Nicknames: Dan Dan Noodles, Dasein, Humpmeister, Top Dog, Mommy's Best
Birthday: August 12th 2003
Likes: Being Top Dog, dominating his baby sister Cassandra,Doggie CNN
Pet-Peeves: The cats next door, the neighbor's Jack Russell Terrier, Cassandra getting attention
Favorite Toy: Bugs Bunny, taking toys away from Cassandra
Favorite Food: Chicken and whatever his sister is eating
Favorite Walk: Around the block and Oregon Beaches
Best Tricks: Shake hands and dances with Mommy
Arrival Story: I always wanted to get a small dog. When I moved to Eugene in 2003, I promised myself that I would finally get my dog. A friend told me about a lady whose dog had accidentally gotten pregnant and had puppies. The females were already taken. I was reluctant at first to get a male but I finally went to her house and saw him playing with two of his baby sisters,...and the rest is history. He was named Romeo because he was such a lover boy. I changed his name to Raja (which means king in my language). He came home with me. I love him very, very, very much!
Bio: His biological Mommy's name is Maggie and Daddy's name is Willie. He often visits his canine family in Eugene, OR. He and his canine family were interviewed by the local ABC TV for the 2004 Bark in the Park in Springfield, OR!
Raja Babu was Dog of the Day on August 25, 2007. Thank you Dogster!
Raja Babu suffered a severe spine injury from a herniated disk around 4 PM on July 22, 2009. He was rushed to the Springfield Emergency hospital where Dr. Daley performed emergency surgery on him. The damage was too extensive, and he had to be euthanized. He went to the bridge at 3:28PM on July 23, 2009. His is now an Angel Pup.
Mom was at Trader Joe's with Cassandra when someone said, "Hi." It happened to be Marit, my groomer. Marit told me Mommy that I was the most confident dog she had ever groomed, and that she misses me!!! She has my picture on her wall! Mom told her it has been a year, and she is ready to get a new dog from a rescue. I hope she gets one. It will make her feel less sad. My Mom has lots and lots of love to give a new puppy, and PC needs a friend. Mom, get a puppy!!!
It has been a year since I went to the Rainbow bridge. On July 23 at 3:28 PST in the afternoon I made my journey to the Rainbow Bridge while Mom was overseas. She said goodbye to me on the phone. Tomorrow Mom and PC will celebrate my first Rainbow crossing. I would have turned 8 this year. We do not celebrate July 23 as a day of loss but as a day of thankfulness for having me for seven years in their lives. I was a fun and loving pup, full of energy and antics.
Mom will set up a Raja Babu Fund for me at the no-kill Green Hill Humane Society in Eugene. Sometime this summer, she will sprinkle my ashes in Yachats Beach by the Pacific. PC and Mom have bonded in my absence. As Mom tells PC, all good things end, but they leave their legacy. My kitty sister Poka is thriving. One of these days, a new pup will be adopted. Our family is thankful for all the bounty they have, and all the love they have had from STAFU and Dogster friends.
To friends old and new, we ask you do something naughty and fun to remember me, Raja Babu Always.