My English Cocker Spaniel "Shadow"

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

Randy told me I should keep putting pictures of my pooch up here (I know he was joking) because everyone likes dogs and babies. (Well, my kid's won't give me grandchildren yet so I had to go out and get a dog)

What does this have to do with real estate?  Probably not a thing.  But I talk about other things besides real estate and blogging anyway.

My husband and I originally wanted a pug when we decided to buy a small townhouse with a fenced yard solely for the purpose of getting a dog.

Two years ago we went "searching" from pet stores to the Humane Society and then resorted to going to breakfast at our local "Zippy's" in Kahala and getting the Honolulu Advertiser and the Star Bulletin so we could look in the pet sections.

We browsed and then went over what we each had circled in the classifieds. We both agreed to call the people who had an English Cocker Spaniel that was 3 mos. old. We drove to the other side of the island (Maile...pronounced Ma ee lee). When we went in the dog was on the couch and shaking and she had relieved herself right in the spot she was sitting. We practically threw the $300 at the woman and scooped up our new pooch and ran to the car!

  4 mos old.

I had wrapped her up in a towel and carried her all the way to Pets Discount store in Waikele.  She shook all the way there until we put her in a cart and started throwing toys, bed, food and treats in the cart.

We rescued this dog from her tormenting former family who had 4 children and a baby. It was a long road for her to trust us.  Now she only trusts us and willing to bite anyone who comes near our door.  (Funny, except for my kids ....who are adults....and walk right in....You think she knows they're mine?  They just came back from the Navy and mainland)

   First haircut

   Couple months ago.

 She sure has brought joy into our lives and even when I do become a grandma she'll hopefully accept them as she did my kids!

 Ta Da! 

 

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
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Shameless, absolutely shameless. What some folks won't do to get you to read their blogs.  Cute dog!
Mar 31, 2007 10:35 PM #1
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Hey.....you're the one that teased me and said to do keep putting her picture up....hahaha.
Apr 01, 2007 12:02 PM #2
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Lucky Lang
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Sally,

Shadow is a real cutie!  Did she get her name from following you around?

Lucky :)

Apr 03, 2007 12:22 PM #3
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Sure did!  And still does at 2 1/2 years old!  Into the bathroom, get out of bed and go to the kitchen in the middle of the night...and there she is!

She is NOT friendly with other people....only my son/daughter.  That's it. 

Apr 03, 2007 12:25 PM #4
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Irene Potter
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She hit the jackpot when she got you as her new Mom! Thanks for taking her in. I think she is going to stay a bit wary of strangers for a while. Most animals that have been abused take a long time to build the trust back up, but if you're patient (and she was really young when you got her) maybe there will be a turnaround.
Apr 04, 2007 11:14 AM #5
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Randy Prothero
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I think you could use the dog whisperer. He could get her wagging her tail to strangers.
Apr 04, 2007 11:31 AM #6
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Randy: Yeah...and cost me a mint to get him over here.

 

Irene:  You know that!  She was almost 4 mos. when we got her.  Worst thing is she hates kids and other dogs.

Apr 04, 2007 04:38 PM #7
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Neal Bloom
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Very Very cute!
Apr 04, 2007 07:25 PM #8
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Had to get a dog cuz my children won't give grandchildren yet....so yup! She's a cutie and the best looking one etc. (just like people say about their babies, grandbabies etc.) Ha!
Apr 04, 2007 08:09 PM #9
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Irene Potter
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Hates kids and other dogs-probably thinks she's a grown person already :-)
Apr 05, 2007 11:29 PM #10
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I was wondering if anyone else would comment on my little girl.  I think she is jealous and doesn't want anybody/anything around.  The kid's are from her baby months home before we "saved" her.
Apr 05, 2007 11:33 PM #11
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Randy Prothero
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They have dog training classes right behind my home in Waena Park every Saturday morning.  Possibly that would help socialize her more.
Apr 06, 2007 12:19 PM #12
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Ann Guy
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Oh she is so sweet.  I am glad tht you did post Shadow's pictures!  And son't worry, I am sure you will be a grandmother soon enough.
Apr 06, 2007 01:34 PM #13
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Shadow is wonderful...she loves us (and my kid's) and no one else....I'm not too sure about that...my son says he can't afford a woman (he spends his time and money on gaming when he's not working) and my daughter...too busy...working, school.
Apr 11, 2007 02:07 PM #14
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Lisa Hill
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Aww! I definitely missed this one. Shadow was an adorable puppy! And I'm so sorry he was abused before you got him =( Mean people suck. But I'm glad you have him now.

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Some dogs can be very loyal and protective. It might be part of the breed. The prior abuse may have something to do with it, too.

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