Favorite Toy: Plastic frisbees!!! Squeaky toys - for the short time they have a squeaker!!
Favorite Food: CAT FOOD!!! CANNED!!!
Favorite Walk: Around the block, no traffic.
Best Tricks: Peek-a-boo! Roll over! Sit! Leave it!
Arrival Story: We adopted Buddha from the Humane Society while they had some dogs at PetSmart. I walked in to get a training schedule, saw him and his soulful eyes and three legs and he was SO CALM. I did my shopping and bought him a bed and some busy bones. I gave them to him before I left and they took him out of the crate to put the bed in. This dog was amazing. They called him Spike, he was just CALM CALM CALM. He walked around and sniffed people, little girls ran up to him and hugged and kissed his head, all the while he stayed calm and stood there. I drove the 1.5 hours home and told my husband about him. We went back to get him!
He doesn't know anything. He doesn't know toys, how to walk on a leash, simple commands, nothin'.
Bio: I had an owner before, but Mama says since I didn't know my name, how to walk on a leash, what toys were, or ANY commands - THAT wasn't much of an owner!
My old owner brought me to the vet to be neutered and my back right leg was HUGE and obviously broken. I wasn't even using it! My owner didn't think anything of it. The vet people took me in for my leg, NOT for neutering!
I got a external fixation device with pins! My owner took me home with strict orders to keep me totally quiet. NO exertion.
I ended up back at the vet with this device all broken and messed up! My owner wasn't the sharpest pencil in the box.
The vet said they'd have to amputate. My owner said to put me down, but didn't come in and sign the papers.
I was such a good boy and a sweetie that the vet did the surgery and kept me until I was healed. Then they called my owner again. They told him they did the surgery and to buy them some food or something when he came to pick me up.
He said okay.
He never came.
Can you say, HOORAY!!!!
After I had healed and TWO MONTHS at the (super nice!) vet, they decided I needed to go to PetSmart with the Humane Society and find a home.
At PetSmart, I won the Dugan lottery! Mama says it's a SMALL world. The vet is 45 minutes from her, and the town they found me in is just over an hour away.
What a CRAZY EXCITING weekend it has been! First, Daddy cooked a BIG turkey and homemade stuffing and other food too! It smelled SOOOOO good and we got to help him taste it! NOM NOM NOM!!!!!
THEN we had company for dinner! I wasn't allowed out of my crate because I DIDN'T TRUST THAT GUY!!!! I still got treats though!
THEN we all got new collars! From a non-profit lady who gives the money to the rescue Mama and Daddy volunteer with!
THEN!!! THEN!!! THEN!!! There's more!!!
Today we walked, AGAIN, in my new wheelchair. Mama pulled me down the hill by my collar. It was kinda scary but I came. Mama called it 'tough love'. I've been digging my heels in and not moving in the wheelchair lately.
Once we got down the hill, I was OFF! Walking and trotting and we went over to the park and I bounced around and was frisky and even went down a big hill!!! I was SO BRAVE! Mama and Daddy were very proud. They say I needed a little kick in the pants. I got it!
I even walked all the way home from the park! Usually Mama is scooting me in my wheelchair, lifting the rear and begging me to walk. But today? I DID IT!
AND IT WAS FUN!!!!
I think it's time for a power nap! And a massage later!!!
My wheelchair came today!!! Mama was trying to take a nap. Then it came!!! Frank barked and barked and barked and barked!!!
Mama got up and my box was HERE! It was even addressed to ME!!!!
I KNEW it was mine!!! I was very excited and pawing at it!!! Then I supervised Mama unpacking it and putting it together!
We had to wait until Daddy got home to fit it!
It was too short, too short, just right! I'm taller than you'd think!!!!
I walked in it for treats in the back yard!!!
It's WEIRD. Usually my tail balances me, and I'm not sure what to do with my tail now!! Plus I usually kick off from my back leg - now it's only hitting the ground a little! Like a tippy toe!! I have to self propel from my front legs!!
It seems pretty neat though!
My laser tag treatments are making me feel WAY better. My ankle swelling is going WAY down. I'm starting Adequan injections Thursday - also for arthritis. And now I have a wheelchair!!
Mama and Daddy are going to take ALL THREE OF US to a park to walk!
I have never done that before because I can't walk far!!!
Mama says we have to build up my endurance first! I'm gonna be a busy guy!!!!