Age: 12 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
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May 8th 2004
Playing with Chloe
Mean people...they suck!
I'm a scavenger so I like it all
Anywhere in the Great Outdoors!
None yet....I'm still learning to be a good dog.
Coco's the latest addition (he came to us on Mother's Day of this year) & his is a sad, sad tale. My parents were on their way home from church & Dad decided to stop at a local car wash. It was a nice, hot day, so Mom hopped out while Dad hosed away. Across the street, she saw the most beautiful chocolate cocker & she just HAD to go over and pet him. Since he was with a policeman, she assumed he was part of a K9 unit. After chatting with him, & fussing over Mr. Man, the officer told mom his heartbreaking story. He was left abandoned in a meth lab drug raid..... the cops doing the bust didn't see him coz he had hidden under the bed. About a week later, the neighbors heard him howling & went to investigate as best they could with crime scene tape all over the place. They saw him thru a window & called the police as they had known of the bust. The officer had just rescued him from the house. He couldn't get ahold of any of the dog wardens, couldn't leave him there, couldn't take him home, so he asked mom if there was ANY way she could take him. There was no way his owners would be able to do anything for him, & besides, they made NO mention of him during their arrest. This poor baby's paws were so badly matted we had to literally separate his toes. In the mats in his beautiful thick ears we found hypodermics. He didn't want to be held for long, would cower as we tried to pet him. So very scared, underweight by almost 10 pounds. More grooming revealed thick jagged scars along his 'manhood'- our vet said more than likely he had been cut open to hide drugs. Fortunately xrays revealed nothing. When testing came back positive for heartworms, the assumption was made that he'd never had any shots either. A cherry eye aggravated by drug fumes, the list just goes on & on of what this poor baby endured. Yes, animal cruelty and neglect charges were added to their list.
4 months later, Coco is at the perfect weight. He is still a little food aggressive, especially when it comes to people food. Probably from having to fend for himself, but he's getting better about that. His hair has all grown in. He's SO good in the bath. SO good when getting trimmed. After a scary round of heartworm treatment, he's now negative. He no longer pants so heavily. His cherry eye, while still requires surgery to completely fix, has gotten smaller & isn't so red. His other eye no longer oozes from allergies & infection. For all the horrific painful abuse to his "parts", he loves to have his tummy rubbed. Lack of handling prevents him from staying on our laps long, but he's getting better- initiates cuddles now. He's not a kisser. Just a wet nose nuzzler. He sprays occasionally, so he has some snazzy piddle pants. They look like bib overalls....he's so good... all Sis has to say is "Coco, pants!" & he stands still till they're on. We all work all day, so getting him trained has just been difficult, especially since he was left for so long without the proper training & LOVE. He likes Chloe's crate, will go right in it when it's time for us to leave for work. He & Chloe play nonstop until bedtime. The vet has guessed his age at around Chloe's- a year or so. We decided that since we got him on Mother's Day that his birthday would be May 8, 2005. He's come so far in such a short time.....he just needs a forever home.... we wish it could be ours, but our Old Man Baz is just so unaccepting of him. He will NOT allow him in mom's bedroom AT ALL! He's stressing out too much, loosing his hair, breaking out.... it's not fair to either of them. If you could consider giving him a permanent home, he would do best in a house with no small kids, unless they're used to handling cockers. My girl's 11- he does fine with her but can get snappy when it comes to the food bowls (understandable in our books!). I think he would really like to be around another girl baby like Chloe, so he has someone that can keep up with his boundless energy. If you'd like any more info on him, just drop us a dogmail!
Say NO to drugs!!
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December 28th 2005 4:03 pm
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Well, since the growly dog never stopped growling at me, his hoomans decided I needed to find a forever home. I really tried to get him to like me too, but they said he was an old man and can-tank-er-us. Sounds like that would hurt. So, one day, a nice man came from Maryland and took me to Virginia....now I have a nice foster hooman. I got to go have my cherry eye fixed. Now I don't have the bug eyes no more. And I got 'new-terd'- OUCH! But I feel better now. And I don't make the other doggies here growl at me all the time. I get to go to school too. I'm learning how to sit, stay and stay out of everybody's food bowls! My foster hooman is going to let the nice lady and the hot dog's mom how I'm doing so they can let all my Dogster pals know too. Without some nice ladies on Dogster, I'd never be on my way to my Forever Home! Thank you (coz I'm learning manners) for reading my dog tale and being my friends!
November 9th 2005 4:46 pm
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The nice lady, the pretty girl, the hot dogs, and the growly dog....well, we all went for a really LONG ride. Then we got out and got to play in a yard. There was another furry there. I found out his name was Lovie. He growled at me too, only not as much as the old growly dog. There was a new lady there. She was neat. She kept treats under her sink. They were really tasty. I heard the hot dogs' mom call her Grandma Jackie. I don't know what a Grandma is, but boy she has the best treats ever! I think I would like to find a home with someone like her. She's home all day, except for when she's walking other furries. I wonder if I get a home like hers, if I can call my new hooman Grandma Jackie too??
September 29th 2005 8:18 pm
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Saturday the nice lady took the pretty girl with her in the big van. They were gone all day. The hot dog must've known I was sad coz he would bring me her toys to play with. I sure missed her! When they got back, I heard the lady talking to the hot dog's girl. She said they stopped for ice cream (I don't know what that is, but it must be something really special coz the hot dog went running to the big cold box and pawed at the shiny door!). I went too, but it just smelled like a big cold box. I just don't understand hot dogs!
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