Baxter


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Picture of Baxter , a male Sato

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Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs


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Nicknames:
PupDawg! - Bubba - Fire Dawg - Bouncin' Big Wheels Baxter (by my pal Muffin)

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-disabled -dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
October 4th 2002

Birthday:
June 8th 2002

Likes:
Riding in his Fire Engines- Running - playing catch - tug of war - agility jumps

Pet-Peeves:
When his Mom dresses him in silly clothes - barking dogs on TV - water

Favorite Toy:
Stuffed toys that "talk", any toy his sister is currently playing with

Favorite Food:
ZiwiPeak - Bully Sticks - Chicken Jerky - Ice Cream - treats from Baxter's Barkery

Favorite Walk:
Any walk is cause for wagging tails and happy paws!

Best Tricks:
Balancing a cookie on his nose, he will toss it in the air and catch it! Baxter also knows some American Sign Language

Arrival Story:
Visit our website to read more about Baxter www.pupdawg.wordpress.com I found Baxter on PetFinder in 2002 when looking to adopt my first dog. He was listed as a sato from Puerto Rico with “special needs” – he was emaciated and had a noticeable neurological twitch that shook his tiny body. He was the only surviving puppy from his litter and was definitely a fighter. We battled this unknown illness for almost two years, and during that time he blossomed into a strong, energetic dog – his twitch slowly disappeared, he put on weight and even participated in recreational agility! He likes nothing better than a walk in the neighborhood, or a ride in the car with his muzzle out the window. It is the simple things in life that Baxter appreciates most, forcing the humans around him to stop and appreciate those things as well. In November 2008 signs of a physical problem began to appear. During the next six months his condition deteriorated rapidly as his puppyhood illness seemed to reappear, limiting the strength in his hind quarters which affected his mobility. After dozens of tests, a diagnosis could not be found. On his 7th birthday he received his mobility cart from Eddie’s Wheels and he quickly regained the freedom he had lost. Daily we meet people that have never before seen a dog in a cart, and Baxter shows them that life does not stop because of a disability – we must still have our daily romp in the neighborhood, and his “wheels” help him do that with ease. Today we have a team of people that love and support us as each day brings new challenges. Baxter’s unyielding energy, happiness and willingness to accept life’s challenges inspire me to continue to find ways to help him live with his disability, and to greet each day with love and patience. We have come a long way together, and I am so thankful to share my life with this brave little dog with a big heart who shares his enthusiasm for life with all that meet him.

Bio:
Sato is a slang term for "Street Dog" in Puerto Rico. Baxter is a terrier/whippet mix, but is affectionately known as a Sato www.saveasato.org for information on the plight of these animals.

Forums Motto:
Wag and Roll

The Groups I'm In:
"DOGSTERHOLICS", *~*JoyRiders*~*, ♥All Fur Fun♥, *¨¨*DOGGIE CONNECTION*¨¨*, 2 Dogs 2, Blankets for Babies, Welcome Waggin' for Dogsters and Catsters, Baking for Dogs, Bay State Barkers, Boricua Dogs & Cats Unite!!!, Boston Dogs, Doggie Do Gooders, Dyson Dogster/Catster, Fashion Club, Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator™, Firehouse Dogsters, Flyin K9s-Agility Dogs, Holistixperience!, Jodidogs Support, Massachusetts All Dogs Club, Massachusetts Mutts, Massachusetts Mutts and Mixes Against Breed Discrimination (purebreeds welcome too!), Meatball POTP Group, Pawsome Pages, Pets with Crafty Parents, President Isabel's Animal Abuse Commission, PURE MUTTS, Round up Rowdy's Helpers, Rusty's Terrible Group, Samuel Jacob's Pals, Sato Crew, Soul Kitchen- Yum!, Spanish Speakers Pups and Kitties, The Catster and Dogster Railroad, The FURminator® Group For Dogs, The Pups From Boston

My Occupation:
Official Taste Tester of Baxter's Barkery (www.baxtersbarkery.com)



I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 23rd 2005 More than 9 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

2006 Valentine's Day Party!
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Dogster Id:
210641

for 3294 days


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A Day in the Life of the PupDawg


Thank you Dogster

January 16th 2014 5:08 pm
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My family had a wonderful time here on Dogster, starting in 2005 with Baxter and MacKenzie. They met so many wonderful pups and people, many of whom are still very much a part of our lives today. Some we have met in person and others we speak to almost daily. We went through happiness and heartache, laughter and tears together with our pals. Through it all the community supported one another with love and kindness. We never would have known them if it weren't for Dogster.

A few pals stick out in our minds as we reflect on what Dogster has meant to us - Muffin, who brings such love and kindness to everyone, she was our biggest cheerleader as we went through difficult times. She gave each of my dogs a powerful nickname (except Isabel, if you are reading Muffin and CJ, Isabel is waiting for her name :). A rosette from Muffin would brighten your day for sure, but knowing she and her Mom where thinking of you provided more comfort than they could ever know. We love you both more than you could know are better for knowing you both. Little Bit, Lyle and the bosses - This pack, including Maebe and Spring who joined more recently were among our first friends here. Lyle and Baxter were like minded in the food department and shared many fun times together. most notably when they appeared on Lyle TV. Little Bit courageously battled cancer and shared her experiences with us all, never feeling sorry for herself and living life to the fullest. She was an inspiration to us in our only struggle with illness. The Fun Loving Five (Family) - If you needed a smile you didn't have to look further than Beatrix and Suzy who were always there with a hysterical diary entry, or spreading their fashion throughout the forums. This pack continues today to be supportive and kind, always there when you need them. The human family behind FLF is a talented, caring group of people that we are honored to know. Willie and Joni - Willie was also one of the first to welcome us here, and introduce is to so many other wonderful pups. He was a tiny force in the forums, always lending a paw and an ear. He created the Chant for Rio post in the Plus forums to show support for Rio and his Mom in 2006 - this chant lasted almost 7 years and brought peace and comfort to many.

Keep Them Well, No More To The Bridge!

Cysts be gone! Die, cancer, die! Wellness for all our struggling pals!
Cysts be gone! Die, cancer, die! Wellness for all our struggling pals!
Cysts be gone! Die, cancer, die! Wellness for all our struggling pals!
Cysts be gone! Die, cancer, die! Wellness for all our struggling pals!

Just like Rio, never give up & never give in

We still say this chant Willie, for all the pals that are struggling. We know you, Baxter and Kenzie are together at the bridge, the Massachusetts pups gotta stick together. The Goobersmooches - Another pack that has the ability to provide love and support from afar. Baxter and Boudreaux were Dogster twins, looking so much alike with similar personalities. When he went to the bridge I felt as though I had lost one of my own, but take comfort in knowing that Bou and Bax finally got to meet each other at the bridge. The Grubbiedogs - Miles and Baxter loved baseball and the Red Sox, that was enough for them to be friends. While I never got to meet the pups in this pack (I am waiting for you to come to Boston, George!) I did have the pleasure of going to a Red Sox game with the people of this pack! We have formed an East coast/West coast relationship that could have never been possible without Dogster. Otto SD - I learned so much from Otto and his Mom about service dogs, issues and laws, not to mention that carrots rule the world. It is on my bucket list to go meet this terrific team in person one day. Samuel Jacob and the Roo Crew - Oh, Sammy J, how I miss seeing your smiling face. Without you and your Mom, Baxter never would have gotten his wheelchair at the right moment. It is your words that enabled me to begin Baxter's 3 year journey in a cart. Your bravery and strength and willingness to help a family clear across the country is something I will never, ever forget.

There are many other families that have meant the world to us - Rudy Patudy, Helga and Ellie, Jay-Jay, The Air Up There Abbey, Sassy, Vincent and Rosie, Ernie George, Braxton and Mario, Flicka, Lucas and Cleo, Rusty the Terrible, Ares and Apollo and the Dads, the beautiful Skye, Bowie, Frances, Tinkerbelle, Comu, Kitai, (Poke)Smoke and Tess, Scooter and Trudy, Miss Dixie Monroe, Buddy Rae and Betsy Rae, Gorgeous George Underwood, Rosie Chi.....there are many, many more that we laughed and cried with for eight years. We are happy that we can keep in touch with most of them outside of Dogster but always loved visiting here and seeing their pages.

While Isabel and Fenway are "new pups" here, the Dogster community has embraced us and befriended us and treated them like one of the pack. I had looked forward to them "growing up Dogster" too and am profoundly sad to see Dogster go.

We are thankful for our time here and for Ted, John, Lori and all at HQ for providing a wonderful community for all us dog owners for 10 years, we are eternally grateful.

 

Journey's End

January 14th 2014 10:43 pm
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Baxter's Memorial card had a photo of his paw prints and tire tracks on the beach and a copy of this poem -

Journey's End

When your light goes out upon this earth,
I'll look up to the sky;
It will twinkle there in a million stars,
Like it did here in your eyes.
And when your flame no longer burns,
To warm my every day;
I will bask in the warmth of your memory,
That will never go away.
Then when your bark no longer rings,
I;ll listen deep within;
For it will be the sweetest gift,
'Twas left here by my friend.
So rest in peace in the arms of God,
My precious, faithful friend;
You'll be in the joy of each memory,
Long after your journey's end.

- copyright Allison Chambers Coxsey, 2000 and used with permission

Baxter Goodwin
June 8th, 2002 - September 18th, 2012

 

The End of Our Journey

January 14th 2014 10:38 pm
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I found Baxter on PetFinder in 2002 when looking to adopt my first dog. He was listed as a "sato" (mixed breed) from Puerto Rico with "special needs" – he was emaciated and had a noticeable neurological twitch that shook his tiny body. He was the only surviving puppy from his litter and was definitely a fighter. We battled this unknown illness for almost two years, and during that time he blossomed into a strong, energetic dog – his twitch slowly disappeared, he put on weight and even participated in recreational agility! He liked nothing better than a walk in the neighborhood, or a ride in the car with his muzzle out the window. It was the simple things in life that Baxter appreciated most, forcing the humans around him to stop and appreciate those things as well. He inspired me to work with several non profits in Puerto Rico dedicated to saving the animals there, and also to adopt my second sato, MacKenzie.

In November 2008 signs of a physical problem began to appear. During the next six months his condition deteriorated rapidly as his puppyhood illness seemed to reappear, limiting the strength in his hind quarters which affected his mobility. After dozens of tests, a diagnosis could not be found. On his 7th birthday he received his mobility cart from Eddie's Wheels and he quickly regained the freedom he had lost. Daily we met people that had never before seen a dog in a cart, and Baxter showed them that life does not stop because of a disability – he insisted we still have our daily romp in the neighborhood, and his "wheels" helped him do that with ease. In total he had 4 carts during the course of his journey, as his disability changed his cart needed to change as well.

Together we had a team of people that loved and supported us as each day brought new challenges. Baxter's unyielding energy, happiness and willingness to accept life's challenges inspired me to continue to find ways to help him live with his disability, and to greet each day with love and patience.

Along the way we met some people that changed our lives, and Baxter enjoyed some "celebrity" status appearing in the local newspapers, in Bark Magazine, in the movie Fire House Dog and in the book Dog Joy. He was often greeted at events by name thanks to his page on Facebook and the many friends that wrote about our journey. He was my brave boy who filled my whole heart with love, but the attention he received from others warmed my heart beyond measure.

We established the "Baxter Parade", which took us from Boston to places like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire - visiting all the must see landmarks and sampling local foods (lobster in Maine was a big hit)- he was allowed into many places most dogs do not get to go. Highlights of the Baxter Parade include Dog Mountain in Vermont, Baxter Brewery tour in Maine, Carlo's Bakery in New Jersey, Tiffany in New York, getting out on the field at a Pawtucket Red Sox game and out on the ice at a Worcester Sharks game. These trips brought adventure, new sights and smells to Baxter, and he brought his positive energy and enthusiasm to all those we met along the way.

We finished the journey together, and I am so thankful to have shared my life with this brave little dog with a big heart who shared his love of life with all that met him.

My PupDawg, thank you my brave boy for taking me on this wonderful journey. You have touched the lives of many and have left your mark on my heart for eternity. As I told you every night at bedtime - The moon and the stars, the sun and the ocean – that's how much I love you.

 
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