Bandit ^In Loving Memory^

Bluetick Coonhound
Picture of Bandit  ^In Loving Memory^, a female Bluetick Coonhound

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Home:New Hartford, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Bandy Girl, Alpha, Baby Girl, Old Blue

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

Following mommy around the house all day.

My brothers and sister bothering me while I'm trying to sleep or eat. Mommy taking pictures of me. I'm afraid of the flash.

Favorite Toy:
My Min Pin brothers.

Favorite Food:
Anything off mommy and daddy's plates.

Favorite Walk:
Around the outside of the house "checking the perimeter."

Best Tricks:
The ability to sleep 23 hours of the day away.

Arrival Story:
To make a very long story short, three years ago my husband and I bought our first house. My mother in law had moved out of town and couldn't take her dogs. They were being kept in a kennel and had been there for about three months. My husband and I both love animals and couldn't stand the thought of them being caged up. So we brought her and her sister, Betty Jo to our house.

Bandit is 16 years old now and going very strong for all her medical problems. Just today we learned she has neurological problems which gives her some trouble walking. She also is in the early stages of kidney failure. She doesn't like the new prescription food. She wants to know where the Purina went!!

Forums Motto:
Is it nap time yet?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 2nd 2005 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
CJAustinBetty JoToby
JeterCallie RuthAlfonso "In
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The hardships of getting old.

Hi hoe, Hi hoe, it's to the Dr I- go....................again.

June 11th 2005 10:04 am
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Once again, I had to go to the doctor. I think they should have a bed there just for me since i'm there so often. Mommy found another lump on me, so they took me the next day. They didn't think it was a cancer lump (whatever that is,) but the Dr wanted to remove it anyways. You see, it was on the base of my tail just above my "private area." They said if it drained, it could cause all kinds of problems. Last Wednesday night, mommy had to take away my food and water. I was NOT impressed. When I woke up Thursday morning, we took a bye bye ride up to see the Doctor. Mom and Dad seemed very upset, and I couldn't figure out why. Then I realized I was staying, and they were leaving. I gave mom a kiss goodbye, and they were gone. The Dr came took me into a room with those cold tables, put some mask on my face, and I fell asleep. When I woke up I was back in the cage. Everybody was very nice to me, but I missed my parents. Awhile later, I heard their voices and got excited. They were taking me home. When they got to me they opened the door, but they wouldn't let me out. They gave me tons of pets, and even some jerky strips. They were there for about 10 minutes, then they left again. I was sad, but also very tired. So I went to sleep. Finally, Friday came and my parents were back again. This time, they took me home. Betty was very happy to see me. But you won't imagine what my mom is doing to me! I have to take two HUGE pills twice a day. I have to sit in the bathtub in cool water twice a day. And to make matters worse, I have to wear a Diaper!!!! Mom says it's to make sure the house doesn't get messy. At first I was offended. I mean, I'm a grown doggy, I don't potty in the house. But then I realized she meant my boo boo the Dr had left. The surgery went fine. I also had my nails and teeth done while I was sleeping. It wasn't all that bad. I met an eight week old kitten while I was at the vets. They told my mom and dad that they are going to adopt him, and he's going to live at the vets office. He sat outside my cage alot while I was there. He made good company. The funny thing is, he looks just like my kitty, Toby.


I went bye bye!

May 14th 2005 6:30 am
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Mom and dad were getting ready to leave the house when I heard mom say my name. She got my leash and took me to the back yard. I was confused because she never puts the leash on me just to go outside. But then she headed towards the car. I was so excited. I love going bye bye! Mom had to help me get into the car, then we were on our way. I was nervous because usually the car means the Dr, or the doggy hotel. But she promised we weren't going to either place. Dad stopped the car and got out. He vanished into some building. I watched all the people walking around and the cars on the street. Finally dad came back with a bag that smelled so good. He said it was his and mom's dinner. I knew i'd get some too. The ride home was hard because I could smell the good stuff in the front of the car. We got home and mom helped me out of the car. My humans ate dinner and then mom gave me and my doggy siblings some. She said she was hungry enough that she could have eaten it, but she wanted us to have some too. She's so wonderful!


Me and Mom at the computer.

April 20th 2005 8:28 am
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Today has been going well so far. I started my day by wandering over to the neighbors yard and sniffing their garage. Mom made me get back in our yard though. We came in and mom had her coffee before getting on the computer. I, of course, followed her in and layed at her feet. She went to check her email and got all excited for me. She told me I had been Diary pick of the day. It excited me too. Then she made a funny noise, looked at me, and said "We have 50 new emails." I had tons of emails, my dog and cat brothers and sisters had emails too. Mom said only 2 of them were actually for her. So mommy and I sat at the computer for two hours going through emails, and reading about other dogs and cats. Ever once and a while she would smile and give me a pet. Then she'd read one of the notes to me. They were very sweet. Well, I better go for now. I have to go hide because mom says there's a thunder storm coming. I'm terrified of storms. So i'm gonna go cuddle in bed with my dad so he can protect me. Even though he's sleeping. :) Bye for now.

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