Rat Terrier/Chihuahua
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Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Payne

Boogerbutt, Booger, Little Man, Crooked Hips, Hopalong, James Arthur

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Cuddling with mama, car rides, going to work

Having anything done that he precieves as a threat-nail trim, bath. Being handled by strange men, any size dog that plays rough, anyone messing with his mama or dad while they are asleep

Favorite Toy:
Stuffed giraffe with a rope neck, foam cat balls

Favorite Food:
Cat food and cat litter

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere, the longer and faster the better

Best Tricks:
He knew sit and was beginning to master 'leave it'

Arrival Story:
My brother's roomates fed him when he was a stray and he wouldn't leave. After my brother moved he went for a vist and found a very sick Payne who needed Heartworm Treatment so he brought him back. Then a year later Andy moved to downtown Houston and Payne isn't fully potty trained to stay in an apartment so I took him in and became his mama.

Payne has several broken ribs and cowers whenever voices are raised so we believe he has been abused. He is very protective of his women. Payne can not stand for strange men to handle him and will not hesitate to bite if threatened. He has been hit by a car twice. The first time his hips were broken and I believe his hips were refractured the second time which causes him to run crooked now. Payne had to be put to sleep after an unprovoked attack. He was a fear biter, understandbly so, and after 3 years of working with him we knew what made him nervous. After the unprovoked attack I felt that Payne was a danger to me, himself, and others. Payne asks that you help the abandoned and abused animals. They all deserve a chance and a little love.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 27th 2004 More than 13 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Harley MarieCadburyEllieDuncan

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It's a Hardknock Life

A Sad Life

January 13th 2005 3:16 pm
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Payne was adopted by default when he wouldn't leave. It didn't take long for us to realize that the little guy had been abused. He was a very timid dog when he first came into our lives and would bite if he felt frightened. Over the three years that we had Payne we came to realize what scared him and how to prevent any attacks due to fear. He became a happy little guy that loved to go for car rides and have his belly scratched. Apparently Payne had more problems then we realized. After an unprovoked attack where he was in no danger and wasn't nervous Payne had to be put to sleep.

Payne's problems stemmed from abuse and neglect. He wasn't properly socialized with people or other animals as a puppy. He had a fear of people that wouldn't completely go away. Payne asks that you help prevent this from happening to others.


All in a Day's Work

November 30th 2004 12:39 pm
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Mom took me and Cadbury to work the other day. I was so excited to go for a car ride without Murphie! Well, after lunch I took a supremely long nap. When I woke up I was in SOOO much pain (actually it was a sympathy ploy). Apparently Mom thought that I need to get 'tutored'. I was so nonplussed even if I did get special treatment as a reward. Although Mom had a good time doing our surgery. I'm still milking it for all it's worth. In fact it might be time to go lick my incision again.


Con Artist

October 10th 2004 6:00 pm
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I'm so excited. I've figured out how to get into cousin Rita's house through the dog door. Now I can go play with my girlfriend anytime I want. Well, that is if Mama lets me out the front door instead into the backyard. Rita was shocked to see me cuddling in the bed with her boys the other morning. I've been going back every chance I get. I'm not to sure about going out the dog door though. It seems a little scarier for some reason.

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