Great Dane/Breed Unknown
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Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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E, Eboy, El, Big Head

Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

Watching T.V. especially Animal Cops and cooking shows on the Food Channel.

Mean people who mistreat dogs, his dinner being served late, and being called Elly Mae, Elvis, Leroy, or Elway.

Favorite Toy:
Jodie...or his large "indestructible” Galileo Bone.

Favorite Food:
Mom's home made doggie treats like liver brownies or cheese cookies.

Favorite Walk:
Union Street and the Marina

Best Tricks:
Bam Bam - goes down on the first Bam and rolls over "dead" on the second bam. Sitting on Mom's Lap or anyone's lap.

Arrival Story:
Elroy was sold on the streets of San Francisco when he was about 6 weeks old. His owner received Elroy as a birthday gift. Elroy's first owner kept Elroy for 10 days but realized he could not keep Elroy. Elroy was left at my vet's office (Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital). My friend, Sue worked at the hospital and thought Elroy would be happy at my house. He has been my buddy for the last five years. Elroy has his Canine Good Citizen Certification.

LOVES agility, hanging out with his dog buddies including his ornery roommate, Jodie, going to Fog City Doggie Daycare, and attending San Bruno Dog Obedience School every Saturday.

The Groups I'm In:
***The Pet's Fun Forum***

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 7th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

See me in Dogster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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One day in the life of Elroy

A Brand New Year

April 19th 2009 12:56 pm
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Boy, I have been busy in the last year. Buster now lives full time with us. He is now part of our pack. Buster has a new sister which lives with his former family. Sometimes Buster goes stays overnight with them.

In May of 2008, my "aunt" decided to be a canine puppy raiser. The organization placed Max the Golden Retriever with us. I DID NOT LIKE HIM. He is TOO BOUNCY!!!! I do not think Max has any brain cells. Well, they release him because of health issues. My aunt decided to keep him because she liked him. So I HAVE TO LIKE HIM NOW.

We still attend school. Jodie and I are like graduate students. Buster and Max are in elementary school. But it is still fun!

It is pretty funny when all of us go to school on Saturday. We all hand on one side of yard. Sort like a gang.

My hip and knees are in pretty good shape. Thanks to my acupuncturist Dr. Adam P and my holistic pain meds. Most people think I am still a pup but I am now 10 years old. That is pretty old in GIANT DOG years.

I had some tummy troubles the past year but my regular vet Dr. McElroy (No I am not name after him) helped us out. I now take some enzymes with my food and I have to watch what I eat. I still weigh the same which is a good sign.

That is all for now.


Life is GREAT with a new hip

November 29th 2006 7:20 am
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The first part of the year was really was bad. I was in so much pain that it was not funny. I could not walk and I definitely could not do my agility which I love!

My vet, Dr. McElroy suggested that Mum (as I like to call her now) check into a new hip for me. Dr. McElroy said he rarely ever makes this suggestion but he thought I would be a good candidate. He heard that my orthopedist, Dr. Brown in Fremont was doing hips now. Dr. Brown did my knees.

Finally in May, Mum got an appointment for me to see Dr. Brown. Jean, Dani, and the staff at Dr. Brown really are very nice. They said Hi Elroy. Dr. Brown took x-rays and stuff. He only does hip replacements once every quarter. The next surgery date was in June but that date was already booked.

Oh well. As Jodie and I were scheduled to go to Camp O'Connor in Oregon for July, Dr. Brown suggested we wait until the late August or Early September surgery date. Okay, only three more months of pain!

While we were at Camp O'Connor, Barbara found some herbal supplements that would help Jodie and my arthritis pain. We were on these supplements the time we stayed in Oregon. My hip was really feeling pretty good but the pain would come back if I started to run. That meant surgery could not be avoided.

August came pretty fast. Dr. Brown called and said surgery was scheduled for August 29th. I could come home August 30th. Dr. Brown said the surgery went very nicely. He was pleasantly surprised that he could use "bone in growth prosthetics" versus cement.

I woke up pretty fast and started to “woo-woo”. The staff had to give me more morphine to knock me out. Mum spent Thursday night in the playpen with me as I was very restless. It was a very slow recovery. No jumping, walking, nor running was allowed. I did catch up on videos. Also, the new season of Meerkat Manor was on Animal Planet.

Now it is November. Dr. Brown just released me from his care. I still have to be careful but I can be out of the playpen for longer periods. Yeah…. Just in time for Christmas!

I am going to Holiday Party at San Bruno Dog Obedience School this Saturday. Finally, my life is almost back to normal. The year is definitely looking up!


May 2006... It has finally stopped raining!

May 7th 2006 3:47 pm
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Well... It is May. I still go the acupuncturist once a month. I take a bunch of supplements! I can't go do agility any more because my hips hurt afterwards. The only thing I get to do now is the agility tunnels. I have been doing so obedience classes or helping momma teach puppy classes. BORING!

At least it has stopped raining. Jodie and I can hang out in the backyard and bark at the crows! We also get to eat compost!

The only exciting news in my life is I am in the San Mateo County Animal Control pamphlets on licensing your dog. Pretty Cool! I have extra copies for my fans!

The only thing planned is my vacation to Oregon in July. Jodie and I go visit our friends in Grants Pass. We get to go downtown and hang at the coffee shop while the humans drink coffee or tea. Not a bad way to spend my vacation.

Nothing happening much now but hopefully my summer will be more exciting and my health is much improved!

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