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September 21, 2008

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Electra, the Dog of the Day
Name: Electra
Age: Seven years old
Gender: Female Breed: Lhasa Apso, Poodle mix
Home: Harley, Ontario, Canada
   Electra has a super loving caring quality that I've never seen before. My husband died not long ago. Electra has mourned greatly along with me. When she sees or feels I am upset, she comes and lays right in my arms, giving me her special kisses. She still runs to the window when she thinks she hears Daddy's truck. It's so sad to see the obvious letdown and confusion on her face. She's kept me going. Many days I didn't want to get out of bed but she pestered me for play time. I'd be lost without her.

    Electra is twelve pounds and is kind of shy of new people. She's a mommy's girl and will sit on my lap to either feel safe herself or protect me. People have to earn her trust. She is not pushy at all. She'll sit across the room watching me eat something, just in case I might share. She has to be called to come and get it.

    Electra is a cuddle bug. She gets up in my lap and flops herself backwards. She'll lay forever in the crook of my arm just being held and getting a chest rub. Electra was nine weeks old when we got her and she came into the truck with us right away. She and her doggy sister Harley loved traveling with us coast to coast every week. She has more miles on her than most people.

    Electra tends to let other dogs know it's her house when they come to visit. Then she ignores them. Only she often lays just inside the doggy door so the others can't come in unless I tell her to move. She ends up liking other little dogs but shies away from bigger ones. She thinks anything smaller than her is to be carried around like a puppy.

    Her favorite game is bugging Harley. She pesters her until she finally comes to play. Both are just sweet lovable dogs that make it all worthwhile for me. They've been a reason for me to keep going since my husband died. Electra truly kept me alive in ways hard to say.

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