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No foolin' our Little Ballerina finally found that special home.

It's been over a month now since Icey came home with us.  She's settling in well.  She is still a bit timid around men but I don't mind having her all to myself.  She loves to follow my daughter Eve around the hills when she is playing.  Even though her vision is limited I am thoroughly convinced she has a bionic nose because she always finds her way around our acres with ease.  Her and Mackey are the best of friends and love to play together.  She's working on getting old Einstein to jump around and play but all she has gotten out of him so far is a wagging tail and some playful barking.  She seems to be in love with Loki a very overweight orange cat we have.  She'll hop at him and jump around to play while he lazily looks at her like she's the craziest dog he's ever seen.  It's funny.  She even tries to play with the ferrets who are so scared to get trampled that they run for cover as quickly as possible.  It's a good thing she is small because she's a lap dog and cuddles with either myself or my daughters and we get a bit squished sometimes.  I'm glad to say that Icey is the perfect addition to our family

  • Gender - Female
  • Age/DOB - 5/1/05
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight -
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 9/7/05
  • Available as of - 11/1/06
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - some
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids - not very young
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament - Icey (Isis) has reduced vision in both eyes. It does not bother her, but she can startle sometimes when she doesn't see something (or someone) coming. She is a very sweet dog though and is all lovey and playful as soon as she recognizes who it is.

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Icey came to us from Great Creatures Rescue in TN. She was originally from AZ. Icey is a wonderful girl. She is housebroken and has excellent house manners. She gets along well with all the other dogs, and even manages to get the "grumpys" to play with her. She is everybody's best friend. She is a dainty and delicate girl, at least to look at her. But she manages to hold her own even when she is playing with a dog 50 lb. heavier than her. She is very affectionate and loves to cuddle in bed with her person. She will make someone a wonderful companion. 

Update 8/21/07 - Icey's vision is limited, she sees well up close, within 5-10 feet, but beyond that she has trouble seeing clearly. She sees light and shadow but not much detail beyond those distances so she often does not know who/what she is seeing. This leads her to bark more than our other deaf dogs do, but she is not a constant barker, she only barks if she sees something. She is such a happy, sweet girl. Despite being startled sometimes because of her eyesight, she is she is pretty sure the world is here just for her, and thinks of everyone she meets as her new best friend. She gets dogs to play with her, that will simply not play with any other dogs. She has yet to meet the dog (or person) she can't win over. She is our happy little ballerina, so graceful and full of life.

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