German Shepherd/Doberman Pinscher
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Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Little Man, Charles Barkley, Carlos, Bubba T, Prince Bonnie Charley, Carlos Delgado

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

July 29th 2003

being with his humans and playing with his buddy Clone

touching his ears and nails

Favorite Toy:
squeaky toys, tennis balls

Favorite Food:
jalapenos, sauerkraut, sushi

Favorite Walk:
going to obedience class or agility class

Best Tricks:
knows how to open sliding glass doors

Arrival Story:
I found him on petfinder in the adoption classifieds section. We wanted a little boy for our older dog and he was the last boy in his litter. His litter was found in a cardboard box at a construction site. All of his littermates looked totally different. We adopted him at 4 weeks (not knowing he was so young) and we had to bottle feed him. It's so sad because I don't think he got to know his mommie.

He is a loving little guy. He loves to give us and his animal siblings kisses. The vet calls him a "wild man" and it takes three vet techs to cut his nails. I was featured on

Forums Motto:
I like to chase squirrels!

The Groups I'm In:
EPI Support, GSDs World, Melbourne Mutts

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Special Thanks to Larry Merrill - Dog Each Day

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 16th 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Roswell (RIP
August 15,

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A Black and Tan's life

My weight gain

November 2nd 2008 5:38 am
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When I was diagnosed with EPI in August I was weighed in around 41 or 42 pounds down from 58 lbs. My vet had told me before all of this that I needed to be at 53 so I didn't have a steep hill to climb. Well a couple of weeks ago, I went in to be weighed and I'm now at 49 lbs! Just a few more to my goal of 53 lbs! Yippeee!

With my condition, my Mom and Dad have to feed me three small meals a day with pancreatic enzyme supplements and watch my poop. :0) My Dad calls it the poop patrol.


My sister Cinder

November 2nd 2008 5:36 am
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This is a message send to the GSD World Dogster group on August 30th, 2008

The vet came over to my house yesterday and put my sister Cinder to sleep. She has been sick for a few days and the vets told my parents that she had a tumor pushing on her intestines. She hasn't been herself the last couple of weeks and my parents didn't notice until this past week because they have been focused on me and my poop, I was just diagnosed with EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency). I see my parents cry a lot. They say to each other how it's strange to not see her any more and how the routine has changed. I kind of think I know what's going on but when they came home from the vet this morning with my cat brother, I thought maybe they would bring Cinder home with them. My parents are in so much pain right now. I try to cheer them up with toys. My parents know they have done the right thing for her but they still miss her terribly. She would have been 15 in October. I think I will miss her because I have known her all my life. Thanks for listening.

Charley and Charley's Mom (Julie)


I have not been feeling well lately

August 5th 2008 7:58 pm
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My mommy and daddy found out I have EPI today. EPI is exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. It basically means I don't create enough enzymes to digest my food. I started losing a lot of weight (15 pounds in total) over a span of a few months, had really bad diarrhea and my appetite for food was so great that I was stealing food off of my parents' plates -- right in front of their faces.

My parents are so relieved that they know what I have now, they have been so worried about my weight loss and my stomach problems. I have to have three small meals a day and take enzyme supplements with every meal for the rest of my life.

I'm also having to get shots because my vitamin B12 level is low. I also have SIBO which is Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth which happens when undigested food gets into my small intestines. I will have to take medicine for a little while for this.

I love all of the attention I'm getting and I'm feeling a little bit better now because my food is being digested correctly now and I'm having to "go" as many times a day as before.

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