Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pet of the Week: Meet Macy!

Meet Macy! 
She is a companion animal to EtsyVeg member Jen 
from Jen O'Connell on Etsy.

What is your pet's name, birthday, sex, breed?
My dog's name is Macy. She is a German Shepherd mix (we don't know with what, maybe Collie?)

How did you meet your pet? Were they Adopted, rescued or other?
My sister-in-law, Julie (who is a vet) treated her for parvo when she was a puppy. The owners refused to pay and abandoned her there. When Julie asked us if we wanted another dog (we also have a lab, Abby) we said absolutely not. We already had all we could handle with our one dog, two cats and I believe we had rats at the time also. Well, she wisely (wisely because she knows what a sucker I am for puppies) brought the adorable puppy to the next family gathering and it was love at first sight. She said just take her home for a few days and see if it works out and if not she would find another home for her. The moment she stepped in the door she was home, there was no going back.

Macy as a puppy

What are your pet’s favorite toys, foods, snacks, activities?
She has this really hard plastic blue ball which she loves. She's only aloud to have it outside because she pounces on it so hard it goes flying and it has broken a few things and hurt our shins quite a bit also. She chews on it, chases it, fetches it and lays with it. We have to replace it every six months or so because she eventually chews a big hole in it.

What are some things you enjoy doing with your pet?
It's fun to throw her big blue ball and watch her chase it. If we take too long to throw it (which we do on purpose) she does this high pitch bark and acts like she is going to explode if she doesn't get it NOW. She also likes to have her belly rubbed and take walks.

Do you take them to parks or to see people?
We like to take both of our dogs for walks in the park but unlike Abby the lab, Macy is not friendly with strangers so we try to avoid people. She is the sweetest dog in the world with us but can sound quite ferocious to strangers. I know our mail carrier is scared of her!

Does your pet have any special tricks or unique habits?
Whenever she gets really excited, like when we come home or a favorite relative comes to visit, she has to pick something up in her mouth. In the past she would get nippy when she got overly stimulated so I guess this is her solution. It's pretty fun to see what she comes up with. She usually grabs a shoe but when one isn't readily available she will grab whatever she can: toys, ceramic food bowl, clothes, cup, fork, knife, anything!

Mouth full of stuff to welcome the family home!

How does your pet like going to the vet? Do s/he *know* when it's
time to see the vet & hide, or do they enjoy the extra attention?

She gets really scared and shakes. She doesn't bark or growl, she just gets really scared.

How do your family members get along with the pet?
Our kids love her but get annoyed. She tramples anything in her path. When anybody is on the floor, they are at risk of getting stepped on, licked, bowled over and trampled. She also has this tail that is so long and destructive. We all love her though. She has the most endearing eyes.

Do you spoil your pet?

Of course! They're our babies. I must admit though that since we had our kids the animals aren't quite as spoiled as they used to be. There just isn't as much of us to go around.

What's the most important/special thing your pet adds to your life?
She is so loving and just wants love in return, nothing else. Well, maybe a little food now and then.
Macy during her favorite activity, walking
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Julie said...

She is so sweet! She reminds me of my Brandy Wu, who was also part german shepard. She is fortunate you took her in:)

Heather said...

Awwwww Nice to meet Macy, she's a love! Thank you for sharing, I heart GS Dogs they're the best, esp the mixed ones!!

Mothra Sue said...

What a beautiful face! Great pictures! I love that she picks up and carries anything she can reach when she's greeting someone :)

Kathryn Hansen said...

OMG...Macy is ao adorable!! it was very fun reading about her and all her antics!!

Lucy - Lunique Jewellery said...

Aw, Macy is gorgeous :-D I love the photo in the snow! It's hard to stay cross with any animals isn't it- even if they come and trample all over the work you've just spent hours on lol!

thebluewindmill said...

So so sweet!

FireHorse3 said...

Hi Macy! You are one cute pup - no wonder your new family couldn't resist you ;o)