Likes: Barking and digging and guarding us from felines, ours and the neighbors.
Pet-Peeves: Touching my feet, and being disturbed from a sleep;Being wet, Wearing my winter coat, getting in the car, but I don't mind the rides...go figure!
Favorite Toy: Anything I can rip the stuffing out of, the fleecy ones are the best!
Favorite Food: Anything, Especially salad items
Favorite Walk: around the block
Best Tricks: the basics, plus many more, My 'mommy' tries to teach me a new one every few months
Arrival Story: My 'mommy's' son wanted a dog, he was happy with this choice.
Bio: I am a very large 'super sized' terrorist. 3 inches over the standard.
25 pounds of pure hard muscle. I love to be a couch potato when the daily chores of guarding my people are over.
I love to roll on my back to give it a good rubbing. This is my favorite thing to do after my mommy takes my doggy coat off on a cold day, or when I am wet.
My very long legs are good pogo sticks for jumping.
My mommy had to put up a 6 foot tall fence, (which is buried one foot underground) all the way around my 1 acre yard to keep me safely in after she installed doggy doors for me. Yeah! No more tie out leash.
I love to 'hunt' in the woodsy area in back of the yard and dig in the huge pile of logs sticks and yard waste.
Forums Motto: Lick,Lick,Lick...Oh How I Love To Lick!!
Spawsial Honors and awards:
Dog Of The Day
July 17, 2011
Thank you, Dogster Dairy Gal:
Dairy Pick Of The Day
March 7, 2010
Daily Dairy Pick
March 23, 2010;
April 8, 2010;
April 11, 2010;
May, 15, 2010;
June 9, 2010;
August 15, 2010;
November 17, 2010;
January 10, 2011;
Feb 1, 2011;
March 18, 2011;
March 30, 2011;
May 13, 2011;
May 15, 2011;
June 11, 2011;
July 1, 2011;
July 14, 2011;
October 13, 2011;
January 19, 2012;
Feb 23, 2012;
Mar 3, 2012;
Mar 4, 2012;
Mar 22, 2012;
Mar 28, 2012;
April 4, 2012;
Aug 11, 2012;
Aug 18, 2012;
Aug 23, 2012;
Sept 17, 2012;
Sept 22, 2012;
Oct 18, 2012;
Dec 25, 2012;
Feb 23, 2013;
April 8, 2013;
April 29, 2013;
June 11, 2013;
July 8, 2013;
July 11, 2013;
Oct 9, 2013
Spotlight fur of the Week at Dog Park USA: June 22, 2010
Woof…wooble-wobbly woofs…Ooohhhhh….I am spinning…..gotta go lie down again...
I’ll let growlmy take ovfur again…
What was happening on August 18th.
Thanks so much from the bottom of my heart for all the pawyers, and POTP. Wow! Even from furs and peeps I do not know. I am touched and feeling your care and concern. Thank you all *very much*!
Thanks Whitely too, for making a link in your blog for MJF. So much appreciated.
Even Dogster Pals from of old came to my blog and here on his Dogster page to send their thoughts and encouragements.
I am overwhelmed! And so many prezzies on his page here too.
Please accept my thanks here, there is no way right now I have time to go and thank you all in person…since well, I work, and Minko needs to be fed and medicated 3 - 4 times a day…add MJF into that schedule, Oh MY…
Aug 18th in the evening:
Well, not too much has changed, other than MJF has eaten two treats…and barfed them up again, BOL! Poor dude.
He did keep his meal down when I fed it to him spoon by spoon, after mushing it up. And today again, he will let me feed him spoon by spoon…I should get a different job, feeding critters by spoon…like the work I already do at the nursing home, BOL!
The vet man said he thinks MJF has ‘old dog syndrome'…aka vestibular disease/syndrome.
He also maybe thought his eardrum was ruptured. He said it could be a tumor or head injury but those were less likely causes.
He gave MJF a steroid shot, some antibiotics in case his eardrum is ruptured and some meclizine to help with the dizziness. So far no changes noted. He still staggers about, and stairs are a real challenge, and there is no avoiding them here in our house, so sometimes I guide him with the leash, or I carry him. Going down is much harder…
The vet thinks this will resolve over time, and that is what others have related to us as well…from their own experience. I had no idea this was so common. Yikes:(
I hope that when I have to go to work next, (tomorrow), that he will be some better…At least hubby gets home shortly after I leave.
He seems to be getting a teeny bit better, he ate a couple treats by himself…but not his regular food as yet…unless I feed it. His eyes are darting at a slower rate, but his head is still tilting…and when he tries to go potty…he refuses to squat, stubborn terrier stuff, OMD!
He even barked at something he heard, and sang a song with the ambulance that went by…
The varmints out back are likely having a hey-day since MJF doesn’t run too well right now, let alone even pay them heed, BOL! Poor dude.
He still is stumbling like a drunkard, and he looks at me as if to say, what is happening to me?
On a side note, MJF weighed in at 24.8 pounds, which is a loss of about 5 pounds from his last checkup (about a year ago), at his old vet office. He is on a low glycemic, grain free kibble, and it seems to have made good progress helping him back to his ideal weight.
Well, I need to carry MJF outside once more before getting our weary bones to bed…
It might be a day or two before I post again due to my work schedule...
And thank you all again:))
MJF is furry sick…last night when I came home from work, there was no MJF to greet me. Strange. His food bowl was full and his treats were still on the floor.
Hubby said that while he really didn’t know if he was not right before this, but when he sat down to eat his own supper, MJF tried to run outside, He bumped his head on the way out. When he came back in he seemed dazed, and shakey.
This was still going on when I was back home, hours later. He was also jerking his head a bit, and his eyes too. They go back and forth in a manner called nystagmus. Likely this makes him dizzy and not wanting to eat. He does drink, though. He walks like he is drunk. YIKES:(
He can hardly make the steps to go outside…so I put on his leash and take him out slowly, and to keep him upright.
I even had to carry him once, Wow.
He may have had a stroke, a head injury or he might have a condition called vestibular syndrome.
So off the vet we go. It is a new vet office, since we have changed vets on account of Minko…who also is sill not eating on his own…sheesh, now there are two furs here that need to be fed as MJF does eat if I make his food all mushy and feed him with tiny spoonfuls.He has kept down two small meals like that…about a 1/4 cup of his grain free kibble mixed with water to a mush of about 1/2 cup.
We here covet your pawyers and good thoughts.
At 13 years, never having been sick, other than breaking a tooth this is scary territory for us.
I am so scared this means that maybe we are getting to the goodbye time…I sure hope not, OMD:((