Cocker Spaniel/Breed Unknown
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Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Otis

poopyhead, littleboy,knucklehead, sweetface, oteyoteyo, OTISsss coooome

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

February 25th 2000

eating, sleeping, going to dog parks, eating, being chased, eating, going on car rides, did I mention eating?

ear cleaning, nail trimming

Favorite Toy:
rawhides, squeeky plush toys

Favorite Food:
anything edible....or not edible (hence my minor weight problem)

Favorite Walk:
Mohegan Lake dog park and Fairfield Jennings Beach and O&G Southbury Dog Park

Best Tricks:
treat catching, center console surfing

Arrival Story:
I was looking for a dog, didn't find anyone suitable, then came upon an ad in local paper - "Puppies Free to good home". I was #9 in line for 8 puppies. Got the call that #8 cancelled and I was IN !!! Had no choice, he was the only one left. I got my little boy at 7 wks old and he's been at my side (literally) ever since.

They say his dad was a black lab (?!?!) But I have my doubts. Although of the 8 in the litter, 4 were black and 4 looked just like Otis. Then again, Otis looks almost nothing like a cocker. But if you look hard enough at his muzzle....and his sad, engaging cocker eyes..... Otis shares his home with 4 felines, who share his love of eating and sleeping. Otis loves his feline friends. And they show their love back by making little home-made snacks for Otis. I try to clean them out of the litter box before he gets them though.

Forums Motto:
Come on ma, time to go for a walk !

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 30th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Another new home !

November 4th 2007 5:53 pm
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My human has done it again. We up and moved last year into a nice new place. It has a really big back yard that is all fenced in and I have lots of new friends that come over to play. Mom even still takes me for walks around the new neighborhood cos I just LOooooooooooooves to go for walks.

The new house isn't as big as the last one but I don't care, its the outside that matters and I love playing in my new yard. It is so quiet and peaceful here...I don't have anything to bark at anymore but its OK, I bark anyway.

There are wooded areas all over and we go to new parks as often as we can. Went for a nice long hike in the woods today with my new friends Mo and Homer, and oh boy did we frolic ! Mom had to pluck a few ticks off me but other than that it was so much fun.

I hope to have lots of fun in this new place !


Happy Birthday to me !

February 25th 2006 8:36 pm
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I turned 6 today.!!!!!!
I don't feel middle-aged. Do I look it?
OH well, my mom wanted so bad to give me a big birthday bash with cake and all but ...and this is so sad...I can't eat anything but this nasty prescription stuff from the vet. Its called d/d or something and its supposedly for allergic dermatitis. Ever since my mom took me to the vet last week for my ear problems, I've been on this stuff and to make matters worse, my mom has to clean out my ears with more nasty stuff every day. I HATE having my ears cleaned ! So no more treats, rawhides, peanut butter, bones, or anything. Whats a dog to do???? And its my Birthday !!!!!!!
But mom broke down and gave me a few pieces of frozen brocolli, which amazingly isn't so bad. I kinda like it. but....hey , don't tell the vet. He's real picky over stuff like cheating on my diet. And they all said I am fat too ! I know. I can't believe it either. Is this what getting old is all about ?
Tomorrow we're going to my mom's friends house, which is a big farm. They have dogs there too ! I can't wait.....


Pet stores=puppy mills=bad bad bad

September 18th 2005 10:40 pm
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All you pedigrees out there, don't be offended. I am not opposed to purebred dogs, only to over-breeding and in-breeding. It is cruel and inhumane to subject a bitch to breed every 6 months yet pet stores do just that. The breeders in-breed their stock so much that the result is poor quality, deformed, sickly and/or diseased animals. Animals that people pay hundreds of dollars for. Yet there are thousands of wonderful dogs sitting in shelters waiting for someone to pay a fraction of that and take them home. Dogs that were bought as puppies but grew bigger than expected, dogs that were abandoned when owners moved, dogs that were not trained and had behavior issues, dogs that with the right owner would make just as good and loving pets as the pedigree ones with AKC papers and thousand dollar price tags.
Many of these terrific animals are waiting forlornly for someone to take them home. Many of them will never be brought home.

Please please please before going to the pet store or breeder...please consider going to your local shelter/pound and see what treasures are there first, or go to Petfinders.com to find a particular breed dog that needs rescuing.

And remember: A mixed breed dog will not have many of the congenital diseases and abnormalities (hip displasia, cancers, skin disorders) that many purebreeds have, nor will they inherit the breed characteristic behaviors that might be considered undesirable (the hyperactive terrier, the scent driven hound)

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