Annie & her Cheetos

12_25_2010Sebrina Tingley1010sm


Annie is a special needs dog.  The special part is that she simply does not want to come into the house, she is afraid of most house floorings, the needs part is she needs a lot of work to overcome her fear of walking on our wood floor in our dining room.  And the floor needs to be refinished so we are not talking a shiny slippery floor at all!

After trying an assortment of treats, which she pretty much declined, we were snacking on Cheetos when one fell to the ground.  Annie snatched that Cheeto, gobbled it up and came for more!  She will do a lot for a Cheeto including walk across that floor. 

Using Cheetos we have encourage to walk, first a couple steps building up to a a couple feet and then across the room to the sliding glass door!   She will go out the door but won’t come back in that door .. no, she goes to the garage door to come back in!

Once outside, Annie doesn’t run off.  She follows us all over.  One Sunday afternoon Al came down with his tractor and giant big weed whacker.  She followed him and Dennis all over the property, keeping a safe distance from the machinery but always available for a pat on the head.  At times she would just sit out there about 10 feet from where they worked and watched them.

Annie loves to bug the chickens, especially when we first let them out.  And here she is waiting for us to let the chickens out.
This time we don’t let them out but she is hopeful as her favorite thing to do is chase them.
Since the chickens have vocalized their displeasure at her antics we wait until she goes back into the garage before letting the chickens out.  Next year we will complete the enclosure so that the chickens do not always have free run of the property!

Annie waiting for the Chickens

Annie must have been kept in a garage for most all of her life as that is her favorite place to be.  It’s hard to get her into the house and then she is afraid of the floors.  After many months she seems comfortable on the wooden floors but is still afraid of the linoleum.   When in the dining room she will go out the sliding glass door, down the patio steps but she will not come back in that way!  No, she goes either to the back regular door or around the front to the big garage door and waits for us to open it!  She is a funny little dog.
Here is  a video of Annie running into the garage by slipping under the garage door.  Don’t worry about the door hitting her, it has all kinds of little radars that prevent it from going down if even a leaf flutters under the door.

Annie running into the Garage


For more information on Annie, here is an earlier blog.

She has not gone potty in the house but we can not guarantee she is housetrained. 

She would make a great outdoor dog if there were access to a garage with a heated bed. 
She would do well with a doggy door.
She is easy to care for and an easy going dog.


  Annie is available for adoption.  If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment.

Medical: She is spayed, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots. 
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.

Adoption fee: $225

Leash and Collar or Harness:   a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each
canine.  Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge.

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