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Happy Tails: Noah the Shepherd by Rininiri Happy Tails: Noah the Shepherd by Rininiri
Name: Noah

Age: 2 Human years - 24 Dog years

Gender: Male

Height: 5'11" (human) 2'1" (dog)

Breed: German Shepherd - Australian Shepherd Mix

Job: N/A

Partner: None yet! >>In the Shelter<<

Sexual orientation: Heterosexual

Relationship status: Single

Personality:
<{ Loyal, Quiet, Thoughtful, Observant, Intelligent, Over-protective, Shy, Caring, Patient }>

Noah isn't a lot of things. He's not special in any sense of the word, and he'll be the first to tell you that, but he's still himself, and no but him can claim that fact. Having been raised by someone with an extremely outgoing attitude and personality, Noah himself was the opposite, acting as a counter weight. He'll be the first to listen, and the last to speak, always giving his opinion but never forcing anyone to follow suit.

He'll never force you to do anything, actually. He's one of thoughts and learning, giving anyone their space to live and grow, but constantly by their side to protect and defend them from anything that might prove harmful.

In his human form, he's known to snag books from his owner, and prefers the quiet over loud rough housing; unless he's in a playful mood, in which his 70lbs of dog muscle can barrel most people over. His human form is quite the tickle monster as well.

Often described as a teddy bear, he fits the role as well. He doesn't mind being used as a pillow and will keep his owner warm at night when they're cold- he'll give advice when it's needed, and he'll watch as those he's supposed to protect struggle and work towards the answer he knew they would find.

Though he's friendly to a degree, and as sweet as possible, he's incredibly shy around new people and dogs, tending to find the back of the room and wait until they've proven themselves of not being rude or cruel. And he will fight back if he's attacked, mark his words; he's not a pushover, and he won't allow himself to be used as a rug by those who don't deserve his respect.


History:

Noah wasn't always a Shelter dog- in fact he's quite a new face around there, and it shows. Ever since he was born, he had been under one roof and with only one owner, that of which being Michael, a young man of about 24 years old with a lot of ambition and big dreams. Michael had a good head on his shoulders; he was smart, he was kind, a social butterfly, and had a love for books and adventure that knew no bounds. For Michael's 24th birthday, he had been given Noah as a pup only a few weeks old- and they had become fast friends.

Noah was playful as any little puppy would be, and loved to rough house with Michael after the teen's School had been let out, and they frequently ventured off into what trouble they could get into, with Noah being ever watchful and alert to dangers that would befall his owner and best friend. Michael developed a relationship with a girl named Jennifer, and they became a trio with nothing but the future to look forward to.

It was a year later that Michael revealed he was going to join the US Marines. Jennifer worried, of course, as did Noah, but they knew Michael well and the two were aware of his fathomless devotion, courage, and ambition. So they stood by and encouraged him, supporting him in his decision if that was what he truly wanted. It was between then and before he left that he asked Jennifer to marry him, and with an ecstatic acceptance from her and the joyful support of Noah. Shortly after that, he left for Basic Training, giving his promises to be safe and to return soon one last time.

Jennifer was given the duty of watching over Noah, and together they waited and prayed for Michael's safety, knowing that BT had it's own dangers as well as anything.

Months later, they received an email; Michael had finished Basic Training, and had immediately been deployed out of the country on some Assignment or other, but he claimed that it was supposed to be peaceful and that he and his comrades were in no danger.

The two remaining at home prayed for that to be true, Noah wishing for his best friend, and Jen wishing for her Fiance.

No more than a week before Michael's birthday, and the second anniversary of he and Noah becoming inseparable friends, did Jen receive a knock on the door, and a crisply folded letter, speaking of Michael's honorable death in defense of his nation.

Not much can be said about that, aside from Jennifer breaking somewhere inside, and deciding to move away, unable to stay in the same home as the one Michael had promised to return to.
It was then that she signed over Noah to the Shelter, leaving him all alone.

He didn't blame her for what she did; he understood her pain since it was his own as well, and he hopes to god that she finds solace- because he doubts he himself ever will.


Extra information: (( :new: Added some extra info I felt fitting :3c ))

:bulletblack: Noah smokes in his human form. Quite frequently actually; he's a borderline chain smoker and he'll probably never stop. This started up very soon after he turned 1 year old, and relied heavily on Michael to provide them. His new partner will need to provide for his fix here soon.
:bulletblack: He has poor eyesight, both in human form and dog form. Unfortunately, his dog form can't exactly wear glasses, so he tends to bump into things every now and then.
:bulletblack: He has dog-tags similar to those in the Army, one with his name engraved, and the other engraved with Michael's own name and birth date.
:bulletblack: When allowed to, in his human form he likes to use the computer to write out stories. He's a bit of an author- no he doesn't think that's weird.
:bulletblack: Noah fucking loves snow. He's turns into a giant goddamn dork when it starts snowing like holy shit it's snowing there isn't enough time in the world to play in it.
:bulletblack: He loves to swim in both his forms- if given the chance on a hot day, his usual wrestling playtime will probably turn into a big splash.
:bulletblack: He's respectful of personal space, but doesn't mind if you get in his. Again, only if it's not malicious.
:bulletblack: He has a fear of dark, secluded places.
:bulletblack: As a dog, he has the habit of sticking his entire face into the crook of your arm if it's bent at just the right angle- in human form this is translated into burying his face into the curve of a neck or the dip between shoulders. Yeah.
:bulletblack: An ungodly love for sweets or treats, and is infinitely jealous he can't eat chocolate.
:bulletblack: He'll only shift into human form if he feels it absolutely necessary- it's very rare for him honestly. He won't change unless something happens to make him need to.- Not even to read a book. Sometimes you'll just walk in and see a large fluffy dog squinting especially hard at a book. Maybe he even finagled his glasses to fit right on his muzzle.


Things to know about Noah - An owner's guide: :new:

:bulletgreen: Noah is good with other animals; anything from cats, other dogs, reptiles, rodents, pretty much everything. But only so long as they keep to themselves, or out of his personal space. So long as they don't bother him, he won't bother them.
:bulletred: He's a Shepherd mix, so he's bound to need a lot of exercise to keep fit and healthy. If he doesn't get a chance to spend off that energy, he'll be come fidgety and impatient, and if driven to the extreme, a bit snappish. If absolutely needed, his human form is strong enough to do some heavy lifting around the house, but he's rather clumsy and shouldn't be trusted with heavy objects.
:bulletblue: He's extremely obedient, but to a fault. Typically good with listening, the only times he won't obey immediately is if something is off or if he's unsure or unsettled by something. He can be stubborn during these times and they're best not ignored- he won't say much about the issue unless he has some sort of information on it.
:bulletred: He's a borderline chain smoker, -though he's respectful and takes it outside- be ready to have some kind of financial increase with him, because he won't be quitting any time soon.
:bulletgreen: Noah is a brilliant guard dog with a knowing intuition. While not much of a professional, he'll let you know if something's up, and won't hesitate to throw himself in the line of fire if something bad happens.
:bulletred: He's a big dog and a big guy, so be prepared to fork over money for lots of food. He doesn't pig out, but it takes a lot to make him full.
:bulletgreen: This big fella is pretty tolerant. Whether as a dog you mess with his paws, ears, and tail, or as a human you poke and nudge at him, he'll accept it and let it slide. So long as it's not malicious or cruel, there's not much you can do to anger or upset the guy.
:bulletwhite: If he's hungry, he won't hesitate to show it by picking up his food bowl in dog form and moving it to obnoxious / Passive aggressive places, or silently sitting near his bowl and staring with his arms crossed. You'll get the hint.


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(c) RenatusPhoenix

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BeeArtsy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see you're still in the center. Would you be interested in RPing at all with my character? fav.me/d7nr06v
I've been thinking that, after this whole pawsville war that maybe her step mom has decided to leave finally and now McKenna's on her own because she won't leave.
I'm also pretty rusty, it's been a long time....
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi there! And as much as I'd love to, I'm actually already on a try-out with another member at the moment. <3 If this one doesn't work out, I'd be glad to try. c:
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BeeArtsy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol ok then! I wasn't certain if you were or not =^ ^= good luck!
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king-deer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I noticed Noah is back in the shelter. Would you be interested in seeing how he gets along with Mallory? She's been looking to foster, and loves bigger dogs~
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
He's been in the shelter for a while ;v; I honestly didn't expect anyone to show interest in him again. I was 90% close to taking him out of the group, //laughs
uvu I would indeed be interested in that.~ She looks like she'd get along with him well. c:
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king-deer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We can start up an RP if you'd like! o Ao/
I've liked his look since he entered the group and since reading his history I like him even more. ; w;
I have a thing for dogs that lost owners to the war
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Hrhkrhrkrhk so so so sorry for the late reply! I had some stuff come up IRL but I should be fine now. o/ Thank you very much. <3 I have a tendency to bring military ties into character histories, hue. uvu I'd definitely love to have these two interact and see how it goes. 
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king-deer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mhm, we certainly should~
Do you RP through notes at all?
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
I do~ Would you like to start? I wouldn't be sure how to do so with Noah considering their roles. ;y
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GingerLisous Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look at those stripes and spots!! *w*
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Magicgrrl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is Noah still in need of a partner? If so Kyra would be willing to foster him and we can RP and see how things click between them and us =)
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Noah's actually being fostered right now uvu
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OH-I-KNOW-HER Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sahara: *tilts head and offers to share sweet (dog friendly ice cream)*
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OH-I-KNOW-HER Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would you wanna rp sometimes he looks kool
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RaeNoir Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He is such a great character and has such a great design
I can already hear his future partner's wallet crying with those cigarettes and the food
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
:la: thank you very much~! 
His future owner will definitely need to be prepared. |D Though I don't think anyone's interested him yet. xD
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RaeNoir Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SAY WHAT?! He is so freaking adorable //is one of ones I'm considering asking to foster
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah- No one has showed any interest in him adoption wise. xD 

I don't think he'd mind that at all :'3c
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RaeNoir Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But he's so freaking adorable!
really? OuO
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
:I No one wants to pay for cigarettes and pounds of dogfood it seems.
Tbh I'd see Tanja and him getting along :dummy:
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RaeNoir Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
//whipers nervously// May I foster? OuO
She is mostly a broke freelance worker but she will try to support him XD
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
//whispers back// Yeeee. *v*
I think these two would make a cute story together tbh :'D
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Chromatic-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hes so cool...
Must.
Draw.
Him.
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EnchantedAdopts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
He has a wonderfully developed personality and a gorgeous design! Fantastic work <3
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Aaaaaah, thank you very much! uvu <33!

I went and read Avalon's app- I'd have to say he's pretty badass, and this definitely means a lot coming from you LOL
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EnchantedAdopts Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
you're very welcome!

oh wow thank you so much!
I would really love to rp with you at some point if you'd be up for it ; u ;
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome~ c:

Yeee, we should def rp sometime. <3 I'll be clearing out some things soon so maybe then. :dummy:
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EnchantedAdopts Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
oh my goodness i can not express how sorry i am for dropping off the face of the earth! some family issues including selling our house and moving came up and I haven't been able to keep up with a lot. I'm getting back in the group-> enchantedadopts.deviantart.com… with Avalon returning to the town after dealing with some family issues of his own and I hope that we can maybe rp with him returning? to keep up with the timeline of the group? I'm so sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!
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SchizophrenicSurs Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I really wanna adopt him when the two character thing opens up ;n; He's perfect for the human character I have planned
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Apple-Rings Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks great >7< We should RP one of these days whenever you aren't busy and all that~
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
:dummy: Thank you very much! 
I'd be up for that- but with all these people I might have to make some kind of calendar LOL //dies 
i didn't expect him to get such a positive feedback ohmy--
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Apple-Rings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome~:la:

I know how that feels LOL

He is a great ball of fluff and might foster him one day
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tsuki80 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pOINTs at
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 B A BE A L E RT.
RING THE ALARMS.

I really really really like this one.
The owners guide is a nice touch cB and wow great character!
Welcome to the group friend! ;D
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
//all the alarms explode because hhHHHH

ghghghgghghghhh thank you v v much uAu!! I really appreciate it :dummy:. The owners's guide was off the top of my head since I couldn't think of a category LOL My dogs have weird quirks that don't really fit anywhere so it made sense since a lot of adoption sites have that kind of thing u0u;;
Again, lots of thanks to you my friendle 8y 
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TehPage Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW What a looker! AND WOAH A German Shepherd X Australian Shepherd! XD I thought I'd be the only one, since it's not the most common mix! XD He'll have to meet Jax when I get him entered!
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
//noah's like no stahp all this attention--

|D I love the two breeds, and they're both extremely intelligent breeds. I thought I was going to be the only one too LOL Shepherd mixes are common but common in the most unusual sense. Don't ask if that's supposed to make sense itself tho- but ye definitely uvu I'd love to see Jax~
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TehPage Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are! I've had both and love them bunches! (Still have my silly Aussie at my dad's place! XD)

They should DEFINITELY meet! 8D *gets-to-sketching*
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Albo-Beati7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow what a handsome character with a great background and beautiful personality! I really find him quite intriguing and would love to rp with you when you have the time.
I noticed you said you have quite a few to reply to!
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahhh thank you very much! uvu! That really means a lot, and I appreciate it.~ I'm glad you like him. :dummy:
I'd love to RP sometime too! Though like I said e0e I do have a few RPs to reply to from another group I'm in. But I'd definitely be up for an RP, especially since Cazzy sounds so great. <3
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Albo-Beati7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Of course! You deserve it for all the effort! 
Haha, I love him, he's fantastic!  I totally understand being busy with other groups and don't mind waiting haha! Maybe we can catch each other in the chat?
I'm so glad you like her! I hope they can get along UuU
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andrewtheawkward Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh look at this cutie!!

Do you wanna rp? 
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
uvu thank you! 

And not riiiight at this moment eAe I've got quite a few rps to reply to right now as is xD;;; oops But maybe later we can~ I plan on hitting the RP chatrooms sometime soon, so check for me there if you want c:
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andrewtheawkward Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okie dokie!!
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Silent-Koi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OH GOSH lkasjdflkjasdlkfj He is so great ; O ; we should rp some time !!
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Aaaaahhhh hh h hh h thaaank ;v;! 
eve I'd be up for that.~ 
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Silent-Koi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
; O ; do you prefer skype or notes ; v ; whenever you're not busy <3
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
;v; I don't mind either! I'm used to notes, but I used to do Skype RP all the time and actually had a better response time there OTL;;;;
That would also mean that I might be able to take on another rp since notes are the ones I'm having issues keeping track of /dies/
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Silent-Koi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
; O ; my skype is Cariboukisses ; v ; alskdjflaskjdf haha i know how you feel with the notes though haha i forget to reply and i am slow
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Rininiri Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Added!<3 
Notes are the worst because they can be forgotten so easily Dx I have to keep a tab open on them at all times hrkhrk
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