Nicknames: Real name is Sir Dale Bocephus..we call him DALEBO for short,or SIR BARK ALOT-BIG D.BABY DALE.
Birthday: October 9th 2001
Likes: RIDING IN THE CAR WITH IS HEAD HANGING OUT/ PLAYING BALL-FRISBIE /FOOD/ WALK'S.
Pet-Peeves: STRANGER'AND THE (POOR)MAILMAN,AND HIS TRUCK TOO.. AND ANYTHING LOUD
Favorite Toy: HIS BALL'S- AND KONG WHEN IT HAD TREAT'S HIDDEN IN IT.
Favorite Food: LIVER TREAT'S-JAMBONES
Favorite Walk: THE DOG PARK'S, SO HE CAN RUN OFF LEASH. AND RIDING IN THE CAR WITH HIS HEAD HANGING OUT THE WINDOW
Best Tricks: Sitting, Rolling over, Speaking, Laying.. Opening the Cabinet's, Catching the Ball
Arrival Story: Dale was named after the famous, car racer, Dale Earnhardt !!
My son brought him home as a puppy,when my son moved into an apt.they allowed no dog's..
So we were the lucky one's to get ownership of him..Best thing that's ever happened to us..
Never owned a dog,and found out what a Great Experience it has been to have him in my life.THANK GOODNESS FOR PUPPY CLASSES!!!!!!!!!!
Since I have a spinal disorder,on the day's I can't get up he help's me.
He also know's when I don't feel well,he will lay by me and guard over me,and when I nap he will jump up and lick my face to make sure I am alive..What a WAKE UP CALL.
Dale is very protective over me,when walking,or with stranger's,but his bark is worse then his bite.Well he's never bitten,but u know what I mean..
(I dont have to lock my car when he is in it,or my house when I am home...his bark send's them away..
He is My Protector/My Best Friend/and SOULMATE..I would do anything for him,as I know he would do the same for me..
With out Dalebo,I probally would have no reason to get up in the morning's.....He is my support Thru my Spinal Disability
After having to quit work after 29 yr's,since my last spine surgery in o7,HE HAS BEEN MY INSPIRATION..
I look into his eyes in the Morning.......and I see his devotion to me.
I think he was sent to me for a PURPOSE. I SEE NOW WHY THEY SAY ANIMAL'S ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH.
Bio: Dale has completed basic training..
His parent's were both Show dog's..as shown on his site.
Everyone know's him by name at our local Pet store/LOL
He would play ball fetching all day if our arm's would hold out.He keep's his ball's in tip top shape,he's never chewed one up,though he has broke every squeaky one he has,within a day.
He will also put them all in a circle,to let us know he is ready to play..
He not only protect's his yard,he protect's our neighbor's..he will bark when she has anyone over...just to let them know he's watching..plus he has a crush on her Little dog,Anna~who is a Snauzer.. She is a cutie..
Now that Anna is over the Rainbow and we miss her so much,Dale has fallen for Bella,a puppy neighbor,who is a Snauzer too,with a different beat of her own.We have her on Video here,she has SPUNK.
Forums Motto: Live simply, Love generously,Care deeply
Since mom and Dad and the Vet put me on the new meds I have been doing better,even though its expensive they say its worth every penny for me..
Also since I posted last my (Human) brother moved in and brought his Labs Chico and Cash here u can visit there site..
I know its been a long long time since I been here,but need to update you.
My human Mom had that spinal surgery and is now disabled,she says thanks to me she has a reason to get up and the pups give her the same reason :):)
The sad thing is now my daddy of 10yrs was dxd with esphgeal cancer and it spread to some darn lymphnodes,but Dad id trying to stay strong and I will make sure her does,we all love him so much,cant beleive this is happening all u oldies here remember us and love and miss you all so much since Moms surgery things have been different here but they still love me the same and vise-versa were spoiled thats okay
Hope all you doggies had a wonderfull Holiday and a Happy New Year which will be BETTER..
mISS U AND XOXOXOXOXO YOU ALL
dALEBO/mOM AND dAD AND THE pUPS CHICO AND CASH..
My Dalebo my life,my love,yes he's a dog,but he's my dog,been there for me since a puppy,now its his turn to be pampered and PRAYED FOR.
Last week it was my dog this week its me.
They told us our shepherd my Dear Dalebo has severe hip dyplasia(SP in both hips,dont know how long it will be before he cant walk,do we want him in a wheel walker with all the pain,or put him down,cuz the pain will get so unbearable,it will be awfull to see him in the end stages...cried all week..Only animal lovers will understand that they r a part of the family,only animal lovers will know how sad new's brings u to your knees when told bad news about your best friend,the love of your life is sick"sigh" of tears.
Vet put him on Rimidol/and pain pill tramdol for pain at nite,no lying on the floor without a heat blanket,a bed for winter.Anything for my Prince,said for him to lose weight we did help,5 more to go,Vet was proud,thought that as humans we can control that.Walking a little day to keep from stiffness,I cant die to this stupid spine surgery and foot,and to think my goal after recovery is to walk my dog again..I swear I will..
I have been nursing a bad foot since my 2-last spine surgery,well today the doc thinks I have a ripped or almost ripped achilles tendon,have MRI Friday/9/17
I asked God for strenght I know it can be worse,though I want this to end,I had 2 spine surgery's this year NO MORE SURGERIES,if its torn they have to do surgery..Grrrrr.
Though i have many things to be thankfull for,somedays u just have pity parties..its been a pity part all month with my Dalebo.
I love him more then life itself,hes been there with all my spine surgeries stuck to my hip,even herd's me if I topple,I use a roller walker.
I never had a dog before,what a Blessed event when he came home to live at 7-8 months.
Please say a Prayer for him..
Been a Dogster Fan since this site started,watched many animals come and go..
I need your strenght PLEASEE...to get thru this and make the right desicions..
Hugs to all.
Just to try to make a long story short most of you know my human mom has had spinal issues and finally in Oct/09 when I could no longer walk at work i had surgery a week later with a collapsed spine,from the thoratic to lumbar.
It was so scary I did not have time to think,all I remember is my spine doc and others saying I may not walk again...meaning not able to walk my dog???or work.
I had my surgery it went on for 10 hrs as they built it back up with rods and screws and used donated bone to fuse it,I had 7 levels done,and mt scolisois fixed,where they had to break my vertabraes,as doc said they sawed me in half...shivers..
I woke up in ICU with the worse pain ever it felt like someone put swords in my spine,I screamed for 2 days..
Anyway I recovered at home with VNA visiting me and Physical Therapy helping to walk again.I did not want to go to a rehab place for 6 weeks missing my family and my doggies..especially dale who was at my side every second..loving me,licking me and trying to get in bed with me,which he has never done.
He was my Inspiration to go on and get better...then in Febuary getting out of my lift chair,I heard a pop it felt like I was shot,and it felt painfull.
Of coarse my own spine doc was out of town so paged his assc.who said if it got worse to go to ER...well i was not going back to the hosp unless I was dying..LOL
When I had my appt with my spine doc they did there usual xray and doc came in with a somber look..I knew something was wrong...but never thought my titatium rod broke!!
He said I need to have surgery all over again..I felt like it was a bad nightmare..but it wasnt.
So this past March i had the surgey to remove the rod and redone the fusion..in ICU and screaming with pain all over again.
The good news now is I am recovering..not allowed to do anything this time except walk,walk walk..Not Physicall therapy,no bending,lifting,twisting,and DRIVNG!!!!
I have not drove or worked since last Oct 7th 09...I hate not having my dependence.
I would be lost without my hubby and family,but who is here 24/7 my dog..my lovable angel dog,who listens to me cry,laugh at bouncing around with my wheel walker,each of getting caught in door ways..its quite comical..
No one can ever tell me a dog is not good for the soul when your sick or disabled..that I am now cant go back to work ever,i have learned after working 30 yrs to adjust,especially feeling better..
Ok thats my book or Diary for the day.
Thank you all for our WELCOME BACK..
yOUR SO encouraging u will never know how much.
Much love to all.
Never take life for granted..I know many here have been thru worse,so I too commend you.