Nicknames: Carmel, and Butters... more so Butters now is his name and all he is called
Birthday: July 31st 2006
Likes: To chew on EVERYTHING he gets his teeth near--tastes everything
Pet-Peeves: He does not like going to bed at night, does not like the dark , VET OFFICE
Favorite Toy: balls, raw hide with supervision, LOVES his squeeky toys.
Favorite Food: Food.... dog food , loves his dog buscuits, canned dog meat
Favorite Walk: to potty area, and around the house.
Best Tricks: Shakes paws now, sits, lays quietly, "find a spot" for potty, cheek kisses. plays ball
Arrival Story: I had not owned a dog since 1997, and for a few months now, I have been ready.
October 2006...I got this pup from a for free ad in the newspaper. The last puppy there. I am glad I went to get him. I fell in love with him instantly. He was staying in the garage for 2 weeks, in a cage. I got him, and he was poop all over from head to toe. His pet parents were completely honest with me, as they did not have enough time for him anymore. They did the right thing by rehoming him. I do not hate them, he could have used a bath though. And he also gulps his food down.
He is learning manners, and tricks, obedience. He is learning how to be quiet at night, and only whine at night when needs to potty. Barks in daytime. He is learning homes are not bathrooms.
He is suppose to be 11 weeks old, but looks bigger than that. He is the first Golden Retriever I have ever owned, so maybe his size surprises me do to me being used to other breeds.
Another reason I bonded with him, is he looks like my beloved female I had in 1997. I sure miss her, and he is so much like she was.
She ( Sugar)was rehomed at 10 1/21 months old.
I had to move and could not take her with me.
He earned his name because his eyes melts into me like melted butter.
Bio: Hunting dog--fowl, gundog breed, intellegent, everything enters the Golden Retriever's mouth, will argue, loves to be your second skin---part of the family, not really a watch dog, and so on.
Butters hates to get his nails and his feet hair groomed. And hates to have anytihng touching his butt end for grooming. I have to force the issue to get it done, or he will not allow it.
March 5, 2007... He is all up to date on shots.
And he is microchipped.
He is not fixed.
He is completely free of his Whipworms he had.
He is on interceptor--white box.
OUCH the price of the meds.
3-5-2007 He was weighed at the vet's...59 pounds. Had his hips and eyes and ears checked... all perfect.
He HATES the vet's but gets toooo excited when seeing other dogs. Tooo many dog and cat or whatever other smells ...he can not keep his nose to himself. His nose is glued to walls, floors, and under the office benches.
His eyes get stressed out to the max everytime we take him to the vet's office.... his eyes turn cherry bright red. Once back into the van however, his eyes automatically turn back to bright white. He relaxes.
I have been reading up on everything needed for him.
I have asked the vet a million questions to make sure I am doing everything I need to do for him.
God, I love this dog!!
Forums Motto: I eat leaves, mud, grass, everything!
Man,life has been getting pretty confusing around this house, really fast. My human grandma passed away December 29,2010, and now everyone will have to move.
My human mom says she can't keep me or Mew Mew. Dad is rehoming both of us. They tried to find a home where they can take us, but, there are 8 humans to house too. Dad's new home is going to have to be smaller, and a lot of places do not want pets, or the land lord wants big deposits, or smaller dogs.
Mew Mew kitty seems to know what is going on because she has been running around the house growling, hissing, spitting and giving everyone the fishy eye. That is not her normal personality. I don't want to move, and she doesn't want to leave either.
There is a woman who might be coming to get me. I heard this and I got sad. I hope my new home will be as fun as it is here. I sure will miss everyone,just as they will miss me. Everything is changing so fast and it's confusing for all of us. Over 4 years with this family...I hope I can handle the new changes in my new home. Maybe the new family will have a yard for me to run around in. Hopefully a cat, or another dog to talk to.
Happy Late Halloween everyone. I had to stay in my cage because I like to scare small stranger children.
What have I been up to since I have last written?
I had been to the hospital a few times last year. I was a very sick dog. I was vomiting, bleeding poop all over the floor, lost a lot of weight. Mom and Dad rushed me to the er.
My human parents were really worried about me. So was I, I was crying whenever I pooped blood everywhere, I felt guilt, and did not know what was wrong. So they made a wise decision to take me in to get checked out.
I was dehydrated from all of the crapping, so, the doc put all of this fluid in my scruff area, injected with a shot.
They tested me for worms again, and I was sad to find out somehow I got tape worms. This time it wasn't whipworms, but, I tend to get those back too.
I got home, and a few days later, I pooped out a long turkey bone... was that the real reason for the bleeding? Anthony claims I got it from the garage??? I think I had forgotten I ate that thing, or do not remember doing it.
Why didn't the doc check me for swallowing uneatable objects?
At least I passed it, then I was feeling much better.
I am still taking my interceptor monthly. Whenever I run out, I get very, very sick. Then Mom has to get me more, so, now she tries to keep stocked up on the stuff.
I need a dental appointment, and a poop check,.... lack of money is stalling things, so,I have to wait.
Other things that have happened...
I had a friend named Pickles who lived here, but, she was reomed. She was rat terrie and min pin. She was so pretty, but, she would not housetrain or listen to commands. I was sad to see her lieave, but, I got more sleep once she did go.
Then my human sister brought in another dog named Fe Fe whom we call Daisy. Her owner saw us walking and gave us permission to allow her to stay off and on. She ad slipped out the door on her owner. :) She is a older lady, and is always nagging me when she is here.
She's a black Pom. I have added her photo so you can see how pretty she is. The last time she was here, she got really angry and started snappig at everuyone. She had to be taken to the docs by her owner with a very itchy bottom. The worse it got, the more angry she got too. Then she tried to bite my mom and she said Fe Fe had to go home. She has not been back yet except to pee in our lawn with her neighbor. She really loves being here, but, Mom does not want her to bite anyone. She gets sassy. We all sure miss her.
I have 2 human 1/2 sisters living here too now. The house is full of people but I have adjusted pretty well. I do not have to keep the girls in line, Mom and Dad does that, so, it makes my job easier. I do not have to hump them to show who is boss or anything.
Mom will take me to the docs as soon as she can. I will need some of my things updated soon....tags, and shots. Not yet, but soon.
I'm older now, so, I really test my boundreis. I have 1 sister I growl at often, it is my secret as to why. I tend to growl at the younger kids sometimes too. Maybe the stress in the house is making my grouchy, do not know. Fe Fe taught me some bad habits and Mom is getting pretty angry at me when I pee and poop on the floor, inside of the house. Big boys are not supposed to do all of that. So, I have been trying to remember not to do that, to go outside where I was trained to go.
Mom is enrolled fulltime into 2 years of online college classes for her Bachelor degree for Computer Science Information Technology.
Dad is trying to go to automotive school. He is already enrolled into another course.
The kids are all still home schooled, so are the 2 oldest girls.
I still LOVE running around the house because the house is built in a hexagon shape, so I can run and squeal! mom doesn't want AJ doing this because I become obsessed with it, but, he runs with me that way anyhow. :) Its awesome! I have allkinds of toys to play with, but, I still eat them and blankets, so I have to be supervised.
My cat friend Mew Mew is still living. She was born in 2002. She is always coming into heat, and rubbing and flaunting herself in front of me. I give her kisses to try to "comfort" her, but, she keeps doig it. There is something wrong with her. :)lol I'm a dog, not a cat. I think she wants kittens, but Mom keeps her indoors and tells her she is NOT allowed to have any kittens here. She has not had any yet, and I do not think she ever will. Me either, becaue Mom has not bred me with anyonem and I do not think she will either.