September 2nd 2012 7:17 am
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My name is Buddy and I just came to my furever home on August 31, 2012.
I was rescued from a community in the northern part of my province on August 13, 2012. I was then taken to a rescue outside of Saskatoon, Sask. At the rescue, I started receiving my vaccinations and deworming and was getting lots of good food to eat.
On the evening of August 17, 2012 a couple came out to the rescue to meet another pup. That pup didn't really suit them, and I knew I had to make my presence felt. My foster momma was in the back yard with this couple (I will now call them mom and dad) when her husband came home. Mum and dad were about to leave because that one dog didn't seem to fit what they were looking for.
As my foster dad was coming through the garage, I knew I had to make my move and started forcing my way out the garage door. My foster mom first said, "we don't need any more dogs out here" and then said "that dog is gonna be a monster". My foster dad was using all his strength to try and push me back in the garage and close the door! Mom then asked if she could see me! I came charging out of the garage and the rest is history.
I had a bit of a hard start to life, but thankfully I lived two doors down from the president of Northern Animal Rescue (NAR) and she was keeping an eye on me. She eventually persuaded my owners to relinquish me to the rescue.
I had no vaccinations and didn't have adequate food for the first part of my life. I was also chained outside without shelter day and night. I would like to thank the president of NAR for keeping an eye on me!
It is believed I am 4.5 months old and weigh 40 pounds, but everyone says I am underweight.
That is my story so far and thank you for reading it and nice of you to stop by! Maybe we can be pals?!?!?
September 5th 2012 10:41 am
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Mum took me to the vet yesterday and I charmed everyone at the clinic!
This is only the second time in my whole life I have been to the vet. The first time was August 28, when my foster mom took me. At that appointment I got some vaccinations and deworming, a clean bill of health and lost my testicles! I was not looking forward to this trip.
I guess I have a bladder infection and will be on antibiotics for two weeks. Mom is wrapping them in something called cheese, so they are very tasty and I am taking them well.
I was also violated at this appointment. Not only did I have my temperature taken (and you all know how they do that), but because I didn't pee (and they even gave me two big bowls of water which I eagerly drank), they used a catheter to get the urine sample. I paid them back later, by peeing all over the reception area floor!
I seem to be doing much better today and mom just took me on a drive to the dump to get rid of all the garbage. We then went into town to get some diesel for the tractor.
Hope everyone else is having a great day.
September 13th 2012 2:23 pm
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Mum said I channelled my angel sister Abby today. Apparently she was a great helper in the garden, well today I proved what a good helper I can be.
At one point mom looked up from digging potatoes to see me pulling a pumpkin vine in my mouth. She ran after me and rescued the 3 medium sized pumpkins that were still attached to the vine. She then told me I should not remove the pumpkins vines from the soil yet. Actually, all I heard was blah, blah, blah, but whatever.
So then I tried to help dig the potatoes. Apparently my big paws kept getting in the way and I guess you aren't supposed to run around with the dug up potatoes in your mouth. Who knew?
In other news, things are much less scary for me now. When I first got to my furever home, I didn't like stairs or going in the house. I am not sure if I had ever been in a house before, but at first everything here was scary. I now happily run up the stairs and over the threshold and into the house.
Brooms and mops were also scary. I just cowered whenever mom swept the floor and would whimper if she came too close with the broom. When daddy mentioned this on his Facebook page, one of mom's friends thought that maybe my former owner was a witch and that is why I was afraid of brooms. A few days ago, mom went to sweep the mud room and she closed the door to the rest of the house, so it was me, her and the dreaded broom in the same room. She slowly started sweeping and let me sniff it. I backed away at first but then got braver. She went on sweeping and stopping to let me sniff it, and I got braver. Finally I gave a good bark at it and then a play bow. Now I am not afraid of that broom!
I am doing much better with my bladder infection, and only have a few more days to take those pills. I go to the vet tomorrow for my next set of shots. Mom and dad think I have gained about 5 pounds since I came to live with them and I will let you know if mom needs to change the weight on my bio once we are back from my appointment.
September 14th 2012 8:14 pm
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I had my vet appointment today and once again I wowed everyone in the clinic. They love me so much they asked me to join puppy club next week! I weighed in at 46.6 pounds and got my booster and dewormed again.
On the way back from the vet appointment I got a little bored and chewed through my seatbelt. Hey, I hated that thing anyway, but I think mom will be finding me a new one.
I got several comments on how shiny my coat is becoming and for some reason the fur on my head and ears is starting to turn a dark brown.
I will woof at everybody after my first puppy club meeting!
September 21st 2012 10:07 am
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Yesterday was my first puppy club and I had a great time! I was so tired that I slept all the way home.
I wasn't sure I would get to go to Puppy Club because earlier in the day I was back at the vet because of my bladder infection. It appears it came back, or was never gone in the first place, and I am on antibiotics for another two weeks. If after that time I still have the infection, I will need an x-ray of my bladder, but I am hoping it will be all better by then.
I am gaining weight well, I now weigh 49.6 pounds so mom will need to soon update my weight on my page. Everybody comments on how shiny and soft my coat is becoming and I am currently getting three more adult teeth.
Puppy club started with a lecture for the parents, and we puppies were put in the "settle down" position. This was difficult!! But then we all got to run and play and chase each other in the clinic. I am looking forward to going next week.
I also had the honor this week of being the "Rosetta Pup" in Rotties Rules! Thanks everyone for the rosettes you have left on my page, it looks ever so nice!
September 25th 2012 6:40 am
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When I came to my furever home, I slept in a crate. It was nice and comfy, but I wanted to be where the peeps were. Sunday night was the first night the peeps let me sleep in their room at night. Mom put a nice comforter on the floor and after I had been outside and did my business, I went right into the bedroom and curled up on the comforter and slept there all night. Well, until 6:00 a.m. when I decided to investigate the closet and mom heard me do that. Mom still doesn't trust me enough to leave me out of my crate during the day when she has to be away, but that will come soon enough.
My new antibiotics seem to be helping me a lot and I have a lot more energy! I am already looking forward to Puppy Club this coming Thursday.
September 27th 2012 10:13 am
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Yesterday mom needed to run some errands her and dad decided that maybe I could have more freedom in the house while she was away. Mom moved my crate into the hallway, effectively blocking off most of the house. She then moved my bed into the mudroom, left me a bully stick and a kong and my food and water dishes, told me not to destroy anything and went about her business. She was gone for about five hours!
When she opened the door on her return, she was pleasantly surprised to see, that: a) I had not chewed anything other than my bully stick and my kong!; b) nothing was scratched up; c) I had not had any potty accidents! I think this means that next time she has to run errands, I get a bit more freedom in the house. Yeah! Can't wait until I have access to all the rooms while they are gone.
Mom also bought me some new toys. I got a pawsome new rope toy and a frisbee! I love them both and have been spending equal time playing with them.
Well, tonight is puppy club, so I must go and rest up before I start chasing all my pals at puppy club around.
October 1st 2012 11:31 am
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Wow, I was the Dogster Diary Pick on Saturday! Thank you so much to everyone for the rosettes and pawmails and pup pal requests that I received! Thank you Dogster for this honor!
I had a wonderful day on Saturday and it was because of all of you!
October 5th 2012 8:01 pm
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Yesterday was my last puppy club meeting. The club is for pups between 10 weeks and 6 months, and I just turned 6 months so I guess I just graduated. I am a little bummed about it, but my pal Willow graduated last week, so I guess us pups are growing up!
Mom had to phone the vet about me again today. I finished my antibiotics on Wednesday and this morning I has having problems peeing. The vet now wants to wait 7 days and due a culture and sensitivity on my pee. We have to wait that long due to the fact I just finished antibiotics and the results of the sensitivity test will surely be negative. The vet did give mom an emergency supply of pills for 5 days (it is the Thanksgiving long weekend in Canada) in case it got really bad, and unfortunately mom has already had to start those. Hopefully we can get to the bottom of my bladder problems soon.
Mom finally needs to update my weight, as I weighed 51.4 pounds yesterday at puppy club!
Wishing all of my Canadian friends a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.
October 12th 2012 12:03 pm
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Today I had another vet visit. We were hoping I could get my final puppy vaccination today, but I am on antibiotics for another 10 days. It does look like my bladder infection is getting much better, so hopefully after this round of pills, I won't have to take any more pills for a while. Mom is still giving me yogurt and a milk thistle everyday, and maybe this is also helping.
I have to go back to the vet in one week, and get this pups, mom has try to get a urine sample before she takes me in! She told the vet she knew I would cooperate for her. Hmmm, we shall see!
I now weigh 55 pounds so I am gaining about 2 pounds a week!
Mom now has me registered for obedience classes that will start at the end of October.
We had our first light dusting of snow earlier this week, it didn't stay around long, but it was fun to play with. Speaking of playing with, mom got me two new toys early this week. My favorite is by Chuck It and it has a nice long rope attached to it so I can really swing it around and have fun with it. The other toy was sold by the CFL team in our province and mom refused to pay what they were intially asking ($14.99) for it, but when she saw it in the bargain bin at $1.00, she thought why not! I destroyed it quicker than you can blink your eye. Heh, heh!!
Take care everyone!