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We rescued Roxie at 12 weeks from the streets of Martinez. She is a mix of unknown origin, so we have settled on a mix of ridgeback and saluki (from the sighthound family). She was the squiggliest, wiggliest puppy and wanted nothing other than to sit on our laps and cuddle and have her velvety fur stroked. Soon, though, the sighthound part of her developed and this girl loves to RUN! She was likely born blind in her left eye, although we only discovered it when she was around two years old when she developed an infection in that eye and it had to be removed. Losing the eye was completely un-traumatic for her, as she had always been blind. She can still RUN, catch a ball in mid air, and swim forever! She keeps her human mom and dad young and active, that's for sure! But mornings and evenings are snuggle time under the blankets on the couch.