Our dwarf German
Shepherd Dog, Abby, aka "The Abster" is so much fun! She is a small dog
with a very *BIG* personality. After several weeks of heartache following
the loss of our first dwarf GSD and best friend, Brandon, at the age of 7,
we came across the GSRNE website and saw Abby's picture. Another dwarf!
We had been hoping for 7 years to meet another dwarf and there she was.
Abby has settled into our home and hearts very quickly. When we first
brought her home, she immediately inspected every room, opening doors as
she went! She is a bundle of energy, does everything with great
enthusiasm and has quite a zest for life. The Abster chases every furry
thing she sees. She is very sociable and loves to play with squeaky toys,
stuffed animals, and tennis balls. Our pretty girl loves attention and is
admired often. She greets visitors at the door, brings them a toy, offers
a paw, and always rolls over for a belly rub. She has a tremendous
appetite and is a skilled food thief! She adores riding in the car and
will jump into anyone's open car! She travels with us everywhere. Her
favorite place to visit is the beach where she chases seagulls and swims,
eagerly hopping waves. The Abster is always alert and very nosey. She
inspects everything and patrols from each window in the house. She is a
bossy and pushy girl (our little "bulldozer"), not in the least bit shy,
and fearless. She is a talker, forever communicating, loudly. The name
Abby means "gives joy", and she is true to her name.
Although we can never
replace our "Little Angel", thanks to Janice and the volunteers of GSRNE
we have the joy of another dwarf GSD in our lives. Special thanks to
Marianne and Karen, Abby's foster moms, and Sue, her Buddy, for taking
such good care of our little girl until GSRNE united us.
Dargo is wonderful. He is very outgoing and friendly with
every dog and person he meets. Everyone is a potential friend. He loves
day care so we try to make it there once a week. I knew Dargo was meant to
be with us -- the first night he was with us he put his back up against me
and gave me his belly to rub. We are incredibly grateful to Jack
Himmelsbach, who fostered Dargo for 8 months and gave him a wonderful
foundation and lots of love, too! Dargo is so sociable that I try to give
him as much contact with other dogs and people as I can. Everyone who
meets him, likes him. We adore him!
The moment I saw Christy I knew we were meant to be
together! I could see that she was very interested in coming to meet me
but just couldn't make herself do it. She is a very shy beautiful girl. It
didn't take long before she approached though and then, well our fates
were sealed. I truly believe that I am supposed to be with her and she
with me. Together we are
healing and every day is a new opportunity to learn from each other about
that wonderful bond between canine and human. She is the love of my life.
Thanks to everyone at GSRNE who were involved in getting Christy and I