Favorite Toy: It was a baby doll until she only had a head left.
Favorite Food: Italian bread & smoked pig ears
Favorite Walk: anywhere
Best Tricks: Fetch, catching treats, sit, stay
Arrival Story: Calubs mother Cleopatra was a young, first time, nervous mother. We weren't even trying to have puppies but thats what happends when my boyfriend I let feed them a treat outside for a minute & he comes in & leaves them outside for a minute. My dear friend Sondra helped & assisted me deliver Cleopatra's 11 puppies. After the first puppy dropped out on the floor and she just stared at it I knew I had to help her. So after that she just back her little rump up to me & I catch them while Sondra got the towels and help me massage each puppy & get the sacks off them. Calub was a big, healthy beautiful puppy.
Bio: Calub was a true cat lover & he would protect his kitties in a heart beat. He was a little shy of strangers when he first met someone and he hide behind his human mommy thats smaller then him :). I use to call him my sports dog because if he could he love to play fetch for hours and love to be applaused after each catch as he trotted back to you. Calub loved stuffed animals & dolls. He lived & grew up with his litter mate Snoopy and they loved each other. Snoopy was more like the big brother.
The last couple years of Calub's life he was acting depressed off & on for a while before we knew what was really wrong with him. We took him to a vet about a little over a year before he passed because he wouldn't eat or do anything they ran all kind test on him but couldn't find a problem and in about 3 weeks he was back to normal or so we thought. Then the depression came back eventually but he still eat but not as good . It got worse & more often over time. Some days while the other danes be romping around he be in his room laying down .Then one day I went to hug him & his brother Snoopy at the same time and Calub yelped when I went to pull him in closer to me around his neck. So I took him to a different vet then the year before, the first time I took him to the new vet he was to shy to let her touch him so she started him on antibotics and prednisone for a week to see if that help. The first 2 to 3 days he pepped up but that didn't last . So I took him back within the week by then he warmed up enough to the vet .The vet felt his neck & said his lympe noids felt swollen. I prayed it wasn't nothing serious but it was exactly what I feared cancer when she we got the biopsy results. The vet could not remove the tumor it was in his throat & it was very big & ugly.
January the 10th 2007 was a horrible day our baby Calubs tumor had grown so large it pushed his right eye from where I could barely see it, he started to sound like he was under water where he was gurgling for air & he started to bleed from his mouth again. He ate earlier that day but then kept trying to throw up. When I try to offer him some food later he just turn his head. It was a nightmare come true watching what the disease did to him and now the only thing left I could do. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do the baby boy who I helped deliver and bring into this world I now had to say good bye to him free him from his suffering. I miss him so much it hurts to think about him now.
It still hard for me sweet Calub to look at pictures of you without crying. You were the sweetest boy. Looking into your eyes was like looking into your soul & seeing the love you had for me. I know your with your mom Cleopatra now & you guys are probaly happy to be together again. We still miss you lots. Kisses & hugs.
Today I got tagged by my pal Jake I'm supposed to list my 5 Valentine's Day wishes and then find 5 of my pup pals and tag them with the same 5 wishes...her goes:
My 5 Valentine's Day Wishes:
1. I wish for my old girlfriend Abigail surgery to go well.
2. I wish for happiness & health for all my dogster friends.
3. I wish all homeless Great danes & dogs to find loving & forever homes.
4. I wish for all my kitties to be safe & stay home.
5. I wish everyone had good friends like I do at dogster.
I still think of you my baby boy & miss you. Everytime I see your brother Snoopy come running to me when I pull in the drive way I always find myself waiting for you to come trotting next to Snoopy. Then I realize time & time again that your gone. Now your little kitty Elvis has joined you in heaven the one you loved & protected so much when he was a kitten. You never liked when someone held him. My heart still aches for you guys. I never wanted you to suffer but I just miss you.