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Age: 15 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Kipper

Kippie, Kip, Bud, Buddy, Snuggle Bug, Short Attention Span Dog, Itchy

Quick Bio:

May 11th 2002

Chasing squirrels, Playing with Toys, Playing with his brother Winston, Drinking from his gerbil bottle, Jumping off the back of the couch, Sleeping in his bear bed, Running water

Not being picked up when he asks, Not being able to run free

Favorite Toy:
Any plush toys that play music or make noise! Kipper also likes to pull all the stuffing out of his toys!

Favorite Food:
Rawhide, Freeze-dried liver, Cesar Select, Chicken, His sister Crumpet's treats

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere- Kipper likes to explore! Kipper really loves car rides, too!

Best Tricks:
Using my paw to push the button to open the automatic windows in Daddy's car, Over- loves tummy rubs, Shake, Sit, Down, and I can now Stay- and I'm twaining Winsty to Stay, too!

Arrival Story:
We got Kipper from a family who couldn't take care of him anymore. He was raised in a cage and drank from a gerbil bottle. Kipper always escaped from his cage (which we threw out long ago), but he still loves drinking out of his gerbil bottle! He also has a funny habit of resting on pee pads- but only clean pee pads! It makes it hard for his little sister Crumpet to go when her brother is on her pee spot!

Kipper is the happiest, most active dog- very good disposition! He loves jumping off the back of the couch and jumping onto furniture. Kipper's favorite activity is playing. He'll bring toys to you and ask you to play or he'll play by himself. He loves playing and wrestling with his brother Winston. But he also loves lying on the couch with his sister Crumpet. We call him the "balance in the Force." Kipper also jumps on you and asks to be picked up all the time. He loves being high up.

Forums Motto:
Play with me!

The Groups I'm In:
~Shih Tzus and Friends United~, Cesar Canine Cuisine Club, Dog Lovers Unite!!!, Dogs Named Kipper!, Duncan and Bailey's Wedding In Jerusalem, FebrezeĀ® Pet Odor Eliminatorā„¢, Greatest American Dog Fan Club!, TINY PAWS CRUISE LINE II AND FURIENDS!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 18th 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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CrumpetBiscuitWinstonTwo Shih Tzus
and a Maltese
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Wanna play?!

Kipper passed away today. :(

April 17th 2013 2:17 pm
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Very sad.


Dogster Diary Pick!

April 9th 2013 3:46 am
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Thanks, Dogster! It was so awesome that you picked my diary as one of your daily picks!

Well, Mummy and Daddy are very sad, because it doesn't look like I will be with them much longer. The brain tumor is really taking its toll. Not only am I totally blind and have constant nose bleeds, I'm not eating much and losing weight and losing control of my bodily functions. I do like the critical care dog food, but not as much as fat Tidbit, who keeps stealing my food and getting fatter! I really like it when Mummy feeds me warm rotisserie chicken.

Thanks for all the prayers and kind wishes! I will try to keep you pupdated, but it's been tough for Mummy to keep up with things. I love you all, and I'm grateful for the fun times we had together :)

Much love, Kipper


Brain Tumor

March 30th 2013 2:41 am
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Dear Furiends,

It's with a very sad and heavy heart that I have to tell you that Kipper was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Kipper has gone completely blind. We took him to a specialist who said there was nothing they could do to remove the tumor. The tumor is growing, and the pressure is causing Kipper to have constant nose bleeds. Unless a miracle happens, we don't think Kipper will be around much longer.

We also took Kipper to a natural healer who suggested we give him aloe vera and colloidal silver. It doesn't seem to hurt trying these natural remedies, but it also doesn't look like he's improved any. Not yet anyway.

Please say a prayer for Kipper if you can. He is very confused and scared. I'm sure it's quite difficult for an active dog who always used to jump up and down from the back of the couch to suddenly not be able to see. We're sure the brain tumor isn't helping, either. We're trying everything we can to help Kip and to try to keep him comfortable.

Kipper's Mummy Linda

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