Likes: He loves to play and learn new tricks. Swimming at puppy play group - LOVE! And of course, to get treats! He loves to play with every dog that comes his way while walking. And the bigger the dog the better! He fears no dog!
Pet-Peeves: Unruly children and pouring rain
Favorite Toy: giggle toys - any noise making toy.
Favorite Food: Dehydrated Hot Dog bites - yummy!
Favorite Walk: in The East Village in NYC and visiting Michael, Jennifer and crew at Little King. a boutique jewelry shop and visiting his friend, Shu, a fellow min pin at the hair salon next door to his home.
Best Tricks: dancing and hugging! He also knows the basic commands - sit, stay, come, heel (kind of - BOL), down - and the fun stuff too - head down, spin, reverse spin, crazy eight, hop, front and finish.
Arrival Story: Daddy decided to buy a puppy as a birthday gift for my Mom. Deciding on the breed was not easy. Mom wanted a small dog because she grew up with them and it would be perfect in their small NYC apartment. Dad wanted a big dog because he grew up with large dogs. Then they met Shu, a feisty and friendly mini pinscher, at the hair salon next door where my dad gets his hair cut. Shu would follow my dad around and jump on his lap and nap while he got his hair cut. Although tiny, he acted like a big dog. And when Mom met Shu, they both knew this was the breed. The perfect compromise. A tiny dog that thinks like a big dog. They found a breeder and Mom and Dad looked through the pictures and found me labelled as Sable's black & tan #2. Sable's my birth mom. It was love at first sight. They had to wait a few weeks but the breeder sent pics and video - Mom and Dad were very happy to see me in such a loving environment. Finally, my dad picked me up and brought me home. A full day trip! My mom and dad tell me every day how much they love me and how lucky they are to have found me. And now I go into the hair salon and play with Shu who is now one of my closest friends!
I lost a friend...a good friend? No a GREAT friend. With his ability to laugh and smile, his wit, his charm, his never-ending optimism. such an inspiration to us all. I only wished I could be half the wonder boy he was.
As fast and furious his spirit was, he has now passed to the Bridge. And what's crazy is that I can hear him say, Oh don't you worry about me, just take care of those who need homes, who need laughs, who needs the family like my Mom, Joni, who made me the happiest pup on earth. Always so giving, so selfless.
I can never forget you, Willie, you were always the inspiration for me. I promise to do you proud. I promise to always have the faith you have always given me. Your one of a kind.
Ah yes, as my DOTW nears its end, I have one last shameless promotion of a contest near and dear to my heart. This will be the FOURTH year for the contest! What started as some rosettes and a couple of donations in prizes has bloomed into an amazing prize list every year we host! As always, several of the judges from last year will be hosting and the new judges include the top 3 winners and the rainbow angel winner from last year! WOOHOO!
For those who are not familiar, you can check out the links below...
You can see how far we have come from the first year!
The mission of the contest is to bring not only success stories of adoption but those that support adopting a pet into a home! This will hopefully encourage others to consider adoption as a choice for their next pet.
The PRIZE LIST was phenomenal last year and even BIGGER this year! We are so excited because businesses of our own dogster members will be donating many of the prizes as well as Dogster! Our own judges have dipped into their bag of presents to also donate what they can!=;
Before we announce the contest, we would like to extend the offer for other pups to donate to the contest as well! If you would like to donate - donation to a rescue of choice by a winner, rosettes, zealies, stars, special gifts, bones or if you have a business and can donate an item or two, please p-mail me!
To give you an idea, there will be three top winners, an honorary rainbow bridge pup winner and 5 honorable mentions! PLUS, we have added a new category called Dog's Best Friend where your own pup can nominate their Mom or Dad who actively participate in rescue!
We are aiming to announce the contest by mid-April so we are accepting donations to the prizes for the next week!
We are so super excited and hope that no matter what, you guys will enter the contest! Donations will not disqualify you from entering. All pups qualify whether or not you have been adopted - it's about how we support adoption and why!:D
Thanks every pup for considering a donation and we can't wait to announce the contest soon!