Likes: Having yummy dog food, stealing food and toys and hiding them in my crate! stealing -and chewing holes in mommy's socks! ONLY my mommy's socks! I also like sneaking down stairs to eat the catfood!Sitting on daddy when he is resting on the couch!
Pet-Peeves: STRONG, WEIRD Scents. Not getting a cookie. When Jake takes my stuff and will not share!!
Favorite Toy: I like to play with Jake's toys! Oh! And the cat!! Ty! Daddy does not like that too much. He sometimes makes a funny sound. (The cat, not Daddy!) He steals my socks! RIP socks - Mommy.
Favorite Food: Stuffed Kong with Dog Can Food. I like TLC dog food too now...yummy!
Favorite Walk: Anywhere is fine. I just don't like to be tied up on a short leash in the backyard all day, everyday. That was how I lived before...see Sam and Rex's pages..short leashes...
Best Tricks: SIT, DOWN, SHAKE PAW, and a short STAY so far. - update***Now I am learning Sit Pretty I just dont care unless there is a cookie involved!
Arrival Story: Although Teddy is young, he has been abandoned 3 times. The first family couldn't keep him anymore because they are moving to an apartment that doesn't allow dogs. The second family abandoned him together with 4 other dogs & numerious cats and flew to CA. Teddy was left with our neighbor who lives downstairs. We talked to our neighbor and heard that all 5 dogs will be put to sleep within a few days because she cannot keep them and no shelters would accept them . We asked for a few extra days of time so that we can call around to look for a place for the 3 younger and healthy dogs. The very next day (within 18 hours we talked to our neighbor), our neighbor told us that the dogs would be put down on that day and so we decided to foster the youngest dog, Teddy, until we can find a loving home for him.
Teddy is now in a new loving home with his new Golden Retriever older brother Jake.
The Adventures they are having together!! Stay tuned!!!
******* From Jake's/Teddy's home -----
Stay tuned indeed!
The diary will give you all the news you guys need!
k - so as you guessed, I saw him on Dogster, he was Dog Of The Week and he was looking for a new home. I saw a pic of him with reindeer antlers on his head and I was in love!
Bio: Teddy is a German Shepherd Mix. He's 55 lbs and he has a sweet puppy face. He is a quiet and calm dog and is VERY friendly. He is a good watch dog BUT he would stop barking when you tell him to. He doesn't hate Baths. You will be amazed at how sweet this dog is despite he was abandoned and abandoned and abandoned.
What a dear, sweet boy...not a jealous, or mean, bone in his body! We are so lucky!
We love Teddy!
Great things about me: 1) I'm a calm, friendly and quiet doggie. 2) I get along with kids & other dogs and won't bark at them. 3) I take treats gently and I chew my food well. 4) I'm okay with Baths, Air-Force Dryer & Nail Cutting. 5) I don't get so hyper even when there are so many new people and doggies around like in PetsMart & Petco. 6) I'm a sweet dog, I am NOT aggressive and I won't bite.
They ran and ran and the tourists smiled
they ran on, for many a mile
They did not whine, but ran with joy
and you could see the smiles on girls and boys
A good days work, the dogs gave it all,
to what reward , not a toy or ball
Just the joy of being a working breed
they did not know, it was really for mans greed .
Would they have given their hearts and worked so hard
if they knew of the grave behind the yard.
And would they still, at sight of man, give a joyous bay
if they knew, in a pit they would end their day.
Yesterday, Mommy gave us our monthly flea treatment. Well..I HATE flea treatment. It is stinky and horrible. Jake is a good boy for flea treatment day. He Actually seems to enjoy the attention. The cat comes in second place for flea treatment behaviour as he hisses and squirms. I am the WORST flea treatment patient!!! So Mommy always does me last. I hate the stuff on my skin. It STINKS! The first time they ever did it to me, I took off running up and down the stairs in panic after wards and they all laughed at me. These days, I just roll and roll all over the floor and try to get the smell off. Sometimes I roll in my cage. Yesterday I did that. I rolled in my cage...oinking, grunting and growling and mumbling with glee. BUT Mommy decided (because Jake was prancing at the back door all happy) to let us out. It was raining. It was muddy. I was stinky with this stuff on me. We have a nice shrub in the yard. It had mud under it. (can you see where I am going with this?)
I was still in my cage when Mom opened the door to go out and i bolted for the outside, flung myself in the the shrub, and rolled and oinked and barked and snorted in the mud WITH GLEE!
Jake was looking at me like i was nuts and then just went pee. Mommy was yelling at me and calling me TEDDY GET OUT OF THE MUD! GET OUT OF THAT SHRUB RIGHT NOW! MR TEDDY, YOU WILL NOT GET A COOKIE!!!!!!!!! - "oink oink oink" = me.
Jake had done his business and came in the house and I was still rolling in the mud and making weird happy noises. in the pouring rain.
Finally Mom gave up yelling and coaxing and just burst out laughing at me. It was THEN, that I came in the house. MUDDY AND BROWN FROM PAW TO SNOUT!
It has been 3 years now since we brought you into our home. And I just want you to know how much we all love you.
Every day I smile when I see your face. Each morning, you wake me up when the alarm goes off with a face licking and a great big smile, always ready to start the new day! (We call you a "Morning dog") :)
I often wonder what life was like before we knew you. I cannot remember what we used to do before you came to our family and we became a "2 dog family". Teddy you have brought us so much joy and fun and we are so glad that we found you on Dogster. And so glad that we responded to your need and brought you home. You may think that you were very lucky that we found you, because you had been through 4 homes in 7 months and could not find a good home....but WE were the lucky ones. Because Sweet Teddy, you have made our family complete. And we love you and we always will.