Caramel Rug (In loving memory)

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Picture of Caramel Rug (In loving memory), a male Miniature Poodle

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Home:Saratoga Springs, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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spud, buddy, poo, paramel, fuzzy butt

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-deaf

November 11th 1989

Sleep... and Eat, but loves to play ball

Not being able to see what's coming at me.

Favorite Toy:
His blankets

Favorite Food:
What ever anyone else is having

Favorite Walk:
Our back yard and local park

Best Tricks:

Arrival Story:
Dad was living in Texas (at the time) and had just gotten out of the USMC and was looking for a pup. He was raised with Irish Setters but, lived in a REALLY small apt. He read about an Adopt-a-pet and went for a visit. He told me that he was half looking for a cocker but, after spending some time with me, he couldn't resist. Being that I am a poodle (miniature) and Dad is a 6'6" former marine, appearance was important. Dad took me for a poodle cut ONCE, from then on, I've always had a mohawk! Depending on the groomer, it has been a multitude of colors.

Funny story, I was in college when Caramel joined my life. I used to drink coffee every morning with a friend at this little dive of a diner. The monday after I got Caramel, I was telling her about this great apricot poodle that I adopted over the weekend and she got a strange look on her face, asked me some questions and then relayed the story that Caramel was once her younger sisters dog but, she had gotten more interested in boys than in taking care of Caramel, so her Dad decided that he had to go. I am a very lucky guy for some strange events.

Forums Motto:
Caramel - spud

The Groups I'm In:
Blind Dogs & Cats, blind or deaf doggies, Miniature Poodle Friends, Operation DevilDog--The Barracks, Poodle Power, poodles please, Poodleville University, Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies, Senior Citizen Status, Seniors, The Catster and Dogster Railroad


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

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Roscoe (In
loving memory)
Ginger (In
Loving Memory)

Meet my Pup Pals
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See all my Pup Pals

Gettin' Old

A Dog's Purpose -- from a 4 year old

January 13th 2007 6:35 pm
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Being a veterinarian, I was called to examine
a ten year old Irish wolfhound named Belker.
The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa and
their little boy, Shane, were all very attached
to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle.
cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything
for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia
procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me
they thought it would be good for the four-year-old Shane
to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane
might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's
family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the
old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what
was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully
away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without
any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after
Belker'sdeath, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are
shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped
up, "Iknow why." Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth
next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.
He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good
life --like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The four-
year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't
have to stay as long."

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave
the rest to God.

Thanks to Vicki who sent this to us in another forum


Memorial tribute

January 13th 2007 5:58 pm
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To the Bridge

January 12th 2007 6:14 pm
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Caramel began his journey to the bridge tonight. The lymphomas in his lungs and recently liquid in his lungs made his life miserable. We did all that we could for him but, finally, his time had come.

Caramel was my best bud for over 17 years and parting is very hard but, it was the best decision for him. He was not having any fun and his quality of life had dramatically degraded. So, now he is at peace.

Hopefully Caramel is now playing with Roscoe and all of the rest of his buddies from his long life and travels.

We love you and will miss you Caramel Rug!

Dad & Mom

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