab it out of her mouth. She didn't even care except for the fact that I had shoved my hand in her mouth! (I rewarded her with more treats when she allowed me to do that though!) She also has a bit of separation anxiety but it's improved SO much that it barely even exists anymore. No more ripping up things, yay! - Strengths: She is the least fearful dog I've ever owned. Aside from some minor fears like fireplaces and fireworks(which we're working on), she's happy to meet everyone and everything. - Adoption Story: I love adoption stories! XD Annie was adopted mostly to help my other dog Bella to get over her fear of dogs(she had gotten to the point where she could be /around/ other dogs, but interacting them was a stretch) and Annie is who Bella picked as her friend. I took a vet tech course in high school and we often got dogs in needing baths or shots or just some basic care. Annie was a foster dog from the shelter I now work at. She had been surrendered as a puppy(I think they couldn't find homes for all the pups?).. around 5-6 months old or so, then adopted and returned because the owner found out she was pregnant, then adopted and returned because she was too much work, then adopted and returned because the family didn't realize how much energy she had(an 8 month old dog? really?), then adopted and returned because the owner became ill, then adopted and returned because the owner decided she didn't want a 15 year commitment. By this point Annie is around 11 months old and got really sick. She looked awful when I met her in class. No energy, just slept all day, had trouble breathing, needed fluids, etc. As she got better, she became happier and a bit more perky. Once she was out of the "contagious" zone(to be safe, we waited around a month and a half, I brought Bella in for a bath and Bella started playing with her! Brought Bella back for a few more play dates and ended up adopting her.