Pookie (Luke)

Basset Hound/Breed Unknown
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Home:Chattanooga, TN  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Pookie, Pookie Pooh, Pookie Bear, Bear, Baby, Big Baby, Pooh, Baby Bear.

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-disabled -blind
-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
June 3rd 2007

June 3rd 2006

Food, Sleeping, Bugging Jake.

When Samantha hits him with her paw.

Favorite Toy:
Any toy will keep him happy. (Mostly a toy what will squeak)

Favorite Food:
Blue Buffalo (Hopefully Canidae next!)

Favorite Walk:
Our street or park

Best Tricks:
Knows when it's time to eat. (He scraches on the door)

Arrival Story:
Luke was rescued off the streets like Jake. Then he was needed a foster home.I fostered him And I kept Luke and Jake and I just love them.

Luke is blind ... But he's still the best dog.

Forums Motto:
My nose is the bestest thing.

The Groups I'm In:
!!! Mutts !!!, !!!!!All The Marvelous Mutts!!!!!, "DOGSTERHOLICS", ᅧThe Muddy Pawprint Cafe ᅧ, ★ ALL FUR SPORTS ★, ★PLANET PAWLLYWOOD★, ★Paradise Kiss Photo Shop♥, ★Pet Family★, ☆ Sam's Stinky Dog Cafe ☆, ♥Ary & Jake's Wedding!♥, ♥Ella and Little bit's wedding in Hong Kong♥, ♫Baxter's Photo Shop ♥, ♥ The Pet Poetry Group ♥, ♥♥PURRS~N~WOOFS HOMESTEAD VILLAGE♥♥, ♥Artistic Creations♥, ♥Abby (RIP-Forever in my heart) and Dobby Dews Wedding♥, ♥Basset Hounds Rock♥, ♥Mixed Breeds Rule!♥, ♥Multi-dog syndrome♥, ♥Picture Paradise☠, *†* Christian K9'S for Christ *†*, ****CLUB DANCE****, ***DOGS ONLY!***, ***ROCKSTAR POODLES***, ***Sisters-in-Paw***, *Dogster Digital Photography Challenge 3*, 52 weeks of dogs!, ❤LOVE BOAT CRUISE LINE❤, ♪THE BEST LIL' DOGHOUSE IN DOGSTER ♪, *Agility*, *¨¨*DOGGIE CONNECTION*¨¨*, Dogster and Catster's Big Real Estate!, ~Shih Tzus and Friends United~, Dogster Crushes and Couples, FANCYPANTS CAFE, HOTEL DOGGIE AND KITTY, ♥♥Christian Dogs and Cats♥♥, ♥♥MISS DIXIE MONROE'S **DIXIE**LAND♥♥, "Just One Litter" Is Still Too Many, @_@ watch dog central~, Administrators of Catster & Dogster Groups, Agile Dogs, Agility Mutts, Animal Rescue, Animation Station, Basset Hounds of Tennessee, Basset Hounds United, Bassets Hounds Abound, beaus and hollys wedding, Big families, Blind Dogs & The People Who Love Them, Blind Pets, Book Pets, BRUCE RESCUE"S GROUP., Bullies For Pawsitive Prevention, C & D CRUISE LINE, Car store, Catholic Pets, Chloe's Virtual Birthday Party, Christan Dog group, Cloud Nine Cruise Lines, Cloud Nine Weddings, Daisy's obedience school, DOG WORLD:), Dog-o-Tron!, Dogster Dog Blog Bark Out, Dogster Olympics, Dogster prom :), Dogster's Got Talent, Dr. House Group, Duncan and Bailey's Wedding In Jerusalem, Fast paws *Hovering and music posting school*, Flying Paws Airport, For Spoiled Dogs Only, Gia & Bull-Boy's Wedding!, Ginger and Firestone's Wedding!!!!!, Gold Bone Academy, Grand Lux Express, Greatest American Dog Fan Club!, HAVE A HEART, Hunter and Rosie's Wedding♥, I HELPED JASPER AND JILLIAN GET TO THEIR FURR-EVER HOME 21-22/7/07, I Love My Dog Café, I'm A Dogster...Get Me Outta Here!, Katie and Luke's weddin, light a candle...., Love 'em? Fix 'em., LOVE A DOG HELP A DOG AND A CAT, Love, Max's Great Adventure!, Mr. Thumper's Haute Couture Designs, MUTT LOVERS!!!, Only the finest dogs.., Pampered Princes & Princesses, Partay animals, Paws and Claws, Peace Paws, Pink Pups on Parade for Breast Cancer, Pit Bull Lovers!!!, Port Dogster Restraunt, Siblings of Angels, STOP PUPPY MILLS, Stunning photos, Sweet Face, Tenessee/Kentucky Adoptables, The Best Honeymoons!, The Detective station, The Dog Movie Group, The Dog Park!, The just smile and dont worry club, The Library, The Royal Bark & Purr, The Snazzy Salon, The Twilight Club, The United Pug Foundation (U.P.F.), TINY PAWS CRUISE LINE II AND FURIENDS!, Titus and Galuteus Doggie Spa, TOBY AND PJ'S WEDDING, We love Agility!, Weddings, Weekly Contests, Yur Match Made in Heaven, ^*^ A dog Training Group ^*^, ~*~Princess Divas ~&~ Prince Charmings!~*~, ~~Your Key To Happiness Cruise Lines~~, ~~~ PITBULLS~~~ STOP GIVING THEM A BAD NAME, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 1st 2009 More than 4 years!

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I'm gonna turn four soon!

May 24th 2010 12:15 pm
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10 days away! Mom thinks It's amazing I've made it this far. I was a newborn on the street now a loved spoiled pup! My brother's birthday is two days before mine. It's amazing he made it, too.



April 30th 2010 12:12 pm
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My name is Luke. I was born in the wood's of Tennessee to a mother whom I will never meet. I am not sure why, but my mother decided to move me and my siblings to the other side of the woods. To do this she would have to cross a street. I do not know all of the details, but my mother dropped me while she was crossing the street.
I will always wonder why my mother dropped me. Was it an accident? Did she do it on purpose? Why else wouldn't she come back for me? But no matter what the reason was, the fact remains the same. I was left on the street as a new born puppy.
Fortunately it was not a busy street, but it was the hottest time of the day. The hot tar began to singe my tiny feet and my umbilical cord. Before the tar caused any permanent damage, a truck was driving by and spotted my tiny body. This was truly a miracle because had the truck not spotted me I surely would have been run over.
The man in the truck scooped me up and drove me to the local animal shelter. There, the workers called a woman who bottle feeds abandoned puppies like me. The woman picked me up from the animal shelter and fed me a bottle on the way to her house. At her house, I was placed in a nice warm bed where I was able to fall asleep with a full tummy.
As I grew, my mother introduced me to some of her older foster puppies. I really bonded with a pup about my age. His name was Jake and he was much taller then me and could already see and hear very well. We played, ate, and slept together. He was my best friend.
I was approaching 6 weeks old but my mother noticed my eyesight was not developing as well as it should be. While my foster mates were running around with out any trouble, I was bumping into walls. My new mom took me to the vet to see what was going on with mt eyes. The vet took one look at my eyes with the opthalmascope and told my mother that I was blind. After we left from the vet's office, I was afraid my new mother would not love me as much because I was blind or even abandon me on the side of the road just like my real mom. But my new mom eased my fears when she whispered into my big floppy ears, "You are still perfect to me, Luke."
As soon as my foster mates turned eight weeks old, they had to be returned to the animal shelter so that they could find a permanent home. But when I turned eight weeks old my mother said that I was special and that she was going to keep me. I was so excited to find out that my mother decided to keep my best friend Jake too! This way he could lead me around and I wouldn't have to worry about bumping into any walls. I will turn four years old in June of 2010. I have been having a blast with my family ever since and I know that I will never be abandoned again.


Blind dog care

February 16th 2010 10:59 pm
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Are you one of those people who have a dog with impaired eye sight? If yes, you probably know that taking care of a blind dog is not as easy as caring for the sighted dog.

Your blind dog will bump into things in its path but gradually will learn the layout of your house, just the way blind people do! However, if you change or shift your furniture, they will again have difficulty in walking and will again stumble around for a while. So you have to be very careful when making any interior changes.

At the same time, it is also very important for you to ensure that you keep the path for your dog clear and make sure that everything is picked up and kept away.

Apart from your house, you also need to keep your yard clear, as the dog is likely to wander in your yard. After all, that's his playground. The lawn mower should be put away and the chairs must be rearranged in a position that would not cause any injury to your dog.

If your house has a pool, make sure that it is fenced, as pools could also be dangerous for blind dogs, especially for the pups. This is very important because even if the dog knows how to swim, he may not be able to locate the stairs to get out of the pool. Due to exhaustion, he may eventually drown and die.

If your house has a staircase without the railings, it may be all the more dangerous and can result in severe injury to your dog due to a fall from a height. You must put something up along the bottom portion of the railing to avoid a tragic situation. You may find it a little inconvenient, but the very fact that you love your dog so much will make everything easier for you.

It is not too difficult to keep a blind dog. All you need is a little planning, backed up by some extra patience. Fencing off a pool, leaving the furniture in place, and always keeping walkways clear of toys are the things you can do. If you follow these suggestions, you will notice that your blind dog is not very different from any other dog in your neighborhood.

Different reasons are responsible for blindness in dogs. Some cannot be treated. However, there are many cases in which you may be able to give the gift of sight to your blind dog. Of course, you'll need a good amount of money for those surgeries and treatments. Often, due to financial constraints or due to some other reason, people opt to let their dog live with its blindness, but take very good care of it.

One very important thing to understand and remember - unlike humans who do not like to live with their disabilities, dogs are happy to live their lives despite any physical limitations that they may have.

Your dog is your family member and it deserves all the love and care that you can offer. Besides, it is not all that difficult to take care of your blind dog.

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