Otis Hambone

Great Dane
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Home:Tucson, AZ  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 100+ lbs

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Oats, Oatie Spadotie, Stinky Bottom Boy, Jumbo Pansy, Baby Boy, Handsome Boy, Otissius Hambuono, Oteeees, Boo Boo Boy

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

November 20th 2003

Getting lovins from his mom and dad (especially the rubdown), TREATS, barking at invisible backyard invaders and his best friend next door, dane sitting on mom's lap.

When there is no chicken or beef in his breakfast or dinner, when Rugby curls his lips at him, and rain. Rain is evil and he must hide from it...in the bathtub.

Favorite Toy:
Crabby, Rugby's monkey, and Cat in the Hat.

Favorite Food:
Mesquite (aka FART) tree pods; peanut butter; Trader Joe's Peanut Butter treats; fat balls.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere, as long as it's with his family.

Best Tricks:
Balancing a treat on his nose, learning any new trick in about an hour (no joke!); looking at you with the cutest, smushiest, sweetest face.

Arrival Story:
We got Otis from a breeder, but before we brought him home, he came down with parvo. We thought we might lose him, but strong little dude that he is, he fought and won! He came home to us a bony little 10 week old boy who weighed in at a mere 16 pounds. Now, a year later, he's a big (and still growing), 100 pounds plus- healthy boy!

Otis is such a lover! He is quite adept at dane sitting, which involves backing up and sitting, rump and back legs only, on the couch or Mom's lap. He's such a grown up now that I look at him and can't believe he was ever that itty bitty guy. He has a GREAT time climbing on mom when she's on the ground doing pilates. Otis and our new kitty, Manny, are now officially buddies! They wake their mom up each morning by Otis putting his nose on her chest, then Manny jumps up and hugs Otis around the muzzle with his paws.

Forums Motto:
Buddies Don't Bite!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 8th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
See me in Dogster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!

2005 Valentine's Day Party!

2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Rugby Beldar
MuddyTempest aka
Tigger (In
Loving Memory)
Prince (In
Loving Memory)
Kody (In
Loving Memory)
Manny aka
Devil Kitty
Carrot aka
Devil Kitty
Little Man

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Deep Thoughts, by Otis

Rainy season

August 1st 2005 3:48 pm
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Oh boy, oh boy....so much to update you on! We moved into a new house. It has these things called stairs, and man, are they fun! I like to zoom up and down, and sometimes if I get going really good, my mom or dad will yell at me for almost making dem fall. I can't help it if dey are slower dan me! We also have dis thing dey call a swimmin pool. I am not really interested in it, but my brofer Rugby gets REALLY mad at it! He barks and barks and barks. He's so weird! Bossy, too.

My momma and dad also got a new BIG bed! I can sleep wif dem all da time now! But sometimes when I get up there, my other brofer Manny will come up too and he likes to bug me. Sometimes he licks me, sometimes he butts me wif his head, and sometimes he bites me! He's a lot littler dan me, so I hafta be real careful wif him. But he likes me lots, and my momma says we are buddies. She's right! We even sleep togedder sometimes.

Know what else? I have a new hiding place. When dat rain stuff comes, I get in da baftub. I don't like dat rain! It's very scary. And it's been happenin lots lately. Momma says dat's a good thing since we live a desert. But all I know is dat it's SCARY! I tremble real bad and pant and stuff. My momma got me these special tweats dat are s'posed to make me calm down and know what? They do! But they don't taste very good.

My momma also made me my all time favorite, FAT BALLS! They are so yummy! She says dat if I ever doubt how much she loves me (like I ever would doubt dat!) to 'member how many times she made fat balls. I guess they are a pain. But they sure do taste nummy!

OK, dat's all for now. I gotta go take a snooze!


The Life of Otis

March 24th 2005 1:39 pm
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It's been a long time since I wrote in my diary! I have lots to tell you guys! First, Mom and Dad went away a few weeks ago and left Rugby and me at this place where I got play with other dogs! It was cool, except that it was kind of scary when the other dogs started barking. See, I'm kind of a scaredy dog. Mom and Dad say I'm a pansy! Anyway it scared me. And I missed my mom and dad. But I got to sleep in a room with Rugby, so it was OK!

Also, guess what? I got ANOTHER new brother! He's a kitty named Manny. He is pretty funny and mom and dad are always laughing at him. I felt sorta neglected for a little while, cause I'm their baby boy, not him! But Mom says I'll always be her Favorite Baby Boy and she gives me lots of good stuff. Manny bopped Rugby right in the face one time, and I felt sorry for him! Rugby barked and barked and mom says he was sad that Manny hit him. Manny never hits me cause he knows I am harmless!

You know what else? I learned a new trick. Sometimes, when Dad is eating some chips on the ouch, I'll come up and see what he's got. Well he started making me go sit down on my bed, and you know what? When I do, he gives me sumptin'! So last night, when mom and dad were eating dinner, I just went and sat down on my bed without them telling me to and looked at them all cute, and you know what? They gave me a CHIP!! They keep telling me I'm so smart.

AND, know what else? Mom says my aunt Kim is coming to visit tonight! Aunt Kim used to take care of me when I was a little baby and mom and dad were at work. She lives with my cousins Calvin and Angus and my Uncle Joe in Oklahoma now but she is coming for a visit. Yay! My aunt Kim is the coolest and I think I will sleep in bed with her when she is here!

Bye for now!


I am King of My Parents' Bed!

February 11th 2005 1:27 pm
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Oh my gosh, listen to this! The other night my mom went to bed really early, and she let me come up and snuggle with her. Well, my dad came in later and kept telling me to move over! I was tired and comfortable, though, so I didn't. So he got in and made this weird noise...mom calls it sighing! Anyway, I guess I fell back asleep after that. When I woke up later, it was just me and mom, so I really stretched out! When mom got up, I got up with her and followed her out to the family room and guess what? My dad was asleep on the couch!! I bet Rugby was mad 'bout that, cause that where he usually sleeps! Mom asked dad why he didn't just make me get off the bed. I could not believe my ears when she said that! Mommy, that's where I BELONG! Why would my daddy make me move off the bed?? Anyway, he said he tried but I wouldn't move. So he slept on the couch! Does that mean I am the man of the house now??

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