"Davey, Bella and Teddy enjoying a good tug o' war with Santa's Hat, sometime around Christmas 2008. Those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never end... alas, Bella and her indomitable spirit journeyed to the Bridge less than eight weeks later."
Likes: Licking Faccia Bella's ears and snuggling and napping with her. Barking, running and tug o' war with Bella's adopted baby brother, Teddy Bear!
Pet-Peeves: Closed doors and election year political rhetoric. Most of all, he hates dirty, filthy squirrels with their dirty, filthy squirrel chatter
Favorite Toy: Whirl Wheel frisbee, Giggler Ball. Squeaky Kangaroo even though the SK is Teddy's toy. Knotted rope of any kind as long as Teddy Bear is at the other end.
Favorite Food: Liver treats, peanut butter, whatever the people are having.
Favorite Walk: He likes walking with Teddy cause we can go fast, but he likes it when Faccia Bella catches up so they can act like they've not seen each other in months! And now.... (reverential tone) I have a dog park pass!
Best Tricks: Putting on the sad face that can melt hearts of stone. There's lots of lovin' and hugs and treats in it for the pup that can work those sad brown eyes - even when he's really happy inside!
Arrival Story: My human almost brought home one of my black Labbie brothers at the same time I was adopted. I wish he would have, but he often says sanity prevailed at the last possible moment. I pooped on the floor at the vet minutes after I was picked up and practically cleared the place out - Woof! I was proud and felt better, too! A little later that day, and only a few minutes after I met Auntie Bella on my first road trip visit, I found and launched myself myself into a koi pond.
Bio: Davey Dog is named after a minor but important character in two of Randy Wayne White's "Doc Ford" novels. Also, though he is a Yellow Lab, he has 8-10 black hairs on his left front paw. Significant? Our best scientists don't know - but they're scared...
My DEAREST Pup Pals!!!!!!!: Faccia Bella, Guardian Angel! My first and closest Pup Pal. She retained her majestic beauty to her last breath on this earth. She raised me from puppyhood! Bella, you went to the Bridge on Feb 10, 2009, and I'll be looking for you first when its my turn to go! xoxoxox
Teddy Bear Bella's baby brother and mighty hunter of meeses!! WOOF GRRR Squeal Snort GRRR!!!!!
Favorite Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons. Anyone who beats the Yankees... except when they play the Red Sox.
Favorite Movies: Ferris Bueller's Day Off; A Local Hero; Amelie; Caddyshack (grrr.... gophers are almost as bad as SQUIRRELS) ; On the Beach; Destroy All Monsters!
Hi pups! Well, I don't know where all the time has gone, seems like yesterday I was just a pup, but I became 5 years old on the 13th! Belly has been gone to the Bridge for more than 16 months now, and we've fostered over 70 dogs since then. There is always something going on over here, that's for sure.
Speaking of fosters, please say a prayer for my foster sister Josie. She crossed over the Bridge this morning, a few months after being adopted. She had a small cough her last couple days here with us. After being adopted, it just kept getting worse. Her furever family and the vets tried everything but she just could not beat it. We miss her.
Here is Josies' profile: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1120025 . Please check out her video, you can really see her sweet personality in that short clip, and that is how we are going to remember her. xoxox to you Josie from me, Teddy and Maggi!
Been a while since I wrote, we're pretty busy here with fosters. We've had a busy summer! There are three fosters with us right now; Diesel the big 3.5 yr old yellow Lab mix, Johnny, the 8 month old Black Lab, and Honey, the 4 yr old Boxer girl. They have a three day adoption event this weekend, so we may not have them much longer.
I like the fosters ok, but Maggio, not so much, especially with Honey. Honey wants to start something with her every time, which is really stupid on her part, because Maggio is much stronger and tougher. Plus, Maggio ain't going anywhere, she's here to stay.
You can see our ex foster sister, Daisy, on our family page. She had to go to the Bridge and our humans are very, very sad about it. I liked her ok and Teddy played with her sometimes. She and Maggio could not get along, and at the end it was very hostile. Our little Daisy nipped a boy at the home she was adopted into; she was not intending to be aggressive and meant no harm, but still, it happened.
Teddy and Maggio are having a harder time than I in dealing with fosters but it is sometimes hard for me, too. We don't get to the dog park as often as pre foster time. We have to meet and interact with new dogs in our own house and yard pretty often. Sometimes one of them will whine or cry in their crate, and it drives Teddy up a wall. But Teddy and I like and play with some of the fosters; Maggio likes them ok if they leave her alone. We're fostering to honor Bella, so that is ok. You can see a photo montage of all our fosters on Bella's page. Big licks to you, Bella!
My human gramma's dog, Thunder the Schnauzer, may come live with us here in Illinois. We're going back to Michigan soon for a visit. He may come back with us; he's a lot for Gramma to take care of. We'll know soon.
I continue to get my food regulated to a great extent, I probably weigh under 9o pounds now. Maggi and Teddy weigh a little less too. Our Man and Lady decided we should probably start getting a little more food now, especially with Winter almost here. We don't notice it, but they are giving us about a half cup more per day now.
Well, doggies, thats it for now. For those of you who have given me gifts and zealies, I'll respond soon. Haven't been on Dogster much lately. Phoebe Buffay, if you are reading this, whenever we log on, we look for new pictures of you, you cutie! Woofs to all from Davey Dog!
I went to my new Vet yesterday... Dr Ray, who was also Bella's Vet. Teddy and Maggio went in too. Doc's assistant Rita (who adored Bella, and I love her already for the petting and cookies she gave me!) put me on the scale and said... 92 pounds! My man couldn't see the scale from where he was standing, and said "huh!? wait, lets do that again" because DD has been over 100 pounds for quite a while. So we did it again and I still weighed 92 pounds. I keep telling anyone who will listen that I need MORE FOOD and now I have documented proof... but amazingly, the Man says that he's proud of me and wants me to stay at this weight or... gasp... even go lower! Crazy! So he changed my profile tonight and instead of being "giant" and over 100 pounds, I am now "large" and 51-100 pounds. Teddy weighed 96 and Maggio weighed 68 so I'm bigger than her at least.
So we're doing good here. I just went to see my human gramma and my buddy Thunder the Schnauzer. I missed everyone here while I was gone though. Maggio is doing great and we still have two fosters, Zera and Sasha. Teddy and I are doing well in the WCIU Top Dog contest that runs through the end of June - we would love your vote! And, we've had many other fosters come through here who got adopted: Lucy. the yellow Lab; Kia, the Staff Terrier; May, who we adopted and now call Maggio; Lilly, the Yellow Lab; Carmela, the cute little fawn Boxer; Mary, the Beagle/Spaniel mix; and Daisy, the one eyed Sheperd/Hound mix who was adopted at an Assisted Living home as the "house" dog - very cool for her!
I still think about Faccia Bella every day, even with the craziness around here. Miss you, little Bug! There is a lot of canine activity here but you can never be replaced. xoxox from your DD