Age: 16 Years Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
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Snorky, Snork-Dog, Snor-Boy, Snorkle, Snor-Nor, Snork Chop, Snausage,Snuh,Snorky Boy
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May 15th 1997
Running and chasing squirrels
Sadie, his cat sister, bicycles, skateboards.
Anywhere that doesn't involve water and going to the ranch with my Moxie Mary
He knows all his basic commands, but thinks he's too smart to do "showdog" tricks.
I got him from a rescue organization, who found him behind a Sirloin Stockade restaurant. He was in a crate, and when he came out, he put his head on my knee, looked in my eyes, and that was that -- he was my dog!
I am training with my Mom and Dad for a 5K. However, I have just been diagnosed with arthritis in my left elbow.....now Mom & Dad have to give me some new-fangled treat every day to make me feel better.....I sure hope I get better, because one of my very favorite things to do is RUN!!
I had to help my Gramama get through some tough times starting back in March 2003. I was her watchdog while my GrandHund was out of the country for an extended period of time, and she kind of fell in love with me BIG TIME!! She kept telling my GrandHund over & over that she would love to have a DOG just like me....well, he finally let her & my Mom go pick one out, and Moxie Mary became my very best pal and Aunt!! Of course, it was up to me to teach her a lot of things, because she didn't know much since her first parents really didn't pay that much attention to her....she didn't even know how to play! It wasn't hard work because she was a real FAST learner, and everything I taught her she remembered extremely well....one day, we noticed the gate was left ajar, so I even took her exploring....for some reason, Gramama got all nerved up about this and began looking for us in a state of pure PANIC...but since she had already put her pager # on Moxie Mary's tag and my tag too, we soon were FOUND and taken back to her house and she was sooooooooo HAPPY! Now, Moxie Mary knows she's not supposed to go out and explore without a human....even though I would have brought her back after we were done exploring!!!! Give me a break!!
I love my Moxie Mary and we have great times together as often as possible. I really am proud of her....I consider her my PROTEGE....yeah, she's a very GOOD DOG & you can visit her on my web page, if you like. The only thing that seems to bother me about her is that when we're together, it seems that MY Gramama pays a lot more attention to her than me, but when I try to let everyone know that I'm a little concerned about that (they use the word "jealous") Gramama quickly pets and loves on me just as much as she does Moxie Mary.....then Mox starts acting a little "jealous"....but we're working it all out, and all I can say is that I love my Moxie Mary and my GRAMAMA very much!!
My Mom and Dad are the absolute BEST and I am so ecstatic that I live with them!! It's a WONDERFUL LIFE now!!
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|July 22nd 2005
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October 25th 2005 7:37 pm
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Last week was really interesting at my house. On Monday and Tuesday, Mom came home with her pants smelling like a dog I'd never smelled before. Then, on Wednesday, she loaded me up into the car and took me to the pound. I was a little nervous about why we were at the pound, until I realized she was taking me to meet the dog I'd been smelling on her jeans. We played for a little bit, and then Mom took me home. Later that day, that same dog came to my house. Mom and Dad told me that his name was Sputnik and that he was my new little brother.
I still don't know what all to think about Sputnik. I feel a little jealous sometimes, but it's good to have another dog here.
Oh yeah, the medicine the vet gave me has been helping my arthritis, so I get to run again!
August 1st 2005 7:32 pm
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Something has happened to my elbow. I first started noticing it in the morning. I'd try to get off my couch (I have my very own couch -- I just can't sit on any of the other furniture), and my front left leg wouldn't seem to cooperate. It started to get worse and worse, and Mom and Dad just kept looking for stickers in my paw. I tried to tell them that it wasn't the paw that was hurting, but the elbow.
They finally took me to the vet's. This wasn't as much fun as my usual experiences there. The doctor moved me around and kept feeling on me, and then tried to turn me UPSIDE DOWN on this cold metal table. I did NOT want any part of that, so I started panicking and trying to escape. Next thing I know, he's on the phone with Mom, and asking if I could be sedated! I had no idea what this meant, but the next thing I knew, he came over, and it felt like a bee had stung me. I then got very sleepy.
Time passed in a strange way. I slept for what seemed to be an entire week. Then, Mom was back to get me. I jumped up and played with her, but I was still sleepy.
Mom and the doctor went into the back and looked at my x-rays -- I guess that's why he was putting me on that cold table. I overheard him explain to her that I had some mild arthritis (I didn't know I was old! I thought I was just a puppy!) in my elbow and that I needed to take some medicine and NOT RUN FOR A WHOLE MONTH!
This was the worst part of the whole thing -- Mom and Dad and I have been training to run in some races here in Austin -- first 5Ks and then 10 Ks. Now, they leave me at home. It makes me so sad to see them put on their running shoes and stretch, because that used to be my favorite time of the whole day. Now I just get wimpy little walks down the street and back. I hate it!
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