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Sirius of the Week for June 1 - 7, 2008

Our star this week is Tinker Belle, who lives in Sherwood, Michigan, and her person-mom says,

"I am proudly owned by my boxer/lab mix, Ms. Tinker Belle. Tinker came into our lives so unexpectedly. I was working in Texas after hurricanes Katrina and Rita as an insurance adjuster. After 2 weeks of hearing a dog crying every night, I looked over the fence of my friend's yard into the neighbor's to see a little puppy craving attention. She was so skinny and needed some TLC. I waited for the neighbor's young son to come home from work. He got his mom and translated for me. I offered them $100 for the little pup in the yard. As he spoke with her, I was getting the impression my offer would be declined. To my surprise they told me they didn't want the money, AND they didn't want the dog either! She was mine.

Tinker Belle

I immediately got her out of the yard and took her to the local vet. She was malnourished and starving for attention. I fed her all she could eat for a few days and showered her with toys and love. She went to work with me every day for the next 3 weeks.

Dog in snow

That night I called my husband in Michigan and told him to expect a new baby when I got home. Hahaha... he knew I'd found another furbaby to add to our already 3 dog, 1 cat family. Tinker, as we call her, has been to work with me almost everyday for the last 2 and a half years. She loves people and has earned her Canine Good Citizen certification. She also competes in agility and loves obedience. She is a gem and my best friend. She is my shining star!"

boxer-lab mix

Tinker's mom runs a dog boarding facility in Michigan -- you can visit their website www.pamperedpoochresort.com.

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