Photo Comments (1)Age: 5 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Bear a.k.a. Mr. Stinky :)
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Mr. Stinky, Mr. Man, Mr. Bear. Stinko, Little Man, Little Bear, Stinko Man
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January 6th 2013
October 4th 2007
Food, fetch, being warm, his doggie sleeping bag, cuddling, and Brandi
THE COLD, being too short to jump up on the bed, not being allowed to eat Brandi's food
squeaky ball, anything really, he loves to run around and play, likes to chase and bark at ducks and cats
ANYTHING so far, but he is on grain free food
Any walk with Brandi, and any walk that is WARM, his favorite direction is HOME or towards a duck or cat so he can bark at them
we are told he knows how to sit and roll over, he doesn't sit or roll over on command yet, but he is learning how to "drop it"
Bear was origionally owned by a friend of a friend; the house was too noisy and chaotic and Bear wasn't totally potty trained and was having accidents. Bear moved in with a friend of ours and was with them for about 6 months, then they had the baby and his mom started working more. Bear was getting in to dirty diapers ripping up things in the house and having accidents. His daddy loved him but they didn't have the time to walk him or let him out to potty. Eventually he came to live with us he has peed in the house once so far, and has to jump to get through the doggie door(it's tooo tall for his little legs). He lived with a dog named Toby(sp) who wasn't really excited to have a companion but now Bear is Best friends with our dog Brandi
Bear hates the cold, is on a grain free diet, gets to sleep in bed, and likes to bark whenever he can. He is pretty good at fetch and is learning how to "drop it". He has finally realized his name is Bear and he is catching on to clicker training.
When we got him from our family friend they said "he has halitosis and he knows how to roll over", His informational packet showed that he was allergic to grains (it didn't specify which). Within the first 3 days of having Bear he had to get a nail trim because his nails were extremely long. The halitosis quickly became overwhelming, in addition to the fact he wasn't a very enthusiastic eater. We also noticed he would hop sometimes on walks and he was quite overweight. He obviously needed a dental so to the vet we went after a couple of weeks. "Halitosis" wound up being 3-4 rotten teeth, 2 of which had to be removed, the vet was able to save the other teeth he thought he might need to pull. Since Bear was under anesthesia anyways the vet threw in a free x-ray of both his knees, turns out his hips are fine but he has luxating patellas in both his back knees. The appointment cost us about $300 dollars it would have cost us $150 more if we didn't get the free x-ray.
Fast forward to today; Bear barley hops anymore and is now an appropriate weight for his breed, he eats very enthusiastically and he is no MOSTLY longer as slow as molasses when are out for walks. Now we buy grain free everything since we don't know the specific grains he is allergic too. He only had 2 accidents in the house 1 of which was my grandpa's fault for not leaving the door open so the dogs could go outside to potty, and the other has an unknown cause. He doesn't destroy things but he will jump on the table for scraps if you don't push in your chair. If we bring any bags home Bear insists on being allowed to investigate the contents of the bag.
THROW THE BALL!
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