LEXIE (was REDGIRL)
Alexis aka Lexie and her siblings could have had a very different ending than the one we hope we can provide for them. A guy in northern Utah has an AKC vizsla and AKC german shorthaired pointer, breeds them each year and tells folks he could register them but would cost more. Last time we checked the AKC is not registering mixed litter pups!!! In any event, he sells them in the paper as hunting dogs and those he cannot sell he shoots. One of his neighbors was asked if they wanted one prior to them being "unsold". They took all of them to keep them safe and they found our rescue group. We don't know their exact age but are guessing they are about 14 weeks old. Tails were docked short like the GSP, dew claws not removed. Redgirl is the biggest of the 3 and the girl in charge. Socks is the smaller girl and has red in her liver coat and a Vizsla color saddle with a white blaze all down her chest. Boy is the smallest and most shy at this point. He is solid liver color with just a tiny white spot under his chin. All 3 are active, inquisitive, playful, interested in everything pups who love to be picked up and cuddled. They melt in your arms and just lay there for rubs and kisses. They have all been only outside up to this point so they are not yet housetrained and are at times shy to go out or come in the sliding glass door or when people walk toward them. They are all learning fast and are being crate trained in foster care.
Update Feb 2003: Carla reports that Lexie is doing great. She has gone to the door to be let out for a potty break, gone on many a walk with the family, and chewed through the internet cable so her people had no choice but to play with her since they could not get on the internet and surf! Lexie loves to watch TV snuggled up under a blanket with mom and seems to think ER is the best show. She is fascinated with squirrels, rocks, acorns, and flowers. She even picked a daffodil and carried it all the way home and it was still in good shape so it was put in water so she could gaze at it on top of the TV! Have fun with your puppy girl and remember a tired dog is a good dog.
Dec 2012, Carla writes: Thank you for the very cute Holiday Greeting. Lexie (aka Red Girl) is doing great! She is beginning to grey some and she tires out more easily but her overall health is great. It's hard to believe that she turned 10 years old this month. It seems like yesterday I was getting her off the plane and she was 4 months old. She has been a joy in my life and I want to thank you for allowing her to be a part of my family. Happy Holidays.
Jan 2014: We received the sad news that Lexie succumbed to what the vets believe may have been a quick and deadly onset of meningitis when just 24 hours earlier she had been a happy, healthy, loving, ball playing 12-yr old. Thank you Carla for being a great mom to Lexie. (Visit Lexie at The Bridge.)
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