Likes: He loves to run and run and run & loves to plow through the snow
Pet-Peeves: That Arashi is ahead of him in the pack
Favorite Toy: Plush Tweety Bird
Favorite Food: Anything that even looks like food; he's not very good at telling the difference either!
Favorite Walk: The back field
Best Tricks: Catching bats and I mean the flying living kind.
Arrival Story: Someone gave him to a friend of mine as a surprise and she didn't have enough time for him. She gave him to someone else and they returned him after a week and just left his things in her yard and he was running loose when she got home from work. He had black and blue marks on his tummy and he was limping, obviously abused. When she called me, I said bring him over I would love to take him. She wouldn't tell me who she had given him to because she knew I would turn them in for animal abuse.
Bio: According to the person I got him from, Manny's mother was a purebred Miniature Pinscher and his father was half Dachshund and half Beagle. The vet used to raise MinPins and she said she thought he was a full MinPin. I just learned that in one litter, the puppies can have different fathers so that explains why Manny was the smallest and different from the rest of the litter. I changed his name to Manny Tatsu Maki. Manny means "God is with us" and Tatsu Maki is Japanese for torando which he lives up to! He is a corker with some of the highest energy I have ever seen. He loves to howl with his brothers when the fire siren goes off in town! Manny runs and leaps like a deer and always run around the dog yard leaping like a deer for an hour or so at a time, doing figure 8's and leaping and twisting in the air. He was diagnosed with Canine Compulsive Disorder to a high degree and I have worked with him to stop the compulsive disorder of running and running. He has gotten far better since Allie joined the pack as she keeps him busy. He tries to catch the birds who take the husky fur from the fence for their nests but they have realized he can't jump 6 feet yet. Allie has taken up chewing his collars off and after replacing 5 within a month I have decided to only put his collar on when walking him. She has even pulled his jacket and sweaters off and chewed them and I have found them playing tug of war with his clothes. When he has his jackets or sweaters on, Allie must stay inside.