Likes: Playing hard, barking LOUD and running amok :-). He likes chewing on Greenies, newspapers, dogs, bones, dog toys and people.
Pet-Peeves: Being picked up. Hope and Kiki, both of whom he hates. Being bathed and brushed (*sigh*). Being too short to jump onto furniture--poor thing has to climb like a cat, instead.
Favorite Toy: Bit's perfect ears :-). Really, though, anything he can shake, chew or eat. He loves his flat red car with squeak.... squeak! squeak SQUEAKsqueakSqueak! SQUEAK!
Favorite Food: The naughty little fuzzy duster would eat just about anything, nowadays. We keep him away from chocolate, rawhides, greasy food and milk, because he'd eat 'em if he could get to 'em!
Favorite Walk: He doesn't get out much, and when he does, it's usually in my arms. He does know how to walk on a leash, though, and was once known to walk the North Park Blocks in a fancy raincoat :-).
Best Tricks: Cute "trick": He stands up and waves his front paws. Funny "trick": Scaring Bit, who doesn't know what to make of "tiny dog" barking! Annoying "trick": Paddling in his water bowl :-).
Arrival Story: We purchased Merry from a local breeder when he was just over 4 months old. I've always wanted a pomeranian, and I had originally fallen in love with a hugely oversized yellow and white Pom we saw in a Scamps the previous week. When they wouldn't come down to the price we could afford to pay, I started contacting local breeders. One had several to choose from at prices we could afford, and so I chose Merry based on his quiet, sweet-tempered personality. Boy, did he have me fooled! LOL! I fell in love with his light cream color and his chocolate nose and his beautiful deep blue-green eyes, too! He's quite the beauty, and choosing him out of the group wasn't difficult. On January 8th, we were in Scamps to look for a leash, and they had that Pom I'd wanted so badly for sale at the price we had offered them the week before. The salesman who refused that price that week was undoubtedly regretting his decision when he saw my new puppy and figured out that he wouldn't be making his commission from selling that pup to us.... I was told the poor pup was eventually sold for about half what they originally priced him at. I hope he got a loving, happy home....
Bio: Merry was born August 30th, 2004, and joined our family on January 3rd, 2005. During his first few days home, we noticed he was coughing, sneezing, and not feeling too well. When we took him to the vet we found he has kennel cough. Antibiotics cleared the problem up, so nowadays he has the energy needed for day-long exploits; keeping the BCs busy with his antics, and us busy trying to catch him! He's usually playful, often naughty, sometimes snuggly, and always loving. He is also a Wild Child with a capital "W"! He plays hard, barks loud (and so hard he actually lifts his front end off the ground!), and doesn't take any guff from anydog, 'cause he's "bad", and he knows it--he's the very definition of "bravado". If he got to keep his cajones, they'd be made of solid steel :-). He thinks he's the king of the roost--now all he has to do is convince the rest of the pack, most of whom are about 10 x his size. Gotta give the little man credit for trying, though. He's got enough "heart and soul" for a Mastiff. It's a wonder he doesn't blow a gasket from sheer joi de vivre :-).
Today I was honored by being chosen Dogster's Dog of the Day. WOW! Thanks, Dogster! Then I immediately found out that Naila and I were voted Dogster Couple of the Week, by pawpular vote. Check out the cool photo Peanut made for us! And of course, I made a whole bunch more Pup Pals today, thanks to being DotD. What a day! Things don't get much better than this :-).... Maybe.....
Ms. A came to visit today. She was bored, as her b/f's mom MADE him go to the Oregon State Fair with her and his l'il bro (MADE a 21 y/o go to the fair with his Mummy? Sheesh....Can we say "Momma's Boy"?) instead of spending the day with Ms. A, as was originally planned.
Ms A, like I said, was bored (she'd passed up an opportunity to go to the beach with some gal-pals, as she and the b/f had planned to spend the day together). It felt like what Mom calls a "travelling day", so we all (Ms. A, Dad, Mom, Foxworthy Fuzz and myself) loaded into the Jeep and took a trip through the Gorge over to Hood River. On the way, we stopped at Cascade Locks and bought some smoked salmon from some Native American Indians. We also stopped at the little red "greasy spoon" that we all love, and had ice cream cones. Well, the humans had ice cream--but Mom shared hers with Foxworthy and I :-). We arrived at Hood River, and visited a favored doggy shop called "Gorge Dog", where Mom decided Fox and I just HAD to have colorful ribbon neckwear with little sparkly bits on the ends. I promptly started tugging on Foxy's, and when they stopped me from doing that, I started on my own. I HATE neckwear! Mom has to watch me all the time when I'm wearing it....
Afterwards, we ate lunch--the humans at Sage's, and us canines in the Jeep. Then we went home via the old Columbia River Highway, stopping at all the waterfalls along the way (Horsetail Falls, Wakeena Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Multnomah Falls, and Latourelle Falls), as well as Oneonta Gorge. It was a fun day! Warm, but not hot, breezy, but not gusty, and busy, but not overcrowded with fellow travellers (like it was in HR!), and I now consider myself a true Gorge Dog :-). Gotta love Travelling Days!