Chasing Tail: Sketchy
Breed: Sketchy is a Terrier cross who at times appears to prance about like a coyote – definitely a true WAG dog. She apparently got her start in Seton, where some wild dogs attacked part of her litter.
Stomping ground: Emerald Estates – Sketchy has definitely established herself in the neighbourhood. She enjoys her evening strolls and running in the woods at any time.
Best thing about being a Whistler dog: “I am so happy to have convinced these humans to take me in, especially because I have my very own bed. Often, I go to work at Foto Source and help with deliveries and crowd control. I am also slowly warming up to the idea of some humans who ‘miss’ their dog leader and I occasionally allow them to get close to me. It is nice to see how happy they can get just by seeing me sitting without any restraining device and it is surprising how shocked they are to learn that part of my job is acting as a greeter outside the shop behind Citta’s. I actually spent a few hours apprenticing at Walmart for this and I am glad for the training they provided.”
Other info: “Last year on July 1st, as we returned from a holiday, my son decided that I could use an early birthday present and he met us at the bus with a young, nervous puppy. As challenging as the first little while was, and despite knowing that foster care had not worked for her in a previous home, we decided that we would overcome her ‘obstacles’ and make this work for all of us.
When our new puppy had been at WAG, the staff had given her the name ‘Duchess’. But after getting to know her, we decided at a family dinner that Duchess needed a new identity and, taking into account her nervous personality, we came up with ‘Sketchy’ as a perfect name.
Sketchy has now worked her way into our lives and our hearts and is showing us all the true potential that she has.” ~ Sketchy’s owners.