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February 14th 2002
Getting his butt scratched
Blowing in his face
Anything he can chew
Sitting pretty, thats about the only one I can get him to do LOL
People who are notorious for beating their dogs until they turn on them and then taking them into the field and shooting them negligently let their mutt dog breed and when I found out I set up a mini rescue mission and removed the remaining puppies from the situation, one of them being Echo. A freind took the other two remaining pups and I took Echo, supposedly as a foster.
On September 31, 2012 I noticed a massive tumor underneath Echo's tail. The next morning I took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with cancer and due to the size and tumor of the location he was given just a few weeks to live. Through some herbal and natural cancer remedies I was able to keep my beloved Echo comfortable and reasonably healthy until December 4 when I finally had to make the heartwrenching decision to put my beautiful, sweet boy to sleep. I still miss him every day.
Duh, which way did he go George?
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September 16th 2010 7:35 pm
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Well considering how long its been since I've updated this, I thought I would just put an update out there.
Echo's doing good. He's finally adjusted to being an only dog (my sweet Diesel died in Feb of '09). And is still just an incredibly sweet old guy. Its hard to believe my big baby is going to be 9. But he's doing very well. He's got a couple of minor health issues right now. One...he needs one of his molars pulled (of course it has to be the most expensive tooth to have removed) and two he had very slightly elevated BUN and creatinine levels in his blood work I had done a few weeks ago so he's eating a low protein diet for a month to see if it was the canned food i was stupidly feeding him, or if its going to be a permanent change. Other than that he's the picture of health...even at his age and size he's not showing any signs of arthritis or any of those degenerative diseases. So all in all nothing but good things to say about Echo.
He's been invited back to a preschool we went to last year for a dog bite prevention program, so while its not as often now, he's still doing his therapy work with children.
So I guess thats about it.
March 20th 2008 10:27 am
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Wow its been forever since I've updated this. Echo is doing very very well. I can't believe he turned six this past February. How can my little (ok not so little) angel be getting that old?
I guess I didn't mention before but Echo passed a local temperament test to do therapy work through our local humane society, and then as I mentioned in another entry I took him for his CGC which he passed with flying colors.
We had for a couple of months been going to a local shelter for women and children (I can't remember for sure if its battered women and children or just homeless...) and he would play with the kids for a couple hours. I was SHOCKED when they got him to go up on the playground equipment and even more shocked when he went (willingly) down the slide with the kids. He will just do anything for kids.
We were also involved in a Children's Expo here in town recently. For four hours all he did was sit around and get loved on. He would lay down and let the toddler's just crawl all over him. There were a few that even straddled him like a horse (they didn't actually sit on him just straddled him) and he just laid there and let them do whatever they wanted to him.
Well my goal with all this was (and still is) to get him into a children's ward at a hospital or somethign to that effect. So we finally got through the application process with a local hospital and to the interview stage.
Echo was SOOO good. He really is turning into an incredible dog. He handled the children (including a toddler that was jumping around, screaming in his face, waving his hands around...you know just being a typical toddler that doesn't get to see dogs very often) perfectly, was great with the adults, and aside from a little sniffing around in the halls was a perfect dog.
Despite all of that because if his history of abuse and the fact that my pit bull, Chaz, practically raised him until he was six or seven months old, they denied him. I'm disappointed but I do have to say relieved...after the interview I wasn't sure I really wanted to participate in their program because of their rediculous expectations and regulations (like having to purchase a uniform to volunteer, as well as the fact that they have unrealistic expectations of the dogs...basically what they really want and all that they have accepted is retired service dogs, or service dogs that were too freindly for work). But I would still have liked him to be accepted just to know that he could have done it.
Oh well we'll be moving on to getting certified through Therapy Dogs International in the near future (as soon as I have the money to make the trip because the closest place they offer the test is three hours from and to pay for the test itself). If all goes well there I want to get him into their program where children read to dogs...he would be absolutely perfect for it because he's so mellow and is perfectly content to just lay down with someone and be quiet. I would also like to get him involved with their disaster relieft therapy dog program. But when and if we pass the TDI test, we'll be eventually at some point (after some more exposure and work with his training) be moving onto the Delta thingy (can't think of what its actually called right now, but its the real prestigious one).
Just keep Echo in your thoughts as we go through all of this. He's just such an incredible dog. Such a beautiful dog, soul as well as appearance.
Well I guess thats just about it for his update.
November 13th 2007 6:03 pm
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Not this past weekend but the weekend before last I took Echo and his brother Diesel down to Indiana so that I could take Echo to a dog show that offered the Canine Good Citizen test.
Echo passed with flying colors. He was a PERFECT gentleman. The evaluator said he could not possibly have behaved any better!!! I'm so proud of my big boy!!!
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