Dade


Bluetick Coonhound/German Shorthaired Pointer
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Home:Saint Paul, MN  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Dade, Dadel, Dadel Mashed Potadel, The Boy, Nose, Mister

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

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

Likes:
Chasing squirrels without mercy. Barking at his cats who pester him incessantly. Pretending he's a lap dog. Sleeping in bed with us, taking up as much room as possible. Car rides (but not too far!).

Pet-Peeves:
Cats sneaking water out of his dish. Hardwood floors. Being left behind. Mailmen.

Favorite Toy:
A squeaking postman

Favorite Food:
Molasses cookies

Favorite Walk:
Around the lake. Any new route where he has new smells to explore.

Best Tricks:
when he wants something really bad, he'll sit. He thinks our ultimate goal at any time is to get him to sit.

Arrival Story:
His dad was a lonely bachelor and decided to get a dog. Dade had been found just recently running free in the city with no id and when they saw each other at the pound, it was love at first sight. . Dade came to his new home the next day. At first he was very timid, almost as if he had been abused, but we'll never know. But he quickly turned into the most lively, loving, playful dog in the world.

Bio:
I love my mom and dad, but I have to admit I was pretty jealous when my mom came onto the scene. Before it was lots of lazy Saturdays, just me and dad on the couch. Then SHE came along. But now I love her, because she cuddles me even more than dad does, and now we go for walks all the time. I'll tell you what though, I still don't know what to think of those two small furry "dogs" that mom brought with her. They are not right in the head, those two. Plus, they get to jump on the table and I can't get up there. And they are constantly tormeting me by drinking out of my water dish. I'm not sure I like them, but at least they make life more interesting.

Forums Motto:
Where are you going? Can I come?

The Groups I'm In:
Blueticks

The Last Forum I Posted In:
How do you firm up poo?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 4th 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
3254


Meet my family
Dora

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Dade's Dog Diary


Things I like about Summer

June 11th 2007 3:20 pm
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- Sitting out on the porch sniffing the wind

-Getting to go on morning walks (and even runs!)

- Watching the ants, and trying to catch flys in my mouth

- Rolling in the grass

- Outdoor parties in the front yard, where people dropping pieces of yummy food.

- Sitting in the hammock with Dad

- Warm sunshine

- More visitors stopping by to bark at, and to scratch my back

 

All those metal staples are finally gone.

June 5th 2007 8:21 am
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Last week my metal staples really started to hurt last week and I was not feeling very well. Mom took me to the vet, and they tried to take them all out: that REALLY hurt and I didn't want to roll over to show them my tummy. It took 3 people to roll me over. I guess my incision had grown shut over some of the staples. Even after they gave me something to put me to sleep, I woke up with 11 staples still inside me. That's where they are going to stay, the vet said.

But now I feel GREAT! I can run and jump around, and I have been able to give the smack-down to Dora in the back yard. I am still getting pills wrapped in cheese, so I don't get any infection while the incision completes healing.

Mom and Dad built a privacy fence all around the back yard, so now I have a big play area to chase Dora around in. She still chews on my ears and neck, but I'm starting to really like her. When she sleeps in her kennel, I sleep on my dog bed in the same room so I can keep an eye on her. This morning she was sleeping on the bed and I thought it looked so comfy that I jumped up there and slept with her.

I also found out the hammock is really fun to sit in with Dad and Dora. I like the rocking back and forth. Life is good!

 

Mmmm. Pigs ears.

May 24th 2007 1:36 pm
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It's been a week since my surgery, and I'm feeling better. I can walk the whole route and I pull mom along just like old times. I get the best food now-- rice and beef with a little kibble mixed in, and cheese too. I'm not sure why I'm getting it, but mom says she's going to keep me on this diet from now on. I still try to sneak food from the puppy's dish, but I know I'm not supposed to so I don't very often and when I hear "no!" I back right off.

Yesterday I got to have my first pig's ear in whole week. Even though it was a little piece of one, I was very happy and wagged a lot.

My stitches itch a lot and I try to lick them to make them feel better, even though I'm not supposed to. I tried to jump from the top of the porch step to the ground and skip a few steps, but that really hurt, so I won't do that again soon. It also hurts to lie down so I have to adjust a lot to find a position that feels ok. But I feel a lot better than last week!

 
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