Likes: Being brushed, belly rubs, tennis balls, drinking from the faucet or any source of running water
Pet-Peeves: people walking by the car when he's in it
Favorite Toy: squeaky yellow ball. I have to put it in a cabinet at night or he'll wake up at 2am and squeak it and throw it around. Now, when he wakes up, he runs right to the cabinet and stares, tail wagging, waiting for me to get his squeaky ball
Favorite Food: Eagle Pack Holistic Select Duck and Oatmeal
Favorite Walk: anywhere I go - he loves to come along wherever!
Best Tricks: unlocking his big sister's crate; teaching his baby sister the house rules
Arrival Story: I found Darcy at the local animal shelter. At 7 months old, he'd been in the shelter for 2 months after being picked up as a stray and I will never understand why nobody adopted this little lovebug. Please vote for Mr. Darcy at The 2nd Annual World’s Coolest Dog & Cat Show
He seemed the perfect fit for me and my other puppy at the time, Ginger. More than one of the shelter workers stopped by when I was playing with him to tell me how special he was or to say things like, "Is my boy finally going home?"! I got really attached to him very quickly and was sooo excited to complete the interview and paperwork and take him home! Before we left, though, he had a small accident on the lobby floor....the shelter vet tested him and discovered that he had giardia, I had to surrender him back to the shelter for treatment and wait 7 days (with no visitations!) to finally take him home.
Upon picking him up a week later, it was true love at now second sight.
Bio: He is a true "velcro" dog and will follow me room to room just to be wherever I am. Darcy is a diamond in the WOOF! He was a very stinky, dirty boy after his days as a stray and his 2-months in the shelter but thanks to lots of TLC and some premium holistic dog food, he is now beautiful and gets compliments wherever we go.
We had some obstacles at first - he was slow to trust people and had separation anxiety almost to the point of self-injury. Would panic if he entered a room and couldnt' find me. He was afraid of changes in flooring (carpet becomes linoleum, etc.), bathrooms, stairs, and running water. Now he is well acclimated to indoor life and quite enjoys the luxury of it! Much better than a life on the street!
He's quite the refined, well-mannered "gentleman" and reminds me of Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, my favorite novel. He's also quite proud and generally convinced that his way is the right way. Hence, the name. But I drop the Mr. and just call him Darcy (and then spend a lot of time explaining to people that he isn't a girl)
Dog of the Week? My sister? Don't tell her, but that's really cool.
Only trouble is...someone has to keep her ego in check. Already, on Day Two of her fame, she no longer answers to Ginger. Only answers to "Superstar".
So I'm appointing myself Chief De-Egoer. Gotta make sure she keeps it real. My plans are to steal her bones, eat out of her dish and pounce on her when she's asleep. That should work, right? Wish me luck!
Hi, everyone! I'm just stopping by for a minute -- finally got Mommy down for a nap, so I have some time to write.
I've actually been really busy the last few days as Mommy had the flu. My sisters and I took really good care of her. We never left her side and we all stayed on our bested behavior. What mommy doesn't know is as soon as she's all better, we're just going to have to bust loose and act up a bit! heh heh heh
Hope everyone is well. Oh - check out the video of my new trick if you get a chance!
Man, is it hot and steamy here this week. Mommy's cut back on our walks so we don't go outside too much when it's 100+ degrees. But that means we get a longer morning walk, so I'm okay with the change.
I'm doing great. In the past 9 months since Mommy adopted me, I've learned to not be afraid of changes in flooring (I used to be a carpet-only dog! Anything else was slippy and I didn't like it), to walk up stairs, to do all kinds of tricks like sit, stay, get ready (for Mommy to throw the ball), over and kennel-up. Mommy tells me everyday how handsome and smart I am.
I love my sisters SO much. They make everyday really fun. Oops...they're barking right now so I've gotta run!