Gunner


Texas Blue Lacy
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Home:Chester, TX  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 5 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Gunner

Nicknames:
Guns, Gunzo, Gunbo

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
February 20th 2010

Birthday:
February 15th 2009

Likes:
Poptarts, he will do any trick for a poptart. He's also a fan of his bones, squirrels, and a squeeky toy named hoss.

Pet-Peeves:
Not being allowed on the bed, not going outside when he wants to play, ignoring him, making him "wait" to chase the squirrel, and those stupid chikens, now if he could only CATCH one...

Favorite Toy:
His bones, Hoss.

Favorite Food:
Pop-tarts and raw yard eggs.

Favorite Walk:
Around the big pond next door...he likes to chase the ducks.

Best Tricks:
BANG! and he falls over, the "cup" game, sit, heal, laydown, shake, touch, roll-over, hi-five, beg

Arrival Story:
Some great friends of ours found Gunner at a campground. The managers said that he had been running around for a couple of weeks and they were worried that he would be eaten by gators... evidently this had happened before... Anyway, she called us up and we took him! Haven't seemed to get rid of him since!

Bio:
It took us a long time to figure out what Gunner was. We toyed with the idea of a lab/hound mix or lab/terrier. His red/yellow color was darker than any lab I'd ever seen and he has 4 white paws and a white chest, plus his coat was so tight and smooth. And that chest! It was so proud looking! Finally we were at a softball game when a lady said "He looks a lot like my lacy dogs, except they're blue." Thats when I looked it up and found that they come in 3 colors: Blue, Red, and Tri! Gunner looked stunningly like them. In fact, I was so amazed at the resemblance I sent his pictures to a local breeder and advocate of the Texas Lacy Breed. They agreed that he was so much lacy that they would "limited register him!" Go to http://www.americanbluelacydogs.co m/breed.html to find out more about this incredible breed and what I believe about them. Gunner is the best dog I've ever owned, loyal, smart, friendly, and in-training to be a therapy dog. I'm aiming to improve their publication as not ONLY a hunting breed, but an all-around working dog!

Forums Motto:
Gunna get \'em!

The Groups I'm In:
♥the dogs of Texas♥, *BlUeLaCy LoVeRs*, *DDPC4*, *DDPC6*, *Dogster Digital Photography Challenge*, FANCYPANTS CAFE, DDPC5!, Dog Eared Book Club, Dog Training Exchange

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Snatching for treats during training OUCH!

Mom has a blog! Visit www.the-dogs-woof.com

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 15th 2010 More than 4 years!

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Dogster Id:
1121848


Meet my family
MaplePaisleyPixie BellPeggy

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Updates!

January 23rd 2012 2:18 pm
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Sorry it's been so long! It seems all I do these days is work and walk the dogs! I have so little time to play on Dogster anymore...

I am doing the next DDPC5 contest (under groups) if anyone else is interested in joining. It's a photography contest here on Dogster and is SO FUN! I did it with Gunner last round, this round I'm going to focus on Pixie. :) I'm excited to see what shots I take and for the challenges to start.

It's been calm lately, thank DOG. I think, too, giving our foster dog back to PAWS and quitting rescue was hard for me. It broke my heart and made looking at these pages tough. I hope she has gotten a forever home.

Pixie is doing wonderfully! House training is 100 proof! She hasn't had an accident since last July (unless she is scared/excited, even then it's a rarity!). She is also rocking at agility, starts her novice class (with Gunner) next month. She is very handler focused and works well as my side-kick (she doesn't ever leave my side anyway...).

Gunner and Paisley are doing well too. Paisley went into a sort of anxiety after Peggy left and created a total wake of destruction in her path for nearly a month. I eventually put her on Prozac (no, really). We're off the medication for the last week and she has been wonderful. I think she just freaked out when Peggy left. She is so sensitive to my moods (and Velcro to boot! She doesn't even like it when I'm in the bath-tub and tries to dry me off with her tongue! LOL!) I'm sure she picked up on how sad I was and took it out on the house. I'm trying something new with her, since she prefers simplicity to the rigor of Rally-O and Agility, and she is starting to pull. If she takes to those beginning steps, I'm going to invest in a scooter. I'm taking it slow, we're just working on commands for now, and when her harness comes in we'll be working on pulling a tire down our dirt road. Maybe this will be simple, something she can use to run out some energy, and fun for both of us. It would be nice for her to enjoy something.

Gunner is doing awesome. He has proved himself to the local hunters as a serious tracker, and has a reputation of being "the best I've ever seen." I wish they all knew how much work I put into that dog. It seems they chalk it all up to natural ability and don't give any credit to the person who taught him to behave, even on a trail. I'm the dog-obsessed girl with the amazing spoiled dog who can kill a blood trail... it drives me crazy! He is also excelling in agility, we start the novice class next month, by the end I hope to start competing with him and Pixie!

Anyway, there is an update on whats happening with my fuzzies! Have a great week!

 

Hey ya'll!

July 11th 2011 9:24 pm
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Well,

It's been awhile, I know I've been neglectin' my diary, but ya know what? I've been a little neglected too.

This summer, Mom's been gone more'n I ever thought possible.

First, she left us at home fur a week while she went to that place called Coolerado.

Then, she left us ta go ta Austin fur a weekend. She claims she had ta go fur her job--somethin' bout UIL...

NOW, she is at my cousin Parker's house, stuck, she says, fur three weeks! She says she'll be home with us Fridays, Saturdays, an part 'a Sundays...but she has ta be in that other town Monday thru Thursday 'cause she has ta go ta "Summer Institute" fur her teachin' certification.

I'd harp on 'er summore, but I think she already feels perty guilty bout it. Cause a'fore she left yesterday she gave me a kiss on my nose an' said, "I'm so sorry, Hunny. I'll be home soon to play and train, I swear. I don't want to be gone. I love you." An' then she told Paisley the same thing. Even Pixie got a few extra seconds of lovin'.

So, I gotta ask that ya say a prayer fur Momma. She keeps sayin' "three weeks and two tests, three weeks and two tests, three weeks and two tests..."

I think she's kinda overwhelmed.

Till I talk to ya later!

Gunner.

 

Somethin' big's bout ta go down...

June 3rd 2011 7:38 pm
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Well, Momma came home today with a spring in 'er step. She got all busy cleanin' an stuff. An' yesterday Dad finished all the laundry.

Mom started packin' ta go somewheres too.

"Where we goin'?" I asked 'er.

Well, she don't always understand doggie language, so she thought it meant "We gonna gofer a walk?"

So we went fer a walk, not that I'm complainin'...

Anyway, she 'ventually told me that her an' Dad, and JUST her an' Dad, were goin' to a family reunion in some place called Colorado. She said she'd take us if she could, but she ain't frum a family a dog lovers...

She did say that if she wins the HGTV Green Home that she'd bring us along. She said it even has a doggie bathtub in the garage with a whole basket of toys an' treats an stuff! Well, I ain't a fan 'a baths, but I'll take most treats if ya stick 'em in my face...

I asked Momma if we were gonna win. She said the chances ain't real great, but that SOMEONE has ta win. So I told 'er I'd keep my paws crossed...

Anywoof, she's leavin' us with a teenager human person. Evidently, this is one of Momma's students frum her English class (she got outa school today! She said it's her furst year ta teach and she ain't dead... I don't get it...Bol).

We meet this chick on Sunday, an' she's gonna hang out with us fur a week! Oh my furs! Wish us luck!!!

Gunner

 
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