Likes: belly rubs, school/class, cuddling, to always be touching mom or dad, and to have mom or dad's constant attention.....the other two don't need any!
Pet-Peeves: his two sisters(taking away mom's attention, taking my toys, touching me), mom and dad putting their shoes on(going to work), the golden behind us
Favorite Toy: anyone else's toy is always the best, fleece tug rope, squaky bone and sqeaky froggy
Favorite Food: anything mom will share with me......shreddies, cheerios, veggies, meat, mmmmm Rollover cookies!
Favorite Walk: to the park, you can't even spell it anymore without him going crazy!!! Anywhere he can run. All heeling classes go out the window on outdoor walks!
Best Tricks: pick a trick.......rolling over, walking backwards in heel, taking jumps, not touching food until given the OK.
Arrival Story: My boyfriend and I wanted to get a dog, and he always talked about the sheltie he had as a kid, and how great he had been. So, after a year of researching the breed (which you should always do!) and researching breeders, we found Duncan. When I went to the breeders to take him home (a 2 hour plane flight, and a 2 hour drive out to a little farm) the breeder pointed him out to me, so I picked him up, and the first thing he did was lay back in my arms like a little baby, looking for a belly rub. That was it, he was going home with me, even if he wasn't the pup I had picked out! He was a great start to a breed I had never had any contact with before! We enjoy him so much, we even got two more! We are hoping that breeding is in the future.
Bio: Duncan is quite small for a sheltie. He measures only 12 1/4" at the shoulder and weighs only 8 1/2 lb! We wanted small, but he is a little smaller than we had expected, being under the standard size of 13". But what he lacks in stature, he makes up for in intelligence, heart, personality and attitude! He competes in Rally Obedience and traditional CKC obedience.
Duncan is our little seizure dog. He has had seizures since December 2006. He is on meds for the seizures, but we are still trying to get the seizures under control.
Hey everyone! It was my birthday on Thursday. March 8th, and I was 4. And mom forgot. It took her looking at her email and seeing a birthday greeting from Dogster, to trigger her memory. (Thanks Dogster!) How do you think that makes me feel! And it was quite late at night when she remembered, so she said she couldn't go out and get me anything. She did take us for a good long play with some new pups at the training center the next night, but that is our normal Friday night routine. Oh well, mom IS going away this coming weekend (I get to stay with the poodle girls!) and she is going to a place with lots and lots of great doggie stores. Maybe she will bring me back some special cookies and toys! I can't wait!
Thank you to everyone on Dogster who wished me a happy birthday. Better late than never! And thank you, every-dog who sent me a rosette and stars! They look so nice and pretty on my page. I hope I can do the same for you dogs!
So I had another set of seizures 3 weeks ago, which was exactly 3 weeks after the last set of seizures. So now mom is walking on pins and needles. Every time I do something she thinks is "weird" or out of the ordinary, she is freaking out. I think she is paranoid. I guess I can understand why. If I am on a schedule with my seizures, I gues I am due to have a few some time soon here. And she needs to get as much information on them as possible, as we are trying to find a reason for them. Our vet and our breeder are thinking it is a side effect of the Sentinel we were given when we went on holidays. Our breeder is not a happy camper with the situation. It even means she may not sell us another puppy, as mom and dad are thinking of getting #4 since I cannot be bred anymore!
But the vet is looking into getting more info from the makers of Sentinel, see what they are willing to do to prove it wasn't their product. So, we just wait and see what they think, what the vet can do, and what our breeder and her vet say. All these tests and such, NO FUN!
On a lighter note, mom says we have a rally-o trial coming up in 3 weeks! Yay! I really don't like them, but there will be lots of people there to pet me and coo over me, especially now that I am considered "special" because of my seizures! I really like all that attention.
But I know that mom is really hoping that this time we get a leg in Excellent. I stress out so much, that once I make a little mistake, I am done for the rest of the run. Last trial, we won for the most NQ's in a course! Both days! So I am going to do my best not to disappoint her this time, and get a leg or two! Maybe even my title! Although, that might be pushing it a bit! But here's hopin', and wish me luck!
All had been good, up until the week before Christmas! We ran the trial in November, with me getting so stressed out, I kind of flubbed it up, and won the prize for most NQ's on a course! Maybe I can do better in February! We have been doing classes, relaxing, having fun, and then........the week before christmas came.
I will let mom talk here.
I was sleeping, with Duncan laying beside me, between me and the edge of the bed. I woke up to a CLUNK, and new Duncan had fallen off the bed. He has fallen off 2 times before, but he was helped those times, by accident of course! You can't control what your arms or legs do when you are sleeping! Usually, I have woken up to the clunk, looked over the edge of the bed, and he is laying there, just looking up at me, with a look like "What just happened???" Well this time, I looked down, and he was trying to get up, but his back end kept collapsing, and he couldn't stand. Then he fell over, and starting seizing. Grande Mal Seizure, for sure. It didn't last long, less than a minute, but it sure took him a long time to get back to being himself! Scary! We were unable to take him to the vet that day (I know, should have made them take him, but anyway...), but we got him in the next day. I really didn't want to, but I had to go to work. I could have taken him with me, but I thought he might be more stressed in a crate under my desk than he would have been at home. So I went to work. When I got home at 5, I knew he had had another seizure while we had been out (my bf had to go out for a few hours while I was at work) cause his fur was all crunchy and wet looking around his mouth. Then, quite a bit later that night, he had another one, this one lasting almost 2 minutes! I decided to stay up with him on the couch and not let him on the bed, cause he seemed to seize when he was sleeping. So I stayed up all night with him!
When we took him to the vet, the vet said there was nothing we could do until he never had one again, or did have another seizure. The vet is quite sure the seizure was a direct reaction to falling off the bed. He thinks Duncan may have hit his head on the night table or the wall, and that if that is the case, he may have had swelling in his brain, and that was the cause of the seizures!
So, now we take it all one day at a time! He is no longer allowed to sleep beside me on the outside side of the bed. He has to sleep in the middle between my bf and I! So, now we wait! If we are lucky, we will wait his whole life for another.
But, we have really liked Christmas time, as mom was home a whole bunch with us because it was christmas! It is too bad she can't be home with us this much all the time!
Happy New Year everyone! May it bring peace, love and good cookies!