Baxter


Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
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Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Bax, Baxie, Jeezy, Puppies

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
August 11th 2005

Likes:
Long walks, Car rides, Attention or company, Belly Rubs, Playing fetch in backyard

Pet-Peeves:
Being left alone, the vacuum

Favorite Toy:
Anything squeaky, real squeaky

Favorite Food:
Science Diet biscuits, turkey, american cheese, anything the baby drops

Favorite Walk:
Around the neighborhood with me on rollerblades!

Best Tricks:
Gimme Paw and roll over

Arrival Story:
My wife and I had been married just 2 months when we decided to buy a Wheaten Terrier from a breeder. We came home with a real cutie we named Wally. Wally was a joy to have around. We were in love with this lil' pup! Unfortunately, Wally became really sick in just 2 weeks and after attempts at hoping the vet could save him he passed on. As you can imagine, we were absolutely crushed. Not only were we devastated, but we were also furious at the breeder who sold us Wally. It was obvious that although recommended, this breeder was up to no good. When we went to get our money back, although we knew it wasn't going to make up for the loss of such a sweet dog, we were offered another wheaten. Well, even though we didn't plan on it, this yappy loudmouth of a dog would not let us leave without him. His energy and excitement made us realize how different Wally had been. Wally was much more subdued and mellow, not a common disposition for a wheaten. It lead us to believe something was always wrong with Wally from the moment we bought him. Of course that just fueled my anger towards this breeder. However, I couldn't leave without this dog that seemed to be calling out for help. We took him home and named him Baxter. Luckily, Baxter has been healthy and such a great dog. From the moment we took him home, Baxter began lifting out hearts out of a few pits of sorrow. He has continued to be there for us through tough times and he has been there for the happiest of times. He will always be an important part of our growing family. Needless to say, I have spread the word of warning on this breeder. That breeder had caused us a great deal of heartache, but I can't deny that if hadn't been for our trip to get our money back,we would not have Baxter the best dog in the world!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Where are all you Wheaties out there???

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 11th 2005 More than 8 years!

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Dogster Id:
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Baxter: Life of a Wheaten


Update!

November 24th 2010 8:29 pm
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Baxter is still a good boy. He's been very sweet and patient since our son was born. I would've expected him to have knocked him down by now, but Baxter's been great with him. He's so gentle and sweet towards him. Our son loves him and I can't wait until my son can really begin enjoying him as he gets older. Writing this entry has reminded me how much my family loves Baxie. That's it! More walks and extra attention for Bax! He just looked at me like, "why don't you start by getting me a biscuit and we'll get to the other stuff later."

 

Update!

August 13th 2007 8:17 am
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Our attempt to keep Bax out of the crate when not home did not last very long. We came home one night and the blinds were chewed and he had rearranged our funiture for us. Not too much damage, but enough to realize he is better off in his crate when we're not at home. He feels safer and more comfortable in it. I realized it's not the crate he doesn't like, it's us not being home. He hates being alone. Maybe we'll try again one day, but for now he seems to be used to the crate until we're home. We don't get home too late and he sleeps anyway. We always look forward to seeing him when we get home. It's his and our favorite part of the day. Everyone's home, he plays, gets a walk, and of course HE EATS! This dog's got it made. He's got his own Dogster page for crying out loud!

 

A year and a half later...

March 15th 2007 10:26 pm
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Baxter has a new home with a fenced in backyard. HE's calmed down a lot and has learned to listen pretty well. He loves his walks and I try to take a stroll with him every chance I get. It really is therapeutic for both of us. Nothin' more relaxing than taking a walk around the neighborhood with man's best friend. Exercise makes him happy and it keeps me active as well. Little by little we are stqarting to trust him out of the crate when we're not at home. He doesn't destroy stuff like he used to. He's a good boy.

 
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