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I certainly won't try and force her to play with the other dogs. She would really rather play with *me* and thats just fine with me. I was just wondering what might of caused this behavior. She is AKC registered, and was originally raised in the other part of the state (250 miles away) and was listed as an "owner turn in" with no reason as to why. Somehow she made it across the state( probably being a Pure Bred helped) and I happened into the shelter one day and found her.

The amazing thing to me was that the shelter was having a "sale" and not that the money is really an issue, but I was out the door for $50.00 and that included Microchipping, a basket full of toys, and food samples and the 1st vet visit paid. Amazing.
I was devistated when my prior dog, Tasha passed away that summer at
17 years, and was so happy to be able to bring Katie home 3 monthslater.
Rick
Try this link, I think its fixed. http://community.webshots.com/album/107178511fatEGj Look at the difference between pictures 1 and 2. 2 years and 18lbs later. Rick

Very nice, Rick. She looks like quite the swimmer, too.

Good luck!

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Yes! There's absolutely no reason that she can't become friends ... some trial and error, to find just the right one.

I certainly won't try and force her to play with the other dogs. She would really rather play with *me* and thats just fine with me.

Consider yourself one lucky guy, Rick.
I was devistated when my prior dog, Tasha passed away that summer at 17 years, and was so happy to be able to bring Katie home 3 months later.

Well then, may your new dog live even longer than Tasha did.

Good luck, Rick.

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And Katie is great with people. At Christmas, she let my Neice and Nephew grab her , pull on her ears, etc, without an issue. She even learned to open her own Presents this year:)

Because Katie is so good with people, reward her by teaching the young humans better manners. Let them know that grabbing at dogs and pulling their ears is never O.K., even with a patient dog.

Lia
Katie is a 6 year old ESS which I got from the local shelter 2 years ago. She is a great dog. Very friendly with everyone, knows her commands, and is the best tennis ball fetcher around!

Many spaniels are tennis ball fanatics!
She will NOT however play or have anything to do with other dogs.

Don't worry about it. Thisis not unusual in good working spaniels - they tend to be very human focused, and not really into play with other dogs. I find this to be especially true of females.
She is a small, very fit ESS about 35lbs. I weighed her the day after I brought her home from the shelter at a very porky 53lbs.

GOOD FOR YOU! Spaniels definitly love to gain weight, and it s great that you are keeping her in shape!
I've been wanting to rescue another dog that would keep Katie company while I'm at work, but she again wants nothing to do with them. Ideas?

A young male should be okay but it might take some sorting to find one that fits with her.
Our local Springer rescue is very active.
Have you ever thought about trying agility? Spaniels, espcially human focused spaniels with ball drive tend to be good at it. Emotion: smile

She's a beautiful girl.
She reminds me of my Dice - www.mfrye.com/skyrocket/dice.html
Melissa S. Frye
Skyrocket cockers www.mfrye.com/skyrocket/
She is certainly a cutie - especially her tongue hanging out. Emotion: smile

If you only want to adopt another dog because you think she would like a friend - it sounds like she is perfectly happy without another dog around. If you want another dog because you want one - try an adult male. Introduce them to each other slowly and they may not become best buds - but they will learn to tolerate each other.
-sunny
Just adding one more "don't worry about it" to the pile. My lab is the same way. She grew out wanting to play with other dogs and will only play with one or two long time buddies.
I tried to see her pics but got a error "you do not appear to be the registered owner, make sure you are logged in".

Kristen and
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Try this link, I think its fixed. http://community.webshots.com/album/107178511fatEGj Look at the difference between pictures 1 and 2. 2 years and 18lbs later.

She's lovely. Though I think my favorite picture is the one with the bone in her mouth, and all her fangs showing. :-)
I tried to see her pics but got a error "you do not appear to be the registered owner, make sure you are logged in".

Check a few posts down- Rick fixed the problem, and put up a new link.
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