Nicknames: Tuckster, Tucks, Tuckeroonie, The Tuckmeister, mommy's baby boy - "Registered" name: Stroke of Midnight
Birthday: June 15th 2006
Likes: He loves Attention. Loves sleeping in the big bed with mom and dad, Sparky, Molly and now Katie. He loves to go for walks and car rides.
Pet-Peeves: Sparky taking his bones away, Mommy taking sticks away and being told not to bark.
Favorite Toy: His little green froggie that Charlie gave him, anything Sparky has, his sisters Molly and Katie, big brother Sparky.
Favorite Food: He loves the home cooking we have now switched to. He especially loves tuna (when it's in Harley's dish), chicken, green beans, pumpkin and cheese!
Favorite Walk: We walk around the neighborhood every evening with Sparky, Molly and Katie. He thinks he needs to lead the "pack" and makes sure that he is always in the front of the pack.
Best Tricks: Looking adorable! He has learned to sit, lay down and stand up for treats. He can play bring back the toy and and sit and wait for the "go" command. He can give kisses when asked. We are working on less important stuff - like "come"!
Arrival Story: I got him from a breeder in Portland, Oregon. She breeds long coated Chihuahua's and has been doing so for many years. She has bred some really gorgeous dogs, so I just had to have one of her puppies. We got really lucky and found Tucker the day she posted that he was born and were the first to respond and got Tucker. He came home with me and Sparky on August 11, 2006 at 8 weeks old. He walked in and was right at home!
Bio: Tucker's parents are Niki and Magic. Niki is a short coat female and Magic is a long coat male. They are really beautiful dogs. I got to visit Tucker and his parents and extended family several times while we were waiting for him to be old enough to come home. We first saw him at 2 days old. He grew up with his extended dog family and is a wonderfully well socialized little guy.
Happy Birthday to me!
I am 3 years old today. Mom already sang the Happy Birthday song to me this morning, but I think it was way to early to really appreciate. But that's OK cause I heard her tell dad last night that she is going to BBQ a steak for me to celebrate. YUMMY! I love BBQ and love steak too. She says I have plenty of toys, and I have plenty of balls and I won't wear clothes so she didn't know what to do for me that would be special. Then she thought - OH STEAK! that will make Tucker very happy. So I am looking forward to a nice Birthday dinner.
Nothing special has been going on around here. I have been really bad about telling mom to write for me. We haven't gone for many walks cause our neighborhood has lots of big dogs that don't stay on leashes and they run at me and scare me and mom. So mostly it's play days that we look forward to. The one we were supposed to have yesterday got cancelled cause we got so much rain this weekend. That's OK - mom dug some holes and of course we helped and then she put stuff in them. And it wasn't bones. Oh well - humans are kind of silly sometimes!
OK I'm off to nap the day away and wait for my Birthday dinner!
I love to cuddle! Can you believe that? I love to have mom hold me really close and give me loves and hugs and kisses. I close my eyes and just enjoy all the attention. Well, that part is probably pretty believable come to think about it. And she rubs my shoulders and kisses me on my cheeks. I'm the only one that lets her do that - well one of us has to do it - might as well be me!
I am also mom's protector. I follow her wherever she goes and stay with her too. When she is sewing collars, I lay on the bed until she's done. I watch over her pretty good. I bark and let her know if something doesn't sound right too. Yep, I take very good care of my mom!
I sure have missed my walks since it's been so cold and dark when mom gets home from work. But it's starting to stay light longer and we'll get our walks back soon. I can't wait. I bet there's all sorts of new stuff out there to smell. Until then, I just guard the yard. I'm really, really good at that too.
The year sure went by fast! We had Christmas and it was a lot of fun. Mom got me some strange balls - made out of wool stuff - and they are too big for me and I don't play with them at all. They don't bounce or squeak, so really, what good are they to me? I am so good at catching the tiny Kong Balls and those are the ones I really like. I can jump and do flips and twists and everything. Me and mom play ball every single night after dinner and sometimes for a little while when she first comes home. The other really wonderful part of Christmas is that she is home with us until after New Years. It has been a great 11 days, but she told me today that she has to go to work tomorrow. What a bummer. So I plan to get in as much lap time as possible today.
It has been a cold winter so far, but I am doing really good about going outside for most of my business activities. I still have to water a chair now and then, but the rain and cold doesn't bother me a lot. I go outside with mom every time she goes out and I don't come in until she does - the others do - but they don't have the important job of protecting mom - that's my job and I do take it very seriously.
Those little noisy people came back twice during the Holidays. Man, do I love to bark at those little people. I scared the little girl person really bad. I didn't want her to walk around the house at all, and I knew she was scared of me and so I really barked at her a lot. Mom didn't think it was so fun, but I sure did. See I knew she was scared of me and so it was fun to harrass her! I know, shame on me! I really don't understand why she'd be scared of me - I am way smaller than she is. Oh well, she went home and hasn't come back, so I guess I won! BOL
We had a fun play day with Nina and Charlie. He's an OK dude and it's always fun to get to play with him. I showed him all the bushes and plants and stuff to water and I think he had fun too. He did like to sit on mom's lap and I didn't think that was so great. I didn't mind so much if Nina wanted to sit on mom, cause she's a girl and all, but Charlie is a guy and mom is mine!
I had a fun date with my pretty Snow Princess Nikki on New Years Eve! She sent me a cupcake and hot cocoa and I sent her a party hat! It was a long distance date, and that was fine really. You know that distance makes the heart fonder and all that right? Mom says I am very lucky to have such a pretty, sweet and patient girlfriend. I just know that I like her a lot! Wonder if I'd like her as much in person? Maybe I'll get to find out someday - wouldn't that be awesome?