Nicknames: The Fuzzbutt, The Fluffy Thing, Retard. She knows I love her.
Gotcha Date: December 11th 2008
Likes: Getting fussed over by people, chasing the cats, eating bamboos, learning new tricks even though she can't do them, giving kisses and belly rubs.
Pet-Peeves: Not a huge fan of water, and she's partial to some females.
Favorite Toy: Purple ball and Cassie's bandannas (she pulls them off to play tug-of-war and then eats them)
Favorite Food: Pedigree. She'll puke out anything else.
Favorite Walk: Anywhere, really.
Best Tricks: Skye isn't too smart, but I managed to teach her sit, down, shake hands, stay and come. It takes a lot of patience and determination to teach her. She loves to learn, and she loves to please, but I think sometimes she just gets confused, lol.
Arrival Story: I was looking for a dog to adopt. I didn't want to buy a dog, I wanted to adopt one. So I started looking at websites and I found her! I registered on the website and said I had fallen in love with Skye [previously called Raica]. Only then I realized her add was from many, many months before. I lost hope of adopting her and kept looking for other dogs, but I didn't feel a connection with any other dog.
Like two weeks after I registered on the website, I got a call from Skye's foster owner, saying she was fostering her for over an year now, and nobody wanted her. I felt so happy!
Today [11/08/08] I visited Skye for the first time. I fell in love, she's wonderful, perfect, well behaved, sweet and beautiful! My parents loved her too!
Today [12/11/08] we got Skye, finally! She's been bringing us nothing but joy. We love her.
Bio: Skye was found by her foster family in the street, eating a dead chicken that was being used in a black magic ritual [weird, I know]. When her previous "owner" found her there, he starting hitting her really hard because of that. Shocking. The worse part is, she was pregnant! So Skye's foster mommy took her [and said some very "friendly" words to the guy]. Skye had 8 puppies, but sadly only one of them lived. Thankfully, this puppy got adopted in no time. Skye was spayed and vaccinated and well taken care of. She's a beautiful girl now, and we love her so much! She's a constant subject of my photography, since she's always up to something and always so gorgeous. People absolutely love her happy disposition and the smile she always has all over her face. Skye is my best friend in the world.
Forums Motto: Hi, I'm Skye and I make weird noises
The other day I made a new friend, and realized he kinda looks like me, so we decided to call eachother twins! His name is Checkers and he's a Border Collie/Aussie mix, which makes him quite a bit taller than me, considering my short Basset legs, hehe. :) Please visit his page:
Mom says I'm adorable. I have the long, sturdy body of a Basset Hound and the fluff and energy or a Border Collie. Mom says I have the most soulful eyes that can melt anyone's heart. She says my little black freckles are adorable, too. But what Mom says describes me the best, is my smile. She says she's never seen a dog with such an intense and sincere smile. She says it's unique and special, and that's what made her fall in love with me the first time she saw me.
You are a rescue. Tell us how you came to your furever home?
Mom moved from an apartment to a house back in January this year, and she had been planning on adopting a dog. She started searching online for adoptable dogs in our city since November/December 2008. That's when she came across my online profile. :D She fell in love with my pictures, and the description my foster Mom had put up sounded perfect, exactly what Mom had always wanted in a dog. She sent them an e-mail with her telephone number and information, saying she was interested in meeting me someday. Since I was one of the first pups she saw, she kept searching, in case I wasn't available anymore, but she couldn't find any other one she wanted as badly as me. Two weeks later she got a call from my foster mom, and she couldn't have been happier! She met me on the next weekend. The house I was in had around 8 other dogs, but I was the only one to come greet her at the door! She just knew I was perfect for her. She had promised herself she'd only take me in when she moved to her new house, but she couldn't help herself. One week later I was living with Mom, lol. :]
You live in Brazil. How did you learn about Dogster? What do you like best about Dogster?
Wow, you guys would never believe this story, but it's true. :))! Mom was walking with her dad in the street, and they passed by a stray dog. Mom's dad randomly started calling the dog "Come, Dogster! Here, Dogster!". :)) When Mom got home that day she decided to Google the word "dogster" and see if it actually meant something. Well, it did. :))! And what do I like best about Dogster? My wonderful friends, of course. :D Some of you know that Mom went some rough times last year, and I can honestly say that my Dogster friends (especially the Plus Fun pups!) have helped her more than anyone, and I'm being very truthful about that. She is forever thankful. |:|
Tell us a little about Brazil. It is a beautiful country. We all hear about the Amazon River on Public TV. Have you ever gone down there?
We have never been to the Amazon River. It's really far from where we live. We live in Porto Alegre, which is in the southernmost state in the country. The Amazon River is in the very north, and as you all know, Brazil's a pretty big country. :)) When Mom was little, though, she went by car with her parents all the way to the north, all the way traveling by the coast. The brazilian coast is absolutely lovely, especially if you know where to go. We have a wonderful nature. Brazil isn't only pretty stuff, though. We have a lot of crime and poverty, too. It's a very developed and urban country in some parts, but not in others. We're lucky to live in one of the most developed areas in the country so we don't suffer with most of our social problems. Mom can't wait to get out of here and live in US or Canada, though. :))
What games do you play?
Ohh, fetch! :D Or more like a "catch the ball and run away from Mom with the ball" sort of game.
You have a kitty sis. Do you get along with her?
Oh, I love Cherry! I play with her as if she were a dog. Or a small dog, for that matter. I love chasing small animals, and that includes Cherry. :)) She slaps my face, but I'm pretty sure it's just a way to show love.:c9
Tell us about a special incident in your life.
Before Mom adopted me, I was found my this nice young lady who was my foster mom. She found me in the street, being hit. She took me away from the men who was hitting me (who was supposedly my previous owner, can you belive it?) and adopted me temporarily. She found out I was expecting babies. I had 8 puppies, but unfortunetly only one lived. :( She had me spayed before putting me up for adoption. Mom will never understand how can some people in this world be so heartless as to hit an innocent pup like me to the point of killing my unborn puppies. :( She'll also never understand the fact of after all I've been through in my life, I haven't lost the joy of life! I love and trust people more than anything and haven't lost hope that there are still good people out there. I'm so happy that Mom found me and not some other creep! I'm still a little scared sometimes, though. Like if someone makes a fast movement, or if Mom just gives me a slight slap on the snout, I whine and put my tail in between my legs.
Anything else you would like to add for our readers.
I'd like to thank Raja for this awesome chance to tell you guys a little bit more about me. I'd also like to thank all of my Dogster friends for being so wonderful always! And sorry if some of my answers were kinda long.:))