In Loving Memory of Shadow

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Home:Round Rock, TX  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

May 13th 1991

He loved sleeping by doors with cool air coming from below. He loved to be in the same room as Mom, then if she wasn't home, whoever else he could find. He liked to chase the squirrels and birds, though eventually then must have signed a peace treaty.

Oddly, he hated office supplies. We don't know what did it, but if a binder snapped or paper shuffled or if the printer went off, he'd run and hide. He also hated the T-Rex in Jurassic Park

Favorite Toy:
He loved his bones and chasing balls. He loved his ears and butt to be scratched and he loved new people.

Favorite Food:
Kibbles and Bits with Cheeseburger. As a snack, he loved bread and cheese

Favorite Walk:
He wasn't much a fan of cars so no parks, but he loved our neighborhood walks

Best Tricks:
When he was thirsty, he'd stand at the water jug, and when he was hungry he'd stand in the cubbard. His best trick though was being able to tell how we were feeling and if we told him to go cheer up someone, or find someone, he would everytime.

Arrival Story:
When we went to the collie farm to pick out a puppy, there was this one really cute black and white little guy. My brother and I decided on him, and once we were able to take him we of course had to think of a name. Well, it was a hot day in Houston, so the poor little black puppy would either run with you then stand in your shadow, or he'd sit under the bush's shadow. Being only 5 and my brother 7, we did the obvious thing and called the little pup "Shadow." As he grew up, his name only fit more. He loved to protect you and make sure he knew where you were going if, so he would follow right at your heels, even if you were just walking to the kitchen. If you went back towards the bathroom, he'd run ahead to make sure it was safe, then wait by the bathroom door for you to come out. At night, he always layed by my parents door so he could be close to them and so he had the cool brease coming from the AC under the door. Since he was black though, my parents were always tripping on him ^_^.

Shadow was a loving, happy, smart dog. He was my companion growing up and was my only friend at times. I remember many times, when a day was rough or I couldn't sleep, if my schoolmates teased me, or if I was just down, I'd come downstairs at night, lay down next to Shadow (who was by my parent's door always) and pet him, and suddenly things weren't so bad. Another cute thing he did was we couldn't figure out why he wasn't eating much. We would get him the nice food, always make sure he had some down, and even tried to bait him with treats mixed in, but he was always too thin still. Finally we just moved his bowls into the kitchen, next to the kitchen table. When we would sit down for dinner or lunch, he would walk to his bowl and begin eating as well. Blew us away! He would only drink if we weren't there, and even our neighbor (who fed him while we were out of town) couldn't figure out how to make him eat so out of frustration she sat down at the kitchen table. Right to the food he went.Shadow passed away in 2004 after suffering major hip problem and common things that come with old age. He was 13 years old.

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