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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2002

    Meet the Kiz

    This is Greta, as she appeared on petfinder.

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    She'd been at the shelter for a few months. A kill shelter. I had every intention of going to Collie rescue for my next dog, but I was perusing petfinder and loved the look of a cute lab/terrier mix puppy. I also was intrigued by Greta's sister, Gretchen. I kind of passed on by Greta, because her picture didn't really grab me. Well I toodled on over to the shelter. The adorable lab/terrier puppy was of course gone, but Gretchen was there. I had them bring her out so I could get to know her. We didn't click. She wasn't paying me any attention. So we went back and I thought what the heck, let me meet Greta too.

    We connected instantly. She had that look in her eyes that reminded me of Oz. So I could tell she was incredibly smart. She was also very friendly, outgoing and affectionate. Very kissy. She'd run off to greet people at the fence, then when I'd call, she'd come running straight back to me. She's a character too. I was squatted down on one of the recalls and she launched herself at me to land in my lap and we both tumbled backwards onto the ground. LOL I realized real quickly that this girl is something special and I couldn't leave her there on death row. I think she may be a GSD/Collie/Heeler mix, so it's almost like getting a Collie again. But I totally chose her based on personality and smarts. And look what I discovered when I got her home and started taking pics of her.

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    She's absolutely beautiful. With her ears down, it didn't come shining thru at first. Took me two days, but I finally decided on Kiz/Kizzie for her name. Started out as a cross between Kismet and Kissy. Then after some research, I discovered Kizzie means light of heart and there's also a great character from Roots named Kizzy, so I can keep my TV/Movie/Literature theme of dog names going. Seems perfect for her.

    I can't believe so many people passed this girl by. She is a keeper. No potty accidents. Not destroying anything. Soft and gentle mouth, not nippy or bitey. Calm in the house, but playful and can run like the wind outside. Not barky so far. She's picking up on everything I'm teaching her really fast. Except catching. She catches like Maddie and just lets the stuffie bounce off her forehead. So I'm not sure if she'll be a frisbee dog like Oz and Gull, but I'm thinking she might be really good at dog agility or maybe flyball. She's real attached to the ball and is getting the concept of fetch already. Next step is to get her into obedience class to continue socializing and training, then we'll see about agility or flyball maybe. So more pics of her with her ball in next post.

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    Jun 2002
    Here she is with her ball:

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  3. #3
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    Jun 2000
    Windham, Vermont, USA
    She looks like maybe Collie/Akita - and oh, those ears! She was definitely waiting for you, Par! Congratulations!
    I've Been Frosted

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    indianapolis,indiana usa
    Hello Kiz,

    www, she's perfect and she is beautiful. Hard to believe how she manages to fold those ears back.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted

    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. #5
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    Oct 2005
    Central NY
    Oh Kizzie is precious!! I love her Ears! beautiful, congrats!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    She is beautiful and sounds like a special girl. Congrats!

    I did the right thing by setting you free
    But the pain is very deep.
    If only I could turn back time, forever, you I'd keep.
    I miss you

    I hear you whimper in your sleep
    I gently pet you and say, no bad dreams
    It will be alright, to my dog as dark as night.

    Fur as dark as the night.
    Join me on this flight.
    Paws of love that follow me.
    In my heart you'll forever be.

    How I wish I could hold you near.
    Turn back time to make it so.
    Hug you close and never let go.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Kiz is SUCH a pretty girl. Glad you decided to go ahead and meet her after her sister ended up not being a match. Isn't it funny how things work out?

    Welcome to PT, Kiz!
    The Minions:
    {The Dog: Towser & Raiden} {The Cats: Khaith, Martha, Adelaide, Snowball, & Floki} {The Bird: Gir}

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Santa Clara, CA
    Congrats!!! She's gorgeous. I'm so glad that you found a good match and that she's already doing well in your home.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.

    My Rainbow Bridge Babies:
    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
    RB Starr 3/22/05- 7/1/09 RIP Sweet Starr
    RB Sunny 8/25/00- 2/28/10 RIP Sweet Sunny
    RB Storm 1/11/96- 8/2/12 RIP Sweet Storm

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Thanks everybody! We're working on manners stuff, like four on the floor, especially when I'm eating, but she's way better behaved then I ever expected from a dog I didn't get a chance to raise as a puppy.

    Since I finally decided on a name, I got her ID tag today. In the house I'm at now, there's a very small section of the fence that's only 4 ft. Was never a worry with Oz and Gull. They couldn't have jumped it, even if they had wanted too, but this girl can sky. She hasn't shown any interest in jumping the fence so far, but she could sail over it easily, if she wanted to. She's pretty much been a velcro dog so far, but I feel better that she's got ID on now.

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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    A Perfect M(C)atch and a beauty too. Her ears are amazing and they suit her well - she is gorgeous!!

    Congratulations Par - you need this love in your life and I am positive all your RB doggies are smiling and wagging their tails knowing that mom has a new doggie and bestest friend to love her .

    Welcome to PT Kiz - you are one lucky pup.
    Yours in Whiskers

    I'm not young enough to know everything.

    "The Best Mirror is an Old Friend"

    “The secret of what is small is the secret of clear-sightedness; the guarding of what is soft and tender is the secret of strength.”

    • Lao Tzu

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Congrats!! Kiz is a stunner! These ears definitely pop!
    ~Kimmy, Zam, Logan, Raptor, Nimrod, Mei, Jasper, Esme, & Lucy Inara
    RIP Kia, Chipper, Morla, & June

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Love the name! Congratulations on your new addition. I bet she was sent to you by Oz and Gull. Everything happens for a reason.
    You're the one sure thing I've found so you better stick around...
    Best Fireman in da House´10
    dedicated to the kindest,loveliest and always helpful man that one would be honored and proud to know........R.I.P. Dear Phred

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Illinois, USA
    Hello, Kiz, pretty girl! I'm glad you have a wonderful new home! I am sending you a big Welcome Home hug!

    I'm sure you will do great in your obedience classes, and you will also have all kinds of fun with your new family! That is a good story for the importance of having an ID tag, too. Your person decided you should wear one and I hope you never, ever need it - but just in case.

    One more Welcome Home hug: (((HUG)))!
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!

    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

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  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    I think she is lovely. I couldn't have resisted that sweet face.
    I showed her to my husband and he commented on her ears being so large. I think he'd spend all of is time petting them!

    I will miss you forever, my sweet Scooter Bug. You were my best friend. 9/21/1995 - 1/23/2010
    Goodbye, Oreo. Gone too soon. 4/2003 - 9/12/2011.
    Farewell & Godspeed, sweet Jadie Francine. You took a piece of my heart with you. 11/2002 - 8/8/2016
    Charlie kitty, aka: Mr. Meowy. Our home is far too silent now. 2003-6/14/2018

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Never has the Last word.
    She is just GORGEOUS!! ) I her! And her name!!
    I love your backstory as well. I love hearing how "the one" strikes us. Kinda like when I found my Brodie.
    Looking forward to hearing more about her. Love her ears! )
    Keegan 9/28/2001 to June 9, 2012
    Kylie (June 2000 to 5/19/2012)
    "we as American's have forgotten we can agree to disagree"
    Kylie the Queen, Keegan the Princess, entertained by Kloe the court Jester
    Godspeed Phred and Gini you will be missed more than you ever know..


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