June 1, 2002
Hard to believe it's been almost six months. Sorry not to have emailed you sooner. Lucky is very happy with us and we are very glad we have her. She is quite a protective watchdog and has become daddy's girl. For some reason I am her favorite. From what we are able to determine she seems to be part pit bull. She has the size and shape of one and many of the behaviors. The other half we are still trying to figure out. All we can guess is something black and hairy. I have attached a picture. We have more but I'm at my dad's house and this is the only picture I had with me.
Hi Dean! Thanks a lot for the picture! I just got back from vacation and I'm still wading through lots of email. I'm really happy that Lucky found such a wonderful home. Kind of curious why you think she might be part pit. I definitely remember her as having a very terrier-like personality so it's certainly a possibility, but I was thinking more like schnauzer or something like that. I have a pit mix and I love the breed but I don't remember Lucky having the wiggly pit bull butt!
Thanks again for the picture and update. It really means a lot to me to know that one of my "kids" is doing well!
June 3, 2002
"Is Diamond still available? Two people I know were interested in border collies and I told one about her....I'll tell the other later tonight."
At this point I am not sure if they are going to try to keep Diamond or not. They keep going back and forth. I went over there two weeks ago to see how she was (she looks wonderful!) and to try to explain some basic dog info to them (like housetraining and FENCING!!!) I have not had a chance to talk to them since I got back from vacation. I basically warned them that if things didn't improve within a few weeks, they should seriously consider giving her up. I think they might be more willing to do that if I could tell them about the people who might be interested in her. So you can give them my number but please make sure they know that the current owners might decide to keep her. I'll call them in the next day or two and I'll let you know what I find out.Diamond definitely needs a fence because she now has a strong history of running away. She was very shy when I had her and I thought small kids might scare her. But when I saw her recently she seemed much more confident, so I think kids would be fine. She is not aggressive at all, but she is a little rowdy (totally untrained adolescent). I will have to get in touch with her owners and see how she is doing (and what they are planning to do).
I thought she might be part BC when I had her, and when I saw her recently it was absolutely confirmed. She has grown a little and filled out a lot since the web pictures were taken. Beautiful silky coat, always in motion, a little mouthy but very gentle. She's a really cool dog, and very intelligent, but she will definitely need to learn basic manners.
I didn't get a chance to call them today. I'll let you know what I find out. The home you suggested does sound just about ideal. We'll see what happens.
June 4, 2002
June 5, 2002
You might be right about Lucky being part Schnauzer rather than pit bull. I'm not sure how big the biggest Schnauzers get or even what they call them. Lucky has a very broad ribcage and is very stocky for her size. That plus her fondness for chewing the hell out of things and roughhousing is what made me think she has pit in her. I've never owned a pit bull so I'm not an expert on them. I guess we'll never know for sure. I'm just glad we have her. She was needed in our lives.
June 24, 2002
Diamond was adopted in October, but now her elderly owners have realized that they cannot provide a good home for this active young dog. Diamond will need a patient owner who is willing and able to provide a more structured environment for her.