Favorite Toy: Rope, his monkey, firehose, balls, and any chew toy.
Favorite Food: Anything!!! He even eats lettuce, tomatoes, and other tasteless food. He loves to get ice cubes out of the cup you're drinking out of. He runs when he hears the whiz of whip creme. Goes crazy at dinner time.
Favorite Walk: Anywhere.
Best Tricks: The basics. And paw, sit up, speak, right twirl, left twirl, dance, roll over, hide and find, pick it up, and put a treat on his nose and wait until you tell him to get it, and more. He knows several words and knows them in Japanese and hand signals.
Arrival Story: I wanted to get a dog for my mom. I wanted a small dog that could fit under the seat of a plane so that he could travel easy. I was keeping an eye out of that special one. I visited Harris county animal control- so depressing, so many sweet helpless babies. They were about to close and before I left I noticed a litter of small pups. We inquired the aid and were told they were Boston Terrier mixes. The mom was a 25lbs Boston Terrier and the pups were expected to be 25-45 lbs as adult. I thought they were going to get too big but who could deny the babes spilling out onto my lap. Plus, my dad said that these were the ones. I couldn't decide so fast as they were closing because I knew the dog I got would be with me for life so I went home. However, I was told that if I was still interested that they will be at the local Petsmart the next day for an adoption day. That night I went on the Harris County website and looked at his litters picture. I told my brother and the next morning he said he he had dreampt of one of them living with our family. With everyone telling me that one of these pups were are future companion. We went to Petsmart to pick the special one. There were 6 pups in the entire litter. Two females and males. The only pup with a white background was already adopted- a female. Two had a ridge. One with the ridge was the other female but with an under bite so I thought that the bite looked weird and decided no. Another dog had the most white on the chocolate background. Very flashy but he had a kink in his tail so I eventually decided no on him. Well eventually we got down to two pups. My dad picked out the smallest of the males. He liked the stripe of white down his nose. I didn't care for him because he wouldn't stop whining. The one I deamed mine had a ridge and beautiful structure. But my dad wanted to get the other. For four hours I sat holding the two to decide which one. I forced myself to tell my dad that the one with the ridge was the one I was going to get. However, he wanted the other so bad that he decided to get the other one for himself. Well I went to live with my mommy's mom in Colorado but then she moved to Japan so I went to live with my brothers family.
Bio: I'm have great structure and balance. I'm 35lbs- too tall for traveling under the seat of a plane. I look like a mini chocolate lab puppy. I hear that a lot. I have a unique hair dew- my ridge. It goes up my neck and is my signature. We believe the dad was a Rhodesian Ridgeback because what other breed around here has one and I have many characteristics of them. Plus, I can run faster than a bullet. Faster than a 2 year old boxer, neighbors golden and my owner has a hard time keeping up with me on her bike- this is when I go turbo speed. Boy do I have muscle. I am pretty independant but can be needy at times. At times I want to be a big baby and sit in your lap. I love to communicate- whine and bark. I am smart, learn fast, and normally listen but I want to be the dominate one so you have make sure I obey.
Well, let's see. I'm very lucky to have been adopted by my mommy.
First, seven of my siblings and I plus our mommma were dumped at a kill shelter. This kill shelter has like a 83% kill rate. So how lucky am I to have been one out of less than 20% that get adopted? Pretty lucky I say.
Well, like any puppy you get at a shelter you have no real way of knowing the genetics behind the dog. Normally this is not a problem but I guess something didn't go right with me. I have an irrational fear of my doggy friends. And I'm reactive too. But mommy and I work on this everyday. The roads have been bumpy. And sometimes mom wonders "why" but she say God sent me into her life so that we could grow and learn together and he knew she wouldn't give up on me. Also, I was taken from my fur-mommy at 4 weeks of age and that didn't help at all. I'm very sensitive and loving. I can't go to doggy day cares and dog events like my bro Woody. So since I'm very intuitive and smart mom spends extra time teaching me a lot of tricks.
The greatest part of adopting is the relationship. This undeniable tie that bonds us. The hard work we put into each other. Each and every dog out there is special. Unfortunately, through circumstances out of their control dogs and cats are dumped in shelters. They are voiceless and deserve a chance. We need to be there light. Sometimes people get too caught up in thinking dogs come perfectly behaved and have no issues. But they are living creatures and just like people we all have our own quirks we have to work through and there is no perfect person and no perfect dog, however we are all exceptional individuals. We all have our own personalities. This is what makes each and everyone of us special- dog and human alike. I LOVE Hershey and he has taught me so much. He's special in his own ways and without fail his smiling face is always there to greet me when I get home.
I hope you like my picture. I was vacationing in St. George, Utah with my furever family. Open your eyes to the world and explore!
Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their Diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary, or, send them a fun Rosette announcing they've been Tagged!
Here are 7 fun facts about me!
1. I have the cutest ridge going up my neck
2. I really hate water.
3. I can run as fast as a bullet.
4. I love to play with squeaky toys, chewies, and balls.
5. I lived in Colorado from age 6 months to a year.
6. I love to roll on my back and give myself a back rub.
7. I love to roll around in my bed and be a big goof.