Tanner


Welsh Springer Spaniel
Picture of Tanner, a male Welsh Springer Spaniel

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Home:Westchester, NY  
Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Tanner Bananer, The Petty Tyrant, Mr. T, Goofball, SuperCutie

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

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Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
December 6th 2002

Likes:
Tug of war with tough toys; being petted and scratched, running, destroying squeaky toys (see YouTube video below)

Pet-Peeves:
Squirrels--they are on earth to taunt him; being left at home alone; ear medicine--he can see it coming

Favorite Toy:
New favorite toy is the Wubba Wubba--it has an indestructible squeaky, 4 long tails to whip around , and a ball shape for fetching and tugging. Definitely T's favorite toy!

Favorite Food:
Kibble and anything else that falls to his territory (the floor). The great thing is that he doesn't beg.

Favorite Walk:
He lives for woodsy hikes in our neighborhood parks--we didn't know the parks were so nice until we got a dog.

Best Tricks:
Leaping to catch toys in midair--he's not called a springer for nothing

Arrival Story:
We called the breeder for a puppy. She told us about a 2-year old adult male who had been returned by his family. We were skeptical about an adult dog but when we went to meet him, he made a beeline for my husband, leaned against his leg and looked up with love in his long-lashed eyes. Had to adopt him after that!

Bio:
April 2010: Tanner passed away this week after having a lot of great days, despite his cancer diagnosis in August. Chemotherapy was super-expensive but it gave us 8 wonderful extra months with the T-Dog. (Doctors told us he was an amazing, strong dog since his cancer was a very bad strain and it was everywhere in him. Why? Who knows....) See the video below.... November 2009 note: In August, at age 6, Tanner was diagnosed with canine lymphoma. Symptoms: sudden lethargy, vomiting and a lump in his throat (turned out every lymph node and more were swollen). It came on very suddenly--one day himself, the next not. It was a big shock. He's currently undergoing 6 months of chemo, and after a rocky start is back to his old cute & energetic self. The main sign of his repressed illness right now is the huge amounts of hair he's shedding (if you look at his photos you see he has TONS of hair). Chemo stops in 1/09 and then we wait to see when the cancer comes back. Apparently, it always comes back. In the meantime, we're learning a lesson from Tanner--each day is a new day full of treats, belly rubs, and squirrels (of course). Enjoy each and every one! BACK STORY Tanner had been neglected by his original family, due to an illness in that family--poor baby. He's really smart, cute and affectionate but needs constant companionship and, being a hunting dog by nature, a lot of exercise. Luckily my husband works at home and doesn't mind taking woods walks every day. When walking, Tanner is always out front, moving from side to side like a windshield wiper. Hoping to flush out and spring on some poor unsuspecting squirrel, no doubt.

The Groups I'm In:
!!!! SQUIRRELS! (And other small animals we all love to chase), Spaniels Of the World, Spoiled Rotten Spaniels, Springer Spaniel Lovers Unite!, The Spaniel Spot, welsh springers

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October 1st 2006 More than 7 years!

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