Marta (Loving Memory 12/6/05)

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Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Marta Jane, Marta Bonaparte, Marta Jo, Marta Farta, Hippo, Marta Smarta, Silly Girl, Good Girl, Stinky, Grace (as in not Graceful)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

October 1st 1997

Food of all kinds- she is the ultimate beggar, being with humans, car rides, walks

Obnoxious dogs in her face (except for MoJo) and being left home alone.

Favorite Toy:
cat toy mice, tennis ball, rope ball toy, stuffie toys with velcro limbs that pull apart, and MoJo

Favorite Food:
Canidae Platinum and any other food she can manage to eat! Ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese are some favorites.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere (away from home and the yard)!

Best Tricks:
Sneaking food when no one is looking. Giving lots of love. :o)

Arrival Story:
I adopted her from the Minnesota Northwoods Boxer Rescue over 4 years ago. Her previous family had three boxers and bred them. Marta most likely had at least a couple litters before I adopted her. Supposedly her family was moving West and no longer wanted their dogs. Marta seemed well cared for and trained and loved in the capacity that that family could love her. She seems quite happy and content with her new life and loving home and being spoiled rotten.

Marta's birthday was October 1st, 1997. Marta is a 8 year old flashy fawn with natural floppy ears and a stumpy tail. She loves her new little brother, MoJo, and they play and wrestle all the time. They are probably at their cutest when they snuggle together and use each other for pillows when they are napping. Come visit Minnesota Boxer Rescue:

Forums Motto:
More food NOW!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 27th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
MoJo (Loving
Peanut (Loving
Memory 3/5/05)
Indy (Loving
Ruby (aka

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Poor Marta

new Minnesota Boxer Rescue group

February 15th 2006 4:04 pm
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Come check out the new Minnesota Boxer Rescue group! We'd love to hear from you.


Marta has joined MoJo at the bridge...

December 7th 2005 4:40 pm
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I finally decided I needed to bring Marta into the vet to be put to sleep. She was not doing well and she really probably had no quality of life left. I don't think she even knew her own name, let alone anything we said to her or who we are. She had no concept of anything really except eating, drinking, bodily functions, and sleeping which are all most likely instinct more than anything. It had just gotten too hard to care for her and clean up after her all the time and it isn't like she was getting much out of it anymore.

I am 99% sure she had a brain tumor which is probably what started her seizures over a year ago and she had just gotten progressively worse over the last year. She circled almost constantly when she was awake and on her feet, and it was always the counter clockwise direction, which the vet indicated had to do with brain tumor stuff (and would explain her blindness too). With the circling she ran into walls and anything in her path (a lot) and hit her head and would wince/yelp, but it didn't stop the circling. I know she couldn't help it and I feel so bad; I wish I could have helped her more.

Marta is deeply missed along with her little "brother" MoJo!!! The house is SO QUIET with them both gone now. The poor kitty is going to be sick of me soon. I will be following him everywhere seeking attention and affection and bestowing all of my attention on him. LOL!


More on Marta...

November 21st 2005 12:32 pm
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The vet had said that sometimes they can determine which lobe of the brain has a tumor based on the direction of the circling. Marta is just getting worse and worse; she is not present in her mind / body anymore. I think I need to start working my thought processes to being ready for letting Marta go. It isn't fair to her in that she is always confused, "lost", or agitated if she is not sleeping. What "quality" of life is that?? The largest problems with her circling and pacing is that she runs into EVERYTHING because she can no longer see. I also cannot leave her unattended inside by a watchful eye for very long either since she will go to the bathroom whenever and wherever. Poor thing.

Between Marta's problems and MoJo's liver disease it is very overwhelming and tiring and hard to get a good night sleep since it does not go uninterrupted. Lately I bet I am woken up every 1/2 hr to every hour by MoJo and then Marta in between. It is even harder because I know MoJo probably won't last much longer either since what is left of his liver is probably deteriorating daily. "Puppies" are supposed to live longer that that!

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