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Personality: Arrow has more personality then any dog I've ever been around. He loves people and loves the outdoors. He loves to be petted and loves to lay under your feet. He loves to sleep on his back with his feet sticking straight in the air. He loves to dream, probably of chasing squirrels, with barking, growling, huffing and feet moving - all in his sleep. Arrow shows his personality also: Curiosity - ears perch up, tail wagging, can't stand still. Happiness - like a kid at the candy store; endless wagging of the tail, jumping a mile in the air at the back door to go outside. Scared - Ears drop down, eyes twitch. Sadness - Can dogs cry cause, you'd think he was. Literally, you think he's going to melt your heart when Arrow is sad. However, he's a Pointer, so he loves being outdoors and birds more then anything in life. Usually when dogs get excited they run for their favorite ball or 'fluffy' to play catch or tug. Well, when Arrow gets excited - he just runs to the door to go outside. That's all he wants to do. And he loves it. His favorite thing to do is lay in the grass and just smell the air. To an outsider, it appears he's just laying around like any other lazy dog. But then you see his nose sniffing like crazy and you realize he's studying the entire neighborhood. Pointing Instinct Story: I was going to bed so I let Arrow out one last time. After about 5 minutes, I called out to bring him back in. I could barely see him in the moonlight pointing at something in the corner of the yard. I knew it was futile to try and get him to come in if he was pointing. So I went back in. About 10 minutes later, I called for him again and he still didn't come in. Of course, he still was pointing, in the exact same position he was over 10 minutes ago. It was getting late and I wanted to go to bed. So I finally came out to get him. As I got closer, I saw what he was pointing at. It was a bird sleeping on the top of the fence. Arrows nose was literally 3 inches from the bird. Arrow had been 3 inches from the bird for at least 15 minutes without moving or waking the bird. Of course - I woke the bird up walking out there and he flew away. I think Arrow had dreams of that bird for a long time. Of course - he's got some bad pointing instincts also. He literally pointed at a fly on my coffee table for a few minutes once. Dislikes: Thunderstorms are definitely Arrows biggest fear. He actually seems to know a thunderstorm is coming about 10-15 minutes before the thunder starts. Once it does start thundering, don't expect Arrow to leave your side. He will follow you everywhere and lay down at your feet as soon as you stop moving. Arrow does not like sharing food. If you have other dogs or have dogs visiting, you will need to keep the food hidden. Arrow usually doesn't mind other dogs - and has been know to play with a few. But there is no dog he will allow to eat his food. Arrow becomes scared and nervous around children. If you have young children, then Arrow probably is not a good dog for you. Arrow has never shown any aggression towards anyone, but he does get nervous. He will pretty much knock a child down trying to get away from them. When Arrow is outside, he is fine with children. If you can not let Arrow outside when young children are around, then you should keep them separated. For children over 5 years old, Arrow is very comfortable and does not get nervous. It's only young children that he becomes nervous around. Adoption: The reason I'm putting Arrow up for adoption is his nervousness around children. I have an 18 month old son and another child on the way. Arrow is still scared and nervous around my son which requires me to keep them separated at all times. This has resulted in Arrow getting very little attention. With another child on the way, this will only get worse. Arrow deserves better then this. If you are interested in adding Arrow to your family, please contact Barry at BMcGovern@Aguirre-IS.com

Uploaded by Cherie Edwards on 09.04.03