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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Mr. Pups, Woodgy, Woodgy-Woo, The Woodger, Schnickelfritz, Fritzy, Ban, Banny, & El Bandito

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

May 9th 2004

Oh how I love to chase rabbits! Make 'em run, make 'em jump! But better than that, I love to watch horses -- they don't even look like animals, and I can smell them from far away! I can't live without my bullysticks, I wish there was a bullystick tree!

I hate going outside in the rain (snow is almost as bad) -- I don't want to walk in it, I don't want to go to the bathroom in it. I also hate it when Mom tries to put a new collar or harness on me. And keep that cat away from my toys & treats!

Favorite Toy:
Life is good when I have my green floppy sheep called "the doll" and my stuffed "bunny." Did I forget to mention my floppy frisbee? At first I didn't know how to play with it, but now I can't stop! However, I only like playing it inside the house.

Favorite Food:
Bullysticks! Merrick Gramma's Pot Pie dry dog food, pig snouts, cowtails, Greenies, Frosty Paws ice cream

Favorite Walk:
I love exploring the smells at the reservoir and a nature preserve with lakes and woods and trails with horses. Did I mention I am fascinated with horses? I also LOVE the beach & running on sand to catch tennis balls

Best Tricks:
Gimme5, sit, stay, shake a paw, roll over, lie down, take a bow, and crawl

Arrival Story:
Mom says she was looking for a tri-colored Papillon for almost a year and met many breeders and puppies, but none felt "right" until she saw me with my brothers and sister. She says I was the calmest one of the bunch, while they were running wild. Within a few minutes of meeting her, I waddled over and fell asleep by her knee as she sat on the floor playing with all of us. I tried to make a really cute expression on my face and acted on my BEST behavior (after all, I wasn't the one who pooped on the rug -- that was one of my stupid brothers!)

At first I was was very, very shy and afraid to step off the carpet onto other surfaces. Life seemed VERY scary and frighteningly new! So I was skittish about most everything. I barked all night because I wanted some company in the dark and the radio and fuzzy blanket weren't cutting it! Luckily, Mom read a lot of books on shy dogs and learned that I must be better socialized. She took me to meet as many other dogs and people as possible. I can't keep all their names and faces straight, it's all a blur of puppyhood ! I have learned to be very well-behaved and I enjoy meeting other dogs as well as cats (except the cat I live with won't PLAY!). Now that I feel comfortable and NOT shy, I like to show off by doing tricks for anyone who will look at me or who looks like they might give me treats!!

Forums Motto:
I'll do ANYTHING for a good bullystick!

The Groups I'm In:
Administrators of Catster & Dogster Groups, Cute Doggies and Kitties of The World!, Papillon Pals, TINY PAWS CRUISE LINE II AND FURIENDS!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Nude Paps or Clothed?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 30th 2005 More than 11 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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The Loves & Loathings of a Papillon

Chickens are dumb clucks!

March 8th 2006 7:02 pm
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I just saw the STRANGEST animal in the woods. Mom said they were "chickens" and that they must have crossed the street from the dairy farm, but I was fascinated. They make funny sounds and they're taller than I am! And when they run away from me, they make funny bobbing motions and run in zigzags. They're kooky. I can't wait to see them again. Now I look for them every time we pass by where we first saw them, and sometimes -- maybe once a week -- they come back to that spot! Naturally, I chase them. It's fun!


Papillon Pals Group

March 1st 2006 6:00 pm
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After pestering Mom FOREVER to start up a club for me to join where I can chat with other Papillons about what annoys us (cats who won't play! big dogs who growl! squirrels running away! rain!) and what we love (treats! sniffing other dogs! sniffing the cat's butt!), she FINALLY listened. Humans can be SO stubborn sometimes, always "too busy" and saying "not now" and "maybe later." What does a Pap have to do to get attention around here? Grrrrrr

Anyway, I am thrilled to be meeting other Papillons like myself, and Mom is pretty glad, too. She thinks maybe I'm not so weird after all, and that some of my "quirks" (she calls them) are really adorable traits shared by Paps everywhere.

I just wish she'd let me alone at the keyboard more often. ....


You can help rescued Papillons

February 18th 2006 8:00 am
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I just want to make Papillon friends aware that there is a rescue group called Papillon Haven Rescue that specializes in fostering Papillons that have been given up for one reason or another. What I like most about this group is that even if you are unable to foster or adopt one of these Papillons, you can contribute to their well-being by means of a "virtual foster" where you can contribute money (as low as $10) towards one particular Papillon or as many as you often as you like. Their web site is

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