Nicknames: Milk Dud, Peep, Mr. Peep McPherson, Dulina, Dulina Fabuso, Baby Angel Dog
Birthday: October 30th 2004
Likes: Right now food and biting and DIGGING and Stealing things off Counters!
Pet-Peeves: That Oliver takes his toys and he can't have treats whenever he wants, also not getting to accompany me on errands!
Favorite Toy: Anything that Ollie has taken from him, Loves Loves LOVES Balls!
Favorite Food: He'll try anything - especially if he sees anyone else eating it!
Favorite Walk: Loves Petsmart and Depew Park
Best Tricks: Sit, Down, and of course Ball Catching! Also, he knows when we put his toys in the dishwasher and say they are going "night-night" that he's through playing with them for the day! And when we say "time for bed" he goes and gets into his crate.
Arrival Story: My Beloved Cocker, Bailey passed away June 6, 2004 we were down to two dogs. Remy and Ollie. Two dogs was easier - but something was lacking. I 'd always wanted a Golden and met a great breeder on-line - who sent me photos and info about the parents, Rocky and Katie. The babies were born on 10/30/04 I got photos of all the babies with Katie. Then at 14 days - I got a photo of the perfect Golden Boy. More photos came - he was getting bigger and handsomer!! On 12/29/04 Red Hook, NY he arrived via TransPet Truck. As soon as Dudley came off the TransPet Truck - I knew it was him. That's when I knew his name was Dudley. He was all action on the ride home - wanted party & play! But as soon as we got home, into the crate and asleep!
Bio: Dudley was the biggest and darkest boy in his litter - at nine months he weighsed 72 pounds and now at two years he's up to 98 pounds. He's wider than Trusty and he is currently on a diet.
He is the Golden I've always wanted - always thrilled to see you - wags his whole body and runs to "retrieve" something for you. He has his father's build and his mother's eyes.
He also inherited some of their traits - total manic behavior with all Balls is still going strong (from his mother Lawson's Lonesome Dove Kate)- - he has destroyed two bed ruffles and chewed the skirt of a brand new couch (gulp!) because the ball was under them and he couldn't get to it.
He is by far and away the happiest dog/living creature I've ever seen, every single day. He has an assortment of Academy Award Winning Faces that he puts on for different reasons. He is smart, and very loyal. He also seems to instinctively know when to be gentle with small children and tiny dogs and is quite sociable. The first thing he does every morning is go to Remy and kiss him. Then he kisses Oliver Louis and looks at me as if to say "okay! Now we can start our day!"
He's happy when he wakes up and right through till he goes to sleep - just one more reason to love him!
Used to love to surprise me by: By opening his crate in the middle of the night and coming to say "Surprise!"
New Nightly Routine: Old one was as soon as he heard "time for bed" he'd goes and get into his crate, but now that I've taken his crate down - he does a mad run around with a slipper or shoe and then settles down on bottom of my bed. When I turn out the light - he repositions himself so that he is next to me or touching me somehow.
Most annoying trick: Barking at you incessently because he wants your attention NOW! Or - there's something on the counter that he must have NOW!
2nd Most Annoying trick: Getting your attention to play with him and then refusing to give up the ball!
Nightly Ritual: When we go upstairs at night he immediately grabs a slipper of mine and parades around with it wagging his tail as if to say "Okay! Time to get ready for bed!"
New Morning Ritual: He used to kiss Rems and then Ollie - but since Remy has passed, he comes up and kisses me first and then Ollie!
When he rides: in the car he sits straight up in the backseat - just like a passenger. Doesn't want the window open - just wants to look out the window.
When he wants attention from me: He will do a low growl, and wait. If I do not respond, another low growl with and will hit me with his paw! This is usually in the evening when I am on my bed watching tv, and all he wants is for me to pet his paw! After I do that - he's fine.
I miss my brother Ollie Lou so much. I know that we didn't always see nose to nose on certain things, such as BALLS, but we were together for a very long time. He was there when I first came home - him and Rems. And now they are both at the bridge......sigh.....the only thing that makes me feel better is knowing that he's watching over me with Trusty and Rems and Bailey........oh and the only other thing that makes me feel better is that my mom is playing BALL TIME with me every night because I am down in the dumps - last night? She used not one, not two, not three but FOUR BALLS TO THROW FOR ME - that was serious BALL TIME!
But, sigh, I still miss my brother
Today is my birthday - I am seven years old! And to celebrate yesterday Mum took me bye bye in the car - one of my favourite things ever! And it was SNOWING! in October! Mum said "Must be for a special boy's seventh birthday! Who could that be?" And I was wagging
in the backseat and she said "Oh! That's you! My Peep!"
it snowed over a foot - trees snapped the power went out for a minute about four or five times - Anne got very upset - she always gets that way when the lights go out - and this morning when we woke up it was like a winterwonderland! Today for my birthday we are having Frosty Paws! YAY! Oh - and a happy birthday to all my siblings - especially Toby Shea! Love you all1 Oh and LOVE YOU MOM!
Because even though there are FOUR other doggies in this house - she ALWAYS makes special time for just me.
Because when she takes a vacation from work? It's never a vacation from me - as a matter of paw - it's always to spend LOTS of time with me!
Because she always says "good night Peep, I love you" and "Good Morning Peep - I love you!"
And she always waits for me to ease into waking up before saying "Okay! Let's all go out!"
Because she takes me into stores like Best Buy - without so much as blinking at anyone - and - Home Depot too - even though they have a sign up that says "No Pets" - she says to me - "what am I supposed to do? I WOULD NEVER LEAVE YOU in the car! No matter how cool it is out!"
Because on days like today? When she turned into Dunkin Donuts - and locked me in the car - with the air conditioner blasting - she told the people inside that the iced coffee was for her, but the whole wheat bagel with a smidge of cream cheese - was to be shared with me.
And this was after she weighed me on the scale at Petsmart and I toppled to scale at - GASP - 118! I am a big boy. A lady who heard Mom say "118! Holy Crap!" said - "if that was me I'd be wearing a bikini" and my Mom said - "if that was me? I'd be wearing a bikini and high heels EVERYWHERE I WENT in the summer!
Because she furminates me and it feels so good!
These are just a few reasons why I LOVE MY MOMMIE!