Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu
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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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The Martster

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

February 9th 2005

Marty likes to go for walks, and likes small dogs or mature large dogs. He's very good with kids.

Marty doesn't appreciate BIG, exhuberant puppies anymore.

Favorite Toy:
His favorite toy is anything "his" baby hands him.

Favorite Food:
Dried meat treats.

Favorite Walk:
Freedom Park

Best Tricks:
Marty usually sits, lies down, shakes hands, stays (kind of), and rolls over.

Arrival Story:
Marty is my first dog, but my husband has had dogs before and decided that, when my last cat died, I should try a dog. Marty was the first puppy I saw. He walked away from the rest of the litter and came to us. It was love at first sight. Little did I know...

Marty is a VERY rambunctious dog. Had I known what I know now, I probably would have chosen a calmer dog, but now I wouldn't trade him for any dog in the world. I think I've gotten through the worst.

Forums Motto:
The Martster

The Groups I'm In:
Dogs & Cats in the Lower Mainland (BC

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 6th 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my Pup Pals

The Marty Report

Happy 8th Birthday to Marty!

February 9th 2013 1:27 am
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Marty is still the perfect dog. He still learns new tricks, to the delight of my grandchildren and students, and can now "sit pretty", "dance" and chase his tail, as well as the old stuff.

He and my 4 y/o granddaughter are inseparable. When she was a baby, he would get upset when she started to walk, and would hurry over and wrap his whole body around her legs to protect her. Of course, that would make her lose balance and fall--onto him. Then she'd cry and he would kindly stick his tail in her face and wag it to distract her. :) For a long time, they had a symbiotic relationship with food. Thank goodness that has stopped....mostly.

We have adopted the rule that food dropped...ahem! accident onto the floor is Marty's. Even though he is now a senior, he can still occasionally be tempted to play by insistent puppies.


August 8, 2005

August 8th 2005 2:19 pm
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Mommy went to Curves, and then she took me across the street to walk. Well,
let me tell you, that walk didn't last long. I saw something across the
field that stopped me in my tracks, but only for a second. She was pulling
at her leash just as much as I was. It was L O V E at first sight. I
sure wish they hadn't fixed me. You should have seen her. Her name was
Lola (Haven't I heard that somewhere before?), and she looks like a show
dog, she's so beautiful. I always fall for the older wome... dogs. Female dogs. She's two. We finally convinced our mommies to let us off our leashes, even though it isn't an off-leash park, at least not where we were. Her mummy was afraid to let her off the leash in the off-leash park because it was too close to the street. Anyway, she's faster than I am. I can keep up, but I get tired more quickly. I'm going to have to work on that. She won't wrestle with me, like Sam does...after all, she's a lady. But we jumped back and forth and ran and ran. My mummy told her mommy about dogster and Saxe Point, and I think we have a date for tomorrow. Woof!


August 5, 2005

August 6th 2005 8:29 pm
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Mommy took me to Clover Pt. this morning. I chased a dog who was chasing a ball for a while. We practiced "come" at several strategic moments, reinforced with treats. Mommy said I was pretty good. I did "attack" yet another little Oriental lady when we walked down to the beach. (Attack means I jumped on her enthusiastically, grinning). She was not pleased, but hey, she's in an off-leash park. I fell in love with a young blind woman and her boyfriend/husband, and was really good with them. Then I chased some crows who were duly compliant. Mommy swears they are playing with me on purpose. We had a LONG walk along the beach. I'm afraid of the waves. I slip on the seaweed, but I don't mind much. Mommy took me home and gave me a B A T H.

David came over today to install a program. He asked to see me. After my mommy warned him to brace himself, she let me out of the kitchen and I roared to the computer room, came to a halt next to David and jumped all over him, then stood quietly, thought for one second...and peed at his feet. I couldn't think of a more appropriate manner to say hi.

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