Rudy 1994-2008

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Home:Clayton Park, Halifax, NS, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 22 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Rudy-roo, roodle, roo-poo, boo-boo (this is pathetic really....)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-service dog

a butt rub


Favorite Toy:
busy buddy with a pizzle stuck in it.

Favorite Food:
tripe. Stinky, raw, unwashed tripe.

Favorite Walk:
anywhere there are squirrels - or the beach! one time we found a seal carcass. That was the best day ever!!

Best Tricks:
Tricks are for Lassie. I specialise in socialising and glad handing, thank you.

Arrival Story:
Rudy was oringally owned by a very neglectful family who did lots of not very nice things to him. Then, while on vacation with him, they left him at a shelter in a strange town. This did untold amounts of damage to his canine psyche, but luckily, my sister was looking for a dog of reasonable size - Rudy looked like a pet we had as children, and charmed his way in. The next day, my sister discovered the depth of Rudy's separation anxiety - it ran at about $500 for every ten minutes she left him alone. She and her husband perservered through hundreds more dollars of damage. But eventually, they had three children and Rudy was starting to enjoy the breaks he was taking at my house. He likes children, but not loud noises or lots of commotion. So slowly but surely, he and I enacted our plan to move him entirely into my place. Now Rudy lives a life of leisure. He accompanies me to work a few days a week, visits patients at the hospital in which I work, eat delicious meals of meat meat and more meat (and bones) and gets to chase lots and lots of squirrels. Every few months he gets to check up on his kids and make sure they are progressing nicely in life. He is so popular at my workplace that a leisurely stroll down to someone's else office has been likened to walking down the street with Wayne Gretzky...EVERYONE knows the guy you are with. Rudy has even been hailed by name by passing cars when we are walking in town. We like it this way - he's famous and I'm just the lady with the leash. And he deserves the attention he gets - he is one good dog.

Originally a Caper, Rudy is now a card carrying Haligonian. He is scared of grocery bags unless they are being brought out with an accompanying leash (sign of walkies). If left home alone with a plastic bag, he will eventually muster up the nerve to kill it. Destroy it. Tear it to shreds. Even if Mum's new hand dyed wool is in it. Rudy is also an A+ dandelion killer. I discovered him in the backyard one day, laying in the grass by a patch of dandelions, tearing their heads off and shaking them to death. My yard was virtually free of them in years to come, while the neighbor's yard was rife.

Forums Motto:
rub the butt please.

The Groups I'm In:
Holistixperience!, Pets with Crafty Parents, Raw Fed

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Rudy is dying and I am not coping well.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 4th 2005 More than 11 years!

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First entry because we were tagged!

we've been tagged!

May 23rd 2007 7:24 am
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By the handsome Blake!

Here's how it works!

Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their Diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary, or, send them a fun Rosette announcing they've been Tagged!

1. I like to sleep a lot.
2. I love it when mummy and daddy pretend they are sneaking up on me to attack.
3. I'm scared of things that move on their own, like pastic grocery bags.
4. Over the years I have worked at this hopstial, I have found that some patients don't have anyone but me visit them.
5. I will work for food.
6. Squirrels are my enemies. Period.
7. Cats haunt my dreams.

My seven tags:
1. Bo
2. Chibi
3. Lola
5. Mattie
6. Buddy
7. Norbert

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