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Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Keeko

bubba, Sweet Baby, Keeko Maleeko, Lickaholic, Goofy, Texas Tugger, Licky Lou

Quick Bio:

October 31st 2003

Playing tug,going with mama anywhere she goes, sitting in mama's or daddy's lap watching tv.

bathtime, thunderstorms, the surround sound, people and/or dogs walking on my street

Favorite Toy:
favority toy????? I like them all as long as someone will play tug. I love to play tug!!!!!!!

Favorite Food:
any "people food" I can beg out of someone

Favorite Walk:
My favorite walk is at Granny's house. I don't have to be on the leash. I can just run and run. If you mean what is my favorite on a leash, Well that would be ANYWHERE as long as I'm with mommie or daddy

Best Tricks:
sit, shake, high five, leave it, lay down

Arrival Story:
Mommie and my "human sister" came to my house to find a puppy. I ran and layed down in sister's lap. I wouldn't let her get up or play with any of the other puppies. She told mommie that I HAD to be the one. Sister picked me up and put me in the pocket of her hoodie. UMM, it felt so nice and warm. They brought me home and introduced me to daddy. Well, the rest is history.

Besides being the "cutest dog on earth". Keeko is kind of like my service dog. He has had a connection with me from the very beginning. He can sense when I'm having a bad day or when I'm tired and need to rest. He will nudge me on the back of my legs when I've done too much and it's time to sit and rest. When I am having spasms in my spine, he will lay down right up against my back. The pressure of his little body against my spine will help the spasm to subside. If it's one of the days that the burning is too bad, he will lay in the floor beside my chair, instead of my lap. So, with him and the rest of my family "Together we can lick MS".

Forums Motto:
*Texas Tugger* :o}~~~~~~~{o:

The Groups I'm In:
***Pointers PLUS***, DAWGS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!, Dog Eared Book Club, PARADISE, Pawsome Pages, Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 1st 2005 More than 11 years!

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

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Keeko's Adventures

I'm free!!

July 10th 2013 2:10 pm
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When I passed over the rainbow bridge, mama had me cremated. She received me back in a little box. She's had me in her top dresser drawer now for 6 months. She would take me out and talk to me and cry then put me back in.

Today, mama took me out of the drawer and out of the box. She actually held me in her hands and cried. She told me it was time to finish my trek over the bridge. Her and Cheeto went to ICW trailer park in Aransas Pass where we had so much fun one summer. She kissed my rabies tag and my collar and threw them into the bay then she scattered my ashes into the water. As my ashes hit the water, they sparkled. Mama got a peaceful feeling that I was telling her good-bye and I love you.

**Mama here**
Keeko let me know that he was okay as I scattered the ashes in the water. They sparkled like glitter as the sunshine hit them. I know he's at peace, just as I am now. His journey is complete. I called my daughter just before scattering them. She was the one he picked when he was a puppy and she was there at the end to say good-bye. I know in my heart, he will always be watching over me as he was in life here on earth. He was my soul mate and God put him in my life just at the right time.

I love you sweet boo and promise we'll be together again someday!!!


January 8th, 2013 -- My trip over the rainbow bridge

July 10th 2013 1:57 pm
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Well it's been a long time since October when I lost my tongue to the darn bee. I've learned to drink and eat but I have tremendous amount of drool flowing from my mouth. I can't control it so mama has found some human baby clothes that work to cover my fur so it doesn't get wet all the time. I'm totally miserable because the clothes irritate my skin and make me itch so bad but when I don't have the clothes on, my fur gets soaked with the smelly drool. I look at mama and beg her to help me.

Finally on the morning of January 8th, she tells daddy to say good-bye. She calls the vet clinic and ask for Dr. Matt. He wasn't in that day but mama knew if she waited for him to be in the office, she might chicken out and not take me so she just made the appointment with the available vet.

We get the vet clinic, she is crying so hard and I'm really nervous and concerned for her. I've taken care of her for 9 years and I can't stop now. We go into the little room and the vet explains to her what is going to happen, she's determined that she will stay with me to the end.

The vet gives me the first shot, I scream and jerk around so much. Mama is trying to hold me but I'm jerking around so bad she can't hold on. The vet tells mama that I'm not hurting and should stop the jerking in a few seconds, I don't. He says I need another shot, so he gives me one more. I settle down, but continue to look up at mama and sigh. I was still breathing and mama asked the vet why I'm still breathing, he says I'm fighting and need one more shot. (he gave me enough for a 65lb dog and I weighed only 20lbs). I just kept on breathing and mama kept on crying. She bent down and kissed me and told me it was okay, I could go. I took my last breath after that. I knew she would be okay.


October 18, 2012 (Warning.....long and graphic)

May 18th 2013 7:59 am
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Mama was having a really bad day with her MS pain so she went down to the main gate on the ranch and locked it so I couldn't get in the road. I had acquired a habit of going that direction and on several occasions she had found me roaming the road.

She came home and let me out to play and explore. She laid down and rested for a bit. After about thirty minutes or so, she looked out the window to check on me. I was sitting in the driveway so she stepped out and called me. I didn't come to her, if fact I didn't even look up at her.
She walked out towards me and noticed that I was covered in blood. She couldn't even tell where it was coming from. She picked me up and ran to the house, got her purse and very quickly drove me to the vet.

Dr. Matt started checking me over and noticed the blood was coming from my mouth. He finally got my mouth pried open and said that I had chewed off the majority of my tongue. He couldn't tell because of all the blood exactly how much damage was done so he kept me at the vet office to clean me up and check me out more. He called mama a couple of hours later and said she could come pick me up. He thought since I was yelping and screaming so much that I was gonna be okay. He didn't know the only reason I was making such a commotion was that I wanted out of the cage and Mama!!!

Mama and daddy came and picked me up and took me home. Daddy went back to work and left me and mama to rest. As the day wore on, the bleeding started back up and I was quietly whining with pain. Mama called the vet and he said to bring me on in and let him check me again. When daddy got home we all went back to the vet. He gave me a shot to get my blood to clot and a pain shot. He also gave mama four more pain shots to use later.

Mama gave me a gentle warm bath and cuddled me until I was dry. We went to bed and mama cried herself to sleep.

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