Hershey (In Loving Memory)

Doberman Pinscher
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Home:Cherokee, IA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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mutt face, ugly (and no I don't think he's ugly, I just call him that)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

December 15th 1994

Terrorizing Chansey, try to get in the garbage when I'm not looking

Being put in the kennel (which happens rarely)

Favorite Toy:
Chews on any toy he can get his hand on

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
He can't go for walks anymore, but he used to like the park

Best Tricks:
wave, balance treat on nose (catches it afterwards)

Arrival Story:
A friend of mine was a volunteer at the Siouxland Humane Society (it was 60 miles away and I was still in school, otherwise I would have gone too) and told me about a Doberman puppy that just arrived. She knew that I had wanted a Doberman. It took a lot of begging to my mom, but she finally gave in. So my friend's mom drove us to go pick him up the weekend after Valentine's Day in 1995. The shelter's vet said that he was a mixed breed and that he was four months old, based on the size of his feet. I couldn't believe a vet actually said this because it is completely untrue. Not long after I brought him home I took him to see our vet. By looking at his TEETH (the real way to tell age) he said he was more like 8 weeks old. So we gave him a birthday. Whether or not he was purebred was questionable, even though it happened to be my vet's favorite breed, he didn't know everything about them. But so far, the Doberman people who have met him personally (show people) say he is purebred and obviously a product of a byb, but I already knew that :)

UPDATE: It has been a long time since I came to Dogster (almost 4 years apparently). In 2003 I had taken Hershey to the vet because he was showing lameness in the back end. I suspected Wobbler's but it turned out to be hip and back pain. He also had a non-cancerous fatty tumor in his left armpit that I opted not to have surgically removed considering he was 9 years old and wasn't in the best of health. According to the vet it would continue to grow and eventually kill the nerve endings but instead it eventually went away. I treated his hip/back pain with canine aspirin that worked well for awhile. He continued going downhill slowly but it picked up during his last year or two until, on Halloween 2008, I had to say goodbye. It may not have been the best date to choose but if I didn't do it then I'd have probably let him suffer longer because I didn't want to let him go. His ashes currently sit in an urn on top of my computer desk until more suitable arrangements can be made. I plan on making a sculpture of him when I have the time with a compartment to hold his ashes.

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