Wednesday, May 14, 2008


This picture of Dana is from when Tybalt nominated Dana as the Best Fur Sibling.  Tybalt chose Dana because she was the first furry to love him and she is the one he spends the most time with.  The funny thing is that Dana loved Tybalt as soon as she met him, but Tybalt didn't know what to make of Dana.  She is quite active and exuberant and would run up to Tybalt to lick him, but she scared him and he would hiss at her and run away.  He soon got used to her and now they are best friends.  The hissing didn't bother Dana at all, because she was born totally deaf.  Dana is a purebred miniature Australian Shepherd, but was the victim of poor breeding practices.  She didn't do too well in her first home, because her people didn't realize that she was deaf and thought she was just being naughty and disobedient.  The Mom found her through a deaf dog rescue group and decided that she was just the dog companion that Loki needed.  Loki and Dana have a great time doing patrols of the back yard together and playing together.  Dana has great eyesight and will bark at any intruder squirrels she sees.  Being an Australian Shepherd, Dana doesn't have a tail, so she wags her whole backside instead. She adores all the kitties and will give them kisses until they are quite soggy.  She also prefers cat toys to dog toys, but the cats don't mind.  Ivy adores Dana and is always checking up on her and snuggling with her. Dana is so glad to have found a home where she is accepted for what and who she is that she is always happy.  She never gets grumpy or sad or loses her patience with the kitties.

                               Dana was born deaf, but that can't slow her down.
                               She is one of the happiest dogs around.
                                       She gives kitties kisses;
                                       Her tongue never misses.
                              She doesn't even know how to make a frown.


Ana said...

That is a lovely limerick for Dana. And what a life story. It's so great she found a good home with people and kitties around loving her.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I am glad that Dana has a lovely home and now she has a limerick!

PB 'n J said...

Aw - we knew Dana was a great doggie, but that was a super telling of her story!

Tybalt said...

I have a limerick! A limerick! A limerick of my VERY VERY VERY OWN!
I'm so excited I'm going to have to wiggle like crazy and steal a kitty toy! Thanks so much, Karen Jo!

Mickey's Musings said...

You have written mighty fine limmericks for Loki and Dana!!!
You have a knack for capturing the essence of all of the kitties and woofies :)
Purrs Mickey

MaoMao said...

Awwww, that's a purreshus limmerick fur Dana! she sounds like such a wunnerful and sweet woofie.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Unknown said...

That's a furry nice limerick for Dana.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how adorable. Dana sounds like a wonderful woofie sister, and I love your limerick for her! It's purrfect!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Lux said...

Dana sounds like a wonderful woofie!!!

The Devil Dog said...

Dana is a wonderful dog. I bet he and Lucky would be great friends.
Lucky always tries to lick the faces of any new dog friends.