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Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Nate the Great, Nater Salad, Nate the Potentate

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

June 11th 2003

Snuggling with his humans

The little dogs trying to horn in on his snuggle time

Favorite Toy:
Really doesn't have one

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
The neighborhood

Arrival Story:
On June 2nd, the Small Paws Rescue North TX team leader got a call from the Mesquite pound saying they had a Bichon Frise that was scheduled to be put down in two hours. This wonderful woman rushed over and got Nate just in the nick of time. Because she has a housefull of Bichons, she sent out word that she needed a foster family. We answered that call. Nate is so very sweet that his TX auntie didn't really want to let him go. But we're so very thankful that she did. We picked up Nate on 06/11/05 after he'd been transported by another wonderful SPR TX auntie, who also wanted to keep him. Officially, Nate is a "foster" but we're about to flunk Fostering 101. Nate is home for good and we expect to be adopting him within the next couple of weeks.

Nate is a very tall boy - 15 1/2 inches at the withers and weighs 19 lbs right now. He needs to put on a couple pounds because he's a little thin. He's the sweetest boy. He loves everyone he meets and wants to be introduced to every person and animal he sees. He's a big ol' snuggle bear who sleeps curled up with us at night. He's got a smile all the time and is a genuinely happy dog. We know that we are blessed to have him as part of our life now.

The Groups I'm In:
Bichon world ~clowns of the dog world~ :), Stitch'n Bitch

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 14th 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
SophieSneauballOmar Khayham
(RIP 1990 -
Penelope - In
Tyger - In

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Loving life as only a big Bichon can

The new dog park!

October 17th 2005 11:24 am
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On Saturday Mama and Daddy drove us to the new doggie park here in Baton Rouge. I'm glad it's not very far from our house because I tend to get a bit carsick. But I only drooled a bunch this time, I didn't actually get sick.

Man, what a great time I had! The park is much bigger than our back yard and I could run full out from one end to another. Mama kept laughing because I was running fast with a big ol' smile on my face. I love to run and I love open spaces. I think that's why I play a trick on Mama and Daddy by escaping every now and then. I know it scares them but I never go that far.

Mama says we have to work on the "come" command because I tend to ignore them when I'm running. I think it's just that I'm having such a great time running that I don't hear them.

There was a fight between a pitbull and a golden retriever. I yelled "fight" and took off toward them. I wanted all the other dogs to come watch the fight with me. Mama says I'm like a kid on a school playground that yells fight everytime one starts and gets the crowd to gather. Mama and Daddy wouldn't let me get near that pitbull because he was mean. But after he left, they let me run all around. They understand my need to secure the perimeter.

Sneauball tried to keep up with all my running but I'm just too fast for his little legs. He and Sophie ended up sticking pretty close to Mama and Daddy. I'm too independent for all of that plus I make it my business to meet every person and dog in the place. I consider myself a Bichon ambassador of sorts. That's why Mama thinks I need to become a therapy dog.

That was so much fun. Maybe if they keep taking me to the park for more fun I'll stop getting carsick. You never know - stranger things have happened.

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