Nicknames: The Poohmeister, Pooh Pooh, Napoohleon, Poops, Poohster, Houdini
Birthday: January 2nd 1997
Likes: Being with Mum, special cookies baked by Mum. My best doggie friends Bella, Lucy and Jake
Pet-Peeves: Other dogs! My mum giving other dogs more attention than me!!
Favorite Toy: A black stuffed spider named Boris (I've had to stich all his legs back on more than once. It must amount to at least 32 legs by now!)
Favorite Food: Fresh chicken cooked with sage and fennel, spoon-fed please
Favorite Walk: Anywhere - preferably alone having escaped first!!
Best Tricks: Doing handstands in the garden while doing #1's!
Arrival Story: "I came to live here at midnight one fateful night. I was full of fleas and had horrible skin problems! The vet said I was around two years old and had been living on the street a long time. I don't remember much about it now, because I'm living the American Dream!"
Bio: Has many issues (it sounds nicer than neuroses). Thinks he 's a cat and likes his feline brothers and sisters much better than other dogs. Has a serious Napoohleon complex. Loves watching The Dog Whisperer but doesn't take the advice.
UPDATE: Pooh is such a unique and goofy little dog! Unfortunately he has been battling nephritis and pancreatatitis for a few months now, but has suddenly and alarmingly gone down hill. He is currently in ICU with 24 hour care. We know that his time on earth is coming to a close, but we're hoping his doctors can get him to a point where he can at least come home for a while before he joins his beloved brother Tyler and sister Missy at the Bridge. We just want him home, if only for a little while...
UPDATE Jan 18 2010: After spending a weekend at home with his loving family, Pooh made his journey today. Now he is once again reunited with his cat brother and sister Tyler and Missy. We will miss this eccentric and lovable little dog very much. He had a huge personality in a funky little body. Our house feels empty and quiet...
It's a decision my pawrents and doctor have reached, and I'm ok with it. Me and my mum have been silently contemplating it for a few days now. My spirit is strong but my little old body won't work for me any more, and it's time to get ready for my next big adventure. In the meantime, I will be able to see Tyler and Missy at the Bridge and once again the Three Musketeers will be together!
They say they are preparing a special spot for me and are waiting with open paws. I am ready to fly to them.
Please woof a little for my sad pawrents. Although they understand it's time for me to leave, they are still very sad. They will be saying goodbye to their third special furpanion within the last 12 months, and that's hard.
But I will always be their Poohmeister, and we will meet again someday.
... to all my friends for their purrs and woofs and gifts. It really means a lot to me!
I am being a good boy while in hospital but I'm very weak and sick. Mum is visiting today and will find out more about a realistic prognosis.
Keep your paws crossed for me!
I have been in ICU since Sunday and there's no sign of my doctors saying the words everyone wants to hear: "Pooh can go home"...
Mum has been traveling since Friday so she hasn't been able to see me. For days it looked like I was going to start my journey across the Bridge before she got home, but I managed to hang on. I have been waiting for her, and she will come to see me today for 30 whole minutes. That's all they will allow...
My dad has been so good to me while mum has been away. He has been very afraid of what might happen. Now we'll take things a little step at a time.
My regular vet warned mum that this is how it would happen, and that soon I would be joining Missy and Tyler over the Bridge. I miss them sooooo much and I'll be happy to see them again, but I will miss being with my mum and dad. I know they will miss me too.
Please woof or purr for me and my family. There have been too many losses lately, and this is hard to bear.