Captain Dog

Catahoula Leopard Dog/Breed Unknown
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Home:Greensboro, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Cap, Little Dude, Captain Dogarific

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

Being with Carolyn, cuddling with Carolyn, torturing his sister Katie, chasing a ball or frisbee, going places with Carolyn

When Josie reiterates her one and only rule - Don't mess with Josie!

Favorite Toy:
The ball, the frisbee, the ball, the frisbee, the ball, the frisbee.... you get the idea!

Favorite Food:
Whatever Carolyn is eating. Plus, anything off of the counter (especially whole cakes), meaty dog treats

Favorite Walk:
Wherever Carolyn is going

Best Tricks:
Whatever Carolyn wants him to do - Doggie pushups, shake, going over the triple jump, sit, down, roll over, wait, stay, heel

Arrival Story:
I have been volunteering at our local animal shelter to take pictures of the adoptable dogs and put them on Petfinder. We had also been considering a new pup to be a playmate for Gus, since Josie is starting to have some trouble keeping up with Gus. I had watched poor Cap (then Mel) in the adoption kennels for about three weeks, and finally decided that I just had to put him on Petfinder. So, I took Cap and his cagemate Magnavox into the yard to run so I could get some pictures and learn a little bit more about both of them. Cap was sweet and just wanted to be cuddled, while Magnavox just ran around like a nut! I love my other catahoula mix and knew I had to bring my husband back to meet this new guy. Of course, Brian just loved him, too, so we decided to add him into our family as a new playmate for Gus.

When we brought Captain home, he had been listed at six months but we later found out that he was closer to one year old! He weighed about 37 pounds when we brought him home and seems to have stopped at about 55 pounds. This was a big surprise to us! We are pretty certain that he is a catahoula mix because his right eye is a beautiful blue and his left eye is a 'cracked' mix of blue and brown. However, a male catahoula will generally get to be around +/- 80 pounds, so Cap must be mixed with something rather small - quite possibly some kind of spaniel? Captain is very smart and very devious! He loves to destroy Carolyn's sunglasses (yes, her favorite special pair from Sweden!), shoes, underwear...well, he loves to destroy anything that belongs to Carolyn. We think of it as his way of getting closer to Carolyn! Please consider adopting a dog instead of purchasing from a store or a breeder. Adopted dogs will give you just as much love and come in such a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. We have had so much luck with our adopted dogs and cats, and hope you will consider giving the gift of a family to a homeless pet!

Forums Motto:
I'm cuter cuz my people had me neutered!

The Groups I'm In:
*****Catahoula Rescue*****, Catahoula-ville, Partially Pink Noses Group, Pet-O-Nomics, Petfinder Pups!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 23rd 2004 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Gus (Rest in
peace, sweet
JosieGwendolynTommy Tomato
SchumpeterBad KittyKatieLilly Dog

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Captain Dog's Tales

Good-bye, Macoo

September 19th 2006 3:57 pm
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My Mommy told me about Macoo.

Macoo was a sweet shepherd mix who lived at the shelter, just like I did. Macoo didn't get a lot of attention from potential adopters, but she was still a good girl.

My Mommy really liked Macoo, but she knows that we cannot have anymore pups in our house because there are three of us and a new baby.

Macoo lived in the shelter for too long and she got sick. She wasn't as lucky as me.... I got a new Mommy who took care of me when I got sick. There was no one to care for Macoo and no one to fight for her health.

Macoo died today because no one wanted her. The shelter did everything that they could for her and they tried to find her a new home, but no one loved her. It would make me feel bad if no one loved me. I guess that I should remember how lucky I am.

I am lucky because someone cared enough to adopt me from a shelter. I didn't have a family or any people, but my Mommy wanted me and she did what she could to make me healthy and happy.

Next time you are considering adding a new pet to your family, I sincerely hope that you will consider adopting a pet through an animal shelter or an animal rescue group. You will be saving the life of an animal like me.


Going to the vet

June 2nd 2006 3:00 pm
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We got into the car today, and I assumed that we were going to doggie daycare or to the park for a walk.

Well, I was wrong!

We were going to the vet. I hate the vet. They poked me with some needles, put something in my nose and then they did something that I just cannot talk about in polite company.

I'm glad it's over. I'm a bit sore now so I'm napping on the sofa next to Carolyn. Gotta love that.


Why doggies should never eat aluminum foil

December 26th 2005 5:20 pm
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Captain would like to warn all caninekind about why they should NOT eat foil.

See, it can get literlly stuck in your stomach, then you'll have to have an operation. You will have to stay at the veterinarian's office for a very long time and you will miss your Mommy.

Oh, and it hurts a lot.

You have to get about ten stitches and your tummy feels weird.

AND, you don't get to play for a while. You have to go for short, little, dinky leash walks and your Mommy won't let you play with your friends. And she won't let you play fetch. And Mommy keeps giving you medicines that just taste AWFUL.

So, Captain is recommending that other doggies only LICK foil and should refrain from eating it.

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