Rose

Crawford’s Brier Rose CGC

Unwilling Model, Winter 2014

Unwilling Model, Winter 2014

Birthdate: Est. 4/2007

Rose is my miracle girl who reminds me that every day is special.  Rose came to me from Muscatine Humane Society when she was nine months old.  She blossomed from a unsocialized fearful dog into a well-adjusted, happy girl with a sweet attitude.  Rose had a chronic limp at adoption and reguarly sees her veterinary chiropractor to manage her health issues.  Rose does still suffer from canine compulsive disorder (CCD) but behavioral management has improved her quality of life.  As my official “good girl” Rose socializes puppies, keeps her brother in line, and greets all people with a happy squeal. Rose was training and had recently started competing in agility when she began going blind.

In March 2013 she was diagnosed with Immune Mediated Retinopathy (IMR/SARDs).  Rose is completely blind in low-light but seems to get around well during brightly lit days.  Most people don’t notice that Rose is vision-impaired as she navigates so well in known environments.  Rose is adjusting well thanks to her helper Loki and her determination to live the good life.  Rose still enjoys hiking, swimming, hogging the bed, wrestling with Loki, learning tricks, and visiting the local pet stores where her record take remains 16 treats in one visit.

Memorable Moments

Jaderbug Photography, 2013

Jaderbug Photography, 2013

Rose at an agility fun match.

Rose at an agility fun match.

Rose sheep

Rose all dressed up after a gastronomy surgery.  You'd think she'd know what was edible was what isn't.

Rose all dressed up after a gastronomy surgery. You’d think she’d know what was edible was what isn’t.  Mulch still remains one of her favorite food groups.

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