Mordecai-Retired SD


West Highland White Terrier/Cocker Spaniel
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Home:Eureka, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Mordy, Mort, Mordalump, Cai

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mutt-service dog -disabled
-dog rescue

Birthday:
September 10th 2000

Likes:
Helping Mom.

Pet-Peeves:
Rainy days, cats who steal his bed, and elizabethan collars

Favorite Toy:
anything that squeeks

Favorite Food:
Pinnacle Trout and Sweet Potato

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere with Mom.

Best Tricks:
Show Me!, Alert,

Arrival Story:
He was found wondering the streets and my roommate brought him home to me. He had no collar, needed a bath and a really good haircut. I tried to find an owner but to no avail. I was relieved because I fell in love with him.

Bio:
Mordecai is a retired service dog. He now stays at home and runs the website for my non-profit: Humboldt Service Dogs. The cats enjoy cuddling with him and Mordy enjoys his naps. On 2-10-11 Mordecai met many friends at the Rainbow Bridge.

Forums Motto:
Missing my SD friends!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
What I wish I had known

Local Stuff:
My favorite places in Humboldt County: Fin and Feather is my fave pet store. We buy almost everything there. And the employees are great. My second fave pet store is the Farm Store. It's less crowded and has a different variety of items. I like going to work with Mom. I have a comfy bed under her desk and she lets one of her co-workers scratch me. I like going to Torah Study with Mom. I get really excited when we pull into the parking lot and practically prance into the synagogue! I sit under the table in the library and hope people will drop bits of food for me. But they don't. :( My favorite grocery store is Costco. The aisles are nice and wide and there's always food cooking. I love walking in the woods at Sequoia Park. I like a nice deserted beach where I can run. I like hanging out on the Arcata Plaza because regular dogs are kicked off. Sorry guys, but I enjoy the solitude. We love going to Arts Alive in Eureka because I get walk a lot and everyone loves me!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 4th 2006 More than 8 years!

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

Dogster Id:
259531


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The Life of Mordecai-PSD


Decision at the mall today.

June 17th 2009 7:44 pm
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Today I was at our local mall while babysitting my neighbors. We headed to the food court so the boys could go to the bathroom and Mordecai could be taken outside to do the same. As we walked a little girl barreled away from her mom and was on a collision course with us screaming for the doggy. I gave Mordecai's leash a little tug and we veared around her. I gave him a Come command in a pleasant voice as I did it. The mom yelled at me across the food court and told me I could have been a little nicer. I turned around and told her that she could have controlled her child(which she didn't). She told me to go to hell as I walked out the door. She was lucky I didn't body block her kid like I have done to others. She really upset me! I had to breathe deeply outside for a few minutes. I told myself that letting my anxiety go sky high because of idiots is not good. I've decided that when people are being rude because they can't control their kids, dogs or parents around my service dog; I'm not going to respond to their idiotic comments. I need to just let it go and tell myself that I am more mature than they are. I don't need their idiocy raising my anxiety, I have enough anxiety already! I'm just going to let their comments blow away and let everyone else hear them. And besides watching all those people be rude shows me all the things I will never do around my future children.

 

From scared at the Madaket to unmoved with the steam train.

April 27th 2009 8:00 am
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A couple years ago we took Mordecai for a ride on the Madaket on July 4th. The Madaket is owned by the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum and operated by Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise, she continues to be the oldest vessel in continuous service in the United States, boasts the smallest licensed bar in the state and is a California historic vessel. When the Madaket blew it's horn at the beginning and end of the trip, Mordecai nearly jumped out of his skin! It terrified him.
Yesterday we went to Dolbeer Donkey Days at Fort Humboldt State Park. Fort Humboldt is situated on a bluff overlooking Humboldt Bay. This remote military post was established in 1853 to assist in conflict resolution between Native Americans and gold-seekers and settlers who had begun flooding into the area after the discovery of gold in the northern mines. Dolbeer Donkey Days is a two day event in April featuring logging equipment in operation and logging skills competition. An old steam engine is fired up for rides. I went with my friend Richard to test Mordecai's mettle and feeling his oats for future train rides. As we stood in line, the train blew it's high pitched horn. Mordecai looked around slowly, looked at me then faced forward again. He didn't mind at all. We boarded the open car and Mordecai laid down on the blanket I put on the splintery wood floor. As the train made it's way to it's top speed of 10 mph, Mordecai and I enjoyed the short ride at Dolbeer Donkey Days.
In less than two years Mordecai has made so much progress. While he is an official Service Dog and not in training, there is always training and upkeep to be done. I'm so proud of him.

 

GSD=K9

March 8th 2009 8:29 am
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Yesterday we heard a funny story from a friend of Mom's who is a bather at PetCo. She was working on a great big German Shepherd and some man said, "That's a good looking canine." She said, "Yup, he's a handsome German shepherd." The man then went into a tirad about how it was not a German shepherd but a canine. The bather tried to explain what canine means but the man was having none of it. She finally realized that this man though that since German shepherds are commonly used as police dogs and it says K-9 on the side of the police car, that this sort of dog is called a K-9. As in the name of the breed!

 
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