Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lisa & Annie

Who is in the photo at right?

Lisa (audio editor at Sounds True) and Annie (6 year old female pit bull mix).

Does your dog come to work with you every day at Sounds True?

Most every day, unless something more exciting is happening at home.

What's brewing?


Any treats for you or your dog on this interview break?

Doggy treat for Annie that looks like a frosted cookie (given to the dogs of Sounds True by someone from Health & Spirituality magazine). Dark chocolate for me.

How were you and Annie united? How did she get her name? Any aliases?

Annie was found wandering the streets of Casper, Wyoming in 2009 and brought to animal control. Since pit bulls are not easily placed in Casper she was scheduled to be euthanized, but luckily the folks at the shelter realized how sweet she was and put the word out to various rescue groups in hopes of sparing her. Colorado Pit Bull Rescue (CPBR) stepped up and found a foster family for her, thank goodness! She had numerous litters in her young age and was obviously sequestered to a small space outside until she was found - she was wary of entering the home of her foster family, was not house trained, and could only run in circles. Our family had recently lost one of our two dogs (both pittie mixes) to cancer and we were looking to rescue another. We met Annie in a vet clinic through CPBR soon after she was spayed...along with her exceptionally sweet demeanor and approval from the kid & dog, Annie paid no mind to the shop cat. Since we had three cats at that time, we knew she'd fit right in.

Annie was given her name by her foster parents. Her angels at the shelter called her "Fat Momma". We also call her Fan Fan, Banana, Foodie & Fandango.

Does Annie have a favorite toy, ball, or stick?

Not really...she likes to eat sticks and will sometimes chase them. Any stick will do! She isn't quite sure what to do with toys but loves to roll on her back and do her "happy dance."

Does Annie have a favorite place to go for outings?

The beach! A special treat given it's a loooong drive. And if she can't be at the beach, she loves to join me at work...she is always so excited to come to Sounds True to see her favorite people and her favorite dogs.

What is Annie's best quality?

Her spots, her sweetness, and her smile. She's a love dog who brightens every room she enters.

Who is Annie's best pet-pal at Sounds True?

Annie gets on quite well with other dogs and only has issues with those who try to dominate her. Her favorites at work are: Ula the lab [photo right], Savanna the shepherd/lab, Luna the aussie shepherd, and Turnip the other rescued pittie of the ST pack. Annie also enjoys the puppies: Miles, Bear, Yoho & Madison.

If Annie could change one thing about you, what would it be?

Feeding her more.

If Annie could answer only one question in English, what would you ask her?

What was your life like before you were rescued?

If Hollywood made a movie about your life in which Annie could speak, who should voice her?

Meg Ryan.

Learn about other dogs at Sounds True, including: Andrew Pike & Miles, Kasmah McDermott & Scruffy, and Wendy Zollner & Savanna.

--Marshal Zeringue