Hope, NPC


Belgian Malinois
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Home:No. Park, So. Park, San Diego, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Sammy Jo, Forever in Our Heart, Toby Jo, Cory Jo, Joey Jo (Jo Jo) and Sarge
Precious Pup
 

Nicknames:
MaliNut, Hopester, Hopey Pokey, MaliGator, Hopely Chapopely, Hope for the future, HideeHope, Melon Head, MaliNaughty

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
April 3rd 2004

Birthday:
November 3rd 2003

Likes:
From mommy: People, dogs, kitties, & watching Animal Planet on TV (she will zone out)

Pet-Peeves:
Having to listen to mommy.

Favorite Toy:
Mommy's body, especially her fingers and toes.

Favorite Food:
Nibbling on blades of grass as mommy and I walk.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere, everywhere, and any time.

Best Tricks:
I can take a piece of kibble out of mommy's mouth without hurting her.

Arrival Story:
Mommy adopted me from Helen Woodward's Animal Center (a no kill shelter) at ~ 5 months of age. They rescued me from a high kill shelter in Tucson Arizona. Prior to that I was in Washington DC. I think that they wanted me to either be a bomb dog or a drug dog, but I'm way too sweet for either job, and glad that I didn't have what was needed. I lived in three states before I was 6 months old. From mommy: Hope has never growled or shown teeth (unless she is sleeping upside down). She is an excellent watchdog, very sweet, and she is super alert. Sometimes, I think she is made from rubber bands and springs.

Bio:
From mommy: Hope had a very bad UTI with crystals when I adopted her. She was on several antibiotics for months before the UTI went away. She probably spent most of her earlier days in a crate holding her pee. She only ate Rx Sceince Diet CD until 04/10/2010 when she developed an intolerance/allergy. Currently she is eating Orijen 6 Fish kibble and is doing great. She loves the taste. From me: I have mommy wrapped around my dew claw - BOL

Forums Motto:
Queen of Naughty

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Can a dog's digestive system "change"?

My Favorite Naughty Of All Time:
Pulling mommy and making her fall
into my "just made" doodie - BOL.
I am a VERY naughty girl.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 3rd 2005 More than 8 years!

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Dogster Id:
216277


Meet my family
Bubba (In
Loving Memory)
Shayna (In
Loving Memory)

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Just a silly little naughty pup named Hope


10 Years Together

April 7th 2014 9:40 am
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Hi Friends,

This was a busy (not in a good way) year. Late July, mommy and I found out that I have idiopathic asymptomatic Hepatitis. I chipped my tooth, mommy found the tooth piece, took me to the vet, and my blood work showed increased liver (ALT) enzyme and poor liver function (bile acids). Three weeks of two Antibiotics and Ursodiol followed. I had to have my tummy shaved for an ultrasound, which was inconclusive.

I was on Cyclosporine for several months to reduce inflammation. It worked a little, but once I was taken off of the cyclosporine, the inflammation came back. I also had several bouts of diarrhea/colitis (common side effect). Now I am on Prednisone. I pee pee a lot and drink a lot(common side effect) but I remain asymptomatic and happy. Mommy takes me out ever 3 to 4 hours to go pee pee (even at night) - she is such a good mommy and I love her so much.

At the end of this month, I go for blood work to see if the Prednisone is working. Me and mommy are saying lots of prayers that my liver inflammation will resolve. Mommy says it was a miracle that she found my tooth fragment and discovered my hepatitis because I never showed any symptoms.


Ten years ago on April 3rd, mommy, grandma, Bubba, and me became a family.

I was about five months old. I was in a large cage when I saw mommy for the first time. The nice people at Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, Ca. called me Sugar ‘cuz they said that I was very sweet.

Mommy called me over to her. When I came to her, and stuck my nose through the bars, she touched my nose. I kissed and nibbled her fingers. Then she was gone. I was sad. Why does everyone leave me all alone?

Soon the woman who feeds and plays with me opened my cage, put my leash on, and there was mommy. We walked for a while, and then I was back in my cage all alone again. Again, I was sad. What's wrong with me?

Next, I was taken to a room where I saw grandma and Bubba for the first time. Mommy was there too. I went over to play with Bubba. He was so big. He moved back when I jumped at him, wanting to play. I think that he was afraid of me ‘cuz I was so young and he was much older. Finally, he sniffed me with his cold nose and barked. After that, they took me away. I was sad again. Was I a bad girl?

The woman took me into another room (so many rooms that I didn't know about). She weighed me. I weighed 30 pounds. She looked at my tummy boo-boo. She called it a “spay”. She also brushed my hair, sprayed me with something smelly, and told me I was going home. What is a home?

Soon, I saw mommy, grandma, and Bubba. They were smiling at me. Mommy put a red collar and leash on me. She called me Hope. I was happy and wagged my tail.

We walked outside. Grandma held my leash tight and mommy held Bubba’s leash. I had never been outside the shelter before. I was so excited. I jumped on grandma and knocked her over in the grass.

Yes, I've always been a naughty girl. I felt so bad so I kissed her face. Mommy helped grandma up, and we went into mommy’s car. Bubba sat in the back, and grandma held me in her arms, while mommy drove us home. I was very happy.

Even though my grandma and big brother Bubba are in heaven, leaving just mommy and me, I’m still so happy that mommy, grandma, and Bubba chose me to join their family.

Please, adopt your next dog and/or cat from a shelter, the humane society, animal control, and/or the pound. They need homes too!

Love,

Hope, NPC
Queen of Naughty

PS: All of mommy's babies (except sister Sarah) were adopted from a shelter. Mommy knows how much we need forever homes. Mommy found sister Sarah (approx. 3 months old) in 1981; she was tied, gagged, and thrown in a dumpster. Naughty naughty people.

 

Our Ninth Anniversary as a Family

April 3rd 2013 11:38 am
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Nine years ago today, mommy, grandma, Bubba, and me became a family.

I was about five months old. I was in a large cage when I saw mommy for the first time. The nice people at Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, Ca. called me Sugar ‘cuz they said that I was very sweet.

Mommy called me over to her. When I came to her, and stuck my nose through the bars, she touched my nose. I kissed and nibbled her fingers. Then she was gone. I was sad. Why does everyone leave me all alone?

Soon the woman who feeds and plays with me opened my cage, put my leash on, and there was mommy. We walked for a while, and then I was back in my cage all alone again. Again, I was sad. What's wrong with me?

Next, I was taken to a room where I saw grandma and Bubba for the first time. Mommy was there too. I went over to play with Bubba. He was so big. He moved back when I jumped at him, wanting to play. I think that he was afraid of me ‘cuz I was so young and he was much older. Finally, he sniffed me with his cold nose and barked. After that, they took me away. I was sad again. Was I a bad girl?

The woman took me into another room (so many rooms that I didn’t know about). She weighed me. I weighed 30 pounds. She looked at my tummy boo-boo. She called it a “spay”. She also brushed my hair, sprayed me with something smelly, and told me I was going home. What is a home?

Soon, I saw mommy, grandma, and Bubba. They were smiling at me. Mommy put a red collar and leash on me. She called me Hope. I was happy and wagged my tail.

We walked outside. Grandma held my leash tight and mommy held Bubba’s leash. I had never been outside the shelter before. I was so excited. I jumped on grandma and knocked her over in the grass.

Yes, I've always been a naughty girl. I felt so bad so I kissed her face. Mommy helped grandma up, and we went into mommy’s car. Bubba sat in the back, and grandma held me in her arms, while mommy drove us home. I was very happy.

Even though my grandma and big brother Bubba are in heaven, leaving just mommy and me, I’m still so happy that mommy, grandma, and Bubba chose me to join their family.

Please, adopt your next dog and/or cat from a shelter, the humane society, animal control, and/or the pound. They need homes too!

Love,

Hope, NPC
Queen of Naughty

PS: All of mommy's babies (except sister Sarah) were adopted from a shelter. Mommy knows how much we need forever homes. Mommy found sister Sarah (approx. 3 months old) in 1981; she was tied, gagged, and thrown in a dumpster. Naughty naughty people.

 

Birthday Girl in the House!

November 3rd 2012 12:31 pm
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Yappy birthday to me
Yappy birthday to me
Yappy ninth birthday to me
Yappy birthday to me.

Today I'm nine
and I feel mighty fine,
Lots of naughties to be done,
Today's gonna be lots of fun!

Love,

Hope, NPC
Queen of Naughty

 
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