Age: 7 Years Sex: Male
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Chewey ooey balls, steak, soccer balls (especially flat ones), water
People touching my paws (but mommy is working with me)
Any ball that can be chewed like a big wad of bubble gum
no fruits, ice cream!!
anywhere where I can retrieve stuff from the water
I sit when asked wherever I am, I give paw (only after I sit), and I don't growl or freak when mommy or daddy grabs my paws... as much
I was surrendered to the pound because my old owners couldn't afford to take me with them when they moved. Mommy and Daddy visited the pound up here in Marquette, and she saw me only a few days after I got to the pound, before I was even adoptable. She asked to see me in the outside pen, and I was just what she wanted! I was a bit excitable, but well, it was a new new situation and there were all those dogs barking! Daddy was a bit intimidated by my bark, he's not used to normal sized dogs like me (mommy and daddy always debate what a 'big' or 'normal' or 'small' dog is...).
I wasn''t officially ready to be adopted for another two days, so they came really early on that Thursday to make sure nobody else got there and adopted me first. When they took me home, I had a bit of an adjustment. The shelter gave Mommy and Daddy a paper filled out with my old owner about me. It said that I was 4 years old but born in 2006 (?), that I wasn't potty trained (that I'd go inside if I was 'acting out',) that my favorite toy was tennis shoes, that I had aggression problems with other males... Anyway, they let Kyle, my new brother into the pen with me the day they took me home to make sure that we wouldn't kill each other, and we just kind of said hi, and ignored each other mostly.
Once they got me home, I got to show them that I was just misunderstood or maybe had an owner who loved me but wasn't the best at caring for me... that I can indeed be trusted inside, and I don't even look at shoes of any kind... I like balls, especially the rubbery kind that I can chew like bubble gum.
I think I'm Shepherd of some sort, white or normal, but Mommy thinks that I have a more malamute body shape and muzzle... we're not sure what I am (perfect-of course!). Any suggestions?
Mommy thinks that I yodel some times, instead of barking, none of us are sure if this is a Shepherd thing or more sled-dog type thing.
Throw that ball again!
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I've Been On Dogster Since:
|June 14th 2009
||More than 4 years!
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May 5th 2010 11:31 am
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Mom clipped ALL of my claws a few days ago. We didn't have to take a huge long walk first, or give me any of the dramamine (the vet said it would help me be a bit more relaxed about my paws). Dad didn't even have to gently hold me down! I did get up a few times and try to sneak off, but I was a good by and came back when she told me to, and laid on my side. I did grumble a bit but she said I'm making a lot of progress with my paws and will be a healthier and happier dog if my claws can be kept short.
Also, mom got this metal pinch collar for me. Hm. She says she wishes we didn't need it, but ...wll, it is making walks a lot easier. I know I don't rub my nose raw on the Halti while I "fish tail" because I'm so excited, and she seems happy I don't drag her around. We have to go where she wants, though. Bummer, but I guess I like making mom happy too. It looks scary but it doesn't really hurt. Also, we get to go on longer and more walks because it has made walking me a lot more fun for mom. I am even calmer in general now. I hardly ever bark at another dog while on walks (although if they walk by my back yard, I bark at them a bit...I'm still working on that bad habit). She says one day I'll be sooo good on the leash that we won't need it, and I'll walk with a loose lead. Mom's got a lot of confidence in me! She says I am already doing very well when it just me and her, or her and me and Kyle. For some reason if dad is walking with us too, I just get a lot more excited. But still, we're making progress!
Kyle and I went to the vet yesterday, and were on really good behavior. Very little barking, and not even a batted eye when we got stuck in the neck for the rabies and distemper vaccines.
Hope everyone else is happy and tick free!
December 22nd 2009 7:54 pm
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A few weeks ago, Mom and Dad and Kyle and me got home from a walk around the neighborhood in the snow.
Less than a minute after we got in the door, Dad noticed that I was leaving bloody paw prints, and he had to hold me down for Mom to look at it.
Turns out I somehow managed to snap the tip of my claw away from the quick. Mom had to use the evil green clipper on it, and then Dad helped her put a dressing on it. They wrapped it in snazzy purple sports wrap, and then made me wear my bootie on it (we call it a pawsie...).
It stopped bleeding fast, and I was allowed to take the bootie off for sleeping, and the dressing came off the next day.
Moral of the story is, I'd definitely reccomend having some 4x4 gauze pads, stretchy bandage wrap stuff, and sports wrap to go over it handy at all times! We have no clue how I managed to break my nail, nothing notable happened.
Oh, well, gotta go play with my ooey ball with Dad. Thanks for reading!
November 4th 2009 8:34 am
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You've been tagged!! It's a getting-to-know-you-better sort of tag. First check out my 10 questions & answers about me:
1. What color is your collar? Blue.
2. What kind of food do you eat? Canidae kibble
3. What are your favorite treats? bones
4. Do you have a Valentine or significant other? Our neighbor friend has a greyhound girl named Fenti, and I get really upset when she has to go home from a visit...
5. Do you get table scraps? When the big ear and big brown eye trick works...mom trys to resist and does a better job than dad!
6. What is your favorite toy? My jolly ball or green ooeychewy ball depending on my mood
7. When is your birthday? Unknown... we guess some time in '06 from what the humane society people said.
8. How many times a day do you eat? twice
9. Do you have a favorite color? hm. Black! my leash and halti face collar are black!!!
10. Do you hope all your pals put this in their diary? I suppose, they can if they want, I'd rather they come over and play with me at our house though... wishful thinking!
Now it's your turn! Copy these questions and type your answers - then post it on your diary!!! Don't forget to tag 6 of your friends!
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