Nicknames: Duch, Duchie, DuchieBear, Bear, Stinkerbell, Stinkerella, Swiss Miss, Sweetie Pie or Cutie Pie, Missy, Angel Baby, Baby Girl, Big Mama, Big Girl, Honey Bunny, Sleeping Beauty, Cujella
Gotcha Date: December 14th 2003
Birthday: July 21st 2003
Likes: Duchess loves to sleep on her back against the couch with her legs up in the air, belly & chin rubs, walks, car rides, playing tug with her rope, sleeping & snoring is what she does best, cold weather, snow, running & looking out the window.
Pet-Peeves: She HATES getting her ears cleaned. Duchess doesn't like loud noises either like vacuums, the garbage truck, loud airplanes/helicopters and fireworks. She doesn't like hot weather and not being the center of EVERYONE'S attention!
Favorite Toy: Duchess has many toys, she especially likes her rope toys.
Favorite Walk: She loves to run in the field by our house.
Best Tricks: She knows the words "walk", "wanna go", "ears", "who's there" and "good-bye". When she hears "walk" or "wanna go?", she goes to the closet where we keep her leash. When she hears "ears", she runs and tries to hide.
Arrival Story: My mom actually got her for herself. She saw how much I loved her and how attached I was to her, that she gave her to me.
Bio: Duchess was born 7/21/03, we adopted her 12/14/03. Duchess has one brown eye (right side) and one blue eye (left side). Although she has perfect sight in both eyes, most breeders would consider this a defect. Her family and friends say that this makes her even more special and unique. She is very friendly and playful with other animals as well as people. (She just does not realize her own size and strength.) When we first got her, she was nervous around other dogs and would run from them. Now, she looks forward to seeing other dogs when we go for walks. She will drag you to them if you don't move fast enough for her! Duchess loves to sit and stare out the windows. She also snores a lot. When she dreams, she lets out these small, little barks while her whole body twitches. Duchess MUST sniff and smell EVERYTHING (especially if you have gone food shopping)! Duchess does not like being left alone. Ms. Duchess is definitely a superstar and she knows it! She gets so much attention during her walks. In March 2007, an MRI showed a small, slow growing tumor under her brain on the right side. She had radiation treatment in June 2007. She handled the radiation extremely well. We hope and pray that it was sucessful. More to follow......Sad to say, Duchess had to go to the Rainbow Bridge on 1/14/12. She will be missed terribly and loved forever.
Forums Motto: Sleeping Beauty needs her beauty sleep!
Thank you to all of our friends who were thinking of us on Duchess' Rainbow Bridge Day. We have so many sweet memories of our big girl. It means so much to us to know that we have such caring friends who still think of us. Thank you all. :)
Quick story, we have a St. Bernard snow globe that plays a song when you turn the knob that's on the bottom of it. Well it started to play just a couple of notes on its own. No one turned the knob. So to anyone who's ever lost a pet (or human for that matter), have no doubt that they are always with us here in spirit.
We love you sweet Duchess and think about you everyday.......
I can't believe it's been 2 years since we had to say goodbye to you. I want you to know that you are not forgotten. As a matter of fact, you have been on my mind a lot lately. We all love you sweet girl and miss you terribly. Your paw prints are forever imprinted on my heart.