Critter of the Month April 2015: Blizzard

Meet Blizzard!
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Blizzard, a 10 year-old white German Shepherd, has been a beloved member of the Sing-Eisen family since 2011. Sweet, calm, intelligent and perceptive, she is a natural “therapy dog.” Her personality is more that of a “Snowflake” than a snowstorm. Blizzard started her life as a houseboat pup in Oregon with a different name and owner. When her owner became ill and unable to care for her, she eventually was taken by German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California, where the Sing-Eisen family was fortunate enough to find and adopt her. She was depressed, overweight, and very arthritic at the time.

Blizzard 3With the help of Campus Vet’s care, she is now active (she ignores her creaky hips) and eager to participate in all her family’s adventures. She especially loves to be at the beach or near lakes and rivers — she’s a water gal. While the kids are at school, she enjoys sunbathing on the front porch and watching the world go by. Her nose has freckles from all the sun, but she despises sunscreen. She has a new younger buddy in the family, Mr. Toffee, who is a terrier mix. She and Mr. Toffee like to lounge in the front hall together during the day, “guarding” the front door — her shepherd instincts are strong. She becomes ecstatic when the Sing-Eisen kids (ages 9, 12, and 13) arrive home and immediately demands a long trek around the neighborhood or asks for a ride in the car.
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Blizzard is a “talker” and has various howls that sometimes sound like a wolf. She also uses her head — either tossing it or using it to nudge — to communicate. When not outside having fun, she shadows the kids everywhere in the house and “herds” them if they start squabbling. The Sing-Eisens cannot imagine life without Blizzard!
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