PET OF THE WEEK
DIXIE BROOKS
OCTOBER 15 – OCTOBER21



MY NAME IS DIXIE.  I AM A 15 YEAR OLD SHEPHERD MIX.
MY MOM NAMED ME DIXIE BECAUSE SHE LOVES THE SOUTH AND COUNTRY MUSIC.

I AM A RESCUE PUP.  I WAS RESUED FROM S.T.A.R.T., (SAVE THE ANIMALS RESCUE
TEAM). 

I AM CUTEST WHEN I GREET MY MOM AT THE DOOR WITH MY FAVORITE TOY.
I IMPRESS HER WITH MY BEST TRICK…
I KISS HER BEFORE EVERY MEAL, BUT MY
SPECIAL TALENT IS BEING ABLE TO SAY “AH” WHEN I NEED TO TAKE A PILL.

MY FAVORITE TREAT IS CHEESE BUT I NEVER ABUSE MY CHEESE PRIVILAGE.

SOMETIMES MOM SAYS I CAN BE A LITTLE ANNOYING, LIKE WHEN I WON’T DO
MY BUSINESS IF IT’S RAINING.  SERIOUSLY?  I’M A LADY!!
MOM NEVER GETS ANGRY AT ME THOUGH… MAYBE A LITTLE EXASPERATED BUT
NEVER  ANGRY.

I LOVE TO VISIT MY AUNT TINA DOWN THE SHORE.  THAT’S PROBABLY MY FAVORITE
PLACE TO VISIT.

I DON’T GET INTO MUCH MISCHIEF ANYMORE BUT WHEN I WAS A PUPPY, I LOVED TO CLAW AND BITE MY WAY THROUGH SHEET ROCK AND PLYWOOD WALLS.  THIS HELPED MY MOM BRUSH UP ON HER SPACKLING AND WALL REPAIR SKILLS.

I’VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT OF MEDICAL ISSUES IN MY 15 YEARS:
IBD, SPENECTOMY, REMOVAL OF GROWTHS ON MY PARATHYROID (HIGH CALCIUM),
SEVERAL BAD UTI’S, PANCREATITIS, LIVER INFECTION, ARTHRITIS, DISK ISSUES AND
THIS PAST SUMMER, I PARTIALLY TORE A LIGAMENT IN MY KNEE.  THANKS TO DR TUCKER AND HER STAFF, MY HOLISTIC VET DR SHULTZ AND OF COURSE MY MOM, I JUST CELEBRATED MY 15TH BIRTHDAY ON 10/11/17.  MOM SAYS SHE IS SO VERY GRATEFUL TO HAVE ME IN HER LIFE FOR ALL THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.