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!
we had to let u go. It was the most difficult day of our lives. Not a day goes by that we don't think of u. We love & miss u terribly. We are glad u are finally at peace. U were truly a gentle giant. Love u always Duchess.
This is your first Barkday at the Bridge. You are 9 years old today. I just want you to know that I am thinking of you today & always on your special day.
This past 4th of July we went to NH to visit mom, Duke & Daisz. Duke & Daisz were looking for you to get out of the car with us. Everyone missed you not being there. This year's trip just wasn't the same.
Your Dogster pals are the best. They always drop in on your page and leave you special treats with very nice messages. You are a lucky dog to have such great furiends.
I miss you so much. I still can't believe you've been gone just over 6 months now. I love you big girl with all my heart.
I've been thinking so much about you the last few days. The little girl next door, Alyssa, has a brand new baby sister. She saw me and wanted me to meet her sister and she also asked about you. I had to tell her that you went to heaven to be with God and all of the angels. She then asked if you were ever coming back. I tried my best to hold it together in front of her. I said, unfortunately, no you won't be back but we can still talk to you when we pray to God. She said it's not fair because she still wants to pet you. I said, I know, I do too. She asked me if I miss you. I said of course I do. Not one day goes by that I don't think about Duchess. Then she hugged one of her dogs and said that she won't let God take her dogs away. I had to hurry and go inside before I started crying in front of her. This really hasn't gotten any easier. I miss you so much my sweet girl.