Nicknames: Little Clown, Little Man, Little guy, Ode
Birthday: June 15th 1999
Likes: Teasing and play with Daddy and Mom and his little Xena.
Pet-Peeves: Not being able to go everywhere with Daddy.
Favorite Toy: His Stuffed squeaky hamburger and tiny tennis balls.
Favorite Food: Chicken, turkey, Mom's rice.
Favorite Walk: Anywhere with Daddy and Momma.
Best Tricks: Doing somersaults when catching toys thrown to him, fetching, begging, sitting up so straight & proud, waving at everyone.
Arrival Story: 6/15/99~12/4/08 Was a rescue. When we drove up from Mesa, AZ and went to pick up Xena in Price, UT At our cousins parents home they had Odie. And was desperate to find him a home quickly. Cliff was dying from cancer and was unable to care for him like he wanted to. Odie was a barker and when tethered outside would bark almost constantly. He HATED to be away from humans. The neighbors turned them in for a noisy nuisance dog. Cliff had been notified that the sheriff was going to come and pick up Odie and take him to the pound. Well we could not have that and Xena had bonded to Odie it would be awful to split them up. We went for one dog and came home with two. About 15 minutes after we left to go back home to AZ. the sheriff came to pick up Odie and Cliff smiled broadly "too late" he is gone to another state you can't have him". Which was wonderful cause Price, Utah Dog Pound usually put down the dogs they pick up on the same day or next morning. Never trying to find their owners or a new home for them. "It is cheaper and less work that way". GRRRRRRRRR
Bio: The happiest, friendliest, clown like acrobat in the family. Always smiling and teasing. Loved to do somersaults when he jumped to catch toys thrown in the air. Loved his little Xena. He was all Daddy's Boy!!! Had COMPLETE trust and devotion. He HATED to be separated from us and would wait right at the door till we returned home. He loved to tease everyone and would laugh (yes laugh)whenever he thought he got the better of you. On December 2nd, 2008 we returned from shopping to find Odie near the front door crying. He tried to walk to us, but couldn't. He could not use his left front leg and would fall hitting his little chin and chest on the carpet. I hurried and picked him up checking his leg and shoulder and could not find anything wrong so I called the Vet and we rushed him into the hospital. The Vet thought it might be nerve damage and wanted to run blood, neurological tests and x-rays. We had to leave him overnight. I had such a terrible feeling leaving him that night. When Dr. M checked his left paw/leg for feeling Odie had none! We would be able to pick him back the next day. The next morning I call Dr. M to see how he was doing and there had been no change all the tests were not done yet and he said we could pick him up around 5 pm. At 4:00 pm Dr. M. called and said that Odie had had a major stroke and that he was completely paralyzed that he was giving him medication (the same used on humans to treat them when they had strokes) the next 12 to 24 hours were critical. All we could do was wait and pray that the damage would not be permanent or get any worse. I called the next morning to check on how Odie was doing and the medication had not helped and Odie was still paralyzed and the bleed in his head was still bleeding causing more and more damage and Odie would not get any better only worse till the end which could be quite awhile. We decided to end his suffering and let him free. He was too proud to be in that condition unable to relieve himself or move and we could not bear him being in any pain. While holding him and kissing and hugging him and telling him what a wonderful little guy he was and how much we loved him Odie made his way into God's hands peacefully and in a dignified manner befitting him. Till we meet again Odie "our Little Happy Man" you will be FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS!!! Love and miss you~Momma & Daddy