All in the Family
Boris Beau


German Shepherd Dog
July 8, 2011

Ursa came to our Toronto home in July '04 taken from an unscrupulous backyard breeder found selling off puppies at 3 weeks old - a mere 6 lbs. She missed her mummy and especially her milk. We started her on the bottle, but she quickly spurned that for solid food and grew like a mushroom in the rain forest. She's now 100 lbs of solid shep-girl and has all the grace of a rhino. She loved her beagle bro Beau (whose affection came slowly but surely) whom we lost in September at fourteen, and some kitties who have that feline ambivalence about canine affection as the odd unsheathed claw often reminds us all. Ursa's optimism is undimmed - she keeps on trying and the cats keep rejecting... Ursa's favourite job is clearing the back yard of squirrel invaders. (We can't even say the word, but have to spell it out s-q-u etc). Thankfully for those bushy-tailed critters, they're just slightly faster than she is. She loves camping, walks (especially the whole pack together - that's really fun!) and car rides to grandma's house. We can't imagine life without Ursa, whether she's drooling for oranges or salad, with balsamic and raspberry vinaigrette - of course, but with her hip problems we are trying to lower her weight - the girl likes her food! So this summer, it's frozen fat-free yogourt cubes, rather than ice cream. She also loves rolling on her back in the park, stick in mouth, and a goofy smile and wagging tail. She's pure charm, and is happy (mostly) to be showing the ropes to her little brother Boris, of whom she is highly protective.

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Comments (34)
puppyfixation Jul 1, 2008
Love picture #2! What a great looking dog!

BlueDevils2011 Jul 6, 2008
My dog Rascal looked just like yours as a puppy. ADORABLE!!!

big_city_lil_dogs Aug 6, 2008
Yes, Waylon is a beagle. And he has started to grow into his ears. ...

daniknip Jan 30, 2010
Ursa is a gorgeous German Shepherd! What a wonderful looking dog. :)

*k-9_luver* Jan 30, 2010
Aaaww, Ursa looks like a real sweet dog! She is definetly gorgeous...

grizzyshepherd Feb 18, 2010
awe what a darling shepherd!!! truly beautiful and happy looking pup!!!

dogmom Mar 8, 2010
That is some lap dog!!! Beautiful!

PuppyLover897 Apr 24, 2010
TOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dailypuppy Team Jun 27, 2010

Greenieninja Jun 27, 2010
Happy Birthday, Ursa! You are an absolutely stunning girl!

georgia04 Jun 27, 2010
Happy birthday, gorgeous Ursa. I'm so glad your story has a happy...

TroutLaker Jul 16, 2010
Ursa is darling, so is her bulldog buddy in the background:) Many...

pandrews-4 Jul 17, 2010
Ursa is gorgeous! I love GS's. Never had a full breed but had two...

ursa'smomma Oct 18, 2010
I had picked out a few choice photos to comment on until I found this...

wolfgirl66 Nov 19, 2010

wolfgirl66 Nov 19, 2010
Both of these sweeties are beautiful!

wolfgirl66 Nov 19, 2010
Wonderful pets!

wolfgirl66 Nov 19, 2010
2 cute 4 words!

pupfanatic Mar 24, 2011
GREAT bio!!! Thanks for the comments on my Mocha baby. Yes, the bath...

pandrews-4 Apr 19, 2011
My, my! Ursa is even more beautiful as a young lady! Loved her puppy...

cutiepants26 May 22, 2011
Ursa has turned into such a beauty and who is her little friends in...

Dailypuppy Team Jun 27, 2011

LadyMam Jul 8, 2011
its so strange how her face went from being pitch black as a baby to...

Doglover8998 Jul 12, 2011
AWW!! Such a nice little cutie!!!

TheGermanShepherdLover Jul 18, 2011
Gorgeous dog!! I love German Shepherd!! They are so nice! I...

Savannah-olive Sep 9, 2011
she is so cute. you are very lucky

guerrero's grandma Nov 20, 2011
Ursa is a gorgeous girl & this pic with brother Beau is sweet. had to...

Dailypuppy Team Jun 27, 2012

georgia04 Jun 27, 2012
Happy eighth birthday, beautiful Ursa! Smooches!

dringham Jul 2, 2012
Very good lookin girl, glad she made it to a good home.

dharma_bum31 Aug 12, 2012
She is adorable, love when they make that face :-)

rotti lover Nov 26, 2012
I love this picture! Your dogs are just great. They look so happy :)

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