Berkeley


Miniature Schnauzer
Picture of Berkeley, a female Miniature Schnauzer

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Home:Los Angeles, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Nicknames:
poo-poo, tutu, Berkenstocken Schnitzengruben Fahrvegnugen, sweetie

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
May 29th 1996

Likes:
Taking naps, eating, tummy rubs, sleeping, eating, chewing on bones, eating, chasing squirrels and birds, sleeping under the covers, guarding against evil intruders

Pet-Peeves:
kids, the doorbell, the Wheel of Fortune (b/c of the ding), having to beg, being brushed, spa days at the groomer

Favorite Toy:
Foxy! which is actually a squirrel, teddy, the sheep, the football, the monkey, the rope

Favorite Food:
Carrots!!! Also broccoli, turkey, chicken, chips, subway sandwiches, loaves of bread, anything within her reach. She's sneaky!

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere and everywhere, but preferably ones where people have thrown out snacks for her in the bushes and grass

Best Tricks:
Dancing for food, talking, smothering me to wake me up, sitting on people's feet so they rub her belly, responding to German.

Arrival Story:
She was a gift for graduation from college. My mom picked her out of the litter b/c she slept so well and I love to take naps. We've been best friends ever since.

Bio:
She has lots of schnauzer friends like Maggie, Simon, Sophie, Molly, and Riley. We've had them in our family for years and absolutely love them. They are smart, playful, fun, and don't shed. Plus they love to cuddle.

Forums Motto:
Feed me and rub my tummy!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 20th 2006 More than 8 years!

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Dogster Id:
387846


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Scooby Snack

October 16th 2006 4:51 pm
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This diary entry was written by my mommie because I was too busy "snacking" to bother.

Berkeley usually serves as a source of unending cuteness and total charm. From cuddling up to my dirty clothes to licking the blood from a scratch on my arm, she never ceases to prove how sweet and loyal a dog can be. HOWEVER, last night I had to draw the line when I watched her eat something I will never forget. We've all heard stories or seen our own dogs eat crickets, spiders, grass, snakes, and some even claim other dog's poop. Ok yes. The last one is super gross. I admit I often share a spoon with Berk even though I know that her tongue may have just been licking her butt. I only do this because it has been proven over and over again that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's... and because it's so cute to watch her lick things off of my spoon. I won't be offering up the last blob of frozen yogurt to her anytime soon though. As I was working away last night on a big report while sitting on the couch with Legally Blonde on the tube, I saw the first signs that all was not well with the pooch. Her tummy started to twitch and then wretch. She sat up just in time to regurgitate what looked like a blob of undigested food. Honestly, she throws up occasionally. Usually it's messy and annoying. This time it was well contained and relatively normal looking. Score! I comforted her and made sure she was ok before I walked to the kitchen to get a paper towel. However, when I returned to the scene of the crime, the evidence was gone. It vanished with barely a discolored mark on the fabric left to prove its existence. After much thought and consideration, I came to the conclusion that she had eaten it. SHE ATE HER OWN THROW UP. Ew. Ew. EW.

By consulting the internet, I have learned that it is normal for dogs to eat poop and vomit. In the old days, a mom dog would eat food then regurgitate it for her pups to eat. The pre-digested food is easier for them to process. So evolutionarily it makes sense. But Berkeley is not exactly wandering the plains of Los Angeles looking for her next meal. If she were desperate I learned that poop is an excellent source of vitamins, nutrients, fatty acids, and fiber. Ok let's file that in the "didn't need to know" category. It's not 1943 and she's not hunting rats in the trenches of der Fatherland. She's hanging out, eating carrots and apples on a cush sofa. Enough with the "prisoner tactics." Since this nastiness has convinced me (mostly) that she truly is a dog and not a human burried in a fuzzy grey sweater, you can be sure that I will never leave Berkeley alone with her excrement or her digestive refuse because she cannot be trusted. And while that reality does sort of sadden me, I'm happy to know this is the first time in 10 years that I have witnessed this behavior. Now I'll spend the next 10 years trying to erase this memory so that we can once again share a popsicle stick in peace.

 

Priceless

October 2nd 2006 10:17 am
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My mommie and I spent some quality time at our local vet this weekend... and some quality cashola. It went something like this:


Pre-teeth cleaning blood work: 125 dollars

Whoops! Sinus infection! Ear culture, eye exam, antibiotics and eye drops: 275 dollars

Ear irrigation, teeth cleaning, IV fluid treatment: 315 dollars

Tooth extractions, antibiotic shot, and soft cans of food: 165 dollars

Total: 880 dollars


Being home with clean sinuses and pearly teeth: PRICELESS

Having to wait another month to put snot prints on the windows of that new car mommie was going to buy: VERY SAD

 

Woof!

September 20th 2006 5:05 pm
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Today is my first day on Dogster and I'm happy to have friends already. Although I have photos of my friends above my dog bowl at home, I'm still not quite sure what to do with all of this technology. I am german, so technology comes naturally to me, but I will have to learn the ins and outs of Dogster. What a great concept. Since my mom loves to write, I'm sure she'll have plenty to say about me and my exciting life in Los Angeles. Shout out to my bro and sis's in Dallas, TX where I was born. And thanks to Acey Deucey for the paw up on this site. Time for my walk. I'm so excited to see what scraps the neighbors threw in the bushes today... one of the benefits of city life... always lots of treats to choose from.

 
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