Gizmo (RIP 1996-2011)

West Highland White Terrier
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Home:Calverton, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 21 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

January 14th 1996

BARKING! Food, treats, kisses, crawling across the floor!

Big dogs, cats

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Best Tricks:
Walking on his hind legs

Arrival Story:
I went to a pet store with a cousin who had already purchased a dog. I purposely left my wallet at home as I already had Emmy and lived in an apartment. While I wandered around, I spotted the Westie pups and leaned in to the cages for a closer look. A store employee stopped me (I was leaning over the ropes!) and took this little mush out of the cage. Once I had him in my arms, I fell in love. I knew it was insane, I just could not have another dog where I lived. But as I held him, I realized that he was sick and told my cousin that I just could not leave him there! She handed me her Amex and away we went. After hiding him from the landlord for almost 3 weeks, I felt I had to come clean. I was told to get rid of him. Instead, I ditched the landlord. I moved and we've been together for the past 10 years!

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The Groups I'm In:
Westies Unite, FebrezeĀ® Pet Odor Eliminatorā„¢

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 3rd 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
EmmyLee (RIP
Acey (RIP

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Just Call Me Smelly Dog!

Getting tired

May 11th 2010 11:33 am
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I sleep a lot now. I thought it was old age, and it could be, but I did go to the vet last week.
Mom took me to the vet because my allergies are at thier worst this year. Just as my hair grew back from last year, I began pulling it out faster than Mom could keep up with. So back to the vet. Mom said it was time for shots, that I was going to have allergy testing to see what we could do to make it stop. But when she told him that I had been coughing and wheezing, he checked my lungs. Clear. Then he did an x-ray. Seems my heart is enlarged. Don't know what that means, but it could be why I'm so tired. I was put on a prescription for the allergies and we have to go back for a thing called a sonogram.
The vet said I have to have a sonogram before he can determine what is really wrong. Also, he wants to clean my teeth and said he doesn't know if I can go under anesthesia till he knows what is wrong. He told Mom I may have to have my teeth pulled if he can't clean them. Now I wish I would have let her brush them, instead of biting at her every time she tried. This doesn't sound fun.
Mommy is getting nervous, but she says she is optomistic. Sure, she was when Emmy was sick too. Mommy is not herself.


Still Standing

November 29th 2009 12:28 pm
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It's been a long time since I've been on here.

Today is a scary day. Mom tried to give me my Bendadryl with peanut butter. I normally take the blob off the knife and just eat it. Today I did it- I bit the end off the plastic knife! Mom is freaking out and I guess this means I will be going to the hospital soon.

The vet said to wait a bit to see if there was any signs of distress. I'm ok so far, but Mom isn't. She's starting to freak out. She tried putting her finger down my throat but that didn't work. She's afraid I won't be able to pass it and that I'll have to have surgery. This, just before Christmas. I don't like to scare her.


Now they've done it!

May 24th 2008 5:20 pm
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They did it...they brought home a pitbull! They didn't even ask...they just said
"Here's your sister"! She's not my sister....Emmy and Acey were my sisters. She's a stranger, as far as I'm concerned.

I tried to be nice, but this is my kingdom. She just sits there and looks at me with her tail between her legs. She doesn't play...she just lays on Acey's chair.

I am not liking this. I am really mad.

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