"Always Loved" Corky


Miniature Poodle
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Home:Alexandria, VA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Nicknames:
Corky, the Beige Bullet, Corkster, Dorito Dog

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Likes:
Food. Anything having to do with eating. Cheese. Terrorizing Brandy.

Pet-Peeves:
Being woken up and not getting something to eat....actually anything where he doesn't get something to eat; and his brother, Brandy.

Favorite Toy:
He doesn't play very much anymore, but if he does, it is with the stuffed lion

Favorite Food:
Anything and everything. Cheese.

Favorite Walk:
Into the kitchen.

Best Tricks:
Begging.

Arrival Story:
Corky's grandmother (current caretaker) brought his mother (me) to a small pet store in Illinois. She had stopped by the mall on her lunch break and decided to enter the pet store. Well, it must have been fate....Their 16 year old cat had recently passed away a few years before and so the family decided that they would look for another pet. I had never had a dog and so when my mother (Corky's grandmother) mentioned to me that she had seen this really furry, champagne colored, raggedy miniature poodle at the pet shop, I became overwhelmed! And to top it all off....he was ON SALE. Well, no one in my family (especially my mom) is able to pass up a sale, let alone such a great deal! So she brought me and my friend, Mindy, back to the pet shop that evening. We took Corky home and he was my favorite chow hound from that night on.

Bio:
Now I live with my grandma in Florida!

Forums Motto:
Trick or treat, give me something to eat

The Last Forum I Posted In:
I made it....the rainbow bridge is beautiful!

Up near the stars now...:
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I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 24th 2006 More than 8 years!

I Was In The:
2006 Valentine's Day Party!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
253151


Meet my family
Little Moe,
Always
2002-2008
Shari's
Apricot Brandy
Chanel No. 5

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Life of a Cheese Monger


Moved onto the Rainbow Bridge

June 10th 2007 9:15 am
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Hi everyone. I just wanted to write you a final message, now that I have passed on to the rainbow bridge.

I wasn't feeling too well for the last few days - throwing up and diarrhea and such. Grandma thought I was doing better when I started to drink and act more like myself, so she decided it was ok to go and meet my mom up at our house in PA.

After a day of the same stuff, my pet sitter decided to take me to the vet. I was very lethargic and weak. I couldn't even stand up for more than a minute on my own. The vet called my grandma and she didn't really understand what the vet was saying, so mom talked to her. She said I was in kidney failure and that my heart was enlarged with a right sided murmur. Also, my lymph nodes were enlarged.

Mom and the vet decided on a plan of action: give a moderate amount of fluids to kick start my kidneys, but not too much to overwhelm my heart and put me into heart failure. They weren't going to explore the lymph node issue unless I got a whole lot better, because at my age....it is probably cancer and I was definitely not a good chemotherapy candidate.

So they were going to make me as comfortable as possible throughout the weekend, in hopes that grandma would be home in case I wasn't doing much better.

Grandma got a phone call early yesterday morning letting her know that I had crossed the rainbow bridge in my sleep overnight. They told her that I was comfortable and was not in any pain....and that is all that mattered to mom & grandma.

I can see that mom & grandma are very sad, but they know that it was just my time. I lived 15 good years. I ate steak and all the other things I wasn't supposed to eat. I went on car trips and had the luxury of a doggie door for the past few weeks. I had everything a dog could have ever asked for in this life. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am much more comfortable now. There is no more arthritis and no more bad eyesight....I am now with my great-grandmother (nanny to mom) and she is taking the best care of me that is possible.

I love all of you and thank you for supporting my family (especially my little brother, Moe).

Corky

 

Getting Older

September 14th 2006 2:03 pm
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So I am turning 15 this coming February....any of you out there my age or older? I mean, I know I don't look 14 1/2 but mom has taken good care of me over the years.

With this getting older thing, my mom keeps worrying about all these health issues. She just HAD to be involved in medicine so she just happens to know about these things.

I had a bout of kidney stones when I was about 11...and now have some glaucoma stuff in my eyes & "selective hearing", but nothing bothers me too much. I have Brandy as my eyes & ears, even though I pretend not to like him. But let's just say that my nose is still top notch (I can smell cheese a mile away).

So at this point, mom is extremely concerned about me having problems with my bladder - have any of you had problems or known people with the problem of peeing when you don't want to?

You and I know that I pee right in front of people out of spite, but mom wants to make sure that there isn't anything that she can do to prevent it....

Maybe she and grandma should be giving me MORE CHEESE and then maybe I wouldn't pee on the floor? Hmmm?

 
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