Nicknames: Shakey, Shakey boo, Shakester, goofball, butthead, silly boy, buttinsky, Shakey bakey, grumpy old man
Birthday: August 28th 2001
Likes: Barking! Going on walks, playing with his toys, attention, being outside, barking at everything, rolling in the grass, car rides, Uncle Joey, hanging out with his grandparents, chasing squirrels and birds
Pet-Peeves: baths, when Lacey won't play with him, when he's not the center of attention, kids, other dogs getting attention from his humom, being told to 'be quiet', having to come inside when he doesn't want to
Favorite Toy: A red and brown holiday bear (that was meant for Sydney which is probably why it's his fave!), tennis balls, other dogs' toys
Favorite Food: Chicken, cheese, anything mom has, any and all doggie treats
Favorite Walk: Any walk, anywhere - as long as he's outside! It doesn't matter what the weather is like either. Shakey loves to play tug o war with his leash - him on one end yanking, me on the other end telling him to 'drop it' so we can actually walk.
Best Tricks: Shakey's favorite trick is "get your leash." He knows how to sit, stay, down, paw, wait, up, off, 'find it,' and sometimes come (again, when he feels like it *lol*). He's taken beginning agility and loves the dog ramps and walks.
Arrival Story: I went to pick a puppy from a litter and held two different minis. When I held Shakespeare, he licked me, climbed all over me, and wouldn't sit still. So I didn't pick a puppy, Shakespeare picked me. :)
Bio: Shakespeare is my first dog and my baby. He's my parents first granddog. His ears are always one up and one down; they've been that way since he was a puppy.
Sheesh, you gotta really sneak around to get to a computer here! Mom left me at the e-vet tonight cause they need to run diagnostic tests and xrays and stuff on me. Know how I've been urka gurkaing? I even urka gurkaed rice last night, and I've been pretty lethargic all weekend too, so mom took me to the vet this afternoon. The vet thought I looked jaundiced (you shoulda seen mom's freaked out expression there, she was not expecting that at all), so they took blood work. My liver values were 8-10 times higher than they should be, and my billy-something or other value was high too. So the vet recommended mom take me to this e-vet so they could figure out what's wrong. The e-vet lady was nice and was talking to mom about liver and gallbladder and bile ducts and how they all work together, and mom was paying attention but I dunno what it means yet. They gotta run tests. I'll sneak back and let you pups know what's up when I can.
I've been urka gurking this weekend, so mom's been giving me "bland" human foods (they're not bland for me, they're delicious!). Yesterday she gave me pieces of boiled chicken, a tiny bit of which urka gurkaed up. This morning I got a tiny piece of banana (YUM!) and bits of scrambled eggs (YUM YUM!). OMD, why has mom never fed me these things before?!?! Just cause she doesn't eat eggs does not mean she shouldn't make them for me, altho now that she knows I like them, she says she'll make them just for me. Woof! On a related note, she's been wanting to buy a rice cooker for a while, and last night she finally bought one so she could make rice for me. Woof! There's still scrambled egg on the counter that I want but mom is waiting to see if I urka gurka anything else first.
Mom posted a video of me and my doggy roommate Bela, we played a bunch on Saturday morning. We have fun playing, we bark and grumble and play bow. Oh, mom says to make sure to tell my furiends that she was watching the whole time and Bela is super sweet and I’m a grumbly brat (hey! I’m not barking that!), and no doggies were harmed in the making of this video. (Sheesh mom, like I’d ever let a girl dog beat me up, even if she is three times my size!)