Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Dobber Slobber , Dobber Dog , Dobber is the Dog
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December 11th 1990
Going for walks and trail rides with my horse, and going somewhere in the car
having his nails clipped, being left home , taking his meds, when he wakes up and the cat is curled up with him, he hates that
a Talking Gorilla ! It makes him SOOOO Happy ! and Tennis Balls !
Greenies and Carrots ! uh , and tennis balls , arg.
With the horse on trail, and just anywhere I go.
when you give him the finger , he Barks . People love this one. he will also hold my horses lead while I tack him up so he wont go anywhere
I had his mother. I bred a couple litters of GSD's and was firm about not keeping any of the puppys . This puppy kept climbing out of the welping box before the puppys could even walk ! Dobber would climb out and up the bed and I would wake up with a puppy sleeping in the crook of my neck. Dobbers mom was hit by a car one day at the stable, the puppys were only 4 weeks old , so I decided to keep Dobber , and he has been an amazing dog , I swear he was born knowing everything .
Dobber is 15 now , and he is slowing down . I don't know how it happened , it seems like he woke up old one day . He still loves to go for walks and Trail rides but he has problems keeping up, my horse will keep an eye on him when we go out , not letting Dobber get out of his site , and if Dobber falls back Seth (my horse) will stop and wait for him. People are always afraid of his size 100 lbs , but Dobber is the kindest , sweetest , most gentle dog I've ever known. He has really good cat karma , though I don't think he wants to . Cats are attracted to him , and if the cat is at all dog friendly they will approach him and rub up against him. Dobber doesnt feel the same way about cats , I believe he thinks they are icky , he wont chase them or bark at them or anything , in fact if he see's a cat he will look away (and you can see what he's doing, he gets nervous) once the cat has had eye contact with him they will run right up to him and proceed to rubbing up against him . His cat waits for him to fall asleep then cuddles up with him , when he wakes up he will carefully get up and move , you can see how discusted he gets when this happens ... several times a night .
Oh no ! A Cat ! Hide Me !!!
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January 29th 2006 , I came home and saw that Dobber hadn't moved from the spot he was in when I left . I asked him if he wanted to go potty and he lifted his head but couldn't get up . I grabbed the sling and slid it under him and lifted to give him some help to get outside . I quickly realised that Dobber couldn't move , I got some towels , and some bedding , and tried to make Dobber as comfortable as possible , then told him it was ok, he can potty on the towels , I would clean it up and clean him up after .
I hooked up his 'Sub-Q Fluids' and proceded to set him at a medium drip . I called my Vet. at home and told her what was happening , she gave me all the help she could ......but it was time.......Even though Dobber's mind, heart and soul was just as strong as a young dog , his body had given up .
I slept downstairs next to Dobber Sunday night. I offered him Water , and Steak and Bacon , anything he wanted, he could have anything .....But Dobber didn't wan't anything . My Vet. came to the house around 11:30 am Monday morning , she checked him over to make sure we had really run out of options... we did . She was in know hurry , (I'd like to mention that this was her day off also) she gave me all the time I needed before giving him the first shot , the one that relaxes him . Then gave me more time to say goodbye to my baby boy . A few minutes later , as I held Dobber in my arms telling him how much he means to me , how much he will always mean to me , she gave him the final shot . As I heard her say "There he go's " it was everything I could do to hold it togeather , I wanted to tell her to stop , reverse this ! Bring him back ! I can't let him go yet , please bring him back ! But I knew she couldn't , and I knew it was his time , but the conflict going on inside my head was like a volcano going off . Dobber had some twiching nerves for a while after in his neck and his muzzle , they looked as if he was still breathing , and all comon sense turns into desperation as I asked if he wasn't gone , it looks like he is breathing . My Vet. said it was a release of energy from his nerves . She gave me plenty of time with him before she took him away , as we exchanged story's of Dobber's life and what a wonderful friend he was . Then she took him to be cremated .
I have had several dog's before Dobber , and I loved them all , but they were dog's . Dobber taught me that they are so much more , that they deserve respect and compassion among other things . I had Dobber for almost half of my life and now I have to continue without him.... There is a hole inside me now , it hurts , the feeling's of loss .... It's disorienting .
Dobber , I hope you are at peace now , that you are happy and there is no more pain . I hope that we will meet again some how , someday . I know that you were put into my life for a reason and I cherrish the time we had , it was fifteen years , and though it seem's like a long time , now it seem's as if it passed all too quickly . I hope I made you a wonderful life and that you didn't want for much , I tried to give you everything I could but all you probably wanted was just to be with me . You were the best friend anyone could ever have and I was the lucky person that you choose to give your love to . I appreciate every day , every second that we had togeather and hope that someday we will have more . Dobber I miss you , and I love you so very much. Your such a good boy, Goodbye Dobber Dog , Goodbye Baby Boy .
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