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Sex: Female   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Monkey

Monkey Moo, Hellraiser, Four Pound Hell Hound, Honkey, Cracka

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-disabled -dog rescue

December 25th 2004

Whatever it takes to get attention; chicken jerky; giving facewashes; licking all of Mom's makeup off before she goes out.

Anyone touching her head, being given oral medication, not being the center of attention.

Favorite Toy:
The cat's catnip mouse and lion, Mom's lip ring.

Favorite Food:
Dried chicken jerky strips, cheese.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere she wants; usually across the apartment.

Best Tricks:
Manipulating any human within a 20 foot radius, hearing a lap form from across the room.

Arrival Story:
Monkey was given to me (a vet student) because she was born with an abnormally large molera. Moleras are similar to a soft spot in babies and are very common in Chihuahuas, but Monkey's was quite large and puts her at risk for hydrocephalus. She came to me because her breeder could not sell her and could not guarantee her health, and now she is living under my supervision and that of another vet.

Monkey is such an interesting dog. Over the past few months she's gone from very skittish and anxious to totally loving and open to most people. She is definitely a momma's girl and is very shy around strangers, but once she gets to know you she's never out of the spotlight. She is extremely loving, but you really have to work to earn her trust. After that, she's nearly inseparable. Monkey is nervous around men (but seems to love my gay male friends to pieces). When she gets nervous while I'm holding her she climbs onto my shoulder like a parrot, or just crawls inside my shirt period. She falls asleep on my chest every night; I'm honored that Monkey chose me as hers. ***** I'm sad to note that Monkey was euthanized on February 21st following severe neurological problems. She was held for observation following a long period of lethargy, aggression and loss of appetite. She began seizing 3 hours after I left her that morning, and after considerable thought and research we determined that her health had deteriorated to the point where she was no longer happy or healthy. Unfortunately, before we could explore more options for treatment, she took a turn for the worse and we made the choice that I hoped I would not have to make for her for many more years. She was a strange dog, but I loved her. Goodbye, Monkeypants.

Forums Motto:
Hail to the queen, baby.

The Groups I'm In:
Chihuahua World Domination!, Handicapped Chihuahuas of America

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Stupid Question Rebuttals

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 8th 2005 More than 11 years!

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A big life in a little package

But why is he in my BED?!

May 14th 2006 7:22 am
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I am not happy right now.
There is this BOY in my HOUSE. Where I LIVE. Every night when my mom used to watch movies with me and obey my every command, she and this BOY are on my couch.
I do not like him. He doesn't smell like Mom, and he has no hair for me to chew. He takes up all the room that is mine, and he always wants to pet me. Do I look like that kind of girl? Get your hands off me, stinky man-person. And get them off my momma too!
Sometimes I try to get revenge. The other night I was in a good mood and I wanted this BOY to play the Chase Me Chase Me game with me. But halfway through, I decided I didn't like this game. He kept Chase Me Chase Me-Ing! I got scared, peed on the carpet, and knocked a box of crackers on my head. Revenge did not work.

Mom says I need to learn to get along with people. She says I'm jealous. She says a queen-size bed is big enough for a boy, a girl, a cat and a four-pound dog. I say I like to stretch out and wouldn't it be better if he slept on the couch, or maybe in his own house instead of mine?

I think I hate him.

[ed.- It's true...Monkey isn't doing well with the new boyfriend. I think she has a deathwish for him. I figure the attitude is more to her new "teenager" frame of mind, but I do have to admit that his lack of hair is highly disturbing to her. He would give the world for a cuddle from this dog but she just isn't having it. Maybe we should try cheese next.]



September 7th 2005 9:02 am
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Today I learned to howl along with the police sirens that drive past where Mom and I live.
Mom tried to record it, but she was laughing too hard.



June 8th 2005 5:04 pm
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i got fixed toiday. mom sayas i wallk liek imk drunmk. my tumny hhurts ansd my hed feelks funmnmy, but momk gavbe me teh spreay cheez inm a can and iut was gooid.
ium gonmna take a nap nwo.

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